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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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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Book Launch – The Architecture of Hasmukh Patel – Selected Projects – 1963 – 2003

Book Launch – The Architecture of Hasmukh Patel – Selected Projects – 1963 – 2003

Hasmukh Patel’s architectural practice spanned the transformative latter decades of the 20th century. Patel navigated the political and economic changes of his time and brought his talents to bear equally on institutional, private and speculative development...
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Slums and the City – Bhawna Jaimini, Hunnarshala

Slums and the City – Bhawna Jaimini, Hunnarshala

Owner Driven Slum Redevelopment in Bhuj – Hunnarshala Babubhai sits on a charpoy spread inside the courtyard of this newly constructed home. He directs me to the one corner of the courtyard where few tile samples are lying, to be...
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Nari Gandhi on the state of architecture in India (1984)

Nari Gandhi on the state of architecture in India (1984)

This was exactly 32 years ago, when Jagdeep Desai, an architect received a reply from Nari Gandhi on his question about the state of architecture in India. This reply from Nari Gandhi was later published in the Journal of Indian...
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Architecture in India serves today only the economic elite. – Suprio Bhattacharjee

Architecture in India serves today only the economic elite. – Suprio Bhattacharjee

Third in the series of ‘Architecture — Disconnected?’ – Thoughts by architects and educators in India, on the relevance of architecture today in the society.. Suprio Bhattacharjee talks about where has the profession failed.. If we rest...
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Architecture Disconnected? – Swati Janu

Architecture Disconnected? – Swati Janu

‘Architecture – –  Disconnected?’, Where architectural professionals share their views about relevance of architecture and society today. In this post, Swati Janu shares her views, below: “Architecture today is inherently an el...
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The Architecture And The Elite – Jaisim Krishnarao

The Architecture And The Elite – Jaisim Krishnarao

The social and economical disparity among people is loudly visible across many nations. The Urban Realm is not untouched. Gautam Bhatia in his interview mentioned, ‘Social Conscious among architects is completely missing..’ and ‘..most of th...
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Where Have The Dreaming Wild Men Gone?

Where Have The Dreaming Wild Men Gone?

While  working  in  England  in  late  1960s, and  studying simultaneously  for  final  exam. of  RTPI, U K, in  the  RTPI journal I  read  an article  titled  as  above. So  powerful  is  the  title  and  its’  message,  that  eve...
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La Leona- Beauty Salon by Henri Fanthome Office for Architecture

La Leona- Beauty Salon by Henri Fanthome Office for Architecture

Project Facts Name of the project: La Leona – Beauty Salon Status: Built Year of completion: 2014 Design Team: Henri Fanthome , Aayushi Goel Location: Gurgaon Built up and Site Area: 1000 sft Photo Credits: Andre Fanthome Re– use, Re-invent, Re-i...
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Career in Architecture – An advise from experts

Because you have landed up on this page, we assume that you have decided the career of your choice, and, it’s Architecture. Welcome aboard, next five years, or more in some cases, are going to be an adventurous journey for you. It...
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Book – Nesting in Nature – Sanjay Patil

Book – Nesting in Nature – Sanjay Patil

ABOUT THE BOOK:  This book is an attempt to chronicle the architect’s journey and delve deeper into his philosophy towards architecture and life, his love for nature and his commitment to architecture. Our journey thus encompasses influences from vernacular...
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Towards a Realistic Design Studio

Towards a Realistic Design Studio

A lot is being talked about architectural education these days. I must admit that I have been there, done that, written about it quite a while ago. Since, the discussion is becoming serious each day, I thought I would bring...
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NEEL – Hospitality Project by Sameep Padora

NEEL – Hospitality Project by Sameep Padora

Project Facts Name of the project: NEEL Status: Built Year of completion: 2014 Design Team: Vami Koticha , Archita Banerjee , Aparna Dhareshwar Location: Andheri East , Mumbai Built up and Site Area: 3000 sft         There was...
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PETITION: SAVE HALL OF NATIONS, HALLS OF INDUSTRIES AND NEHRU PAVILION at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

PETITION: SAVE HALL OF NATIONS, HALLS OF INDUSTRIES AND NEHRU PAVILION at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

Marking a definite point in time after achieving our hard earned independence, the Hall of Nations and Industries complex and Nehru Pavilion at Pragati Maidan are iconic landmarks in our capital. They are a symbol of progress and modernity of...
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