Workspace + Cafe

10 years ago in 2008 the Entreprenurship Boom hit the world. Until a few years ago a bussiness person would require a built shop for storing goods and to distribute them while building relationship with the customers. However, with the developments in tech and the internet all that is required today is a laptop and an individual with passion for a subject or an innovative … Continue reading Workspace + Cafe

The Micro Homes Movement

Studio Apartments are usually considered to have a single space comprising the living, dining, kitchen & bedroom! Some would call it claustrophobic rather than a self-contained efficient apartment. The notion of a tiny house has lately become popular with the students and young working professionals  as well as the older generation. Efficiently planned spaces with easy maintenance provide for more time in todays fast moving lifestyle. The idea of a studio apartment has … Continue reading The Micro Homes Movement

VASTU – a term misunderstood.

Originally posted on Just a Dreamer:
While studying a five year course in architecture I dint know that VASTU played such a major role in Indian Architecture, especially while designing residences, you can be sure of joining a mental hospital or vanish into deep forests in search of peace , before completing the project. For all those who heard the term “VASTU” for the very… Continue reading VASTU – a term misunderstood.

CHARLES CORREA – The Architect

“The thing about architecture is that you cannot teach it. You can learn it, but you cannot teach it. And a good school is a school which makes you passionate about architecture and that teaches you how to ask questions. […] If you know how to ask the right questions, you will develop your own philosophy and your own visual vocabulary.” – Charles Correa Called … Continue reading CHARLES CORREA – The Architect

Cumbernauld – the Worst Place Ever Planned

Originally posted on Yet Another Urban Blog:
Glorious urban failures provide us with excellent opportunities to learn and understand mistaken urban planning concepts and their consequences. This post focuses on one of the more dramatic urban failures, which happened to take place in Britain. After the second world war, the modernistic approach to architecture and urban planning took hold. While many Europeans countries did not build… Continue reading Cumbernauld – the Worst Place Ever Planned

It all started with the humble HUT!

From the moment that people ventured out of caves and across the land to explore the wider environment, man-made shelters became vital for survival. Using local materials available, nomadic groups began constructing primitive structures capable of withstanding the elements, providing warm and dry conditions crucial for their long-term survival. What may have seemed like a simple, unassuming task of necessity at the time belied a … Continue reading It all started with the humble HUT!

The purpose of Architecture

At a recent press conference by El Mundo, a Spanish daily, one of the worlds most famous Pritzker Prize winning architects spoke their mind regarding the latest ‘trends’ in Architecture. I am certainly not an enthusiast of the Great Gehry’s works, but his thoughts on the current scenario of Architecture is impeccably true for a few starchitects in the global society today. On being asked … Continue reading The purpose of Architecture