The latest issue (No. 61) of the Journal of Landscape Architecture (JLA), India’s premier journal on landscape and environmental design, carries an essay by Dr. Bimal Patel, the head of HCP Design Planning & Management Private Limited (HCP), the firm was chosen by the Government of India to design the redevelopment that will radically transform the Central Vista Precinct, including the Houses of Parliament. The essay speaks of many things that I find interesting, contains many points of value and agreement, but I will not take on many of them here. A section of the essay speaks on the Central Vista project, and this is what I will focus on. Given this is a current and contested public project of significance that is capturing public attention, the timing of this essay requires that, in addition to his specific mentions of the project, general points made by Dr. Patel must also be interpreted in its light.
CELEBRATING ARCHITECTURE THROUGH INNOVATION, DIVERSITY, COLLABORATION, & COMMUNICATION, Apurva Bose Dutta in Conversation with Sumita Singha
Empathise – for more human-centered design (People ignore design which ignores people)
Photography: Praveen Mohandas / Govind Nair Built on a tight
The Hall of Nations Complex at Pragati Maidan is facing a
B.Arch Thesis: The primary function of a memorial is to “remind” and the function of a museum is to “reflect or explain” about something.
A memorial of humanity with respect to a region is made to make the humans understand the essence of humanity.
‘Highline’ is the name given to the rail line that serviced the meat district of New York – carrying meat out. As the city grew and was sanitized the butchers were moved out and the rail line became redundant, disused and as happens, a dump, drug and crime hub, a backward pointing sore to a forward looking city.
Nava Clinic at Hyderabad: An earthy material palette, inviting persona & an unconventional demeanour ground this dermatologist’s clinic venue designed by Ar. Mounika Kodali in the prime neighbourhood of HITEC City, Hyderabad.
The Kabadiwalla Connect Workspace at Chennai by Drawing Hands Studio
Located on Golf Course Road, Gurgaon, myPaperclip was conceived as an experiential flagship store, a space to experience the products and explore the opportunities of their corporate clients with an office.
Best of Asia Village Restaurant at Delhi, Interior design by Aspire Designs
Pops of hues, a modern persona & a chic identity are lyrical counterparts of the design scheme envisioned by Ar. Mounika Kodali for the iconic G Pulla Ready Sweets, 71-year-old sweetmeat franchise based in the heart of Hyderabad.
A sense of compact space and high requirements defined the design’s starting point. The design aims in creating a space allowing a flexible way with
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Circa 2020 CoVID-19 lockdown a typical household.
Space Design for health, happiness and harmony.
An Unusual Architect, by Gautam Bhatia
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This private residence is located in Surat, Gujarat, India, by Krutam Design Studio.
Riyas Komu presents ‘Systematic Citizen’ showcasing the plight of migrants in India
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