Is it the ambition that overrides the need of the building’s occupants? Is architecture about problem-solving and not just creating fashionable buildings? Continue reading Starchitecture: Is it a worthwhile concept?
Japan is a hotbed for contemporary architecture with lots of attractive creations mainly in the leading cities, especially the city, Tokyo. The growth of big cities has led to the appearances of skyscrapers and a variety of buildings exhibiting artistic imagination. Let us … Continue reading 10 must see Architectural creations in Tokyo
I remember drawing birds over the sketch of the Taj-Mahal in my history exam, as I had nothing much to write and something was to be done to kill time. Continue reading History of architecture: learning from past to prepare for the future
The Bharat Diamond Bourse project had started in the 1980s and had changed many hands before it finally progressed to Architect Reza Kabul in the early 2000’s. Continue reading The Bharat Diamond Bourse: Ar. Reza Kabul’s Midas touch
If you happen to be in Hyderabad, you might want to visit a restaurant called as ‘Dialog in the Dark’. It is a restaurant run by the blind. Few of my friends who visited the restaurant last year were in … Continue reading Universal Design : The 5 W’s and How
“I am not inventing something new. I am just using existing material differently.” When someone like Shigeru Ban says this, one wants to dig in more, to know what he is saying. Shigeru Ban, a Pritzker Prize-winning architect, can be described as … Continue reading Material Master: Shigeru Ban
In the 1970’s architect and “Garbage Warrior” Micheal Reynolds pioneered the concept of Earthships – passive solar buildings that are made by using waste materials. Continue reading Waste management and architecture
India is a young and growing economy. It is estimated that India’s urban population is going to be doubled by 2030 (580 million) from its urban population of 2001 (280 million). The construction of houses in our country are mostly … Continue reading The need for affordable housing in emerging urban scenario
Amal (Hope) Good things take time. And for something of the scale of The Louvre, Abu Dhabi, it takes a little more than that! The building was open to the public in November 2017, after 10 years of delay in … Continue reading The Louvre, Abu Dhabi : What is so special about it?