The home of Tashkent the foreboder of the silk route, the key of the Islamic Golden age, Uzbekistan, once a soviet country is ridden with gorgeous architecture, deep-rooted culture and a bounty of the earth, yes am talking about the fruits of the land quite literally. Most of the Uzbeks are Sunni Muslims, they comprise… Read More Around the world #🌏in83hours. Episode 5 – Uzbekistan with Chetna Ramachandra
Scotland is the home to golf! It houses the St Andrews Link, the oldest golf course in the world. It is also the most happy-go-lucky country there is, not listed on the happiest countries in the world, having their own share of rebels and personals, it is nevertheless a country in itself. A part of… Read More Around the world #🌏in83hours. Episode 4 – Scotland with Nishil Swamy
When I last attended the World Architecture Festival in 2013, in Singapore, I was particularly charmed by the work of a new crop of Vietnamese Architects. One firm who’s work caught my attention was Vo Trong Nghia architects who work closely with nature, all their buildings have one tenet and that is to include nature… Read More Giac Ngo!
While the above words could seem deterrent to the average architect, they are not for Anne Lacaton and Jean-Phillipe Vassal. But then the two who have been announced as the Pritzker Prize winners for the year 2021, are not your average architects. Building a practice of this very premise, they have a body of work… Read More Never Demolish
A visit to the Rashtrapathi Bhavan is not for the faint-hearted. First of all claiming a pass online is a daunting task in itself, the president of India website makes it a tad easy, but the number of questions they ask and the slots that show up make a visit to Vaisho Devi seem much… Read More The Rashtrapathi’s House
If space is a canvas, one on which life enfolds, then retail spaces are a prima donna kind of canvas. A space where the product on display is the star, where space itself then takes a back-seat, mostly illuminating the goods while other times iterating as a showcase. The design of the Featherlite showroom tries… Read More Project Focus #1: Featherlite Retail Store
Bursts of colour, impressive graphics and applied intelligence are striking elements in Architect Sandeep Khosla’s body of work that ranges between beautiful homes, snazzy clubs and institutions that are steeped in the highest realms of architectural values. As I headed down to attend his talk, I was very impressed by the alacrity of the design… Read More Architect in focus: Sandeep Khosla