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Monday, May 23, 2022

Shiny Varghese


‘Architecture can and should be more than the province of the privileged’: Martino Stierli
Sat, May 14, 2022

Curator Stierli on the latest exhibition at MoMA, the transformative role of modern architecture and why the demolished Hall of Nations is still important for built memory

Mahendra Raj, the man behind Pragati Maidan, Salarjung Museum, passes away
Sun, May 08, 2022

Mahendra Raj was one of the leading structural engineers of India. The final rites will be at the Lodhi crematorium at 5.30 pm today.

What makes Ankon Mitra’s installations a study in perfection
Thu, May 05, 2022

Architect-artist Ankon Mitra celebrates the quotidian in his latest solo while using origami techniques to fold aluminium sheets, leather, ceramics and even glass, resulting in an absolute spectacle

Explained: Why Venice Biennale 2022 stands out with its many firsts
Sat, Apr 23, 2022

The Venice Biennale, which opens on April 23, has many firsts in its palette. Here’s an aerial view of the exhibition that runs all the way till November.

Mehrauli, home to the Qutub complex – and the capital’s ‘layered past’
Sun, Apr 10, 2022

Starting today, a new feature that takes us through the nooks and crannies of the national capital. Author-historian Swapna Liddle walks with us through the narrow lanes of Mehrauli, one of Delhi’s oldest inhabited areas, and talks about the need for our monuments to be less policed and more for the people.

Team of 5, and some more, who built New Delhi
Sun, Apr 03, 2022

Delhi’s most famous pre-Independence builder — whose firm is now at the centre of a legal dispute with the government over alleged non-payment of rent by the latter in Delhi’s Sujan Singh Park area — has lent more than his touch to some of the Capital’s iconic buildings, including Regal, Scindia House, Connaught Place’s A Block, and Chelmsford Club.

Explained: Who is Diébédo Francis Kéré, the first African to win architecture’s highest honour?
Sat, Mar 19, 2022

The 57-year-old is the first architect from Africa to win the prestigious award, in its over four-decade history. We take a look as to what makes his style of building so unique and how does his world view empower people around him?

Explained: What is the UK’s ‘Homes for Ukraine’ refugee scheme?
Sat, Mar 19, 2022

The UK's 'Homes for Ukraine' scheme allows residents to host displaced Ukrainians in their own homes or independent accommodation for six months to a year. How does it work and what are some criticisms against it?

Yearender 2021: How many architects does it take to change a city?
Fri, Dec 31, 2021

The year has seen some vigorous transformations and some quiet renewals. Here are the approaches that are redefining what architecture is about.

Explained: British architect Richard Rogers and his contributions to world architecture
Thu, Dec 23, 2021

British architect-urbanist Richard Rogers, 88, designer of the iconic Pompidou Centre in Paris, passed away on December 18. What were his contributions to 20thcentury world architecture and why is he called the shaper of city skylines?

Bangladesh @ 50: ‘Architects in Bangladesh must confront the waters, and this is seen in a number of innovative and experimental works’
Tue, Jan 04, 2022

Architect-urbanist Kazi Khaleed Ashraf on the essence of nation-building and evaluating architecture through its locational ethics

Architects should be doers, not creators: Balkrishna Doshi on winning UK honour
Sat, Dec 11, 2021

On Thursday, Doshi, 94, won the Royal Gold Medal 2022 in recognition of his lifetime work of over seven decades as a thinker, architect and academic who has been able to “undo, redo and evolve”.

How to steer clear of Eenam-Pechi and other creatures
Sun, Nov 28, 2021

An award-winning animated short film, Kandittund!, presents a slice-of-life glimpse into characters who populate the afterlife in Malayalam folklore

The Great Resignation: For many in the West, quitting their job is the thing to do. Why?
Fri, Nov 12, 2021

A record 4.3 million people resigned in August, up 242,000 from July, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Why are people leaving big cities for smaller towns
Sun, Sep 26, 2021

Relocation isn’t without its paradoxes. In the pandemic, as people shift homes to hills and beaches, it brings with it a slower pace, a connect with nature, sometimes lesser pay cheques but ultimately a fuller life.

Can you build a house in seven days? Anupama Kundoo can
Sat, Sep 11, 2021

The 2021 RIBA Charles Jencks Award and Auguste Perret Prize-winning architect's strategy has helped reduce buildings’ environment footprint, housed more and supported local economies

Didi Contractor, champion of low-waste buildings, is no more
Tue, Jul 06, 2021

The self-taught architect, who worked for more than three decades in Kangra Valley, Himachal Pradesh, gave a contemporary edge to traditional materials such as mud, bamboo and slate

‘To be more free is what the future suggests’
Wed, Jul 07, 2021

Lebanese architect-scholar Hashim Sarkis on curating the ongoing Venice Architecture Biennale, finding new possibilities of spatial interaction and why cities matter

Explained: What to check when building by the sea
Wed, Jun 30, 2021

Florida condominium collapse underlines vulnerability of seaside structures. A checklist of dos and don’ts

‘It’s a lesson in how not to be sensitive to public opinion’: Pradip Krishen
Mon, Jun 14, 2021

From a petitioner to an advisor, naturalist Pradip Krishen on the Central Vista Redevelopment Project and the need to marry heritage with pragmatism

Central Vista: Advisor says Rajpath won’t lose rai-jamun trees
Sat, Jun 12, 2021

Pradip Krishen is also on an expert committee set up by the Supreme Court to look at ways to mitigate irreversible damage to natural wilderness and biodiversity from development projects like roads, mining and dams.

To whom does the Capital belong?
Wed, Jun 09, 2021

A website that maps slum evictions and resettlement colonies questions the imagination of a city

Nothing in the Central Vista Redevelopment Project responds to its time and space
Tue, May 18, 2021

The construction for the Central Vista Avenue has been declared as an 'essential service' by the government. It brings two questions to the fore, amid the public health emergency: What is essential? And for whom is it a service

Architect-urban designer MN Ashish Ganju, radical thinker and community builder, passes away
Fri, May 07, 2021

For over four decades Ganju worked among the marginalised and searched for indigenous ways to build and understand architecture

Questions arise on the renovation plans for Goa’s Kala Academy
Sat, Apr 10, 2021

While the 50cr renovation project is underway, what will become of the city's most loved public space and what are the changes involved