Category: Indian Architecture

Fish, Duck Eggs and Sticky Rice: The Lost Recipe of Ahom Architecture in Medieval India, by Shreyansh

Fish, Duck Eggs and Sticky Rice: The Lost Recipe of Ahom Architecture in Medieval India, by Shreyansh Barua,Yashovardhan Sharma, Nandini Biswas and Achirava Raha

Situated in the North-Eastern corner of India, lies the beautiful state of Assam. Other than being responsible for producing fifteen per cent of the global demand for tea, the state Assam has a long history, one that spans across battles, centuries, and dynasties. The North-Eastern corner of India was home to many small kingdoms, the largest of them is the kingdom of the Ahoms.

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Celebrating Colossus: 90 Years of a Life Well Lived

On B. V. Doshi’s 90th Birthday – Architecture is – if stripped down to the basics – the art and science of adoption and adaption: of aesthetics, of sensibilities, of methods, techniques and technologies – and even values – to create a stylistic vocabulary all one’s own. Architects learn and draw inspiration from everything – from art, from nature, from politics and religion – but most importantly, we learn from those who came before us.

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Unbuilt Architectural Project – Flexi-Scraper, at Mumbai – by Hexagramm Design and Angshuman Das

It all starts with the Japanese origami magic ball; folded from a paper into a grid of squares – with two cross-diagonals each – the generated ‘skin’ has a unique property – it is malleable. The same skin with exactly the same of unit squares generates a variety of forms: a cylinder, a spindle, a revolved hyperboloid, a sphere, and also a disc. This is made possible by the unique geometry of the ‘skin’.

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