For more than three decades, Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal have grappled with uncertainty and extinction. Abiding by their deeply rooted belief in the preservation of things they have strived to resurrect what has been left for dead. Old crumbling … Continue reading Implementing the Philosophy of 2021 Pritzker Laureates in Indian Context
Open windows. Ventilated homes. In Germany, they have a word for this, Luften. It roughly translates in English to ventilate. To replace stale old air with fresh air. The Germans are supposed to be pretty obsessed with Luften. They are … Continue reading Why We Need To Reimagine HVAC Systems After Covid-19?
India is moving towards electric mobility and both the government and industry players have been doing their best to increase the adoption of electric cars. India is one of the top ten automotive markets in the world today and having … Continue reading Are we ready for electric cars? Prospects and challenges for architects and designers.
The term “society” comes from the Latin word ‘societas‘, which in turn is derived from the noun socius. Socius means a friend or an ally and it is used to describe a bond or interaction between parties that are friendly, or at least … Continue reading The ideal size of societies
Founded in 1995 by ‘Great Master Architect’ award recipient, Prof. Christopher Benninger and Mr. Ramprasad Akkiseti, CCBA has become one of the most revered and idolised architectural design studio to date. Having thrived under the mentoring from the legendary master … Continue reading When CCBA designs a township
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
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
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