Ancient Indian Architecture
Sanjay Kadu & Sajini Badrinarayan, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
November 12, 2017
The Indian culture, often defined by its willingness to adapt and accept, has evolved through centuries and is reflected in the county’s architecture. The advent of Buddhism in India contributed to the beginning of cave temples around 2nd century BC. Kailasha Temple, Ellora, Maharashtra, is one of the largest and among the earliest rock cut Hindu temples, which profoundly expresses the religious, cultural and social influences of the period through its architecture, structure and art encompassing the monolithic two-story structure. Unlike the earlier rock cut cave temples and monasteries, the Kailasha temple is one that was carved not from the façade but from the top down, unearthing the temple as the megalith descended to completion on the cliff of volcanic rock. This presentation will provide insight into the design principles that guided ancient temple designs and its influence on Indian architecture, and a closer understanding of the architectural and structural marvel of the Kailasha Temple.
Sanjay Kadu, AIA, principal at Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, is a licensed architect in New Mexico and a registered architect in India. Sanjay has completed award-winning projects in both India and the United States, including nex+Gen Academy. For over 15 years, Sanjay has focused entirely on the advancement of educational facilities and specializes in the design of K-12 learning environments.
Sajini Badrinarayan, RA, LEED AP BD+C, coordinator at Dekker/Perich/Sabatini is a licensed architect with 12 years of experience on various projects in the United States and three years on international soil. As a Project Manager and Project Architect within Dekker/Perich/Sabatini’s education practice area, Sajini has an active role in the design of educational buildings.
Supported by Albuquerque City Council, Haverland Carter Lifestyle Group, and Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union