photographs: Kanika Bawa. Kanika Bawa’s family is filled with artists, architects and town planners and she is carrying on this legacy quite appreciably. A product of Mumbai’s Sophia Polytechnic College, Kanika Bawa’s [...]
Riteish Deshmukh, an Indian film actor, producer and architect. Riteish Deshmukh whose movie, Bank Chor is getting released this week, studied at G D Somani Memorial School and earned an architectural degree [...]
Why did Ar Ratan Batliboi and his co-architects chose minimalistic approach for Marine Drive Refurbishment Project?
Beautification of 5.5km stretch of street scape in south Mumbai, known as Marine Drive, was a project which had elicited interest from all class of people – be it local citizen groups or environmentalists [...]
Hasmukh Patel is known among prominent Indian architects in the post-independence era along with Charles Correa, B.V. Doshi and others. Hasmukh Pael has designed over 300 buildings in four decades of his professional career. [...]
Suzanna Arundhati Roy, Writer, Essayist, Activist. Many people may not know that the Man Booker Prize winner for Fiction in 1997, Arundhati Roy is an architect by qualification. Arundhati Roy who has [...]
Shimul Javeri Kadri, Founder and Principal Architect, SJK Architects, a Mumbai-based firm. Architect Shimul Javeri Kadri is known to incorporate local environment, culture and customs in her designs, including locally available materials. [...]
Do you know how much veteran architect B.V. Doshi was paid by Le Corbusier to work on Chandigarh city project?
Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi - Indian architect, an educator and institution builder. Veteran architect Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi, 1976 Padma Shri awardee, is known for his contribution to low cost housing, city planning and [...]
Satish Gujral - an Indian painter, sculptor, muralist, graphic designer, writer and architect of the post-independent era. Satish Gujral, brother of former Prime Minister, IK Gujral, is a multi-faceted personality who made [...]
Which alternative building material according to architect Dr Anupama Kundoo is best suited for affordable housing in India?
Dr. Anupama Kundoo is known for her in-depth material research to achieve architecture of low environmental impact, and development of building technologies that are socio-economically beneficial. She always believed that by using human resources [...]
Why conservation architect Abha Narain Lambah is not happy with the idea of trimming Lutyens’ Bungalow Zone?
Conservation architect Abha Narain Lambah, winner of 8 Unesco Asia-Pacific Heritage Conservation awards, by nature is not conservative and is very practical in her views. In fact, she strongly believes that tall buildings are [...]