BENGALI CHRONICLES – STUDENT FROM CSA WINS TRAVEL AWARD TO BANGALADESH
“Colourful rickshaws, street vendors and of course some amazing architecture”, comments Khadija Zoeb – winner from Sri Lanka of the Rafiq Azam Travel Bursary (RATB) 2017 – after her eventful 15 day tour experiencing the heritage, architecture and culture of Bangladesh.
Urban residences, community projects, colonial buildings, national monuments and contemporary architecture comprise the portfolio of places she visited. “The highlight for me was the National Parliament Complex designed by one of the great legends Archt. Loius Kahn – the masterful crafting of light and shadows against a reflective backdrop left me speechless”.
Having completed her BSc. (Hons) in Architecture at the City School of Architecture (CSA), Colombo Sri Lanka (affiliated to the University of the West of England, Bristol UK), Khadija is currently in her final year reading for Master of Architecture & Environmental Design at CSA. She was awarded the travel award having topped her batch for both Design and Theory Subjects at the CSA sessional examinations held last year.
RATB is sponsored by Bangladesh architecture firm ‘Shatotto – architecture for green living’; run by award winning architect Rafiq Azam. It isawarded in many countries, including India and Australia. This is the first time RATB was awarded in Sri Lanka; and CSA – one of the leading schools for architecture - is honoured to have become a part of this global network.
AAVS London Joined Hands with City School of Architecture (CSA)
Tropicality: an Architectural Association Visiting (AAVS)Programme 2017 in Sri Lanka joined hands with City School of Architecture (CSA) Sunday 27th of August until Sunday 10th of September.
Tropicality is a new visiting school programme which seeks to exfoliate the seeming to expose patterns and resistance in tropical dwelling through architectural stories about home, culture and place. During the course of the two week workshop, students will make a short film as a narrative composition of images (form, space, light, colour, materiality) and sound (voice, story, city, nature). This film intended to become a unique and perceptive form of architectural construct.
Students will work alongside tutors to formulate interview questions and set out to rouse and record the stories and experiences of those who live there. Based on observations, insights and documented stories, you will then compose your own story about architecture, domesticity and place, devising a diagram and drawing as a plan of action to then record and film sound and images of people, houses, streets, neighbourhoods and the city. Editing together of the collected images and sound into film will evolve through conversation with tutors.
The purpose of this workshop as an experiment is to cultivate extraordinary design insights, hone your compositional abilities as a designer and to refresh an architectural sensitivity and sensibility to the interrelationships of material organisations, space, and human perception and reaction.
CSA Hosts Canberra Accord Architects Educational Meeting
City School of Architecture (CSA) was privileged to host the International Canberra Accord 6th General Meeting on 5th May 2017; Chaired by Architect Sean Rodrigues (Canada). There were 16 country members attending the meeting, namely Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, China, Cyprus, India, Japan, Korea, Malta, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, UK and USA. Sri Lanka was represented by Archt. Jayantha Perera, Archt. Chandana Edirisuriya & Archt. Rehan Tilakaratne.
President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (UK), Visits City School of Architecture
Jane Duncan, the President of The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) visited the City School of Architecture (CSA) on 16th February 2017. She toured the design studios and spoke with the students about their work, their education, current works in progress and their future as professionals. She addressed the lecturers and students at the conference room, where she exchanged ideas about architecture, the industry and the future of the profession, while sharing her own thoughts and experiences. She also met the CSA(CL) Board of Directors, and had strategic discussions regarding the school, future developments and objectives and commended the school on the educational standard achieved with RIBA accreditation. Following this meeting, the President and the entire school participated in tea and fellowship where she had casual conversations with all present. The visit concluded with a presentation of memorabilia in commemoration of her visit.
CSA Design Festival
Rhode Island Visit
Twenty students from the Rhode Island School of Design visited CSA in January 2014. They were based in the 5th Year studio and visited other studios in small groups to meet the staff and students, to observe and participate some of the studio work and crits.
Annual Student Social
The Annual CSA Student Social organized by the Year 2 of CSA was held on Saturday, 19th December 2009 at the D.S. Club House, Colombo 7 commencing 8 pm.
CSA Web Site Launch
The CSA WEBSITE (www.csacolombo.edu.lk) launch took place just prior to the Annual CSA Student Social on Saturday, 19th December 2009 at the D.S.Club House, Colombo 7 at 8 pm.
The CSA Student Cricket Match was held on Sunday, 22nd November 2009 at the Angampitya Municipal Grounds, Kotte.
The event was organized by the First Year studebts, and it was a social match between the "CSA Year 1" Team and "CSA Rest" Team.