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Monday, February 24, 2020

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Cues Indians can take from a Bangladeshi architect
Thu, Feb 20, 2020

Marina Tabassum on working with the local, centrality of the central space in buildings, and creating a seed fund to help women build

When Hauz Khas ruins, kund steps and gopuram gateways inspired BV Doshi to design NIFT Delhi
Thu, Feb 20, 2020

Fashion doesn’t conform to space and time, has no limits, and is constantly about change, says the Ahmedabad-based Padma Bhushan-recipient architect

How architecture in Kashmir, over the years, knitted together cultures, traditions and religions
Wed, Feb 12, 2020

A recent exhibition in Delhi, organised by INTACH, J&K Chapter, Department of Tourism, Kashmir and India International Centre, Delhi, displayed the “Sacred Architecture of Kashmir”, showing how spiritual traditions continued in form and structure.

Living With Modernism
Mon, Feb 03, 2020

A photography exhibition of IIT Delhi looks at the principles of modernist architecture activated in the building and its reality six decades later.

Hafeez Contractor on why Indians don’t deserve good architecture
Mon, Feb 03, 2020

‘The world has changed a lot and architects can save the world. But, in India, we can't think beyond the Gateway of India or Taj Mahal. Our architecture has no one to take it forward.'

Billie Tsien on designing the Obama Presidential Center, and the power of women designers
Mon, Jan 27, 2020

Tsien was one of the keynote speakers at the recent Women In Design 2020+ in Mumbai, where she shared learnings from their projects of over four decades.

Reclaiming our public spaces
Sun, Jan 26, 2020

'Historically, public places have a strong link with political systems and power.'

Two architects, who work in conflict areas, on their role as designers
Tue, Jan 21, 2020

The recently held Women In Design 2020+ conference in Mumbai had speakers from all over the globe sharing stories and experiences.

Brick by Brick
Thu, Jan 16, 2020

How the regeneration of Delhi’s Sujan Singh Park honours history, material and community interaction

We have become a country of walls and barricades, where only a certain kind of people are allowed
Sun, Jan 12, 2020

Building Blocks: A look at public spaces built after 1947

A conference in Mumbai will celebrate and challenge the notions about women in design
Thu, Jan 02, 2020

Curators Nandini Somaya Sampat and Ruturaj Parikh talk about the need for such a conference, how women approach design and what makes for women-centric spaces.

What does a nation’s architecture say about its aspirations, politics and drawbacks?
Sun, Dec 22, 2019

With the redesign of the Central Vista in the national capital imminent, tracing India’s socialist, democratic fabric through its public architecture.

The engineer who showed that walls can be finger-thin, and roofs can fly
Sun, Dec 08, 2019

With his genius for manipulating brick and concrete, Mahendra Raj has been the man behind much of India’s modern architecture. A retrospective examines his engineering legacy.

One place that political parties in Maharashtra aren’t fighting over
Fri, Nov 29, 2019

A stately accommodation: Even as guests cool their heels after the recent political theatrics, it’s easily forgotten that this once historic bungalow in Malabar Hill, Mumbai, hosted former chief minister of unified Maharashtra Morarji Desai and Maharashtra state’s first chief minister YB Chavan.

Counter point
Fri, Nov 22, 2019

A film on power and identity presents contradictions that exist in all of us

How traditional form and modern technology exist together in Delhi’s ISKCON temple
Sun, Nov 17, 2019

How a modern temple’s design incorporated the requirements of faith and community.

Architect Tay Kheng Soon on nurturing small businesses and visions for a green economy
Tue, Nov 12, 2019

He was in Kollam, Kerala, as a keynote speaker at the National Conference of the Institute of Urban Designers India (IUDI) last month.

Building Blocks: How the City Centre mall captured the spirit of Kolkata
Sun, Nov 03, 2019

When the City Centre mall opened in Salt Lake, Kolkata, in June 2004, it was a hybrid mall with closed and open spaces.

The last straw
Sun, Nov 03, 2019

Meet the tribe of Indians trying to live plastic-free and sustainably

Delhi’s Central Vista redevelopment project needs transparency and accountability
Tue, Oct 29, 2019

The buildings of the redeveloped Central Vista were given life-span extensions, which increased from 150 years to 250 within the hour-long press conference by Puri. For this, they will need to work with a material other than concrete, which only has a longevity of approximately 70 years.