Shiny Varghese

Articles By Shiny Varghese

Architect Neelam Manjunath on working with bamboo that’s tougher than steel

Her first project at Manasaram Architects in 1999 came from Karnataka’s only female governor, VS Ramadevi. In Raj Bhavan, Manjunath had to remodel a dilapidated brick building, which would become a space to entertain VIPs.

Hyderabad Design Week will showcase the city’s entrepreneurial skills in offering global solutions

Design consultant Elizabeth John of Alcubis Design Solutions will present the ‘Pochampally Project’ at the Rajeev Gandhi International Airport to illustrate the region’s distinctive double-weave ikat.

A Space to Call My Own: What makes a house a home?

Househunting is pretty much like finding a partner. One needs to feel secure, be assured of ample space, know just how private or public one wants to be.

Central Vista project: Days before bidding, architects seek clarity

With the IIA Haryana Chapter and the School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) Alumni Association, New Delhi, the architects elaborated on four aspects of the multi-crore project.

A passage for all

Differently-abled-friendly public spaces are the need of the times.

An exhibition of textiles presents the range of experiments done in pattern and material in Varanasi

Made possible by the Devi Art Foundation, the exhibition curated by Pramod Kumar KG of Eka Archiving Services, is dedicated to the memory of Suresh Neotia and Martand Singh, patrons who found merit in Rahul Jain’s research.

Delhi: Architecture firms feel left out, cite issues with project criteria

An advertisement in the newspapers on September 2, for the appointment of an architectural consultant for the project, laid down criteria that architects say even the most established firms in India will find difficult to match.

Vasant Kamath passes away: ‘He gave mud buildings a brand value’

His practice with architect-wife Revathi — Kamath Design Studio in Delhi — grew world renowned for their use of locally available materials and sensitivity to crafts and local skills.

A conclave on modern heritage in architecture sought to explore its relevance and value systems

Themed on Modern Heritage, the conference provoked issues about pedagogy and practice of architecture in India.

Geoffrey Bawa, the Master Architect of Sri Lanka motivated by beauty

In his birth centenary year, a look at Geoffrey Bawa’s legacy of blending the past and the local into contemporary designs

Building Blocks: As demolition threat and court cases cloud Kala Academy Goa, it stares at an uncertain future

Watch This Space:  A look at public spaces built after 1947.

Raising the pitch

In his solo, artist Sayanthan Samanta draws attention to shrinking farmlands at the cost of urbanisation

Building Matters

A conference in Goa on modern heritage will focus on the challenges of legacies across the subcontinent

A set of maps on Varanasi routes heritage through its temples, craft and symbolic journeys

Each map is a result of three decades of research by INTACH’s respective departments — Intangible Cultural Heritage, Natural Heritage and Architectural Heritage.

How Pune’s iconic Prabhat Studios became the prestigious FTII

How a film studio gave way to an iconic campus.

Feeding Minds

A lecture platform of 20 years connects generations of architects to their peers.

How the Bombay Stock Exchange building got its distinctive shape

The story behind the design of Phiroze Jeejeebhoy Towers which houses the BSE.

A recent book One Heart. Two Worlds: The Story of the Jews of Kochi presents the stories of a community that arrived on Kerala shores in 1000 CE

Chronicled by scholar and historian KS Mathew and creative director and writer Yamini Nair, the anecdotes come together through “handwritten song diaries, memoirs, kosher recipes, Hebrew plays and synagogue rituals”.

Lessons from Bengaluru on how to reclaim our water bodies

The revival of lakes and tanks is bringing water back into the public realm.

A new anthology offers perspective on the identities of a ‘bystander’

A project called Bystander — in print and web — aims to understand the many definitions of the word “bystander” in the South Asian context.