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Alimentative Architecture – A series of articles by Architect-Poet-Calligrapher H Masud Taj interfacing architecture with food via geometry.
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In his poignant exploration of the #MeToo movement’s impact on architecture, Rajesh Luthra delves into the complex interplay of power, morality, and artistic integrity. Through the cases of renowned architects Richard Meier and Sir David Adjaye, Luthra provokes reflection on the ethical dilemmas inherent in separating the art from the artist.
Pier Paolo Tamburelli talks about his new book, On Bramante. The interview was conducted in May 2023 at Baukuh in Milan, by Shreyank Khemalapure. The interview is centred around some of the questions and ideas about architecture brought up in the book—On Bramante. Pier Paolo Tamburelli is one of the partners at Baukuh and one of the founding editors of the influential magazine—San Rocco.
The old heritage building of Osmania General Hospital in Hyderabad has represented the identity and character of the city for over a century, but considering its overburdened condition and lack of maintenance, the hospital is in a thrust for demolition by the government which is in favor of a new structure.
As CEPT University celebrated its 18th convocation ceremony on January 20, 2024, Dr. Bimal Patel’s address highlighted the significant transformations and achievements of the university during his tenure as the President and Acting Director of the university, that has come to an end.
In Sarbjit Singh Bahga’s insightful article, he unveils the often-overlooked contributions of Mohinderjit Singh, a multifaceted figure in modern Indian architecture. Tracing Singh’s journey as an architect, sculptor, painter, and Punjabi writer, the article sheds light on his exceptional yet understated legacy.
In conversation with Abin Design Studio and M.N. Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Deepika Srivastava explores what is it like to build an architectural practice in Kolkata, a city that does not have a celebrated architectural legacy, apart from the ones left by the British, and the sense of looking up to an “iconic” building or a “guru”, which is a critical aspect of architectural education in cities like Ahmedabad, Mumbai, and Delhi, is also completely missing.
Rajat Ray reviews the book ‘Non-Aesthetic Modernity: Metaphysics of Modern Architecture’, authored by Jaimini Mehta. In the book, Mehta argues that modernity is not limited to the radical modernist movement and the ideology of “modernism” that emerged in Europe during the 18th century.
Mrinalini Ghadiok, in her post-graduate dissertation titled “What Does the Mithi Want?”, suggests reframing questions to unlock novel solutions for the issues related to the Mithi River. By exploring alternative questions, she aims to shift the way we understand the river and its place in the discussion. The dissertation was a part of her Master of Arts in History and Critical Thinking programme from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in 2023.
Prem Chandavarkar reviews “6 Metros: Urban Planning & Implementation Compared” by Sirish Patel, Oormi Kapadia, and Jasmine Saluja. Divided into two volumes, Signposts and Mappings, they provide a groundbreaking comparative study of urban planning across six global cities. The book, spanning London, New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Delhi, and Mumbai, offers a dispassionate overview, presenting a humanist perspective and utilizing a unique two-volume structure.
A comprehensive exploration of Ladakh’s SECMOL campus, Jit Kumar Gupta delves into its innovative passive solar architecture, use of local materials, and sustainable practices, showcasing how the institute stands as a model for climate-responsive and energy-efficient built environments in challenging terrains.
In this comprehensive analysis of architecture admissions and education, A. Srivathsan and Chirayu Bhatt reveal a concerning decline in enrolment figures, emphasizing the need for radical changes in the regulatory framework, autonomy for institutions, and a reevaluation of the profession’s role to address the structural issues and ensure the quality of architectural education.
This article concludes the Maverick Shutterbugs 2.0 series- dedicated to visual narrators and architectural photography.
Maverick Shutterbugs 2.0 is a series dedicated to architectural photographers capturing the built environment. This post is a curated compilation of the entries received from public participation.
Maverick Shutterbugs 2.0 Features: A collection of photographs clicked by Architectural Photographer Prasanth Mohan in the South Asia region.
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