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Glass as a default

Glass as a default

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..
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..
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..
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..
CODE MY LAW – PRIVATE RESIDENCE BRETHREN

CODE MY LAW – PRIVATE RESIDENCE BRETHREN

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..