The Council of Architectecture (COA) has instituted an annual awards programme for excellence in documentation of architectural heritage in India. The COA Heritage Award aims to encourage interest and talent of students for understanding,Documenting of Heritage buildings.
The heritage destination of Moodabidri has been documented as a part of first year study tour intending to explore architecture as a derived concept of religion, commerce, identity, and ownership. Pondering upon the local lives and factual religious protocols, the study concludes in unsolved mysteries and conflicting statements developing the idea of COMPLEXITY and CONTRADICTION. Architectural visual continuity is experienced where houses offer a resemblance to that of the basadis. This was due to the fabric of the houses that created a similar ambiance, not only in the interiors but also from the exterior.
Each structure flourished a self choreographed tale that unfolds all layers of the settlement that remain interconnected via people and the aura of spiritual esteem in its architectural shadow.
A stitched glory of basadis and dwellings, the Celebrated Jain Kashi of Southern India is an amalgamation of rich culture, religion, and architecture. Amidst the rusty red laterite marvels, we experienced strong spiritual gestures not only in the aura of the place but also from the recital of every sculpted pillar, every areca nut cracking, the cast silhouette of the majestic Manasthamba, and rushing school buses in the narrow alleys of Basadis.