Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Interior Design department visited Sri Lanka for a study tour from February 15th to February 21st.The tour was aimed at increasing the know-how of the students and making them witness some first hand interior design wonders.
The tour emphasized on built environment with a focus on the design of 5-star hotels. It also included an overview of the history of Buddhist Architecture.
The study tour was centered on the works of Geoffrey Bawa, an important and leading Asian architect of the 20th century. 47 students from the bachelor, certificate and masters program were part of this tour accompanied by members of the faculty.
The tour incorporated a number of locales. The students explored the rich, exquisite and varied architecture and interiors in the region of Sri Lanka right from ancient Buddhist temples to the more modern estates and hotels.
“The experience was incredible. We visited Geoffrey Bawa’s residence, among his other creations and were amazed to see his humble personality translated into a profound and unique sense of style. It was a memorable trip where we learned a lot,” says Farah Unni, a final year ID student.
The team has developed an intricate project on their journey, documenting their experiences. They will present their report at IDEAS 2012, an interior design event that will be held later this year.
By Rabab Kazi