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
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
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?
In 2013, a bizarre news spread across the world. The Walkie Talkie Tower in London was blamed for melting a Jaguar car. Problem? The tower reflected sunlight at such intense levels that it warped panels and melted mirrors on the parked … Continue reading The importance of getting light right in design
While it is a dream of most of the architects to design a unique creation, the Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena disregards the notion and follows the path of his own. For him, architecture is about improving lives of the people. He feels that if the architecture is unique, it means it cannot be replicated and hence it cannot reach a larger number of people. Continue reading The life touching works of Alejandro Aravena
Photography of architecture always fascinates the aesthetes in us. Every now and then, every one of us comes across a piece of architecture and looks at it in a whole different light. May it be the perspective, the light or … Continue reading 10 must-follow architectural photographers on Instagram