CATEGORIES

Interlacing Perspectives

‘Meraki-2019’ A visionary Seminar series presented by Dr.Baliram Hiray College of Architecture, Bandra(East), Mumbai.

3 mins read
Indian Architect & Builder
November 2019

Facilitating A Community Through Architectural Practice

The humble, self-designed, self-built and organically planned home built by the majority of the world population rarely gets appreciated and critiqued as a viable lesson in architectural design.

5 mins read
Indian Architect & Builder
November 2019

The Art Of Solving Problems Creatively

The practice of architecture is perhaps incomplete without the complement of a variety of other arts.

3 mins read
Indian Architect & Builder
November 2019

Upcycling towards a playful tomorrow

Play is like the middle child, often forgotten, and always taking a back seat. For young kids, play can simply be running around, armwrestling with friends, building sandcastles on the beach, or singing popular music tracks in the shower.

3 mins read
Indian Architect & Builder
November 2019

Balancing The Poetics And Pragmatism Of Everyday Design

Humanity is faced with an oxymoronic crisis. The crisis involves the earth, the environment, impending looms of climate change, deforestation, loss of species, dwindling resources etc.

3 mins read
Indian Architect & Builder
November 2019

Just Give Me Some Space: Discussions And Beyond

Just Give Me Some Space (JGMSS) is Suha Riyaz Khopatkar’s debut book that paints a portrait of the dynamic life of an architecture student.

10+ mins read
Indian Architect & Builder
November 2019

The Next In Vernacular Architecture

Architecture has become a capitalist.

5 mins read
Indian Architect & Builder
IAB October 2019

Rethinking The Future: Architecture And Its Education

“I want to be like animals, the bird makes a nest in one or two days, the rat digs a hole in a night, but intelligent humans like us spend 30 years to have a house, that’s wrong.” - Jon Jandai

10 mins read
Indian Architect & Builder
IAB October 2019

Uniting The Human-Scale With The City-Scale

London-based architect Usman Haque is famed for his interactive architectural systems, and for his exploration of newer, more effective ways of creating human engagement and interaction through his designs. Indian Architect & Builder caught up with him, to quiz him on a variety of topics such as his journey as an architect, his inspirations and philosophies, architects using the digital revolution to their advantage, and more!

6 mins read
Indian Architect & Builder
IAB October 2019

Framing spaces

Almost every architect also doubles as a photographer or at least an enthusiast.

5 mins read
Indian Architect & Builder
IAB October 2019

When Your Work Is Transformative, Why Shouldn't Your Workspace Be?

Our mission to create transformational workspace design solutions took us, this time, to the offices of Mavenir Systems.

1 min read
Indian Architect & Builder
September 2019

Spaces That Inspire, Encourage, And Care

The design of the Happy office in Mumbai by Studio Osmosis demarcates a definite shift in office space design towards multi-functional workspaces, driven by mobile technology and changing work styles, while also accounting for work-life balance and employee wellbeing.

4 mins read
Indian Architect & Builder
September 2019

Spaces For The ‘Work Hard, Play Hard' Generation

The office space for Delhivery in Mumbai, designed by Architecture Discipline goes back to the university to pick up ideas on how to make employees love the workplace. With interesting design elements that take us back to fun college days, the office still manages to symbolize a stable and ambitious start-up culture that is employee-centric and edgy, yet aligned to other Delhivery offices across the country in terms of its visual and design identity.

4 mins read
Indian Architect & Builder
September 2019

Shaw Contract Introduces New Curated Colorways For Iconic Collection

An expanded colour palette revitalizes the best-selling Dye Lab

2 mins read
Indian Architect & Builder
September 2019

Exploration And Experimentation In Architecture

In creating an office in Bengaluru, Biome Environmental Solutions pushes the boundaries of sustainability-centred design thought and the use of natural materials in innovative ways to build need-based spaces rather than conforming to the ever-so-prevalent growth-based paradigm.

4 mins read
Indian Architect & Builder
September 2019

Aliens, Art And Architecture

In the second series of the illustration, Architect Arun Sawant explores impossible possibilities of human potential through the concept of aliens, art and architecture. Inspired by his childhood and later by formal education, the architect plays with ideas of real and unreal manifestations.

2 mins read
Indian Architect & Builder
September 2019

Nostalgia, Narratives And Nuances In Brick

The basic building block of almost all architecture, the brick, has come a long way. From a humble element that is often painted and concealed in most homes to a marker of perfection, precision and many more attributes for those who choose to use them sans any finish. The Brick House by CollectiveProject is distinguished by its use of exposed-brickwork implemented within complex geometries. But if one looks beyond the first layer of the bricks; both physically and metaphorically; it reveals a context and narrative immersed in nostalgia and experimentation.

4 mins read
Indian Architect & Builder
September 2019

Modern Kitchens For Modern Minds

Sleek a pioneer of modular Kitchens business in India is poised to produce the best Kitchens and wardrobes suitable for Indian conditions.

2 mins read
Indian Architect & Builder
September 2019

Jaquar Group Launches The Arc Collection By Frederico Meroni

Inspired by the classic designs of Roman architectur

2 mins read
Indian Architect & Builder
September 2019

Shaw Contract Strives For Design Excellence In Everything They Do

Shaw Contract, a design leader in commercial flooring solutions and surfaces for the hospitality industry, is pleased to introduce Forum, a collection designed for today’s rapidly evolving hospitality-centric environments.

2 mins read
Indian Architect & Builder
August 2019

Jaquar Group Launches The Arc Collection By Frederico Meroni

Inspired by the classic designs of Roman architectur

2 mins read
Indian Architect & Builder
August 2019

The House As Museum Of Memories

The Memory Box, Baroda, Gujarat

4 mins read
Indian Architect & Builder
August 2019

The Architect's Personal Playground

The Drift House on Little Much Farm, Maharashtra

4 mins read
Indian Architect & Builder
August 2019

The Beauty Of Unexpected Forms

Attic Lab, Malappuram, Kerala

3 mins read
Indian Architect & Builder
August 2019

A Canvas For Recounting Memories While Making New Ones

Free Flow Junction Bar, Hyderabad, Telangana

5 mins read
Indian Architect & Builder
August 2019

A Box Of Mystique

Seams Pret and Couture, Mumbai, Maharashtra

3 mins read
Indian Architect & Builder
August 2019

The Complexities Of Simplicity

Built for a young couple with 2 children, the home emulates the traditional courtyard system of the client’s former town, Mangalore. While the brief entailed a contemporary home, the architecture firm Anahata consciously chose to imbibe characters of the courtyard system of living in the urban context.

3 mins read
Indian Architect & Builder
January 2019

Business In Architecture

About the author and Alternate Angle Academy - Alternate Angle Academy, founded by Snehal Jagdale Surve and Milind Surve, is established on the core philosophy of being a knowledge enhancement platform for Building Industry. The industry is a complex field encompassing vast variety of issues and is influenced by many disciplines. This ever-evolving industry demands an ongoing learning process extending beyond academic years. The idea is to create a learning avenue which caters to dynamic knowledge upgradation as demanded by the industry. Senior Professionals share their practical knowledge pertaining to technical skills, project execution, professional business and allied fields through this avenue. The Academy empowers the participants with the tools of pragmatic thinking, problem solving and awareness to make more informed decisions in profession and their careers. Alternate Angle Academy is a knowledge sharing platform for learning enthusiasts, budding professionals and practicing professionals at all stages of their career.

6 mins read
Indian Architect & Builder
January 2019

Rome – The Layered Metropolis

I first visited Rome as a student more than ten years ago, so I had some fond but faint memories of the city.

2 mins read
Indian Architect & Builder
January 2019

Fatalism Of Architecture Or Architecture Of Fatalism?

The following essay critically reflects on the morphogenesis of architecture in the South Asian territories while debating and positioning on the role of the architect in shaping our built environment. It builds its premise on readings such as Correa’s ‘Change and Continuity’, Raj Rewal and Romila Thapar’s ‘Tradition and Change’, Yatin Pandya’s ‘Contemporary Indian Architecture’ and ‘Courtyard houses of India’ etc.

10+ mins read
Indian Architect & Builder
January 2019

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