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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“Representations are always partial, and their interpretation will differ from person to person” – Himanshu Burte on Photoshopped Architecture

“Representations are always partial, and their interpretation will differ from person to person” – Himanshu Burte on Photoshopped Architecture

Article curated and edited by: Anupriya Saraswat We continue our discussion about Photoshopped Architecture and attempt to decode artistic ethos and create a dialogue that ponders its implications. Himanshu Burte, however, deconstructs the premise and addresse...
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The Open Mall – City Centre – Salt Lake by  Charles Correa

The Open Mall – City Centre – Salt Lake by Charles Correa

Charles Correa’s design for the Salt Lake City Centre, Kolkata was built in 2004. Most who have seen it remember it as an exceptional conversation between two distinct traditions of shopping- the traditional open markets of Indian streets on the...
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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 graduate of Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai (B. Arch. 1990), has been actively involved in...
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Book review: Talking sustainability to designers

Book review: Talking sustainability to designers

Book review by Ar. Himanshu Burte Ann Thorpe’s ‘The Designer’s Atlas of Sustainability: Charting the Conceptual Landscape Through Economy, Ecology and Culture’ attempts a difficult task- to provide an overview of the conceptual landscape of sustainabil...
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Land and Building – Sustainable Architecture

Land and Building – Sustainable Architecture

When we talk of sustainable architecture we usually think in terms of specific issues- energy, emissions, and waste management. Most architects are thus conscious about the fact that their work ends up consuming energy from fossil fuels, that it releases...
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Senseless Architecture

Senseless Architecture

Review of the book, ‘Inhuman Architecture’ by Hugo Keukelhaus (1974) translated by Elmar Schenkel, and published by Studio Naqshbandi, Auroville, 2007. Himanshu Burte, is an architect and an Assistant Professor at the School of Habitat Studies, at Tata  ...
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Saptaparani: From home to culture hub for kids

Saptaparani: From home to culture hub for kids

Himanshu Burte, is an architect and an Assistant Professor at the School of Habitat Studies, at Tata  Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. A graduate of Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai (B. Arch. 1990), has been actively involved in architectural prac...
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Cathedral in Karwar

About The Author: Himanshu Burte, is an architect and an Assistant Professor at the School of Habitat Studies, at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. A graduate of Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai (B. Arch. 1990), has been actively involved...
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Belief and Building

Belief and Building

I was recently at IIM Ahmedabad walking around Louis Kahn’s masterpiece. I have always enjoyed being there, but this time during my third of fourth visit strangely, I resonated with Kahn’s impeccable rhythms like never before. It was also the...
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The Tilted Wall

The Tilted Wall

Every design studio in every architecture college has one- a design with one or many tilted walls. Usually, there is more than one design. And often, as with practicing architects, it is the more talented students who try to design buildings to...
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