Travel, as I have often said to my colleagues, is an excellent means to explore and understand architecture, especially if that has to do with regional values. Last year, after having missed many earlier opportunities to do so, I finally visited the sites of great architectural works of the Mughal Dynasty in India. For most […]
I love ruins. They tell the otherwise untold. Be it a story of destruction of the haughty by an Almighty Power or the simple exposition of how the ancients lived and built, the ruins of the past say it all. Modern man struggles with the art of “building” in the sense that gives it a purpose […]
Architecture at its best is composition. By that, I mean that whatever humans build provides punctuation marks in nature, somewhat like the punctuation marks that give grammatical composition to prose.
If one could imagine Gotham City in the Arabian Gulf, they would undoubtedly think of Dubai, the once quiet fishing and trading port in the United Arab Emirates. Until its financial
Akin to hunting tools and caves, architecture by virtue of its sheltering aspect is a human artifact of use. Ultimately, architects are concerned with building places for a purpose. For architects to build with conviction, it is important that they develop a philosophy of “building”.
In this era, perhaps what first comes to mind is the image of a place full of the hustle and bustle of daily life with people, buildings, roads and vehicles all clustered together in a way that overwhelm the individual. Perhaps, it is a place one is most familiar with. However, the question still remains […]