Iconic Buildings and The Icons Who Built Them

Iconic Buildings and The Icons Who Built Them

Works curated by: Anupriya Saraswat Consisting of a pedagogy that is constantly – and rapidly – evolving, architectural trends and practices all over the world are heavily influenced by innovation and iconicity. We are quick to celebrate and emulate design...
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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 verdict comes as a quiet note of conciliation after the cacophony of the tussle between the...
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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 been rife with controversy from the very beginning. In tandem, the design of the state capital...
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Unbuilt Architecture – UnBuilt seeks to celebrate not only what could have been, but also what we will leave behind.

Unbuilt Architecture – UnBuilt seeks to celebrate not only what could have been, but also what we will leave behind.

The memory is almost visceral in its intensity; the overwhelming, consuming satisfaction of finishing one’s first design assignment – be it a humble cabin or a small amphitheatre nestled against a hypothetical hill – and the realization which hits us...
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Photoshopped Architecture – A recapitulation by Anupriya Saraswat

Photoshopped Architecture – A recapitulation by Anupriya Saraswat

The dialogue that spanned a month and a half is now coming to an end – as we wrap up our discussion about portrayal of architecture through the photographic medium, we glance back and attempt to reconcile the nuances we...
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Retrofit – Government Intermediate College, Neer, Uttarakhand by NCPDP, Rajendra Desai

Retrofit – Government Intermediate College, Neer, Uttarakhand by NCPDP, Rajendra Desai

Text: Peeyush Sekhsaria Images: Rajendra Desai Editing: Anupriya Saraswat 4350 feet above the sea level, nestled in the Shiwaliks, a small collection of run-down buildings and  sprawling fields partially hidden among dense green foliage is what constitutes Ne...
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Photoshopped Architecture

Photoshopped Architecture

Architecture is, ideally, an experiential art. How we relate to our built environment is governed by how we fit within spaces and adapt to them, and consequently, adapt them to our necessities – architecture, then, essentially becoming the practice of...
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Correa’s aspiration was to build for India – Rahul Mehrotra at Z-Axis 2016, Conference by CCF, Goa

Correa’s aspiration was to build for India – Rahul Mehrotra at Z-Axis 2016, Conference by CCF, Goa

There is an unmistakeable ideological resonance with the organization of the 2nd annual Z-Axis in the premises of the iconic Kala Academy of Panaji, overlooking the bank of the Mandovi river – a building often identified as one of late...
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