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Hall of Nations - © Tashi Tobgyal

The Hall of Nations demolished – Manoj Mathur shares what...

The much celebrated symbol of Modern Architecture in India – the Hall of Nations at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi – was demolished last night. We discuss with Prof. Manoj Mathur (Head of the Department, B.Arch, at School...
Perch - Wine and Coffee Bar-Anagram Architects

Perch Wine and Coffee Bar, New Delhi – Anagram Architects

Perch Wine and Coffee Bar was envisaged to be an oasis of delectable tranquility in the bustle of Delhi’s iconic Khan Market. Conceived around a large and well-curated selection of both beverages, its culinary offe...
Post Riots Housing at Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh by Hunnarshala Foundation

“Can Brick Joints heal the cracks of displacement?” – Story...

Authors: Sandeep Virmani & Tanvi Choudhari Hunnarshala was invited by an umbrella organisation, Joint Citizen’s Initiative (JCI) formed by Vanagana, Sadbhavna Trust, Janvikas and some independent citizens in respon...
Khadke House - Girish Doshi

Green But White – Khadke House at Pune, by Girish...

Text: Himanshu Burte We expect relatively sustainable buildings to look ‘different’. Khadke house (4000 square feet,six bedrooms), designed by Girish Doshi for Pune’s composite climate with its hot-dry summers, loo...
Dipen Gada - Fiorella and Bay Leaf

Fiorella and Bay Leaf – Restaurant at Vadodara by Dipen...

Client: Mr. Nirav Gandhi Area: 3,673 sq. ft. Design Team: Mrunal Bhogayata and Darshana Vora The project challenged the renovation and extension of a famous hotel restaurant of Baroda which the DGA took sportingly with t...

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Jingle Bell School, Faizabad, BaLA by VINYÃS, Centre for Architectural Research & Design

Jingle Bell School, Faizabad, BaLA by VINYÃS, Centre for Architectural...

What if school building itself became a learning aid? Unarguably, architecture and built environment has a significant impact on learner’s mind and influences not only...
Corten Cube House – Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh by Studio 105 degree

Corten Cube House – Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh by Studio 105...

The house is an attempt to redesign an existing bungalow into a new modern look. The client wanted to reinvent the old house without...
Teachers’ Residences at the Doon School at Dehradun, by Anagram Architects

Teachers’ Residences at the Doon School at Dehradun, by Anagram...

The Doon School is an 82 year old private boarding school situated in Dehradun (Uttarakhand) in the foothills of the Himalayas. Located on a...
Azmi Wadia

Azmi Wadia

Ar. AZMI WADIA, an alumnus of CEPT University, is the Vice Chairperson of the IIA Surat Centre, Past Chairperson of the IIID Surat Regional Chapter...
The Architect as a Craftsperson

The Architect as a Craftsperson

Author: Ar. Himanshu Burte, is an architect and an Assistant Professor at the School of Habitat Studies, at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. A...
Padival House at Belgaum by Anahata Architects, Mithila Manolkar, Puneeth Hegde

Padival House at Belgaum by Anahata Architects, Mithila Manolkar, Puneeth...

Project Facts Project name: Padival House Architecture firm: Anahata Principal architects: Mithila Manolkar, Puneeth Hegde Project location: Belagavi, Karnataka 590006, India Completion year: 2017 Gross...
National Police Memorial, Delhi – Winning entry by Studio Lotus

National Police Memorial, Delhi – Winning entry by Studio Lotus

Physical Context of the Site The Shanti Path vista, a visually striking part of Delhi has an axis that orients itself South-Southwest for a...
Dental College – Jamia Milia Islamia University – Romi Khosla Design Studio

Dental College – Jamia Milia Islamia University – Romi Khosla...

Project Facts Client Name: Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi Architects: Romi Khosla Design Studios, New Delhi Chief Architects: Romi Khosla, Martand Khosla Design Team:...
Nisha Mathew Ghosh

Nisha Mathew Ghosh

Educated at CEPT Ahmedabad, Ar. Nisha Mathew Ghosh is the co-founder and one of the Principals at Mathew and Ghosh Architects , Bangalore. She...
Lakshmi Chand Singh

Lakshmi Chand Singh

  Lakshmi Chand Singh After having been trained as an architect at the Sushant School of Architecture in New Delhi, Lakshmi Chand spent a...
Keshar Baug, Restaurant by Rakhi Takle, Neev Designs, Nashik

Keshar Baug, Restaurant by Rakhi Takle, Neev Designs, Nashik

Name of the project: Keshar Baug Category: Hospitality Name of the client: Mr.Rajendra Gothi Stage: Completed Site area: 5250 sq. ft. Architects: Rakhi Takle,...
Abin Design Studio wins The International Architecture Award’15

Abin Design Studio wins The International Architecture Award’15

A Temporary Temple Pavilion built for a local socio – religious festival in a small town on the fringes of Kolkata has recently been...

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Hall of Nations: heritage or history?

Hall of Nations: heritage or history?

The Delhi High Court’s decision to stay the demolition order for the Hall of Nations (HoN) until the Heritage Conservation Committee (HCC) gives its...
Architecture for mind  (Is architecture controlling us?) – Aarushi Khatri

Architecture for mind  (Is architecture controlling us?) – Aarushi Khatri

Be it the architecture of the cities we live in, the streets that we explore, the public spaces that become our favourite spots or...
Might over Merit in the new Andhra capital

Might over Merit in the new Andhra capital

The termination of Maki and Associates’s contract underscores a disturbing trend in Indian public works. The splitting of the state of Andhra Pradesh has...
The Hall of Nations demolished – Manoj Mathur shares what went wrong and what can be done in the future.

The Hall of Nations demolished – Manoj Mathur shares what...

The much celebrated symbol of Modern Architecture in India – the Hall of Nations at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi – was demolished last night....
“The photograph does not lie – the photographer does, and so does the architect” Ruturaj Parikh on Photoshopped Architecture

“The photograph does not lie – the photographer does, and...

The primary value of architecture lies in the experience of the built environment. As an architect, however, it is difficult to personally experience numerous...
“At the end of the day, it’s all about why” Andre Fanthome on Photoshopped Architecture

“At the end of the day, it’s all about why”...

“The real question is, in my opinion, if we are even interested in architecture anymore.” André Fanthome doesn’t pick sides; he addresses the heart...
An open letter to Daniel Libeskind

An open letter to Daniel Libeskind

Revered sir, Some 3.5 years ago I chose to take up architecture as the course of my study if not a profession. I joined...
“Deception by Design..” – Dwaipayan Chakravarty on Photoshopped Architecture

“Deception by Design..” – Dwaipayan Chakravarty on Photoshopped Architecture

When I was contacted by ArchitectureLive! to weigh in on ‘Photoshopped Architecture’ – a term coined by them – I admit, my interest was...