Category Archives: Design

Moments of experience

An architectural project is worked out answering a multitude of questions; which works to create an environment favourable for human activity. The quality of our life, the force of our memories, the importance of our day-to-day interpersonal exchanges, the reading … Continue reading

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Envelope as a mediator

The envelope or exterior of the building is what defines the boundary between the inside and the outside. The exterior appearance is what we first experience or see of a building. In a similar way, we see people first as … Continue reading

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Context embedded processes

Is architecture context? Architecture is defined as architecture because it is set within a context and it has a strong and eloquent visual relationship with the environment. A building is always seen first as a part of the whole. Creating … Continue reading

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Materiality of ideas

Architecture is the art of blending culture with emotions; it is multi-sensory and manifests itself through materials. Building materials and construction techniques act as mediators for this blending. Materials and their inherent qualities evoke feelings and reveal the meaning behind … Continue reading

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The power and magic of imagination

This past saturday I was given the opportunity to share my love and passion for architecture with the Responsible Champions. This third grade class of the Dharavi Transit Camp Municipal School are being nurtured by Srini Swaminathan, a Teach for … Continue reading

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Architecture in India since 1990: a survey of the contemporary built environment in India

Rahul Mehrotra a practicing architect and urban designer in Mumbai and Boston, where he also teaches at Harvard University was on a seven city tour in India to launch his most recent publication – Architecture in India: Since 1990. In … Continue reading

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Brunch Paintings

This past Sunday the Bombay Brunch Brigade met at Candies, in Bandra. We were blessed to have Teach for India fellows – Anaka, Srini, Resham, Shweta and Shalini join us along with children from their respective classrooms. The multi leveled sky-garden … Continue reading

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