The postmodern is distinguished by the idea that there is not one but many truths and that the notions of truth are culturally and historically relative constructions. In a postmodern world where old uncertainties are undermined and identities are fragmented, the way forward for those working with popular culture has become less clear. In such condition the KRVIA elective tries to locate the pop culture tendencies in our everyday life and identifies it influences in our built environment.
The study intents to investigate the existing proposal, interventions, and issues around the degradation of the system and provide solutions understanding the values and perceptions associated with the community and the changing aspirations and conflicts emerged amongst them.
This study critically analyzes the current development approach & co-relation between Natural assets and Community livelihood for the Dharavi Island and will provide with an alternate approach which can help in protecting the Ecological assets & Community livelihood.
Resilience as a construct has myriad connotations. This book attempts to understand resilience embedded in the particularities of the urbanisms in Indian cities. We take them as representatives of Southern urbanism, chosen carefully from the vast heterogeneous and diverse cultural geographies of the country.
This thesis aims in understanding the role of food in the city in today’s times. It intends to re-emphasize this important relationship between food systems and the urban form and then use Urban Farming as a tool to restructure the city fabric.
This thesis intends to examine the workability of dynamic concept of cultural integrities which can precisely cover the larger context of the cultural dimension in sustainable development of a city.
The research intends to investigate and discuss the relation between crime and urban infrastructure.
The name Mahendra Raj echoes the era of praxis that resonated largely the imminence of architectural engineering that dominated the post independence construction of modern India.
Water and its management within ecosystems have always been the most crucial aspect of any settlement. Water flow has been modified and diverted to create hydraulic systems for meeting the energy, commerce and food requirements of the society.
A vivid reminder of how today’s world came to be the way it is, when industry employed entire communities and provided the heartbeat for many towns and cities. In this respect these historic industrial landscapes deserve our closest attention.
It often argued within the architecture fraternity about the role of critics or who is the architectural critic?, and very often such position that enacts the role of critics are treated to be outside the sphere of practice
The New Geographies studio will look into renewing older associations and making new ones, between the physical and the metaphorical, the human and the natural, the community and its context, and most importantly, between our need to survive and our desire to conserve. How can architecture suggest renewed ties between a community and its habitat?
There has been several attempts to theorize human aspect of urban form and primary literature by Christopher Alexander emphasizing elementarist approach to comprehensive urban experience, mainly revolved around scientific logic, delight & aesthetics, phenomena and everyday life.
We all are born with sense of what to do. Within our singular limit we know instinctively that, given an opportunity to put the ideas into practice, we know what to do almost instantaneously, if what we do is true to our singularity.
The architecture of Richard Rogers is an advanced version of Miesian imagination. He celebrated architecture and filled the world of architecture with stunning and encapsulating timeless buildings.
The Werkbund housing in Vienna epitomizes the ethos of modernity at very early stage, along with fresh exploration in housing that not only sets the trends in Vienna but across the Europe.
The blog attempts to articulate the research method, especially within the field of urban studies.
The blog attempted to bring about how architects in contemporary times has re-invented the house, program and its formal imagination. Architectural responses are primitive or intellectually thought provoking, either way it is a reflection of time, people and cultural priority. The houses are mere box that absorbs the vastness of paradigmatic changes.
Smart City in India, Laboratory, Paradigm or Trajectory?
The house and nature are given and modernity or modern means have to be dealt with. All the houses that are showed here are built in different timeline but all of them endorse the broader philosophy of built form and nature as singular code.
Urban Morphology and Resilience
The part III we shall discuss the variations of modernist manifestos , bold tectonic operatives and complex formal architectural discourses that has influenced the academics and practices around the world.
The part II discusses the larger operative metaphor that has been experimented on houses and enable larger architectural discourses and influenced the academics and practices around the world
Houses have always remained as theoretical excursions or playfield to reinvent architecture and set new cannons for contemporary paradigm in Architecture.
This blog reviews the concept of cultural quarters as an approach towards urban regeneration. This is a scholarly work of John Montgomery, who is an urban and city regional planner, specializing in the economy, culture and the design of cities.
The case of Gazdhar Bandh is very unique, it has been informally built on no development zone and highly vulnerable situation of estuarine conditions. Originally a fishing village on creek edge has been encroached upon and expanded into no development land. Based on an empirical study using participatory tools of survey and mapping in the slum community located in an estuary condition at Ghazdar bandh, in the residential/ TP Scheme precinct of western suburbs in megacity Mumbai,
Increased frequency of natural hazards and sea level rise are expected impacts of climate change in India. Marginalized urban settlements are often vulnerable to disaster due to their location in hazardous areas and the use of non-durable building materials, already today their inhabitants are therefore strongly affected by climate change.
The research aims at examining the issues and challenges faced by the historic core and investigate and understand the reason why the local-community of historic core is moving to the suburbs. The aim of the thesis is revival of the historic core through community based approach.
This Research is a spatial exploration of everyday life within a ‘cultural territory’ to assess, design and create socio-culturally implicit spaces which are being hampered due to rapid urbanization process.
The Architecture of Scottish Parliament on first thought defies the question of identity, the explicit sense of belonging and collective iconography in contextual sense.