Hab Musings: Session 2 In Continual Conversation with SARASWATHY NAGARAJAN
Senior Journalist, Saraswathy Nagaraj made a short stroll from her world of letters to the world of bricks. Together we set off the conversation on "How to read a building". Before we just go by the beautiful home pictures from some other part of the world and say "I want this", we must see what is around us and see if it goes well with our lansdcape, weather and needs. In a home in Europe, where we get very little sun, we may enjoy a west-facing room to catch the sun, where as in our state, we will find it too hot and sunny.
Hab Musing: Session 1 In Continual Conversation with Ar. Jinoj Mathidharan and Ar. Thomas Oomen
During the first session, two young Trivandrum-based architects - Jinoj Mathidharan and Thomas Oomen - shared some interesting thoughts based on Alain de Botton's book "The Architecture of Happiness". The book set the tone for the entire evening. The discussion centred round stories woven with architecture. The round table explored this concept within the context of Trivandrum and an interaction ensued on how to read buildings and the role the architect plays in setting stories in stone.