Urban Design

LIGOVSKY CITY, at St.Petersburg, Russia, by KCAP+ORANGE and A.Len

LIGOVSKY CITY, at St.Petersburg, Russia, by KCAP+ORANGE and A.Len Architects

KCAP+ORANGE Architects in consortium with A.Len Architectural Bureau prepared a proposal for the territory planning of the former Tovarno-Vitebskaya railway yard in the south-eastern part of the grey belt of St. Petersburg. This project is a continuation of the Glorax Development’s Ligovsky City neighborhood development project, where the first residential complex is already in operation while the second one is nearing completion. The area under consideration, 30 hectares, is well connected to city. In the North, in close proximity to the site,is planned to build a metro station “Borovaya”.

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Skywalk at ITO - Design Forum International

The Skywalk at ITO, New Delhi – Whose design is it anyway?

The much-touted skywalk at ITO, New Delhi was recently inaugurated and made open for public use. But there is also a controversy surrounding it. No, not the one about why AAP was kept away from the inauguration. This is about the allegations of plagiarism and professional misconduct.

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Redevelopment of Ghazipur Mandi, Delhi - Ishita Chandra

B.Arch Thesis: Redevelopment of Ghazipur Mandi, Delhi – Ishita Chandra, Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

As cities grow, these wholesale markets are pushed to the periphery to ensure no interference in daily functioning. This relocation creates newly developed fragments, which are not fully equipped and planned to cater to the same.
This in turn creates a need to organise the flow and rethink the planning of the wholesale markets in a way that can accommodate the change.

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A Child’s Right to play in India: Learnings from a seven-year-old - Megha Tyagi

A Child’s Right to play in India: Learnings from a seven year old – Megha Tyagi

In August last year, a seven-year-old Navya Singh encouraged by her advocate father Dheeraj Singh filed a petition in the court to save her neighbourhood park in Rohini’s sector 8 from converting into a site for the community hall. In December, after almost four months, the court ruled in of the petition and asked the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to select an alternative site for the favour proposed construction. It is an exemplary case in the contemporary times of our country. It brings into the limelight a three-fold perspective.

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Future Science - Shida Architecture

MOKSLATEITIS: Future Science – 
Competition Entry for National Science & Innovation Centre, Kaunas, Lithuania
, by Shida Architecture

The Mokslateitis (Lithuanian for ‘Future-Science’) is conceived as a temple of pioneering human endeavours, not just as ethnicities, but rather as a species with the highest impact on this planet. The intent clearly establishes the grand all-encompassing nature of science as a framework to comprehend what is unknown to us. Opening the visitor to this sense of wonder is the biggest mission of Mosklateitis.

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