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Research methodology in Architecture

Meaning and objective of research, characteristics of research, criteria of a good research, qualities of a good
research, scope / significance of research, problems in research, types of architectural research, hypothesis,
function, sources and types of hypothesis. Data Collection and Analysis, Statistical Tools, Data Processing
and Analysis, Report Writing. The fundamentals of research, the research process, ethical issues in research,
research communication (academic writing, presentations, and oral communications), and related issues.

Introduction to conservation
Definition of Conservation, Distinction between Architectural and Urban Conservation, Adaptive reuse and
Preservation, Meaning of Heritage and Types of Heritage. Types, Need and Purpose of Heritage
Conservation, Degrees of Intervention in historic buildings and monuments, Conservation Practice: Listing
and grading of monuments- documentation of historic structures- assessing architectural character guidelines
for preservation, rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of historic structures- Case studies of historic buildings
and buildings with heritage value. Reuse and Redevelopment of historic buildings and precincts.

Introduction to Sustainable Architecture

Introduction to the ideas, issues and concepts of sustainable architecture, global environment and the built
environment, principles of environmentally and ecologically supportive architecture. Study of sustainable
architecture, use of energy, materials, health and global environment as related to the construction and
operation of buildings.

Introduction to Vernacular Architecture

Evolution of traditional shelter forms, Vernacular architecture as a process Survey and study of vernacular
architecture: methodology- Cultural and contextual responsiveness of vernacular architecture: an overview.
Influence of Spatial planning in vernacular settlements, cultural aspects, symbolism, colour, art, materials of
construction and techniques of construction in vernacular buildings. Western influence on vernacular
architecture in India, Colonial influence on traditional houses Goa and the evolution of traditional
bungalows. Vernacular settlement patterns of homogenous communities such as fishing settlements etc.
Examples of vernacular architecture from different states in India.

Introduction to Urban Development

Urban Development Concept and Dynamics, Urbanization An Overview, Theories of Urban Development
Evolution of Urban Development: Global Overview, Urban Development Experience in India, Urban
Planning: An Overview, Techniques for Urban Planning, Urban Land Use Planning, Planning for City

Introduction to town planning

Definitions of town planning, levels of planning and steps for preparation of a town plan, survey techniques
in planning, concepts, functions, components and preparation of a development plan. Planning concepts
related to garden city, Geddesiantriad, neighbourhood planning, Radburn layout, Ekistics, satellite towns
and ribbon development. Zoning and development control- Concepts in Regional and Metropolitan
planning, land subdivision regulations and zoning, nature of regulations and control, the comprehensive role
of urban design in town planning process. Introduction to human settlements- growth and decay of human
settlements, influence of socio-economic factors in the development of human settlements.