Domus India Magazine - October 2014

Domus India Magazine - October 2014

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In this issue

Domus India focuses on teaching and designing in its October issue, and the idea of forming a consciousness via the journey of engagement with architecture and the context of visuality. The 'container' we refer to in this issue is the Sir J J College of Architecture In Mumbai; an exquisite building that holds ideological references in its styling and ornamental motifs. The vast photo-documentation of the 'heritage mile' in Fort. In this context, we also look at the book, Art and Icon – a wonderful collection of essays over decades. One of India's most perceptive minds on architectural journeys, histories, and realities – architect Kamu Iyer – has narrated the story of his city of work and growth. We bring in this issue, an extract from one of the chapters of the book.The Karnal Medical Centre is a fine example of a building's struggle to establish an umbilical connection with the imagined modern past interpreted in brick, and form-making that alludes to a language that is modernist; playing with geometry, composition and light. On the other hand, the design of an urban bazaar in Delhi is about juxtaposition of myriad forms that, at one level, imagine a global aesthetics and on the other, wish to reference a locality. The school building in Bengaluru is another example of architecture’s search for a form-meaning, where the formal assumes playfulness as its most obvious motif; but hidden within this excuse-opportunity to be playful is the struggle to define an architectural language.

Domus India Magazine Description:

PublisherSpenta Multimedia Pvt Ltd




Domus, the iconic architecture and design magazine from Italy, is now in India. The eight-decade-old monthly magazine has a history of informed debate on architecture, interiors, art and design. The Indian edition, the first Domus exclusively in the English language, seeks to encourage and promote innovation in the built environment.
Domus has been brought to India by Spenta Multimedia, India's largest custom publisher. It aims to track and review the latest architectural and artistic movements in India and the world through its exciting content and rich visuals.