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.
Cartesianism : Objective Domesticity
The significance of anthropocentric space, critical spirit, objectivity and secularization of thoughts are central to contemporary thinking and architectural production
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.
KRVIA ELECTIVE | POP CULTURE AND SEMIOTICS: Multi-Disciplinary Discourse
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…
Heritage at the interface of nature and culture. An integrated approach for development of Kuttanad region
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.
Future of Community’s livelihood associated with Natural Assets –in Face of Urbanization
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 & Southern Urbanism | Towards a New Paradigm
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.
[Re]-Thinking the Cultural Integrities of a Historic Urban Center
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.
Crime and Urban Infrastructure
The research intends to investigate and discuss the relation between crime and urban infrastructure.
Making of Indian Modern
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.
Re-Integrating Derelict Waterways -A Case of Kollam Canal, Kerala
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.
Urban Coalescence: Employing the BGI model as a contemporary resolve for the socio-ecological concerns
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.
Sense of Place: Through Entrepreneurial Setups
Indian cities are known for the liveliness that projects high urban vitality in their traditional way of life. Entrepreneurial setups of varying scales grown organically at every other street, junction, and around prominent structures have been a characteristic of vibrant Indian cities.
What is critical practice?
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.
What will be has always been
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.
KRVIA Bridge Studio: 2021
The objective of the studio is to expose and explore academics related with emerging housing typologies that are necessary with changing times and as newer paradigms unfolding in living and working relationships with the city.
High Key Architecture of Richard Rogers
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.
Werkbund Housing: Vienna
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.
Changing Nature of Public Realm and Its Role in Urban Transformation
What defines the character of a city is its public space. Public places affect the image of urban communities and are vital for the urban culture and city life.
The book brings the analogy of place and ecology, which necessitates in-depth understanding as both share the concept of place and space.
Research method in urban studies: principles and guidelines
The blog attempts to articulate the research method, especially within the field of urban studies.
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
Understanding the Notion of Social Spaces within Market Streets
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.
Developing temporary urban commons by making land uses floating:
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…
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.
Community Regeneration through Urban Form of streets – A case of Kalyan
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.
Sacred Spaces : electronics places
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…
Shaping identity of Tier-Two City through collective memory
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…
Transactional Spaces within Postmetropolis – Sociability in the Public Realm: Case of pune
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.
India’s smart cities mission: light houses?
Smart City in India, Laboratory, Paradigm or Trajectory?
ANTHOLOGY OF HOUSES – PART IV
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.
journal of Urban Research and Development
Urban Morphology and Resilience
Anthology of Houses – Part III
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.
Anthology of Houses – Part II
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
Anthology of Houses – Part I
Houses have always remained as theoretical excursions or playfield to reinvent architecture and set new cannons for contemporary paradigm in Architecture.
City Culture Reader
The book attempts to articulate various interface between city and culture and written in interdisciplinary manner. The word interdisciplinary means it attempts to read city and culture from other disciplines or views.
Cultural Quarters as Mechanisms for Urban Regeneration
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.
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…
Model Town: Using Urban Simulation in New Town Planning
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.
Contemporary Perspective on Resilience: Breucom + Krvia
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.
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…
Developing a Conservation Framework for the Historic Core through Phenomenology: Pune
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.
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…
Managing the Impacts of a Temporary Pilgrim Event: A Case of Alandi- Pandharpur Waari.
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.
City creation is a practice that evolves historically by allowing different urban actors to contribute within this ‘process of creation’ and that a satellite city negates this choice
Conservation of Streets-Reaffirming Sense of Place: Mathura.
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.
Reviving the Historic Core Through Community Spaces: A Case of Alwar
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…
Changing nature of sociability within privatized public spaces.
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.
Socio-Ecological Paradigm in Historical Water System – The Case of Jabalpur
The aim was to study the changing relationship between human and nature through the lenses of ecology and values, under the purview of urbanization.
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
Exploring everyday urbanism and “cultural territories” in the context of Mumbai
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.
Building Resilience for Urban Flooding in Mumbai:
Urban Disasters impact the social, technical and economic systems of an area. The narrative of Resilience is being considered as a viable option to tackle urban disasters.
Learning and Theorizing Modernity
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…
Book Launch: Master Planning for Change
This book brings important conversation between urban resilience and urban morphology
The Situationist City
Situationist international manifesto aimed to convert avant-garde interest in everyday space and mass culture into a revolution.
Space, the City and Social Theory
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…
Cultural Territories and Urban Resilience
This is an ongoing effort to consolidate the resilience understanding in Indian context. The blog and video is an attempt to bring resilience perspective on soft cities. I: e culture of cities.
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