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
Creating a green building is not an extraordinary feat, it is a necessity and every architect has to make an effort to make the building design that is in harmony with nature, says Ar. Sunil Patil. Being the architect behind … Continue reading Inside the new Collector Office of Pune
In the 1990s India became an open economy. First foreign products poured into the markets, then came the services. Indians were suddenly exposed to a whole new world. Everything suddenly changed around us, so did the architecture. New markets developed, … Continue reading Aluminium composite panels: A material that fascinated Indian architects at the turn of the century.
Traditionally Indians lived in the joint family system. Many occupants of the house and their interpersonal relationships demanded clearly distinguished spaces for different activities. There were private and public zones in the house with the courtyard as its nucleus. These … Continue reading Traditional Indian Houses
If I may call India the land of invasions, it would not at all be an exaggeration. Time and again our rich natural resources, climate, gold, spices, textile etc have attracted foreigners starting from Alexander and ending with the British … Continue reading How have the British changed us
The Pritzker Architecture Prize The Pritzker Architecture Prize is awarded annually “to honour a living architect or architects whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built … Continue reading Top 10 awards in architecure