December 28, 2020

IIM Ahmedabad: Averting an imminent historic catastrophe

IIM Ahmedabad: Averting an imminent historic catastrophe, Dr. S.S.Bhatti

Buildings in Louis Kahn’s IIM Ahmedabad Set to Be Demolished” is the caption of the eminent architectural historian William Curtis published on December 23, 2020, in Architectural Record. He has done an insightful analysis of the problem and written a persuasive piece to dissuade the authorities concerned from their suicidal resolve. For me, the heart-rending news highlights a glaring irony.

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IIM-Ahmedabad

An Open Letter to IIM Ahmedabad, by Prem Chandavarkar

An article in The Indian Express of 25 December 2020 raises some of these concerns and cites you as stating that you have written a letter on 23 December 2020 to all IIMA alumni, and all queries are answered in the letter. I have been through this letter and feel compelled to state that many concerns still remain.

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Meenakshi Dutt Salon, at Chandigarh, by architecture aNew

Meenakshi Dutt Salon, at Chandigarh, by architecture aNew

The main goal was to create an ambience which highlights the makeup, hairstyle and attire of the client instead of overpowering it. Exposed Partal wood was used to compliment the neutral color scheme along with grass in the Spa area walls. Also using complimentary materials helped in creating a natural and calm environment as desired in any Spa. Arranging various kinds of workstations in the narrow width and the long length of the showroom was the main challenge  of the project which we created by smart design interventions like vertical mirrors on both the opposite walls to create endless reflections , creating an illusion of increased width of the showroom. – architecture aNew

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KH retreat at Cambodia by Architectural Engineering Consultants

Unbuilt: KH retreat at Cambodia by Architectural Engineering Consultants

With a total built area of 60 sqm, the building form is made up from the overlapping of the letters KH which means Khmer, the official language of Cambodia, those letters give an organized pattern of form and space. The design seeks to emphasize the closeness to nature while allowing a comfortable stay indoors. – Architectural Engineering Consultants

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