Events

01Aug 17

Exhibition 004; Mapping Ahmedabad's Historic Places

CEPT Archives

8/1/2017 6:30:00 PM

School of Architecture of CEPT University was established in 1962 and is now Faculty of Architecture that forms one of the five faculties at the University. During these five decades, the students of this institution have documented a significant amount of traditional & other forms of architecture all over the country. Furthermore, a special focus of documentation has been within the Walled City of Ahmedabad. This is a "work in progress" exhibition to identify and archive this documentation that would be very valuable to the efforts in conserving the historic places of the city.

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11Aug 16

Exhibition 003: Arvind Talati, a forgotten pioneer of modern Indian architecture

CEPT Archives

8/11/2016 6:00:00 PM

At one level, the exhibition is a valuable archival endeavour, at another, an effort to expand the understanding of modern architecture in India. Talati’s works show that modern ideas and experience in Corbusier’s office were inspiring and also relevant, but needed to be contextualized and reinvented. Climate and cost mattered to design as much as modern principles and technology. Solutions had to be significant to place and people. The exhibition tried not just to display his professional projects but also provide a sense of the time in which Talati was practising. By showcasing his education and training in Corbusier’s office, and his impressive body of work, the exhibition provides a glimpse of the trajectories of his ideas and how they manifested in his buildings. The exhibition is a long overdue recognition of Talati’s contribution.

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15Feb 16

Exhibition 002: Concerned Making, the works of architect Jaimini Mehta

CEPT Archives

2/15/2016 6:00:00 PM

Jaimini Mehta is a practising architect and an independent academic based in Baroda, India. He studied architecture at M.S. University of Baroda and at University of Pennsylvania in the Louis Kahn Studio,and went on to work in the offices of Louis Kahn and Mitchell/Giurgola Associates in Philadelphia. At present he is a Hon. Director of the Baroda based Centre for the Study of Urbanism and Architecture, which he instituted in 2006. He was an Adjunct Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Troy, NY and at CEPT University, Ahmedabad. He has also worked as Head of the Schools of Architecture at Baroda and Goa.

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15Feb 16

Launch of Exh 002: Concerned Making

CEPT Archives, Ahmedabad, India

2/15/2016 6:00:00 PM

CEPT Archives in collaboration with FAAA is hosting the display of selected works of Architect Jaimini Mehta, starting from 15th Feb 2016. Jaimini Mehta is a practicing architect and an independent academic based in Baroda, India. Following his traveling exhibition which will be opened in Ahmedabad at CEPT Archives, architect has also decided to archive his works with the archives for future generations to refer.

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01Aug 15

Exhibition 001: Documentation Tradition at CEPT

CEPT Archives

8/1/2015 6:30:00 PM

Related Study Program (RSP), at CEPT University is not only a unique contribution to the students’ pedagogical journey but also to the society in terms of the recorded data. As part of this program, students of CEPT University, under the guidance of faculty members, document and study various traditional and vernacular built environments of India where indigenous building traditions are alive and people make their own spaces. First-hand experience during this program enhances and sensitizes student’s understanding and their abilities to appreciate and decode the built forms in terms of its “making” and socio-cultural aspects. Initiated as a ‘measure drawing’ exercise, right from early 60s, it has by now contributed up to almost 6000 drawings of India’s diverse built environments, providing important insights in fields of Architecture, Planning and Design. The exhibition has been curated by Prof. Kireet Patel, Asst. Prof. Jay Thakkar and Asst. Prof. Sachin Soni.

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