what is between architecture and urbanism

Cropped and Uncropped Urbanism

The Salt Pans are counter place to its unbroken place, i:e city. The Salt Pans are mediated reality of urbanism, between man-made landscape and natural appendage to the city.

Negotiating Housing: Aurangabad Studio

When we discuss the housing in Indian context, one faces the complexity & multiplicity of issues that shapes the house and housing. Having said that, the housing policy and manifestation in contemporary time chooses to evade many of such complexities through uniform policy structure and creates a scenario of replicability and anywhere-ness.


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…

Urban Farming

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.

New Geographies

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?

Seeing The Better City

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

Anthology of Houses – PART V

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.

15-Minute City: Utopia or Reality?

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…

Integrating Natural System of The River in Urban Environment, A Case of Morna River: Akola

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. 

Opportunities in historic core of pilgrim towns: case of PandharpuR

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

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…

Strengthening Spatial Dimensions of Landscape and Culture: Case of Nashik, Maharashtra

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.

Mapping and Representing Informality

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…

Conservation Management Plan for Mass Tourism: Historic Core of Udaipur

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…

How Will India Fix Her Urban Future?

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…

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…

Mapping the Spatial Dynamics of Insurgency: The case of Gurjar Agitation in Rajasthan

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


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