Excerpt from the conversation originally published in WFM Magazine, March 2019 Q1 – Glass has become the chosen medium for facades – both building fenestrations and cladding – and as a material for load-bearing elements such as roofs and floors. Is it good or bad considering the Indian weather conditions? What is your view on..
I will talk on civilization. But after a while I thought that was a very ambiguous title. It could mean a lot, it could mean the whole history of civilization.
One of the biggest regrets that architectural professionals have, is that, Architecture is never part of a mainstream conversation. Citizens of great cities and nations, like ours, often ignore the impact architecture plays in their daily life. Yes, we do, constantly critique the traffic snarls / water logging at one end; or admire the lighting..
My constant concern about architecture is the methodology to solicit engagements, especially within the public Sector. It is interesting that my thought is being written amidst the public demand by Indian Railways asking architects to work Pro-bono, and stalwarts like Hafeez Contractor offering to do so as well. While, why I believe that is wrong..
High Court recently furnished a Verdict in Favour of BDP and RSP, permitting them to offer Architectural Consultancy in India. Reference – https://indiankanoon.org/doc/43479999/ Our Take on the same is as follows: The verdict is a reality check on the Architect’s Act and the Council of Architecture Let me start with a fact that there would be..
“the problem with the current generation of architects and their resultant architecture is that they think analogue but produce algorithmically” – an excerpt from Peter Eisenmann’s Lecture at RIBA Lecture series, December 2008. It’s been 09 Years since I heard that claim. Although, Eisenmann chuckled that he too did not know what it meant, I..
Excerpt from the interview (Mr. Balkishan Sharma and Mr. Mudassir Ahmed) Published in SSMB Magazine in January 2017. What was the initial thought process before finalizing the design of the project? Marketels is a renowned travel and hospitality company in NOIDA. The office building would be a chapter in their expanding endeavor. Design Plus..
Adopting Radical Thinking and Analysing new techniques for generating urban models and identifying new architecture. “The spirit of our times is neither the grand optimism of utopian modernist ideals nor the playful technological wonder that influenced the avant-garde of the 60s and 70s.” The layers of complexities present in the contemporary world shadow any purpose for the field of architecture..
This paper is just a fact file for the illegalities being pursued by architectural entities. I am not debating any emotional or speculative dos and don’ts. However, I would encourage every one to check the status of the entity you are associated with. It might be shutting soon. WHO IS ILLEGAL? Currently there are 3..
Excerpts from an Interview Published in Construction Mirror_ July-2015 issue Could you please give a brief about Design Plus architects and its journey since its first project? As a thought, Design Plus originated on a drawing board at SPA in 1976. In 1981, the thought was formalized. We began with very humble commissions and an..
Spatial construction governs the field of architecture; invention of atmospheres and their translation a medium that stimulates the senses of the users, drives the profession. Inherent in this motivation is the need for a communication tool that at one end provides a passage for explorations and also delivers the desired ambience without limiting the expanse of imagination. Models in..
As we race towards the next decade, 2018, should prove a critical year. This criticality can be expressed under several layers effecting the profession. NOTES ON PRACTICE – To begin with, the methodology for awarding projects shall witness a rise in comprehensive services; i.e, Architectural services shall struggle to remain a pure consultancy (other than maybe..
Urban guidelines and city bye-laws define the decorum of an urban development. Apart from its primary motive to ensure satisfactory living conditions and controlled load on shared infrastructure, bye-laws also propose the possibility of creating volumetric cousins. Of course the bloodline can bc extremely short as in the case of Chandigarh or extremely distant as in the..