The client purchased a space (13’-6” wide and 60’ long) in a building on the busy Kotla hardware market street in Delhi and asked the architects to create an interior installation within the space that might enable people to imagine the many possibilities and phenomena associated with the character of a timber interior. Given a tight budget (approximately US$ 30,000 for the complete project including new electrical/ plumbing/HVAC, etc), the architects decided to design the installation using the hundreds of strips of scrap Ipe and Purple Heart that had been left over from his years of installing floors and decks. In the Indian spirit of frugality, he had been saving these in a storage shed.
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Sustainable energy through Art
Project: Power Wing, Thailand.Architects: Openbox Architects and Openbox Group, Thailand
Rethinking Conservation of India's Unprotected Urban Heritage—Learnings from Practice
The diverse unprotected urban heritage in the historic cities and towns of India are decaying fast. Heritage buildings now stand abandoned, neglected and abused.
An Organic Structure
Project: Waldorf School Casa de las Estrellas, Playa Garza, Nosara, Costa Rica.Architects: Salagnac Arquitectos, Costa Rica
Retaining Industrial Aesthetics
Project: Corporate Office of Motherland Joint Ventures, Gurgaon.Architects: Architecture Discipline, New Delhi
The Outside-Inside Link
Project: Enrich Salon, Bengaluru.Architects: Group DCA, New Delhi
Re-imagining the relationship between the State and its People
Project: Krushi Bhawan, Bhubaneshwar.Architects: Studio Lotus, New Delhi
Play of Sciography
Project: Design Studio, Nashik, Maharashtra.Architects: Synectics Architects, Nashik, Maharashtra
A True Reflection of the Landscape
Project: ‘MAUSAM’- The House of Seasons, KeralaArchitects: Zero Studio, Kerala
A Demonstration of Circular Sustainability
Project: Green Solution House, DenmarkArchitects: 3XN Team, Denmark
A Sustainable Future For Healthcare Design
The COVID-19 crisis has brought to the forefront the shortcomings of India’s current healthcare system.
The Birds of Kanha
RAJESH MENON is a photographer from Delhi, who specializes in images from nature. Here he shares some of the beautiful birds of Kanha Shanti Vanam, the 1300 acre property outside Hyderabad, India, that is the international headquarters of the Heartfulness Institute. It is also a green sanctuary.
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ANIRUDH DHANDA explores the way memories trigger heartfelt events and people from the past, and remind us of situations that evoke emotional responses. Is this what being human is all about?
PREPARING TODAY FOR A NORMAL TOMORROW
It is a difficult decision to make; spending money now to keep your vehicle safe at the time when we are all wrestling with savings, unemployment, financial uncertainties, and waiting for safer times to go outside.
El derecho a estar segura
Desde que un ataque horrendo conmocionara a India, las mujeres de ese país han demandado -y obtenido- más protección frente al acoso y el abuso en espacios públicos,
Building A Sporting Nation
Marathons are changing the shape of the nation. We ask the brains behind the Delhi and Mumbai Half Marathons, how exactly.
The Delhi government’s move to have a new Board and to de-affiliate its schools from the internationally reputed CBSE is hard to justify. It will involve additional and avoidable costs too
CUTTING A FINE FIGURE
Master craftsman and national awardee, Amrit Sirohiya infuses imagination and creativity into the ancient art of gemstone carving to create breathtaking pieces that find takers from the world around, while also contributing to preservation of the art.
Managing Air pollution From Crop Burning
The perils of crop-residue burning contribute to major environmental degradation. In this article, TCA Avni and Sunil Dhingra discuss how the practice of stubble burning is responsible for poor air quality and loss of agricultural biodiversity. They highlight the importance of managing paddy residue and offer sustainable solutions, incentives, and alternatives to crop burning.