what is between architecture and urbanism
The blog attempts to articulate the research method, especially within the field of urban studies.
The book brings about importance of inter-disciplinary aspects of human experience as an important resource to make city. The visual and experiential attributes can make a contribution to understanding the urban environment and its relationship with society and people
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.
The 15-minute city was popularized by the Mayor of Paris Anne Hindalo who used it in her election campaign. The idea entails phasing out vehicles and creating a 15-minute city in an effort to encourage more self-sufficient urban communities with grocery shops, parks, cafes, sports facilities, health centers, schools and even workplaces just a walk or bike ride away.
The thesis research attempts to study the changing relationship between human and nature through the lenses of ecology, culture and social under the extent of urbanization. It aims to re-establish the lost cultural, social and ecological value of river through public realm in a way that creating a relationship between city and natural environment.
Thesis intended to study the association of user (local, pilgrim and tourist) with the built environment and natural environment of the historic core for a holistic approach to conserve the historic core with all its physical and dynamic structural attributes, dealing specifically with the case of historic town of Pandharpur, Solapur
Streets are the crucial part of cities, and with mixed-used pursuits, they become dynamic yet enigmatic. These pursuits speculate a celebration on the streets, creating a thread of character and culture for the city.
This thesis majorly works to give a solution to retain the urban commons or to increase them by making the land uses floating for reserved lands, and their surrounding neighborhoods.
Examining the role of quasi formal settlements in the spatial growth of tier two cities: A case of Gunthewari layouts in Aurangabad
The Quasi formal settlements, is a recurring phenomenon observed in the peripheries of the rapidly urbanizing second tier cities and is popular due to the opportunities it provides to the residents. Thus this thesis is an attempt to contribute towards highlighting the presence of quasi formal zones in the urbanizing city through the case of Gunthewari layouts in Aurangabad.
The thesis aims to study the relationship between human, nature and culture through folklores and mythologies to understand their influence on the spatial organisation of the historic city of Nashik to develop an appropriate strategy for conservation linked to urban development to retain the landscape of various values.
The main aim is to understand the importance of streets as centers of social, commercial and physical interface of different activities on a daily basis. The theories of everyday urbanism, life between the buildings talk about streets as important places of communication.
Historic Religious cities preserve their identity within them in certain parts called ‘religious precincts’. They have functions that still are embedded in the logic of religious rituals and mythological narratives. They are somewhat of a ‘Palimpsest’ and the newest layer superimposed on them is that of the digital realm. As an effect, this has shifted religious practices into digital especially in India like- E-puja, Live Darshan, Online religious cults, communities. Also, the Cyber culture, namely- social media platforms have a huge connect to expressing the experience or leaving a footprint on platforms like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
The thesis aims to use collective memory as a medium for tier two cities to draw out the nuanced forms of place identity and set a framework to enable development integrated with conservation practice in the historic urban environments .This thesis looks to form a framework that would highlight the uniqueness and peculiarities as crucial characters of place identity.
The reflections of integration of global economy within Indian cities have been observed with the rapid urbanization of the central city and peripheral areas in the last three decades.
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.
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,
It is an assortment of essays by various renowned urbanists and researchers, descriptions of various simulation and speculation efforts around the world, especially in the design of new cities.
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.
Increased leisure time and changes in lifestyle and consumption patterns have given renewed importance to tourism that either can encourage the preservation and maintenance of the cultural heritage or can be the reason for growing challenges in terms of impacting the relationship of the environment with the built, the significance of the destination and the image of the city.
he current development practices governed by logics and codes fail to address this kinetic layer of experience, human associations and engagements; the salient aspects of phenomenological approach, thereby resulting in disjunction of people with their surroundings and razing the ethos of the historic cores.
Author: Dr. Binti Singh | Sameer Unhale How Will India fix her Urban future? is an exploration of key opportunities and challenges in a rapidly urbanizing India. With the help of recent examples and case studies, the authors argue for the promising global position that India has in the post pandemic world. The collection of […]
Indian cities are in constant motion. They are composed of different layers. One form is everyday and other is temporary. There are many cultural, religious events which are temporary in nature, taking place periodically around the cities.
This study dissects the anatomy of Streets that provide varying experience to the users through different modes, interaction through multiple activities, communication, movement pattern and a place for conversation for the people.
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.
Gender conscious approach towards conservation of “Shaktipeethas”, Places of Female Divine: A case of Mahur
Author: Chandan Jain | Krvia – Post Graduate Program | 2020 In India there is contradiction between patriarchy system and the traditional veneration of goddess for her sovereignty. There are diverse and conflicting views available on the position of females in religious texts, starting from feminine leadership as the uppermost goddess, to limiting her role […]
Indian cities had a very conducive public realm, which facilitated both intended and un-intended social interactions, by virtue of their spatial settings and social structure. The phenomenon of everyone being someone’s someone, was quite natural within an inclusive public realm in Indian cities.
The aim was to study the changing relationship between human and nature through the lenses of ecology and values, under the purview of urbanization.
Author: Daksh Jain | Krvia – Post Graduate Program | 2020 Insurgency can be understood as revolt or protest against the state or authority following a period of suppression. Insurgent movements are a result of failure of state to provide an inclusive environment of growth and development. It manifests in urban centers creating deep cleavages […]
Conservation and Up-gradation of the Transforming Economic – Infrastructural Linkages in the Historic Core of Pune City
Urban Transit connections through history and territorial identity are important for establishing ‘place specialization’ in a rapidly urbanizing and global city. Identity of a place becomes an important aspect in planning process and continues to look into conserving more buildings in order to retain the collective character and memory of places
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 8 x 8 lecture series through video presentation is an attempt to articulate two aspects, primarily it articulates what is modernism and secondly it articulates what is architectural theory and how one can begin to understand the nature of architecture theory. The eight lectures titles are listed below with each lecture is explained with […]
Author: Fran Tonkiss The book attempts to invert the view city as a fixed space within which various social processes are worked out. The city is a site for social encounter, social division, and as a field of politics, power and every day experience. Further in investigation, the author employs two key literature and school […]
Quality of life is an idea that is often being discussed in various studies as a response to many issues and complexities that have recently emerged within our cities in the process of transformation. Along with that the quality of life is also connected with the question of ecology and environmental issues.
The recent time has seen the shift in urban planning concerns of our cities, especially second tier cities. The emerging paradigm of SCM is aspired to be moving towards formation of reactive, reflective and knowledge-oriented society. The SCM is expected to move from functional, hierarchical formation of our cities to digitally networked situation
The literature on global cities is abundant but until recently most of it has been in relation to cities of the developed North. Rapidly urbanising second and third tier cities of India have now, however, grabbed scholarly attention propelling a ‘Southern turn’ in urban theory. The massive urban transformations currently underway throughout such cities calls […]
Amongst the several publications dealing with resilience strategies and adaptability for urban systems (which are made up of several parts), this publication sets the urban discourse with “Cities as Living System” depicting a multitude of behavior in transition or situational change.
How do we build Architectural Theory? How Architectural Theory is shaped by region and context from global perspective. This question raises some fundamental un-easy-ness in architectural idiom.
DOMAIN AND DISCIPLINE: URBAN RESEARCH SLIDE 1: This lecture shall focus on the content of thesis inquiry and the thesis question? You all must have gone through an undergraduate design dissertation or so called ‘thesis’ mainly focused on a few parameters that are subjected to design demonstration. It is seen very often that the parameterswhichare […]
In Mumbai given the acute housing shortage and its prevailing unaffordability, the increasing dilapidation of existing housing stock and limited choice for slum rehabilitation, redevelopment has been seen as a workable strategy under certain conditions.
There are fine divisions between two terminologies that are often operationalized when one is carrying out thesis research, i.e. Architectural thinking and Architectural knowledge.
EBQL CONFERENCE | CAIRO, EGYPT | 2018
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