The Micro Homes Movement

Studio Apartments are usually considered to have a single space comprising the living, dining, kitchen & bedroom! Some would call it claustrophobic rather than a self-contained efficient apartment. The notion of a tiny house has lately become popular with the students and young working professionals  as well as the older generation. Efficiently planned spaces with easy maintenance provide for more time in…

VASTU – a term misunderstood.

Originally posted on Just a Dreamer:
While studying a five year course in architecture I dint know that VASTU played such a major role in Indian Architecture, especially while designing residences, you can be sure of joining a mental hospital or vanish into deep forests in search of peace , before completing the project. For…

CHARLES CORREA – The Architect

“The thing about architecture is that you cannot teach it. You can learn it, but you cannot teach it. And a good school is a school which makes you passionate about architecture and that teaches you how to ask questions. […] If you know how to ask the right questions, you will develop your own…

Cumbernauld – the Worst Place Ever Planned

Originally posted on Yet Another Urban Blog:
Glorious urban failures provide us with excellent opportunities to learn and understand mistaken urban planning concepts and their consequences. This post focuses on one of the more dramatic urban failures, which happened to take place in Britain. After the second world war, the modernistic approach to architecture and urban…

It all started with the humble HUT!

From the moment that people ventured out of caves and across the land to explore the wider environment, man-made shelters became vital for survival. Using local materials available, nomadic groups began constructing primitive structures capable of withstanding the elements, providing warm and dry conditions crucial for their long-term survival. What may have seemed like a…

The purpose of Architecture

At a recent press conference by El Mundo, a Spanish daily, one of the worlds most famous Pritzker Prize winning architects spoke their mind regarding the latest ‘trends’ in Architecture. I am certainly not an enthusiast of the Great Gehry’s works, but his thoughts on the current scenario of Architecture is impeccably true for a…