Architects need to look at enhancing durability of buildings: VIT Chancellor
There is a need for architects to work on enhancing the durability of buildings by incorporating the features of ancient buildings, especially the temple architecture and dams which have withstood the test of time even after 1,000 years, Dr G Viswanathan, Chancellor of VIT University, Vellore, said.
He was inaugurating a 9-day Vertical Studio and Architectural Design Workshop on Spatial Exploration of Experiential and Generative Geometries as Follies in the Urban Context, organised by the V-SPARC School of Architecture, VIT University in collaboration with Vellore Lab-Auckland at the VIT campus here.
The Chancellor said that buildings including houses constructed in India did not last beyond 50 years. The 2,000-year-old Grand Anaicut in Tiruchi and the 1,000-year-old Big Temple in Thanjavur are excellent examples of durable structures built by the Cholas and bear testimony to the practice of excellent architecture.