Disturbing trends in our architecture education

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) recently released the ranking of higher educational institutions and in case of architecture, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur was adjudged as the ...
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Why India doesn’t have many skyscrapers?

India is not known for its skyscrapers but for its heritage buildings. On the world map of skyscrapers, India is almost non-existent. For example, there are hardly 10 ...
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Why we fare poorly on WHS?

India is known for its rich heritage and these heritage sites are reflection of her culture and tradition. By government’s own account India has 3691 protected monuments of ...
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Protecting copyrights of architectural works

An architect always wants the structure designed by him a unique one, not found anywhere else. Because he thinks (and rightly so) his works are the reflection of ...
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Biophilic design – a new mantra for business success

As humans go far and far away from nature, architects make all the attempts to bring them back where they belong to. Due to urbanisation, today nearly half ...
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Can green buildings save the planet?

According to environmentalists, the only way to stop mother earth from turning red is by going Green. Mother earth is bleeding red thanks to our habit of overconsumption. ...
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Are we entering the era of Metamodernism? 

Modernism became the casualty of two world wars and eventually paved the way for postmodernism. Also, failings of modernism, whose radical artistic projects had come to be associated ...
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The Pritzker Prize and fame and controversy surrounding it

We are in the month of March and all eyes are now on Vallehermoso in Madrid where the Pritzker Prize winner of 2019 will be announced on Tuesday. ...
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Railway station redevelopment – a new opportunity for architects

Railway stations and government hospitals and health centres are the places in India where public wouldn’t like to visit unless they are compelled to do so. Stinking toilets, ...
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Prison architecture needs to be taken seriously

The number of prison population is increasing globally. According to Global Prison Trends, a report prepared by Penal Reform International, an estimated one crore people are in prison globally. According ...
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