RELATION OF PHILOSOPHY TO CURRICULUM
Architectural education at Nitte SOA is based on inspiration as well as a rational discourse where students learn the basic knowledge; understand the intellectual basis of architecture with the major concepts that make the understanding of architecture possible right in the very first year of their architectural education.
The aim of Nitte SOA is to “erect intellectual scaffolding” for knowledge in architecture and have available an apparatus to respond to the question; what is architecture?, from the outset of the student’s architectural studies.
The students will examine examples of contemporary architectural production and along with the intellectual constructs from which they have arisen. Students will learn to reveal the linguistic richness and semantic complexity of the language used in the discipline of architecture.
The students will learn about the key words of architectural vocabulary such as abstract, aesthetics, art avant-garde, beauty, building, construction, critique, deconstruction, form, function, genius, History, landscape, language, mimetic, modern nature, phenomena, postmodern, program, representation, theory, topology, truth, typology, sublime, space, style system, world, etc.
The students of Nitte SOA shall be able to explore the revolution of these “keywords” in architecture and learn to understand their shifting motivations, considering the work of theoretical reflections, writings, manifestos, treatises in the disciplines of philosophy, art and architecture, transcend to futuristic architecture that is need of this hour, that will position them into good practice.
Architecture is a multi-disciplinary subject drawing inspiration from various disciplines like Art, Construction, Engineering, Design etc. The Nitte SOA Academy of Architecture and planning aims to offer a guided and a specialized approach which will enable our students to become Architects of not just national but global repute.
PHILOSOPHY OF THE SCHOOL
Architecture studies at Nitte SOA will be a from of intervention in the environment, and NSOA believe that Architecture is an aesthetic practice producing physical objects and structures to enable and improve everyday life. Therefore, architecture should be produced through artistic, social, technological and sustainable competences, and must be based on profound academic knowledge. Architects and architectural teachers must create a common future for students of architecture.
Architecture is a subject where periodic scientific invention always intertwines with artistic innovation, synthesis and communication. Architecture studies at Nitte SOA will provide the scope to access a wide range of knowledge pertaining to technical matters, humanities social and economic planning to complement artistic development. Our goal is to educate designers with a serious commitment to design, aesthetics, structural and construction systems, adaption to contemporary technologies and services, intellectual property rights, ethics architectural will be made to strive for better living and a better world; Nitte SOA commits to this through research & development of new strategies, directions, philosophies, materials and products that pertain to contemporary times and are sustainable.
Faculty at Nitte SOA with a Critical approach towards the understanding of modern architecture, will find a basis in the convention and history of Indian and world architecture and formulate a platform of rethinking. Students at Nitte SOA will learn and work with project based learning systems. The studios and laboratories of architecture, and construction yard are the places of experiment and contribution to professional inventions and innovations.
The need of this hour “sustainable design and construction”, needs to be integrated with ‘design thinking’, strong aesthetic and structural awareness in order for further development and the components that make an architectural piece of work sustainable.