With rapid urbanization being the most constant change that places, irrespective of cities or villages have to deal with, where are we heading to without proper sustainable interventions? With upcycling, recycling and the use of sustainable building materials cycling their way up among the concepts of an ideal living space, SPACES fest features discussions on architectural sustainability.
Any material produced leaves a carbon foot print, unless not put into enough use. The concept of sustainable living has broadened its seams from energy efficiency or consumption habits to being embedding it deeply in our thoughts so that we act cautiously. In addition to the baby steps that each individual can take, sustainable constructions are bigger steps in forming a broader picture in terms of sustainable living.
Embracing indigenous architecture which is a balance of beauty and purpose has to make a comeback. The wisdom that shaped vernacular architecture will be a topic of discussion at SPACES Fest by the architect Benny Kuriakose. The timeless principle of unselfconscious designs which is the crux of vernacular architecture forms the base for creating sustainable living spaces. The design decisions must be responsible ensuring the maximum use of light and air with a minimal usage of resources. The methods and need to embrace alternative living will be discussed by an eminent line up of panelists in two sessions. Design decisions towards alternative living will be discussed by Gopalakrishnan and Vijayalakshmi, the couple behind Sarang, a centre for alternative learning and living, Dr. Soumini Raja, Dr. Kasturba A.K. and Indu Menon. A dialogue advocating the need for sustainable spaces by Satyaprakash Varanashi, Neelam Manjunath, and Eugene Pandala will be featured at the fest.
Palinda Kannangara and Vijitha Yapa will be in conversation with Meena T Pillai. The session will shine light on architecture and its relationship with natural and cultural landscapes. The concepts of designs catering to the tropical climate needs, by rethinking about the traditional labels for living spaces will be in focus.
The sessions aim at revitalizing commonsense architecture, a result of the vernacular architecture which shaped the past and offering solutions that fits the aspirations of the urban population is a possible way out for a sustainable future.
Redefine your living spaces at SPACES Fest, a four day event beginning on August 29, 2019 at Kanakaunnu Palace Thiruvananthapuram.