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डिझाईनच्या दुनियेत: The World of Design

The World of Design: डिझाईन म्हणजे काय ? हा प्रश्न समोर आला म्हणजे आपल्या मनात अनेक समज-गैरसमज निर्माण होतात. कपड्यांवरचे डिझाईन, रांगोळीचे डिझाईन, बाटलीचे डिझाईन, घराचे डिझाईन, मोबाईलचे डिझाईन अशा एक ना अनेक मानवनिर्मित गोष्टींचे उल्लेख करताना आपण डिझाईन हा शब्द सहज वापरतो.

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Udaipur City Palace Museum - Shikha Jain

City Palace Museum, Udaipur, From Monument and Museum Galleries to the City.

The City Palace Museum is an exemplary living cultural heritage that has survived in an unbroken line of custodianship from medieval kingship to modern democracy.  Post-independence, In 1969 Maharana Bhagwat Singh announced the formation of Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation (MMCF) and donated large portions of his City Palace Udaipur, along with an endowment to the Foundation. The City Palace thus became a Museum open to the public, sustained by fees from visitors.

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Sushant Verma-rat[LAB] quote

I am in complete disagreement of the use of the word ‘start-up’ in the context of architectural practices.- Ar. Sushant Jai-Amita Verma, rat[LAB]

rat[LAB] – Research in Architecture & Technology, is an independent research organization and network of designers & researchers specializing in computational design or similar technology-related domains. rat[LAB] is operated as a cloud-based organization with an international network of researchers & computational designers spread across UK, USA, Europe & Asia, and a studio in New Delhi, India, the research cell functions as a global collaborative and multidisciplinary laboratory facilitating design research that leads to novel spatial tectonics and smart built environments. -rat[LAB]

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Notre Dame on Fire

Notre Dame – the oldest forest in France that’s gone, forever.

Live videos of the Notre Dame Cathedral burning down kept the world (at least the world that we are part of) riveted, many people shared images of themselves with Notre Dame, remembering fondly their last visit. The area around Notre Dame, is one of the most kitsch tourist destinations in the world, row upon row of trinket shops, with mostly Chinese made models of Eiffel Towers and other such paraphernalia, the place is teeming with tourists, the majority of them in recent years being Chinese.

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Quote by Himanshu Burte on Library Spaces

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 network of libraries?

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Notre Dame -Manish Gulati

Adaptive Reuse of Old Buildings – Manish Gulati, MOFA Studio

Adaptive reuse is born out of the modern architect’s guilt of destroying the DNA of building making. The craft of building, where the architect was the master craftsman, needed him to plan every part and sub part before it reached the site. – Manish Gulati on adapative reuse of old buildings.

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The Indian Step-Well arrives well … and confused in New York by Design Dalda

The Indian Step-Well arrives well … and confused in New York by Design Dalda

As I marveled (with mixed feelings – I am not such a sucker for the dramatic, my preferences are more for the under stated) in the sunny New York cold at the shiny surfaces and the form, the 1st thought that came to my mind was Chand Baori, a step-well that I had seen over 20 years back at Abhaneri in Dausa district, Rajasthan. I was a student undergoing professional training in Delhi and had gone on a step-well focused back-packing trip to Rajasthan. – Design Dalda

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Herald Herlin Learning Centre - Apurva Bose Dutta

Reconceptualising Library Architecture in Finland – Apurva Bose Dutta

Globally, the concept of designing libraries has been witnessing a revolution. In the following piece, Ar. Apurva Bose Dutta, who recently visited Helsinki and Espoo as a part of a four-member Indian delegation for an Architecture and Design Media Visit, on the invitation of the Finland Government, writes about some of the libraries she visited there.

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Rudyard Kipling’s A-Z of Architectural Folly

Kenneth Baker, an anthologist discovered Rudyard Kipling’s unpublished poem, while browsing through the Kipling archives in the strong room of the University of Sussex Library. The poem was written in the 1890s in the margin of a notebook, belonging to the architect – Sir Herbert Baker.

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Studio Meraki - Startup Architecture

It goes much beyond sole creativity and narrows down to pure inter-personal skills. – Shweta Kaw, Studio Meraki

Studio Meraki is a design studio led by Ar. Shweta Kaw, an architect with 12 years of experience in the industry including a successful role as a Sustainable Design Consultant in Singapore after completing her post-graduation (M.Sc. Building performance & Sustainability) from the prestigious National University of Singapore as a gold medalist.

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Anuj Mehta and Ankon Mitra

Grand Juries and No Buildings – Part 2, with Ankon Mitra and Anuj Mehta

The previous post on the state of architectural competitions in India has received tremendous response from the architectural fraternity. The sentiment around the competition is pretty much universal, most architects are on the receiving side of a totally disappointing experience. This article is a continuation of the previous article, with two more architects sharing their experience. In case you have missed the previous article, it can be found HERE. – Grand Juries and No Buildings – Part 2, with Ankon Mitra and Anuj Mehta

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