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Pradeep Sachdeva, architect of Dilli Haat, Garden of Five Senses, no more
Mon, Jun 01, 2020

Apart from Dilli Haat, Sachdeva is credited with The Garden of Five Senses and his streetscape work during the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Goa’s Guru, architect Sarto Almeida passes away
Sat, May 30, 2020

Sarto Almeida, who mentored architects across the country and gave buildings a modern regional edge, was instrumental in planning Goa’s cities.

Urban development for the economically weaker section is less than 15 per cent, says Ranjit Sabikhi
Tue, May 19, 2020

The Delhi-based architect and urban designer speaks about cross subsidies for the urban poor to have a right to the city, his latest book that delves into the faultlines of urban planning and public spaces in a Covid landscape

Urban design is a civic responsibility: Raj Rewal
Thu, May 14, 2020

The architect-urban designer on city planning in a post-COVID world, giving migrants an improved quality of life and making them citizens of new organic cities

How craft and architecture can come together to tell new stories of identity and culture
Wed, May 06, 2020

Can architecture bring back craft into its storytelling, not only as a way to support artisans but also give an identity to the regional flavours of our country, and reclaim a place that was theirs centuries ago?

Volunteers across country help medical staff brave COVID-19 with 3D-printed face shields
Tue, Apr 14, 2020

In a pro bono effort, a group of volunteers across India has come together to make face shields, free of cost, for doctors and medical support staff of government hospitals.

Online services and personalised phone calls: How churches in India are preparing for Easter
Thu, Apr 09, 2020

“Our faith doesn’t end with a Good Friday, it begins at resurrection. And I’m convinced the lockdown will result in a transformation within families and churches,” says Fr Barrett.

How COVID-19 makes us reimagine our workspaces and the way we work
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

The coronavirus has taught us to split teams, work in shifts or work from home. Office layouts, too, have changed. Architects gear up to implement design ideas that may actually make for more efficient use of space

Design For All
Fri, Mar 13, 2020

An online collection highlights how a design movement in Germany influenced the modernist language of expression in art and architecture in India

Building Blocks: How protests in the streets remind us of what we lost as a nation when we gave up our right to the city
Thu, Mar 05, 2020

A brief history of how streets, which act as a stage where our lives play out, connect people, with roads continuing to be its impassive counterpoint

Why is unbuilt architecture better?
Wed, Mar 04, 2020

A book on unbuilt architectural projects in India points to the possibilities of structural forms and the ambition of limitless imagination.

Rahul Mehrotra: ‘Every emperor made a New Delhi’
Fri, Feb 28, 2020

The architect and heritage conservationist on how architecture can represent what a modern democracy should be.

Daniel Lismore talks about how clothes and identity are society constructs
Thu, Feb 27, 2020

A “walking sculpture”, a designer, an activist and writer, he never fails to turn heads dressed in fabric and steel, frills and brocade, ribbons and shells, feathers, crystals and over-sized safety pins.

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.'