Category Archives: Visual Culture

Badami…the capital of Vatapi Chalukyan Kings

By Viplav Sahu

Caves, Lake and the Life of People: Badami, a living Heritage City, has many faces one can explore here every day. The life in the town changes significantly from morning to evening.

Badami is located in the northern Karnataka. The region is characterised by a hilly terrain comprising of steep cliffs and valleys. The present town of Badami which was also known as Vatapi in ancient times was the capital of the Early Chalukyas in 6th to 8th century AD. Continue reading Badami…the capital of Vatapi Chalukyan Kings

Palmyra House in Monochrome Photographs

Monochrome images reveal the many dimensions of Bijoy Jain’s architecture as light interacts with surfaces of changing quality.

Monsoon has a very peculiar mood at the Palmyra House. Set in a landscape of a palm plantation, the house has a very tactile quality.  The unique atmosphere that the landscape and the structures of the site compose is elevated by the strong monsoon breeze that blows from the Arabian Sea. Continue reading Palmyra House in Monochrome Photographs

ATMA on a Winter Evening

Changing light, dramatic spaces and Le Corbusier’s masterful compositions in space frames the Ahmedabad Textile Millowners’ Association building in its many moods.

The structure reveals itself in its many layers.
The structure reveals itself in its many layers.

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