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Amendment to the Architects’ Act

Amendment to the Architects’ Act

This winter of 2018, The Council of Architecture has initiated a process to Amend the long overdue and Archaic Architects’ Act of 1972. Previously too attempts have been made to improve upon the Act, the most popular attempt being the Bill of 2010. Terminologies like profession / business / service industry are again at battle front...
Architecture beyond xxxx Rs/Sqft.

Architecture beyond xxxx Rs/Sqft.

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..
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..
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..
Another Architectural Competition | Another Shroud of Mystery

Another Architectural Competition | Another Shroud of Mystery

During my recent conversation Architect Sameep Padora along with other friends of fraternity, it came to light the unfortunate farce that continues to surround architectural competitions and resultant commissions. Upon being unanimously awarded, the organisers continue to seek justification on grounds such as the foliage of trees on site is not an exact match to..
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..