Two questions arose at the very beginning. First, who was to build the new city – the Public Works Department (PWD), a private firm in India, or a distinguished architect from abroad? The decision was in favour of an architect from overseas.
In the mid-1980s in India, there were two gods in architecture. When either of them landed in Bangalore, there would be a buzz in the architecture fraternity — “God has arrived”. Students and young practitioners would flock to hear them.
Nearly 600-year-old Chand Minar with its unique architecture attracts tourists from across the world
The Chand Minar or the Tower of the Moon is a medieval tower in Daulatabad. The tower is located in the state of Maharashtra within the Daulatabad-Deogiri fort complex. It was erected in 1445 C.E by King Ala-ud-din Bahmani to commemorate his capture of the fort.
Vernacular Architecture is the use of local materials and traditional techniques for constructing low rise homes. As a principle, this form of architecture involves not using expensive and factory-made material but using old traditional ways of construction and material as much as possible
A NASA-funded a programme in the US has produced a series of informational videos about famous archaeological sites and institutions in India. The programme has lesson plans in Hindi aimed at teaching the language internationally in context with science and technology.
Everywhere in the country, the design of the homes was built according to the climate of that region. Old houses, particularly in hot regions of India like Rajasthan’s havelis or the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu, would have a central courtyard or aangan and the rooms would be built around it.
It was my Eureka moment as I realised that the architect is a new age agent of Pangaea. He is travelling across the world, getting educated in great academies of the nations he is not born in. He learns his craft from distant lands with different climate, flora and fauna and then moves around the globe to practice his trade.
The studio Urban Housing began with a case study that helped the students understand the social aspects of urban housing. The initial exercises focused on aspects such as understanding relationship between anthropometrics and space, the relationship between various house activities, the need for inside-outside relationships for a house, and making compact-efficient layouts.
Late last month, the Delhi High Court gave a judgment that an architect of a building, as the author of an artistic work of architecture, does not have the right to restrain the demolition of a building.
The outcome of Urban Housing Studio’s case study of Group 2 focussed on mass and void in various scales of the housing program.
AHMEDABAD: This year recorded the highest April temperatures in almost a decade, with mercury rising up to 43.7°C twice. Can citizens keep cool without air-conditioning? Architecture plays a major role in temperature reduction, as shown by two households — one in the western part of the city and one in a pol.
Urban Housing: Teacher’s Training Programme is organized by Institute of Architecture and Planning, Nirma University, Ahmedabad. The purpose is to sensitize and equip the participants from professional and academia in diverse areas of the subject of Urban Housing and at the same time provide an opportunity to engage in an intense, creative and innovative process of ‘Urban Housing’ design paradigms.
Selected Academic Projects
image:medium:actor is a workshop on creativity & emotions with Week-long sessions in June, and July 2019 in New Delhi, India.
The outcome of Urban Housing Studio’s case study of Group 1 focussed on the layout, zoning and planning of a residence.
The first exercise of Urban Housing Studio focused on how a ‘sense of community’ is achieved by a built environment. The Case study based analysis of different Vernacular and Modernist examples analyzing urban and social issues.
The brief of Urban Housing Studio focuses on the discrepancy of housing shortage wherein there are 1.2 crore vacant homes. The house form emerges, first by responding to the requirements posed by the social aspects; and then by adding layers of requirements posed by topography. Finally, material shapes the final form.
2017-18 Spring Semester of CEPT University Level-2 Design Studio attempts to take a stepped process to define an architectural language. The process involves paying close attention to functional requirements, structural systems, building services, construction details, architectural elements, and language.
The outcome of SEDA_Building Construction-II focused on designing physical models of timber structures of a residence.
The outcome of SEDA_Building Construction-II focused on designing physical models of timber structures of a split column.
The outcome of SEDA_Building Construction-II focused on timber as construction material dealing with all the traditional systems. The second part of the semester focused on contemporary structural systems of timber framing.
The Urban Design Studio-2017 of SEDA, Navrachna, had developed the Exercise-1 to design Urban Open Spaces at multiple scales ranging from residences to neighborhoods to markets and institutions.
The Urban Design Studio-2017 of SEDA focuses on dense urban fabric streets acting as linear elements connecting people and places. The idea of this exercise was to make the students experience open spaces of various scales, understand various activities happening in these spaces at different times.
The outcome of SEDA_Building Construction-II focused on timber as construction material dealing with a physical model of joineries like mortise and tenon, dove-tail.
SEDA_Building Construction-II focused on timber as construction material while understanding the properties of the material. The course elaborates on various systems of traditional and contemporary framing using timber and to learn the construction sequence of various elements.
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