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
Universal Design must be included right from the inception of the project. For larger projects, including universal design in site planning and landscaping is crucial. 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
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.