The collaboration of ISOLA with NASA (National Association of Students of Architecture) had started some years back when NASA student members approached ISOLA-INDIA to help them with Mohammad Shaheer Trophy brief and jury at their Annual Nasa Conventions. In 2018, the students again came up with a proposal to conduct Landscape oriented workshops at their Zonal Conventions. ISOLA took it as a opportunity to reach out to students to instigate the importance of Landscape among the students of Architecture. In 2018, ISOLA managed to conduct three workshops among the 6 Zones of Nasa with the help if ISOLA Members who volunteered to mentor these workshops.
In 2019, ISOLA was prepared with a format , taking into considerations the feedback and managed to conduct ISOLA workshops at all Six Zones at the NASA Zonal Conventions.
Title: Landscape Projections: the art and design of carpet making
HOST COLLEGE: Poornima University, Jaipur
Date: 20-23rd Oct 2019. (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)
ISOLA MEMBER VOLUNTEERS: Amrita Kaur Slatch & Kriti Yadav, Delhi Chapter along with carpet specialist Resource: Mr. Abdul Rab Rabbani
This workshop explored the essence of landscape and its interpretations in designing and making carpets. It was more of an hands on experience where students were asked to design templates for carpets using abstracts from landscapes.
Title: Landscape: The Context for Architecture
HOST COLLEGE: Amity School of Planning and Architecture, Mumbai
Date: 20-23rd Sept 2019. (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)
ISOLA MEMBER VOLUNTEERS: Saylee Surve and Dhara Panchal, Mumbai Chapter
This workshop intended to introduce and look at landscape not only as a setting for the built but the site as a whole.
Title: Landscape in Art & Literature
HOST COLLEGE: School of Architecture, Jawahar Lal Nehru Engineering College, Aurangabad
Date: 20-23rd Sept 2019. (ONE DAY WORKSHOP)
ISOLA MEMBERS: Yogendra Ballal , Sonali Dahotre & Shruti Humane , Maharashtra CHAPTER
The workshop intended to sensitize young minds to look beyond the conventional boundaries of observing and understanding landscapes. Shifting the lens from observing landscape through ecology, site, design and surveys to appreciating landscapes through literature and visual arts.
Title: Patterns in Landscape
HOST COLLEGE: School Of Architecture Techno India University, Kolkata
Date: 14-16th Oct 2019.
ISOLA MEMBERS: DWAIPAYAN BHATTACHARYA & JOYITA DAS Delhi Chapter
Patterns in landscape design are expressions of nature conceived, transformed and re-presented. This workshop intends to help students create pattern that can be used as a bridging mechanism between a landscape's utilitarian and aesthetic functions.
Title: Landscape through a looking glass
HOST COLLEGE: Acharya Nagarjuna University College of Architecture and Planning, Guntur Date: 5 -8 th Oct 2019. (TWO DAY WORKSHOP) ISOLA MEMBERS: Sriganesh R & Aparna Rao, Ficus Studio, Bangalore Mumbai & Bangalore
A riverside, urban woods and an urbanised zone in Guntur , the place of the ZONASA convention, were chosen as exploration areas to observe broad and fine-scaled aspects and issues of land planning, space- making and ecology. The workshop aimed at communicating landscape as a base for design thinking, rather than a residue of design. By reading it at various scales one can understand its behaviour and thereby inform the attempts to achieve harmony between development, architecture and open space.
Short exercise were conducted outdoors with an emphasis on examining ways of seeing / drawing/reading landscapes. The objective was to communicate the visible and unseen elements and features that influence the landscape and the developments which occupy them. .
Title: Living walls
HOST COLLEGE: Mariyam College of Architecture and Planning, Trivandrum
Date: 25-28th Oct 2019. (TWO DAY WORKSHOP)
ISOLA MEMBER VOLUNTEERS: Ganga Krishna , Kerala chapter
Resource: Ar. Guruprasad Rane & Ar. Manasi P., Bhoomija Creations
Living walls, a wonderful paradox; to build our habitats in harmony with the nature. In the chaotic urban environments, these breathing walls, gives an opportunity to explore the possibilities of Living with the Nature. This hands-on workshop aims at popularizing the use of eco-friendly materials and its prospects to craft a green wall which is accessible and not elitist.
The first round, more experimental, had focus on discussions of landscape in built spaces and role of landscape architect in the projects. The workshops spanned across a day or two in some cases.
ZONASA 2018 was conducted in College o f Architecture, IET Bhaddal , Chandigarh
Isola Member, Mr. Sachin Jain from Delhi Chapter mentored this workshop.
It was a two day workshop , wherein Day 1 was an interactive lecture structured to acquaint the students with basics of what landscape architecture is, it's components with some references through history and contemporary examples.
Day 2 involved a small exercise on understanding contours, role of vegetation and a small design problem of landscape design of the courtyard of the academic block of the campus.
ZONASA 2018 was conducted in Siddhaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur
Isola Member, Mr. T.M Chengappa assisted by Sachin U and Deepthi CB, all from Bangalore chapter mentored this one day intensive workshop
The workshop consisted of lecture component regarding Site Analysis and planning as a important process before design. The hands on components was a design exercise involving site analysis, drawing sections to understand topographies etc.
Conducted in Eranad Knowledge City College of Architecture, Manjeri , Kerala
Isola Member, Dr. Shishir Rawal assisted by Emee from Gujarat Chapter mentored the two day workshop. Various aspects were discussed over two days involving lectures and exercises for student groups.
Exploring experiential qualities of landscape focus on landform analysis in the context of natural system and its implications and applications for site analysis and planning for architecture students’ professionals