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.
An essential aspect that separates this structure from any other handicraft is the huge scale of the Uru. The documentation holistically explored the translation of this scale while associating it with an architectural building. The core objective behind this project resides in the principle that these ships don't follow a set of pre-hand working drawings which is a fundamental feature in any aspect of a real time architectural design Thereby, treating the Ship, its site and the entire premise as an architectural structure, environment and its program transpired to be the biggest aspiration of this journey.
The documentation is an attempt to bring forth the design-based semblances working upon the curvatures of the ship and various parametric permutations applied in architecture all around the globe. This builds up an untold narrative that encapsulates the ship and the town of Beypore. The drawings produced, the places mapped, and the context studied all pursue a different purpose and follow various methods yet merge together in a network of connections.
The Uru exhibition replicates the relationship between the Khalasis, their culture, the craft and its history while treating the ship, the site, and Beypore, each of it at different scales as different canvases.