Shiny Varghese

Articles By Shiny Varghese

Harvest of motifs: A 35-year-old school gets an artistic makeover

It indeed reaffirmed what economist EF Schumacher said of an “entirely new system of thought, a system based on attention to people, and not to goods”.

‘A walkable city keeps us close to our real selves’: Heritage revivalist Lokesh Ohri

A travel primer on the Doon Valley points us towards stories and places that are forgotten.

Building Blocks: Why the Delhi zoo doesn’t have conventional enclosures

Delhi Zoo was planned as a space sound in ecology, with no cages.

A retrospective on the late architect CP Kukreja presents his focus of material science and sustainable construction

Founder of the 50-year-old firm CP Kukreja Architects (CPKA), Kukreja passed away last year at the age of 80. A retrospective of his work is on display at the Sushant School of Art and Architecture (SSAA), Ansal University, till May 31.

Dutch designer Jeroen van Erp on his new book, embracing complexity and why people should vote on their birthday

With architect Sourabh Gupta of Noida-based Studio Archohm, Fabrique collaborated on Agra city branding. The idea was to optimise the cultural assets of the city and make it a brand that everyone, from the tourism department to the hotelier or an autowallah, could embrace.

A pop-up pavilion, designed and crafted in India, wins an international award

Shortlisted among submissions from across the world, the handcrafted pavilion is an ode to the friendship between India and France.

A museum that wants to tell the story of India’s natural history

The Indian Museum of Earth can be a repository of fossils, stories and research.

Threads that make a home

An INTACH project showcases the connect between tangible and intangible heritage in Chanderi

A UN exhibition on the works of architects of African descent presented ideas of equitable spaces and overcoming biases

An exhibition titled “Remember Slavery: Say It Loud” that was recently held in the Capital marked the annual International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, which is observed on March 25.

How militancy in Kashmir resulted in the creation of Dilli Haat

Its barrier-free movement and rambling ease make Dilli Haat an ideal urban space.

From Chirala to the Capital

A weaver experiments with traditional weaves and colours produced in a sari town in Andhra Pradesh.

The bigger question is how and what to conserve: Architect Vikas Dilawari

Mumbai-based conservation architect Vikas Dilawari on the challenges of defining and sustaining contemporary heritage.

‘People are unaware how architects are useful to society’

Architect MN Ashish Ganju on imagining a museum of architecture that can house India’s built diversity

Rooted to the Ground

Delving into Uruguayan engineer and architect Eladio Dieste’s minimalist masonary and 16th century Catalan tile vaults, sP+a used Rhino Vault software to emerge with the funicular form of the library.

Building Blocks – Every Move You Make

In urban spaces, design, and not surveillance, is most helpful in creating a sense of security

With Holi around the corner, we turn to the hills from where nature announces the arrival of spring

Much before Holi though, children bring flowers and sweets, laying the petals before every door, and in return are treated to food or clothes. It’s a way of inviting blessings and announcing the arrival of the season.

Power of Translation

A new installation by the design firm Kaaru affirms their tryst with craft and consciousness

Building Blocks: A look at public spaces built after 1947

The memorial to Indira Gandhi is a magnificent tribute to the geological diversity of India.

Home Coming

A show features Indian winners and nominees of the World Architecture Festival awards 2018

Celebrating the work of the Pritzker Prize awardee, Doshi, is an exhibition in Germany at the Vitra Design Museum

Organised by the museum with the Wustenrot Foundation, curator Khushnu Panthaki Hoof presents 26 projects in the show titled “Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People”.