Course Title Architecture of Bengal
Course ID ARCH 6201
Course Program Postgraduate, PhD, M.Arch,
Course Type Optional Theory
Credits Hours 5 Hrs/WK
Course Offered No
Description Architectural heritage: History of Architecture in the region of Bengal (from Gupta period). Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim structures, monuments, public buildings, palaces, mosques and monasteries. Spatial characteristics, proportion, use of materials, craftsmanship, constructions techniques, other architectural features. Survey/ documentation of historical structures of Bengal. Vernacular Characteristics; Investigation of the vernacular characteristics of the structures studied. Examination of the existence of the architectural elements with respect to the socio-cultural context: availability, application and use of building materials and other relevant aspects, Comparative analysis. Contemporary trend: Critical evaluation of the transformation reflection of the heritage question, vernacular features etc. on the contemporary architecture of the country.