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.
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
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 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
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.