AEDIFICATORIA the annual event of Royal School of Architecture a part of Royal Group of Institutions is an innovative and creative initiative for igniting young minds. The event focuses on bringing forth novel design ideas and concepts on various parallels in the field of Architecture, Planning and Design. The event hosts exhibition of students’ academic work and various lecture series and panel discussion by eminent personalities and industry experts. During the event, the campus comes alive with various work of fine arts by the students. Every year the students are introduced with a design innovation with different materials developing various skillsets. This year the students are working on the concepts of 3 Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle that sensitizes them to become better designers.

  • “Aedificatoria 2016”, the 3rd re-incarnation of its 3-day interactive extravaganza from 20th-22nd October 2016 in a better and updated version. The theme for Aedificatoria 2016 is Reduce, Reuse, Recycle which aligns with the ongoing initiative of the Government of India’s Swacch Bharat Mission, a continuous effort of Royal School of Architecture in its bid to protect the environment and sensitize the young minds to build a better world. Of the many installations, the highlight of this year will be a mural of e-waste which is considered very hazardous if not disposed off correctly. The mural will be made by the students of Royal School of Architecture, as part of their workshop, under the able guidance of an eminent artist from Mumbai.

  • The theme of Aedificatoria 2015 was “Safeguarding the natural resources”. The event was inaugurated by eminent Mumbai based Architect Ar. Brinda Somaya, an urban conservationist. Ar. Brinda Somaya shared her vast experience on merging architecture, conservation and social equity in projects ranging from institutional campuses and rehabilitation of an earthquake torn village to the restoration of an 18th Century Cathedral. Ar. Nandini Sampat, an awardee by iGEN (innovation Generation) in the year 2013, also graced the occasion. Both architects spoke on various topics ranging from ethics in architectural practice, role of architects towards building a better society, importance of research in architecture etc. The lecture was attended by many known architects of the state and students of various colleges benefitted by it. Both the architects congratulated the students on their efforts and their skills and encouraged them to give their best to North East as fine architects.

  • Aedificatoria 2015 also showcased the use of natural building materials in Architecture, which the North Eastern region is rich in. It highlighted the use of Bamboo in replacement to the other conventional building materials to withstand natural calamities. An exhibit showcased the course work of all the semesters and documentation of Mukteshwar Temple of Odisha and Sibsagar town of Assam. One of the key highlight was a life size earthquake resistant bamboo hut constructed by students of Royal School of Architecture in a workshop conducted by Ar. Nakul Nanda Malsom as a pre-event of Aedificatoria.

  • Aedificatoria 2015 also associated with NEDFI, Guwahati to promote Water Hyacinth, a weed very commonly found in lakes and ponds of the North East by converting it into useful handicrafts. The students of Royal School of Architecture have carried out an extensive research on converting the same into a sustainable building material."

  • "Aedificatoria has established itself as a place of inspiration, a hub for exchange of creative ideas and dialogue among academicians, professionals and the general public. It was conceptualized in the year 2014 as an annual event by the Royal School of Architecture to enable the students to showcase their work. Interactive sessions were arranged by famous personalities from the field to broaden their vision. The theme of Aedificatoria 2014 was ‘Timelessness in Architecture’, and it marked its debut successfully by a well appreciated display of students’ work & series of lectures and workshops by eminent architects of the country. It was a 3 day event, starting 21st- 23rd of August, 2014, which was extended by another day due to it’s huge success.

  • On 21st August Prof. Christopher Charles Benninger, a British born American Architect settled in India and the Director of the ‘India House’ art gallery and Mr. Ramprasad Akkitsetti inaugurated the event “Aedificatoria 2014” at Hotel Lily, Khanapara. Prof. Benninger had also delivered a talk on ‘Timeless Architecture’, spoke about his work and How Architecture should strive to retain the identity of the place rather than shortchanging it.

  • On 22nd August Ar. Yatin Pandya delivered a talk on ‘Space Perception and Kinesthetic’ and started off with the workshop where students of 3rd and 4th year had to design ‘A memorial to commemorate the Spirit of Freedom.

  • Date :

    19-10-2016

    Event :

    Inauguration of the event

    Start Time :

    17:30

    End Time :

    19:00

    Venue :

    Auditorium, A Block

    Details of the event :

    • 1. Inaugration of the event by Guest of Honor
    • 2. Cultural performance by students
    • 3. Book launch
    • 4. Felicitation of the first batch
    • 5. Short speech by Ar. Jaisim
    • 6. Vote of thanx
  • Date :

    19-10-2016

    Event :

    Inaugration of the exhibition & Expo

    Start Time :

    19:00

    End Time :

    20:00

    Venue :

    RGI Passage

  • Date :

    19-10-2016

    Event :

    Gala Dinner

    Start Time :

    20:00

    End Time :

    22:00

    Venue :

    Tennis court

  • Date :

    20-10-2016

    Event :

    Expert talk

    Start Time :

    09:20

    End Time :

    12:00

    Venue :

    Seminar Hall, A Block 2nd Floor

    Details of the event :

    • Talk by :
    • 1. Prof. Pradeep Yammiyavar
    • 2. Ar. S.K. Das
    • 3. Prof. Ajay Kalamdhad
    • 4. Prof. Utpal Sharma
  • Date :

    20-10-2016

    Event :

    Lunch and informal interaction

    Start Time :

    12:00

    End Time :

    13:00

    Venue :

    RSA

  • Date :

    20-10-2016

    Event :

    Panel Discussion

    Start Time :

    13:30

    End Time :

    16:30

    Venue :

    Auditorium, A Block

    Details of the event :

    • Panel Discussion :
    • 1. Prof. Utpal Sharma
    • 2. IGBC represantative
    • 3. Ar. Amitabh Sharma (AAA representative)
    • 4. Prof. Ajay Kalamdhad
  • Date :

    20-10-2016

    Event :

    Building Expo

    Start Time :

    10:00

    End Time :

    16:00

    Venue :

    Tennis court and Back lawn

  • Date :

    20-10-2016

    Event :

    Exhibition

    Start Time :

    10:00

    End Time :

    16:00

    Venue :

    RSA

  • Date :

    21-10-2016

    Event :

    Expert Talk (Tentative)

    Start Time :

    09:20

    End Time :

    12:00

    Venue :

    Seminar Hall, A Block 2nd Floor

  • Date :

    21-10-2016

    Event :

    Building Expo

    Start Time :

    10:00

    End Time :

    17:00

    Venue :

    Tennis court and Back lawn

  • Date :

    21-10-2016

    Event :

    Exhibition

    Start Time :

    10:00

    End Time :

    17:00

    Venue :

    RSA

  • Date :

    22-10-2016

    Event :

    Exhibition

    Start Time :

    10:00

    End Time :

    17:00

    Venue :

    RSA

  • Date :

    22-10-2016

    Event :

    Building Expo

    Start Time :

    10:00

    End Time :

    17:00

    Venue :

    Tennis court and Back lawn

Day 2 i.e, 20th October 2016 of “Aedificiatoria 2016…reduce,reuse,recycle”, an annual event by the Royal School of Architecture started with the Expert Talks- A lecture series from Academicians in the field, notable ones being Prof. Utpal Sharma, Director-School of Architecture-Nirma University, Prof. Pradeep Yammiyavar & Prof. Ajay Kalamdhad from IIT-Guwahati. They enlightened the students on the many nuances of building policies, designs, infrastructure and the on-going initiative by the Government of India’s, Swacch Bharat Mission. The second half of the day was followed by a Panel Discussion on “Swacch Bharat Mission-The Architect’s Way”, moderated by practising architect of Guwahati, Ar. Rittick Hazarika. The Panel included personalities from various spectrums related to the field of Architecture and Swacch Bharat, among which were Additional Commissioner of the Guwahati Municipal Corporation, Mr. Syed Ishfaqur Rahman and Prof. Krishna Rao Jaisim, Principal Architect-Jaisim Fountainhead, Bangalore. The Panel discussion started with a brainstorming review on the present condition of the Waste Management system of the city and the various trial and error schemes adopted by the Government. Ar. Krishna Rao Jaisim highlighted on the sustainable practises being practised in Indian Villages to tackle the issues of waste management, while Prof. Kalamdhad focussed on the fact of the adaptation of International ways in Indian system and its fall back. This discussion gave the students of architecture an insight on how the policies and administration work behind and in-front of the frame to manage the solid waste generated in the city. It gave an in-depth understanding of the Swacch Bharat Mission and its implications, which until today only seemed a fancy tagline. Meanwhile the students work exhibition saw an enormous amount of footfall including reputed Architects, Builders, School and College students and many other dignitaries.

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THE E-WASTE WORKSHOP

(By- Subhankar Chakraborty , 5th semester ,B.Arch)

The E-waste workshop or the Electronic waste workshop kick started at RSA on 28th of July 2016 and went on till the 31st of July 2016.

First day that’s 28th, we were made to bring in electronic wastes mainly circuit boards of Televisions, cell phones etc. We started cleaning the boards since they were very dirty. Tools like hammer, pliers etc were used in order to remove the protruding objects e.g capacitors from the boards and make an even surface. It took us almost one full day to prepare 30 to 40 kgs of the circuit boards. Then we prepared a layout of the ghat for making the mural using the waste. The layout was printed on flex and we started working in it in the next morning.

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KARENG GHAR

(By Jagriti Pathak, 7th Sem, RSA)

Kareng Ghar is situated at Gargaon ( City Of Pride) which is around 15 km away from Sibsagar town. Kareng ghar is a royal house of the Tai Ahom kings, the third capital of the Tai Ahoms. The palace was well secured by digging tunnels around it and building fort like walls on the canal bank with soil which is called “Garh”. The place was named as Gargaon after the huge Garh.

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SARKHEJ ROZA

(By Nikfar Nishat Amin, 7th sem)

Sarkhej Roza comprises one of the most elegant and unique architectural complexes of Ahmedabad. Visiting Sarkhej Roza Complex in Gujarat, India is really worthwhile - Mosques as well as mausoleums and pavilions situated around Sarkhej Pond are very interesting.

It was documented by students of Royal School of Architecture in the year 2014. At around 10kms to the south-west of central Ahmedabad, reaching Sarkhej Roza is easy via auto rickshaw which would cost around 100 Rupees. Also there are plenty of auto-rickshaws available for the return journey.

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THE RHINO MURAL

(By- Subhankar Chakraborty , 5th semester ,B.Arch)

The Rhino mural workshop went parallel with the electronic waste workshop from the 28th to 31st July. The difference was that here it was not e- waste rather it was stationary waste. It was made with marker pens of different colours.

We chose Rhino for basically two reasons –

First is that the rhino is our state animal and it’s our pride, we wanted to send a message to everyone that the continuous poaching of rhinos is alarming and it may be soon that we might lose our rhinos and these creatures will only remain in photographs and stories.

Second is that we wanted to show everyone that we the students of RSA can come up with such fantastic ideas of creating something really awesome with our day to day life waste products.

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VARANASI

(By SUKANYA KAKOTI, 5th sem)

Varanasi or the spiritual capital of India has been standing the tests of time for over 5000 years and is said to be one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. The reason behind drawing millions of pilgrims from all over the world to this city is the fact that it is one of the holiest of the seven sacred cities in Hinduism. It is unabashedly colourful, vibrant, and wonderfully rich in history and legends.

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    Organizing Committee

  • Ar. Dwijomala Hanjabam

    Event Co-ordinator

  • Ar. Nishita Kedia

    Event Co-ordinator

  • Ar. Shaheen Nazif

    Sponsorship Co-ordinator

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    Creative Associate

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    Student Co-ordinator

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    Student Co-ordinator

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