AFFILIATED TO ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI AND APPROVED BY COUNCIL OF ARCHITECTURE, NEW DELHI

TRAVEL THEMED STUDIOS

Themed Travel Studio is based on concept based from ancient Tamil Literature categorising the various landscape regions named as the Sangam Landscapes – Neithal – Coast; Kurinji – Hills; Marutham – Farmland; Mullai – Forests; Paalai – Dessert.

Each year when they enter RVS, they enter with a landscape that is alotted to them. The First and the third semesters projects are predominantly themed under these landscape. The first venture under these themed studios is travel to villages along these themed landscapes learning and observing the nuances of the same.

MULLAI

Mullai is the land of the forest. The forest is rich with lakes, waterfalls, teak, bamboo and sandalwood. In this region millet grows and wild bees are a source of honey. Forests are a rich source of many minerals and resources that are time and again used and overused.

In Tamil Nadu forests are mainly a part of the Western Ghats or ‘Merku Thodarchi Malai’. The Western Ghats are a rich source of flora and fauna. The rich bio diversity of the Western Ghats makes it an exotic place in Indian Subcontinent. 

MARUTHAM

Marutham are the plains with vast expansive land with a rich and a fertile land that can grow anything. Marutham is denoted by the farmland that feed the nation. 

KURINJI

The name of the region, Kurinchi, is also the name of the famous Kurinji flower from the lofty hills of Tamil country. The Strobilanthes, a shrub whose brilliant white flowers blossom for only a few days once every ten or twelve years.

NEITHAL

The seashore affords many examples of the compelling charm of Sangam poetry and the extraordinary freshness of its realism. From behind the conventional symbolization of waiting there emerges a picture of the life of the fisherfolk.

2021

MULLAI

முல்லை

PLACES VISITED

Thirunelveli, Koonthakulam, Pooliyurkurichi, Dohnavur, Kalakkad, Pachaiyar Dam, Pattamadai, Papanasam, Dindugal, Pandrimalai, Vanagam

ACTIVITIES

  • Visiting Traditional Tamil Nadu architecture
  • Knowing about Amy Carmeigal
  • Trekking
  • Live Sketching
  • Mid-night Parotta
  • Shopping @ Pattamadai

FACULTY IN-CHARGE

Artist. Koilpitchai Prabhakar

Ar. Prithvi Mahadevan

2019

MARUTHAM

மருதம்

PLACES VISITED

Kathiramangalam, Neduvasal, Gangaikondacholapuram and Thanjavur Kovil

ACTIVITIES

  • Veeranam Lake
  • Gangaikondacholapuram Temple
  • Paddy fields of Kathiramangalam
  • Neduvasal
  • Potter’s Village
  • Thanjavur Kovil

FACULTY IN-CHARGE

Artist. Koilpitchai Prabhakar

Ar. Zeenath Begum

2018

KURINJI

குறிஞ்சி

PLACES VISITED

Kudumbalur Moovar Kovil, Kudumiyan Malai, Annai Allayam, Sittanavasal, Dindugal Malaikottai, Sirumalai, Annai Malai Hills, Valparai Tea Estates and Munnar

ACTIVITIES

  • Kudumbalur Moovar Kovil
  • Kudumiyan Malai
  • Annai Allayam
  • Sittanavasal Caves
  • Dindugal Malaikottai
  • Sirumalai
  • Annai Malai Hills
  • Valparai Tea Estates
  • Munnar

FACULTY IN-CHARGE

Artist. Koilpitchai Prabhakar

Ar. Durga

2017

NEITHAL

நெய்தல்

PLACES VISITED

Thoothukudi, Kazhugu Malai, Nazreth, Mudalur, Uvari, Thiruchendur, Mutton All, Thackalay, Kanyakumari, Thiruthandhikarai 

ACTIVITIES

  • Thoothukudi
  • Kazhugu Malai
  • Nazreth St. John’s Church
  • Mudalur St. Micheal’s Church
  • Uvari St. Andrew Church
  • Thiruchendur Kovil
  • Mutton All St. Church
  • Thackalay Padmanabhapura Palace
  • Kanyakumari Chithral caves
  • Thiruthandhikarai Caves

FACULTY IN-CHARGE

Artist. Koilpitchai Prabhakar

Ar. Sri Devi

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