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Himanshu Burte

Preface: In and Out of the Library – Himanshu Burte on Library Spaces

More concretely, the single library can be imagined as the space a network creates. It may be imagined as a network of various dispersed book lovers and readers tied to it. That thought takes us places. What if the larger space within which a particular library sits is actually a cumulative super-network of users of other libraries, in a larger…
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Photoshopped Architecture – A recapitulation by Anupriya Saraswat

The dialogue that spanned a month and a half is now coming to an end – as we wrap up our discussion about portrayal of architecture through the photographic medium, we glance back and attempt to reconcile the nuances we have been presented with, so far. The pattern we found was one perpetuating itself, with no rigidly delineated cause and effect,…
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The Architect as a Craftsperson

Author: Ar. Himanshu Burte, is an architect and an Assistant Professor at the School of Habitat Studies, at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. A graduate of Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai (B. Arch. 1990), has been actively involved in architectural practice, research, writing and teaching. Himanshu has written extensively on…
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Senseless Architecture

Review of the book, ‘Inhuman Architecture’ by Hugo Keukelhaus (1974) translated by Elmar Schenkel, and published by Studio Naqshbandi, Auroville, 2007. Himanshu Burte, is an architect and an Assistant Professor at the School of Habitat Studies, at Tata  Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. A graduate of Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai (B.…
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Belief and Building

I was recently at IIM Ahmedabad walking around Louis Kahn’s masterpiece. I have always enjoyed being there, but this time during my third of fourth visit strangely, I resonated with Kahn’s impeccable rhythms like never before. It was also the first time that I really saw the poor health of the brickwork he was so deeply invested in. Kahn…
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