During my recent conversation Architect Sameep Padora along with other friends of fraternity, it came to light the unfortunate farce that continues to surround architectural competitions and resultant commissions. Upon being unanimously awarded, the organisers continue to seek justification on grounds such as the foliage of trees on site is not an exact match to..
Hall of Nations reduced to Rubble. This is one the most disrespectful acts towards a national symbol. Hall of Nations announced India on the world map of Architectural Marvels. To argue its importance on just years of existence is not only naive but also highlights the questionable intentions of ITPO. More on the same http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/delhis-hall-of-nations-demolished/article18199298.ece (Photo..
Why Pro-Bono? Professional Ethics can be a subjective issue. This episode concerning the railways however, is an exception. Under the pretentious banner of nation building, Indian Railways invite Pro-bono Services from Architects across the country. Worse, ‘Stalwarts’ like Hafeez Contractor respond to offer free services for 19 stations. What precedence is being set? The endeavour of..
BV Doshi, becomes the 1st Indian Architect to win the prestigious Pritzker Award for 2018. Mr. Doshi’s work has influenced every generation of architect within the country.We feel warm and proud. More Details http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-43326825 https://www.pritzkerprize.com/laureates/balkrishna-doshi https://www.archdaily.com/890126/balkrishna-doshi-named-2018-pritzker-prize-laureate