Bengaluru School of Visual Arts
Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath
Workshop on Model making for Applied Art, Masters of Visual Arts
Date: 24th March 2021
Bijoy Ramachandran, is a renowned Architect/Artist and founder of the firm, Hundred Hands in Bangalore. He and his team are responsible for designing well-known cultural centres like the Bangalore International Centre, Indian Music Experience Museum, Taaqademy; and popular restaurants like the Monkey Bar and Indiranagar Social, to name a few. Bijoy and his brother Prem, as artists, are also known for sparking interesting conversations with world renowned masters like M.F. Husain and Balkrishna Doshi. Their films have been screened to packed audiences all over India. We were pleased to be invited by Mr. Ramachandran to his studio to conduct an insightful seminar/mini-workshop on Model making.
Exhibition and Art-exhibition designers need to create a world where you tell a story though your stage design for a play, musical, or through curation in a gallery space. After design research and developing in-depth sketches, how do students take their study to scale models? Mr. Ramachandran walked our students through an architect’s mind – as they transition from ideation to the next stage – making scale models. After taking us through some of their model projects, Bijoy and his energetic bunch of young architects showed us their tools such as specialised glues, triangular rules, cutters and professional cutting boards. His team also showed us drawings, where students understood how a simple sketch or an idea, progressed from inception to the approved final draft. As Bijoy passionately talked about his projects, he also spoke about scales, ratios like 2:3 or 1:3 and the technicalities behind it. Student discussions with Bijoy were interpersonal and ‘inspirational’ as some of the students put it. As the day moved to a close, the humble Bijoy even offered us tea and snacks to end the evening on a sweet note.