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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Shiny Varghese


Art on streets, riverfront: What new Ayodhya may look like
Sun, Feb 21, 2021

Delhi-based CP Kukreja Architects was selected recently to draw out a blueprint for the masterplan of Ayodhya, with two other firms, Canada-based infrastructure consultants Lea Associates and Indian conglomerate Larsen & Toubro.

How a Delhi school for farmers’ children along the Yamuna riverfront won world recognition
Mon, Feb 15, 2021

The international Beazley Award for Architecture this year was given to a structure that not only questioned permanence in form, but also the right to the city

In the ‘new normal’ of being housebound, a look at how the drawing room has evolved through the ages
Sun, Jan 31, 2021

As the pandemic has turned spaces in our homes multifunctional, in an increasingly virtual world, has the drawing-room come a full circle?

What can ancient milestones tell us?
Mon, Jan 11, 2021

Heritage conservation project on way markers comes with promise of new stories waiting to be told.

Approvals taken, Central Vista plan work to pick up pace
Wed, Jan 06, 2021

Currently, work on the project website is underway and it should be up within a month, which will have elaborate explanations with drawings and renderings.

Five top changes our homes witnessed in 2020
Sun, Jan 03, 2021

Well-known designers share what they have seen and done in homes to accommodate the new normal

What Indian architecture lost this year?
Mon, Jan 04, 2021

Ten architects and designers who left behind legacies of simplicity, regional context, creative communities and a system of values that have been forgotten

Explained: The signature of Kahn and other foreign architects on Indian cities
Tue, Dec 29, 2020

The importance of being Louis Kahn is never more real than now, as the American architect’s only project in India faces bulldozers.

Outrage as IIM-A to raze iconic dorms designed by Louis Kahn
Fri, Dec 25, 2020

The new buildings are also expected to accommodate more students — in place of the existing dorms, which can accommodate 500 students, the plan is to build 800 student rooms in a new hostel complex.

‘Stepping into politics was an extension of my activism’: Nithya Raman
Sun, Dec 13, 2020

The India-born urban planner, who assumes office tomorrow, on winning the Los Angeles city council member seat and why accountability in local governance is important

End of the road for IKEA’s catalogue, picture book of good-home ideas
Thu, Dec 10, 2020

How did a store pamphlet become an icon that was published in 32 different languages and distributed the world over?

Explained: Building bridges in the forest, to help wildlife
Wed, Dec 09, 2020

Eco-ducts or eco-bridges aim to enhance wildlife connectivity that can be disrupted because of highways or logging.

An international film festival on urban living makes us confront issues of death, separation and loss
Tue, Dec 01, 2020

The annual Urban Lens Film Festival, organised by the Indian Institute for Human Settlements, presents a week-long exploration into landscapes of the city and the mind

‘Our pandemic response strategy has three main pillars: lives, livelihoods and life after COVID’
Fri, Nov 27, 2020

Neelam Chhiber, Co-Founder and Managing Trustee, Industree Foundation, about their ‘POWER’ project that focuses on decentralised ownership for artisans and preparing them to market their handmade products on global platforms

Architect whose work touched Saket district centre, Delhi Metro no more
Thu, Nov 12, 2020

Kuldip Singh, who completed his bachelors from the School of Planning and Architecture in 1957, had a long association with the South, because of his projects in Chennai and Kochi.

‘Delhi should thank him for his counsel that made Delhi Metro take the line underground in Qutub’
Wed, Nov 11, 2020

Architect, town planner and art collector Kuldip Singh, known for sculptural buildings like NDMC and NCDC, passed away on Tuesday

Explained: Why France continues to be provocative
Tue, Nov 03, 2020

Being irreverent and debunking tradition of every kind has been second nature in French culture. Subversion, scepticism and irreverence has been the country’s cornerstone for centuries.

Explained: How Delhi’s Central Vista redevelopment project is being executed
Fri, Nov 06, 2020

What are the key steps to be undertaken before a heritage project such as the Central Vista is redeveloped? We explain

Explained: Who is Wilton D Gregory, the first African American cardinal elector?
Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Empathetic to LGBTQ Catholics, Wilton D Gregory has often spoken about holding conversations with parents, and the families’ need to be included into the fabric of the Catholic Church.

Delhi: In Central Ridge area, questions on tree plantation
Fri, Oct 02, 2020

As one walks into the Central Ridge, past kikar and the polo grounds, resilient dhau trees, native to the region, stand tall. A few metres in, however, tracks left behind by excavators can be spotted.

For the first time since the pandemic, craftspeople have reason to celebrate
Mon, Sep 28, 2020

Dastkar Nature Bazaar 2020 hopes to bring cheer to the severely affected crafts sector

How building better neighbourhoods will help us build better cities
Sat, Sep 19, 2020

Successful models for neighbourhoods bring together the 5 Cs - connectivity, convenience, comfort, community and commerce

Kapila Vatsyayan (1928-2020): ‘Art was expression of life for her’
Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Vatsyayan would eke out the essence of every art tradition and see it in the light of modernity.

Identity, memory find expression in new media designer Kadambari Sahu’s multi-sensorial installations
Fri, Aug 21, 2020

‘Sniffing Out The Differences’ has won numerous international honours recently, including the DNA Paris Design Award, the German Design Award and the Red Dot Award. From themes of racism to connectedness, the installations privilege the sense of smell to tell stories

Explained: Why Gujarat is allowing buildings 100 metre tall in five cities
Sat, Aug 22, 2020

The limit was 45 m during 2001 (Kutch earthquake) and then raised to 70 m (22-23 floors) in 2017. The new policy allows builders to go as high they wish.