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Architectural Poem Writing Competition Series, India

India - Aug 30, 2018 - 03:09   3432 views

Architectural Poem Writing Competition Series is the third Initiative of the Architectural Journalism Organization to spread awareness about this subject and sow the seeds of inspiration to explore and to write about Architecture in a lyrical perspective. (Maximum No. of Lines for the verse shall be 20)

Themes for Series 1.0 and 2.0 are as follows:

Series 1.0: “An Architect’s Life”

Touching infinity is indeed the travesty of nature. That our minds have such ability has made architects reach this point. Skyscrapers seem touching the sky; architecture has been brought to such a level, and we have to take it higher than this. This evolution is the result of our needs and wants. Art is huge while time is short. We have brought ourselves to this level, and we still have to raise our levels and build many more structures that are not only beautiful but also provide utmost comfort to its inhabitants without compromising the respect for Mother Nature.

Series 2.0: “A Building worth Applauding”

Buildings enhance the quality of life and heighten visual delight. The contextual importance of a building should be considered appropriately according to climate, site and wind direction before starting the construction. A form of a building holds its importance as it signifies its functional requirement; conditions such as earth, the sun, trees, and winds determine the former. The Buildings should be worthy of looking at as well. Thus, they must be created as self-explanatory in their designs.

Series 3.0: "Urban Issues"

The Architectural world is surrounded by a lot of urban issues that go beyond the six planes. Some of them may have bothered you or given you sleepless nights. On this platform, you can give a voice to your concerns from a lyrical perspective to bring them out for a larger audience.

Series 4.0: "Architectural Haiku"

You can Penn down an architectural experience of yours in 17 Syllables in all!

Less is More! Try! (Here Haiku means a Japanese poem written in English of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world.)

Jurors Panel for these Series Comprises of

Prof. Krishna Rao Jaisim: Principal Architect Jaisim-Fountainhead

Ar. Pappal Suneja, Freelance Architectural Journalist, India

Prof (Ar.) SS Behl: Dean, Guru Nanak Dev. University, Amritsar

Ar. Jinisha Jain, Professor at McGAN’S Ooty School of Architecture

Ar. Surinder Bahga, Chairperson B&C IIA Punjab and Principal Architect, Saakar Foundation

Ar. Sangeet Sharma, Practicing Architect & Author Chandigarh

Winning Prizes for the Competition are

For Each Series, Prizes are Autographed Books by the following Architects

Citation: ‘ Architectural Musings: I Do’ by Prof. Krishna Rao Jaisim. 

Special Mention_1: ‘Exploration of Architectural Journalism in India’ by Ar. Pappal Suneja.  

Special Mention_2: ‘Castles in the Air Misadventures of a Profession’ by Ar. Sangeet Sharma.

Special Mention_3: ‘Architectural Journalism & Criticism' Competition Proceedings (2017-18)

Besides this, all the entrants shall be sent E-Certificate attested by all the jurors and the winning stories shall be featured on an online architectural portal.

For more Information, Visit the Facebook Page of the Initiative.

Top Image © Pappal Suneja (All Season Hotel; Alleppey, Kerela)

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