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Whinings of an Architectural Practice

Whinings of an Architectural Practice

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..
Not So Illegal Practices

Not So Illegal Practices

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..
Software within a pipeline

Software within a pipeline

“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..
Low-Mid-High Tech

Low-Mid-High Tech

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..
Omnipresent Models?

Omnipresent Models?

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..
Who is Controlling?

Who is Controlling?

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..