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PRACTICE



DRAWING TO FIND OUT [DTFO]

‘Drawing to Find Out’ is a curated column on drawing in architecture and the techniques and ideas therein.

[01] HUNDREDHANDS: BIJOY RAMACHANDRAN
[02] KSA ARCHITECTS: NEMISH SHAH
[03] AJIT RAO
[04] INDIGO ARCHITECTS: MAUSAMI AND UDAY ANDHARE
[05]SHUBHRA RAJE_BUILT ENVIRONMENTS
[06] PERCY ADIL PITHAWALA


ARCHITECTS ON ARCHITECTURE [AOA]

In Architects on Architecture series, we speak to practices about their influences, design thinking, and engagement with the discourse of architecture in India today.

[01] DR BRINDA SOMAYA, SOMAYA & KALAPPA CONSULTANTS
[02] DIMPLE MITTAL, VIJAY NARNAPATTI: mayaPRAXIS
[03] GAURAV ROY CHOUDHURY: GRCA
[04] MANIT RASTOGI, MORPHOGENESIS


STUDIO

[01] BPS ARCHITECTS
[02] KSM ARCHITECTURE
[03] BETWEENSPACES
[04] STUDIO ADVAITA
[05] AJAY SHAH DESIGN STUDIO
[06] SANJAY MOHE ON PRACTICE OF ARCHITECTURE IN INDIA
[07] SAMIRA RATHOD ON PRACTICE OF INTERIOR DESIGN
[08] RATAN J. BATLIBOI ON DESIGNING EXHIBITIONS 
[09] HIREN PATEL ON ‘MAKING’
[10] MATERIAL IMMATERIAL STUDIO
[11] PRATYUSH SHANKAR
[12] STUDIO ADVAITA


PROJECTS



[01] KHAMIR CRAFT RESOURCE CENTRE, NEELKANTH H CHHAYA
[02] HILLTOP SCHOOL, DESIGNAWARE
[03] ICE FACTORY AND COCONUT HOUSE, INI CHATTERJI
[04] IQ CITY PROJECT, ABIN DESIGN STUDIO – REVIEW BY AYAN SEN
[05] B.S. ABDUR RAHMAN UNIVERSITY, architectureRED
[06] SAHYADRI SCHOOL, KHUSHRU IRANI DESIGN STUDIO
[07] M.G.A.H.V. STUDENT AND FACULTY HOUSING, MO-OF ARCHITECTS
[08] THE ATELIER, BIOME ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS
DESIGN.I.Y HOUSING, S+PS ARCHITECTS
[09] MAHAPRASTHANAM, A CREMATORIUM, D A STUDIOS
[10] STUDIO 877, KHUSHRU IRANI DESIGN STUDIO
[11] CASA RANA, MADE IN EARTH ONLUS
[12] YOUNG WEAVERS’ TRAINING CENTRE, YOUNG CITIZENS
[13] EYE ON THE LAKE, SHABBIR UNWALA, DESIGN WORKSHOP
[14] OFFICE & LABORATORY BLOCK, GOA, SACHIN AGSHIKAR
[15] MOBIUS HOUSE, GIRISH DARIYAV KARNAWAT, GDKDESIGNS
[16] AN ALLUSION TO A CLOUD
[17] BRICK HOUSE, ISTUDIO ARCHITECTURE
[18] BHATIA FARM RESIDENCE, THE VRINDAVAN PROJECT
[19] STACK IT UP,  TRIPLE O STUDIO & architectureRED
[20] WRAP ART & DESIGN FACTORY,  DESIGN BUREAU
[21] DISCOVERY CENTRE, ARCHITECTURE DISCIPLINE
[22] THE FUTURE KIDS SCHOOL, HYDERABAD, B C SUDHIR REDDY, KRUTHICA
[23] ATTEMPT 01 AT THE LAURIE BAKER’S GALLERY, LIJO.RENY.ARCHITECTS
[24] HOUSE IN ASSAGAO BY FIELD ATELIER
[25] SREE VADAKKUNNATHAN TEMPLE CONSERVATION PROJECT
[26] National War Memorial: WeBe Design Lab


DISCOURSE



MODERN HERITAGE

MODERN HERITAGE is a research, listing and documentation initiative that attempts to chronicle the rich history of modern architecture in India with a view that irrespective of the legal and conventional understanding of ‘Heritage’, these buildings must be protected, and this history must be recognised in academic and professional discourses. With many works of significance already altered or even demolished, the need for a Modern Heritage list is all the more urgent.

[01] LISTING
[02] PROTECTING MODERN MASTERPIECES IN INDIA
[03] IIM, BANGALORE
[04] PHOTOGRAPHY AND MODERN INDIAN ARCHITECTURE
[05] MODERN HERITAGE: IN RETROSPECTION: SHIVDATT SHARMA


ON EDUCATION

[01] IN GRATITUDE : NEELKANTH H CHHAYA
[02] ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION IN INDIA: WOMEN STUDENTS, CULTURE AND PEDAGOGY: MADHAVI DESAI
[03] IF I WERE TO TEACH…:SEN KAPADIA 
[04] SCHOOL WITHOUT WALLS: NEELKANTH H CHHAYA
[05] ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION: A ROAD MAP TO REFORM: PREM CHANDAVARKAR  
[06] LEARNING AND TEACHING ARCHITECTURE IN THE PRESENT SCENARIO: SHIRISH BERI 
[07] HISTORY: NARRATIVES FOR MEANING AND OPERATION : KIRAN KUMAR, MADHURI RAO
[08] ‘I AM DAMNED IF I DO AND DAMNED IF I DON’T’: ARCHITECTURE, ACADEMIA, AND GENDERED HOMELESSNESS: PROF DR ANURADHA CHATTERJEE


REVIEWS

[01] A PLACE IN THE SHADE BY CHARLES CORREA
[02] LIVING WITH MODERNITY: BRASILIA-CHANDIGARH | IWAN BAAN
[03] WHY LOITER?
[04] VISTARA – THE ARCHITECTURE OF INDIA
[05] HIMALAYAN CITIES; SETTLEMENT PATTERNS, PUBLIC PLACES AND ARCHITECTURE
[06] BALKRISHNA DOSHI: AN ARCHITECTURE FOR INDIA
[07] THE CITY OBSERVED: NOTES FROM AN UNFOLDING INDIA: PALLAVI SHRIVASTAVA
[08] LAURIE BAKER: LIFE, WORKS & WRITINGS – GAUTAM BHATIA
[09] CRAFTS IN INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE: INDIA. 1990 ONWARDS 
[10] DIALOGUES WITH INDIAN MASTER ARCHITECTS: NARENDRA DENGLE 
[11] BOOMBAY: FROM PRECINCTS TO SPRAWL : KAMU IYER
[12] CHRISTOPHER BENNINGER: ARCHITECTURE FOR MODERN INDIA 
[13] THE ARCHITECTURE OF HASMUKH C. PATEL : SELECTED PROJECTS 1963-2003 
[14] WATER DESIGN : ENVIRONMENT AND HISTORIES | EDITED BY JUTTA JAIN-NEUBAUER 
[15] CONSERVING ARCHITECTURE BY KULBHUSHAN JAIN [ED] 
[16] CHANDIGARH REVEALED: LE CORBUSIER’S CITY TODAY | PHOTOGRAPHS AND TEXT BY SHAUN FYNN 
[17] NOSTALGIA FOR THE FUTURE: A FILM BY AVIJIT MUKUL KISHORE AND ROHAN SHIVKUMAR 
[18] BRINDA SOMAYA: WORKS & CONTINUITIES 
[19] THE STRUCTURE: WORKS OF MAHENDRA RAJ 
[20] IN FOCUS: THE ARCHITECTURE OF DIDI CONTRACTOR 
[21] BOOK: ‘PLASTIC EMOTIONS’ REVIEWED BY DAVID ROBSON


ESSAYS/TALKS 

[01] CHRISTOPHER BENNINGER: CYRUS JHABVALA MEMORIAL LECTURE 2018 
[02] TRIBUTE: HASMUKH C. PATEL, (7 DECEMBER 1933 – 20 JANUARY 2018) BY RIYAZ TAYYIBJI 
[03] HUMANISING ARCHITECTURE BY SANDEEP VIRMANI
[04] WHAT IS HERITAGE? – PREM CHANDAVARKAR 
[05] A TRIBUTE TO CHARLES CORREA BY RAFAEL MONEO
[06] THE TAKSHILA LECTURE ON ARCHITECTURE AND SOCIETY 
[07] DOSHI: THE MASTER OF ELASTIC TIME


RESEARCH

[01] HOUSING SCENARIO IN GOA: A VISUAL GUIDE
[02] OXIDE: BEYOND A MATERIAL
[03] CRAFTING METAL ROOFS


URBANISM

[01] CITIES: BETWEEN METAPHOR & REALITY: NARENDRA DENGLE


VARIOUS



[01] ATMA ON A WINTER EVENING
[02] PALMYRA HOUSE IN MONOCHROME 
[03] BADAMI…THE CAPITAL OF VATAPI CHALUKYAN KINGS: VIPLAV SAHU 
[04] DHARMAPURI: SNEHA PARTHASARTHY
[05] PALITANA [THE CITY OF TEMPLES]: RADHIKA PANDIT 
[06] HOUSES OF MYLAPORE 
[07] PORTRAITURE: ‘MOVIE THEATERS’ AND ‘CHURCHES’