Heritage: A matter of associations than antiquity - 2 weeks ago
Is heritage about antiquity? Is it about exoticism? Is it about individuality? Heritage, in essence, is about none of these, but is essentially about their continued association.
And God said, Let there be light, and the lamp was born
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Kahn and his kahaniyas in A'bad architecture - 2 months ago
Louis Isadore Kahn, Russia-born Jewish American architect is another legendary name after Le Corbusier that has adorned the architectural landscape of modern Ahmedabad.
Amdavad's Sanskarkendra A tale of juxtaposed duality - 3 months ago
Sanskar Kendra is one of the two public building commissions Le Corbusier got to realise in Ahmedabad.
Villa Shodhan: Corbusiers signature in concrete - 3 months ago
Nestled from public gaze, tucked within a landscaped compound stands Villa Shodhan the last of the four concrete edifices in Ahmedabad, by French maestro Le Corbusier.
Whose city is Ahmedabad anyway? Of people or politicians? - 4 months ago
We need to institutionalise the decision-making process so that it does not remain at the helm of one individuals perception and predicaments, but evolves through collective consensus and under a larger vision.
Ahmedabad: Where masters crafted their dreams - 4 months ago
Ahmedabad has been a fertile soil for experimentation and explorations, even for international architects. Enterprising entrepreneurs with their avant garde outlook brought into the city world legends in the field of architecture.
Ashaval to Ahmedabad: Whats in a name? - 4 months ago
In philosophical parlance, names may be a superficial dimension of existence; in pseudo-secular society it may be a taboo to reveal the identity; in practical terms names may be a need; but in research term they have more uses.
When rolling stones rule the job market - 4 months ago
Overspecialisation and precise job assignments begin to create numerous verticals for what earlier would have been termed as integrated tasks. This means disconnect from the overall vision and chain of processes.
Marketplace: A negotiated interface for all concerned - 6 months ago
May it be due to climate, may it be owing to zoning laws, may it be in the wake of consumerism or may it be the changing icons of market economy, shopping malls have come to become new landmarks of North American settlements.