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Built Environment and Women: Setting Agenda, Raising Issues

Architects | Author: Ashok Kumar

City planning assumes that it is a gender neutral profession. This assumption is faulty and needs to be questioned as planning is dominated by middle and high income men who pursue a certain agenda, which favors certain gendered sections of the society. In this condition women generally loose out. Planners ...

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Architect Raja Aederi

Ar. Raja Aederi

Architects | Author: Chitra Raghunathan

While Architect Raja Aederi wandered in the ruins of Hampi (in the vicinity where born in Hospet touching Hampi) in his youth little did the rest of his friends and peers realize from the magnificent ruins of Vijayanagara Empire a young mind was slowly imbibing and developing a clear picture that would ...

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Prof. Ashok Laxman Chhatre

Ar. Prof. Ashok Laxman Chhatre

Architects | Author: Chitra Raghunathan

Prof. Ashok Laxman Chhatre, born on the 21st of November 1937, is one of the accomplished academicians to receive the prestigious IIA Madhav Achwal Gold Medal for his lifetime contribution in the field of Architectural Education. He holds a B.Arch. degree from Sir J. J. College of Architecture, Mumbai and ...

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Ar. Prof. Altaf Ahmed

Ar. Prof. Altaf Ahmed

Architects | Author: Chitra Raghunathan

Architect Prof. Altaf Ahmed graduated from the School of Architecture and Planning, Madras University in 1965, and gained practical experience in MIs. Prynne, Abbot and Davis, a leading Architectural firm of the time, before joining his Alma mater as a faculty to start an illustrious career in teaching Architecture. He ...

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National Aptitude Test in Architecture

NATA National Aptitude Test in Architecture for the academic session 2017-2018

Architects | Author: Chitra Raghunathan

Dates have been announced for the NATA for the academic session 2017-2018. The Council of Architecture (CoA) has prescribed minimum Standards for grant of recognized qualifications by the Architectural Institutions in the country. As per minimum standards prescribed by the Council, qualifying in an aptitude test in Architecture is mandatory ...

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Ar. Geoffery Bawa

Ar. Geoffrey Bawa - a few memories

Architects | Author: Jaisim Krishnarao

(A flash back to the 1970 s and my interface with this legend.) It all happened one early morning, when I was sitting at my desk in JAISIM-FOUNTAINHEAD in Haddows Road, Madras, reviewing my days task when Mr. Uttam Reddy the owner of the property walked in with a large ...

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Architect's Block - Time to realize

Architects | Author: Niveditha Ravikumar

'Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.' - Frank Lloyd Wright Any Architect in his journey of design, plunges into a sea of no-where, where he gets philosophical, cultures obstinacy in design and ...

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Celebrate Architects

#CelebrateArchitects

Architects | Author: Niveditha Ravikumar

There are Architects who still believe in the power of hands rather than the power of CAD. But, technology has embraced and held us in such a tight corner that every action of ours demands an easy means. This means of technology could positively be used to avail and reach ...

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Zaha Hadid - 'From Birth till the RIBA Royal Gold Medal'

Architects | Author: Niveditha Ravikumar

Ironically, Zaha Hadid's love for 'ASYMMETRY' and 'DESIGN' rarely allows her to use the word 'space' while talking about her designs. Her extensive contribution to her own style of modern Architecture knows no bounds! Zaha Hadid is now the recipient of the 2016 RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Royal ...

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Architect: Charles Correa

Remembering Charles Correa on his 85th birthday...

Architects | Author: S Gautham Ratna Kumar

I would often find myself in endless discussions with my colleagues and friends on what it takes to be a good architect. Some of us would quote the necessity in contributing to the growth of the society and the neighborhood we’d live in, while some would point out that the ...

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Women in Architecture

Women in Architecture: From equal opportunities and professional integrity into a sea of chauvinism

Architects | Author: Tallulah D'Silva

I was recently invited to speak at a forum initiated by Google called ‘Women TechMakers’ and while I enjoyed sharing my experience as an entrepreneur and how architectural practice is intrinsically married to technology, I also shared my grouse on this compartmentalization where professionals are being bracketed under pure professionals ...

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Structural Engineering, Design by Prof. Charanjit S Shah

The Feminine in Special Structures

Architects | Author: Deepti Gupta

For the purpose of this paper, ‘‘special structure’’ refers to innovative long-span structural systems, primarily roofs and enclosures to house human activities. Interestingly, special structures are highly inspired from nature, and the feminine aspect in their design is significant. It is in this context that the author looks at the ...

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Women in Professional Practice Especially With a Gender-Inclusive Approach to Design

Architects | Author: Nupur Prothi Khanna

L.A. Nupur Prothi Khanna Nupur Prothi Khanna is a Physical Planner & Landscape Architect from S.P.A Delhi (1994, 1996) and a Conservation graduate from University of York (2003) with nearly two decades... Click here to Read more about L.A. Nupur Prothi Khanna “You can and should set your own limits and clearly ...

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The Woman Architect in a pivotal role

Women of Substance - Transforming Image of Women Architects in Society

Architects | Author: Archana Khanna

Transforming Image of Women Architects in Society: picking up clues from the reel and toy worlds The profession of architecture today is transforming with leaps and bounds; women architects have begun participating in the field in increasing numbers as designers, as teachers and researchers, and as decision makers. The younger ...

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Women in Architecture in India: Challenges in the 21st Century

Architects | Author: Madhavi Desai

WIA Conference, New Delhi, June 6, 2015, Keynote Over the past couple of decades, there has been a growing interest in the history and theory of South Asian architecture, especially as the concept of ‘other’ modernisms took root. The Modern Movement often coincided with the modernization of postcolonial societies, India ...

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