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Off-Grid Housing Development Towards The Sustainable Society In 2050

Ben Nakamura Graduated : Tokyo University, Faculty of Architecture 1969 Worked at Maki and Associates, Inc. 1969-77, for Architectural Design and Urban Housing, Yokohama Sea Park, etc. design. Main works were Toyota Kuragaike Commemorative Pavilion, Kato Gakuen Elementary School, S’t Mary International School, Likas Bay Sport Complex and Park, Saba, Malaysia, Yokohama Seaside Vice Principal: AUR Architecture urban Design and Research Consultant, 1977-87. worked for urban design for Saba State, Malaysia, and architectural design, Ishihara Nachiko Commemorative Gymnasium, St. Marie Auxliatriace, Fukuyama, Yokohama Sea Park Administration Center, Nasu Yu-ai-no-mori Timber and Stone Sculpture Symposium Tourist Center, etc. Founded Ben Nakamura…

New Technologies and Emerging Architecture In the Age of Network Society

Sameep Padora Sameep Padora is the principal architect and founder of Sameep Padora & Associates (sP+a), a Mumbai based architecture studio engaged in projects of multiple scales, all framed within a larger interest in history and typological research. Sameep completed his undergraduate studies in Mumbai in 1996 followed by post-graduate studies at Cambridge, where he received a Master’s Degree from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University in 2005. He is a member of the Academic Council at the School of Environment and Architecture (SEA), the Board of Studies at School of Design, CEPT and sits on the National…

Transition of Architecture and Role of an Architect in an Era of Network Society

Harshalatha, Pooja B. I. and Meera S Solanki Harshalatha has pursued B.Arch. from UVCE, Bangalore and M.Arch. from MIT, Manipal. She has an overall experience of 13 years in teaching as well as in the industry. Currently, she is working as an Associate Professor at SOA, DSATM, Bangalore. Her areas of interest are energy efficient buildings, architecture design and building construction technology. Pooja B. I. has pursued B.Arch. from BMSCE, Bangalore. She has an experience of 4 years in the industry and 1 year in teaching. Currently, she is working as an Assistant Professor at SOA, DSATM, Bangalore, and practicing…

Fire Safety Education in Architecture in the Age of Network Society

Pratima Dhoke Pratima Dhoke, Professor at Smt. Manoramabai Mundle College of Architecture, Nagpur, did her graduation and post-graduation from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur. She has an experience of over 20 years in teaching. She has a passion for building services and construction technology. Her area of research is fire safety in buildings.  

Suitability of Plastic Bottle as Building Façade Material Amongst Different Waste Materials

Dharati Sote - Wankhade and Bhumi Joshi Dharati Sote - Wankhade is an architect, and environment consultant. Dharati has over 12 years of experience in architectural planning, execution of projects, building materials with varying scales: from interior design to architecture and environmental planning. Dharati Sote - Wankhade is working as an assistant professor at Dr. B. N. College of Architecture, Karvenagar, Pune, since last 5 years. Also, she has been actively involved in research works on Construction and Demolition Waste Management by 3R practices – on-site practices and procedures. Her recent research focuses on embodied energy in construction waste material,…

Looking Through the View Finder: Blending Architectural Paradoxes for Sharper Sustainability Focus

Aparna Dudwadkar Dixit and Vivek Dixit Aparna Dudwadkar Dixit, Architect planner, practiced landscape design for almost a decade before being a faculty member in Marathwada Mitramandal’s College of Architecture in Pune where she was the principal for two years. She holds a Master’s degree in Town Planning and guides research students. Her research papers have won awards & honors at national & international levels. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Architecture from SMMCA, Nagpur. Vivek Dixit’s 24 years of architectural practice includes many prestigious residential projects, including institutional, industrial and award winning individual homes. Vivek’s sensitive and creative approach…

Reinvestigating Vernacular Architecture of Gond Tribes of Gondia District, Maharashtra, in the Advent of Network Society Addressing Changing Cultural Context

Seema M Burele and Sheeba Valsson Seema M Burele is working as an Assistant Professor at SMM College of Architecture, Nagpur. She graduated from Priyadarshini College of Engineering and Architecture, Nagpur. She has done her Postgraduation from SMM College of Architecture, Seminary Hills, Nagpur in Architecture Education. Currently, she is persuing her doctoral research in Earth Architecture of Vidarbha. Sheeba Valsson is the Principal at Shri Datta Meghe College of Architecture YCCE, Wanadongri, Nagpur. She has completed her Doctoral Research in 2012 from MANIT, Bhopal. She has done her graduation and postgraduation in Urban Development from MANIT, Bhopal. She was…

Sustainable Housing in Steel: Future Prospects in Developing Countries

Poorva Kulkarni Poorva Kulkarni is an architect and has completed her post-graduation in construction management. She is working as an assistant professor at Dr. B.N. College of Architecture, Pune. She has published her research papers on optimization of water for construction and steel as a material for construction. Her focused area of research is innovative use of steel as compared to conventional construction practices in India. Her research interest focuses on the ancient wisdom of Vastu with contemporary perspective.  

Sustainable Practices: Role of Material in Vernacular Architecture

Shashikala Mama and Vijayalaxmi K. Biradar Shashikala Mama is working as an Associate Professor at the Dept. of Architecture, PDA College of Engineering, Kalaburagi, Karnataka, India. Her areas of interest are vernacular architecture, sustainable architecture, interior design, etc. Vijayalaxmi K. Biradar is working as a Professor at the Dept. of Architecture, PDA College of Engineering, Kalaburagi, Karnataka, India. Her areas of interest are vernacular architecture, sustainable architecture, climate responsive design, etc.

Cybertecture – New Horizons for the Architect

James Law James Law JP is an architect and entrepreneur. Renowned for creating the philosophy of Cybertecture in which a better world is designed with technology to alleviate suffering for mankind, his company’s projects cover buildings, spaces, technologies, education and social enterprises. James is a Justice of the Peace, Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum; a Council Member of World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Design & Innovation; Board Member of the Hong Kong Design Centre, Board Adviser of the Hong Kong Designers Association, and Member of Hong Kong Trade Development Council Real Estate Advisory Board. James…

New – Vernacular Architecture

Ryoichi Misawa Ryoichi Misawa is the Managing Director of Misawa Associates & M.A.I. Inc. He specialises in architectural design and landscape design for condominium projects. Having a professional experience (Design Department of construction company, Misawa Associate Co. Ltd. and M.A.I Co. Ltd) of 47 years, he has a specialisation in architectural design and landscape design for a number of condominium projects. His design concept is known for consistent concept from high-grade condominium design through interior design. He is the recipient of several awards, the most being Good Design Award for 2000 (Azabu-kasumicho Park Mansion), 2004 (Park-City Seijyo), 2004 (Chiaro uno…

Emerging Paradigm: Architecture Rooted in Sustainability Principles

“Network Society” Can Usher in a Culture of Eco-Social Responsibility Pradyumna Sahasrabhojanee Pradyumna Sahasrabhojanee is an architect, urban designer. He is actively involved in eco-social activities and heritage conservation. He is also a researcher, campaigner and practitioner for rejuvenation of rivers for eco-friendly architecture and town planning.  

Exploring Paradigm Shift in Evaluation in Architecture Education

Devarshi Chaurasia Devarshi Chaurasia is an Assistant Professor, School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) Bhopal. He graduated in Architecture and completed post-graduation in Urban Development Planning from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), Bhopal (M.P.), India. He has a Ph.D. degree in Architecture and Planning from Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV), State Technological University of Madhya Pradesh, India.    

The Paradoxical Technicist Architectural Profession and the Paradigmatic Change Towards After–technology Practice of Architecture

Michael Karassowitsch Michael Karassowitsch is a graduate of Columbia University’s GSAPP and Registered Architect in New York. He is working as a Professor of Architecture at the Sushant School of Art and Architecture at Gurugram after recently completing his dissertation The Goal in Architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. He has worked in many countries on three continents. His research focuses on developing grounds and a practical basis for architectural practice of architectural value based in Mind or consciousness as its original questioning of dwelling’s purpose. The role of technology is questioned as ground for professional practice via…

Processes in Design Process: New Direction in Architectural Education and Practice

Fatema Kabir Fatema Kabir, after her Masters in Architecture studies-Criticism from Ohio State University (Columbus, O,) is currently pursuing her PhD from Amity University, Jaipur. She has worked as full time faculty at VPSOA, Baramati and RCA, Mumbai making eight years of teaching journey. Conducting Architecture workshops with schools and Curetting art galleries has been part of her exploration. She is Curator and partner with www.artvaultintl.com. With some publications on her name, she also enjoys research, analysis and writing in architecture.  

Advantages of Using Effective Technological Tools for Students’ Education

S. K. Vinu, P. Rekha and G. Priyanth Vinu. S. K is working as an Assistant Professor at Crescent School of Architecture. She has two years of industrial experience along with three years of experience in teaching. She is interested in application of nanotechnology. P. Rekha is presently working as an Associate Professor at crescent school of architecture. She has 12 years of industrial experience and 1 year of experience in teaching. G. Priyanth is presently working as an Assistant Professor in the department of civil engineering. He has 4 years of industrial experience and 3 year of experience in…

‘Sanskar’

Nehal Maheshwari Nehal Maheshwari is an architect and has over two years of practical experience in the field of interior design and architecture in Nagpur. Nehal has done her Masters in the branch of Architecture Education from SMM College of Architecture, Nagpur, and is working as an Assistant Professor in the very same college for a year.  

Use of Social Networking Tools in Architecture Education as a Part of Digital Pedagogy

Mohammad Salman and M. N. Praveen Mohammad Salman is working as an Assistant Professor at crescent school of Architecture. He completed his bachelor studies (B.Arch) from Integral University, Lucknow in 2014 and his master’s studies from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. His area of specialization in master studies is Architecture Pedagogy and currently he is working on innovative methodology for conducting architecture design studios where architecture design studios are supported by social networking sites. M. N. Praveen is working as an Assistant Professor at crescent school of architecture. He did his bachelors studies from Sathyabama University, Chennai and currently he…

Milano – Italy. Information and Physicality

Sebastiano Brandolini Born in 1959 in Italy. Graduated in 1982 from The Architectural Association, London. From 1982 to1996 worked as editor of the Italian architecture magazine “Casabella”; since then acted as architectural correspondent and writer for many magazines, specializing in the evolution of cities and landscapes. Has written monographs about various architects, including the Dutch Jo Coenen, the Finnish Gullichsen Kairamo Vormala, and the Italian Alberto Ponis. Has written extensively about his hometown, Milan and the experience of its metropolitan region. Has taught in different architecture schools in Italy, including Milan, Venice, Genoa and Ferrara; since 2009 he is teaching…

Architecture and Cultural Context

Snehal Shah Snehal Shah studied at CEPT University, Ahmadabad, graduating in 1980. His thesis was supervised by BV Doshi. He undertook postgraduate studies at the Architectural Association Graduate School in London under Royston Landau and Robin Middleton. He worked in Lugarno at the studio of Mario Botta for two years before returning to India in 1987. In that year he passed the RIBA Part Three professional exam and began practice in Ahmedabad. Since 1987 he has been an honorary professor at CEPT. He has lectured in Asia, Europe and the USA, as well as many cities of the country. His…

‘Places’ to ‘Spaces’: The Paradoxical Shift

Maria Akhtar Maria Akhtar is working as an Assistant Professor at Dayananda Sagar School of Architecture, Bangalore. She has completed M.Arch. in Architecture Education from SMMCA, Nagpur, and B.Arch. from VNIT, Nagpur. Her Masters dissertation titled “Architecture: A Cultural Artifact: Ancient World View”, was nominated for National Awards for Excellence in Post-Graduate Architectural Thesis 2017, conducted by the Council of Architecture. Furthermore, she is a voracious reader, with inclination towards areas like man-environment interaction, cultural anthropology and ancient history. Also she is a passionate designer and has participated in various international competitions like ASA-2016 and 120 hours.  

Addressing Changing Cultural Contexts Through Architecture: Rethinking Vernacular

Nikhil Wasade and Rashmi Tijare Nikhil Wasade is currently working as an Associated Professor at the Priyadarshini Institute of Architecture and Design Studies, Nagpur. After completion of graduation in B.Arch., he has worked in 3D visualization and advertising field along with architectural designing. He is Masters in Architecture Education. Rashmi Tijare has done B.Arch from SMMCA, Nagpur, after which she pursued M.Arch from IIT Roorkee. She has worked for mega housing, malls and township projects with the companies like DLF Ltd. Currently, she is associated with PIADS, Nagpur, as Assistant Professor. She has interest in Green Buildings and is Certified…

Cultural Ecology: Water and the Cities

Mamatha P Raj, Neetha S. N. and Rachana Suraj an Architect and Urban Planner by qualification with an experience of over two decades as an accomplished academician and professional. Her Doctoral Research on “Metamorphosis of Central Business District of Bangalore: A response to challenges of Digital Era” emphasized on analysis of current trends and the major challenges to be looked into for the future role and spatial configuration of CBD in the growing Metropolis. Neetha S. N., an Assistant Professor at BMS College of Architecture, is an Architect and Habitat Designer with over a decade of professional experience in the…

Tourism as a Catalyst for Reviving Cities

Avanti Tohare and Sarika Bahadure Avanti Tohare is pursuing M.Tech in Urban Planning from VNIT, Nagpur. Her areas of interest are Vernacular Architecture, Environmental planning, Tourism development, Sustainable development. Avanti Tohare is pursuing M.Tech in Urban Planning from VNIT, Nagpur. Her areas of interest are Vernacular Architecture, Environmental planning, Tourism development, Sustainable development.  

The Role of Gathering Spaces in a Society: Humanizing the Inhuman

Syedali Fathima and Aarthi Dhanasekaran Syedali Fathima is working as an Assistant Professor at Crescent School of Architecture. She did B.Arch. from Measi Academy of Architecture, Chennai, and is now pursuing M.Arch. (Executive) from Hindustan University, Chennai. She started her profession as an architect and was into practice for the past 7 years. “Architecture to her is not a profession, it is her passion.” Aarthi Dhanasekaran completed M. Arch from Hindustan University and hold industrial experience of 1 year. She is currently working as an assistant professor at Crescent School of Architecture, Chennai. “She believes in creating sensorial experience than…

Sustainable Urban Design of Public Realm

Arundhati Pravin Wategave and Sheeba Valsson Arundhati P. Wategave is pursuing her PhD from SMMCA, LAD, Nagpur. After completing B.Arch. in 1999 from D. Y. Patil College of Engg. and Tech., Kolhapur, she did her M.Arch. from the same institute in 2008. She is working as an associate professor at Appasaheb Birnale College of Architecture, Sangli, from 2005. She has published and presented papers in various conferences and journals at both national and international levels. Sheeba Valsson is working as Principal, Shri Datta Meghe College of Architecture, YCCE, Wanadongri, Nagpur. She has completed her Doctoral Research in 2012 from MANIT,…

Architecture as a Social Art in the Age of Network Society

Rashmi Tijare Rashmi Tijare has done B.Arch from SMMCA, Nagpur, after which she pursued M.Arch from IIT Roorkee. She has worked for mega housing, malls and township projects with the companies like DLF Ltd. Currently, she is associated with PIADS, Nagpur, as Assistant Professor. She has interest in Green Buildings and is Certified IGBC Accredited Professional. Her other areas of interests are Smart Cities, Social Architecture and Education.  

Addressing Changing Cultural Context Through Architecture

Spriha Yadav and Devarshi Chaurasia Spriha Yadav is pursuing Masters in Urban Design (M.Arch.) from School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. Devarshi Chaurasia is an Assistant Professor, School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) Bhopal. He graduated in Architecture and completed post-graduation in Urban Development Planning from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), Bhopal (M.P.), India. He has a Ph.D. degree in Architecture and Planning from Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV), State Technological University of Madhya Pradesh, India.  

CODE Tectonism Research <—>Practice

Vishu Bhooshan Vishu Bhooshan currently works as a Senior Designer at Zaha Hadid Architects as part of the Computation and Design Research (ZH CODE) group at London. He completed his bachelor degree from Pune, India (2010) and his Master’s degree at the Architectural Association, Design Research Lab (2013). He previously worked as an Architect in India at B.S Bhooshan & Associates, Mysore & Mind Space Architects, Bangalore. His current research focuses on big data, 3D printing and topology optimisation. He has developed computational design tools for data driven design processes including the gathering and visualization of 3D Urban City data,…

Paradox To Paradigm: Architecture In The Age Of Network Society “Computational Design Paradigms”

Habeeb Khan Architect Habeeb Khan, graduated in architecture from VNIT (formerly VRCE) and went to the USA, where he completed his masters in architectural design in 1988 from University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign. After his masters degree he worked in Philadelphia, coordinating major retail design projects for retail giants across the world. Habeeb has been invited to many national and international conferences as keynote speaker. Some of the few are IIA NATCON 2009, Nagpur and 2012 in Raipur, IIID NATCON at Goa 2008, Kolhapur 2014 and Indore2015, Chitale Endowment lecture Anna University Chennai,and the IIID Design Yatra in about 12…

The Ideal Augment: An Avant-Garde Correlation

Zaahir Ahmed Zaahir Ahmed is an architect currently practicing at CnT Architects, Bangalore. He has a knack for state-of-the-art technology and contemporary architecture and how they can be mixed together. A thrill seeker with a penchant for adventure and sports; if he isn’t on a road trip, it is likely that you may stumble upon him either learning a new skill or en route to discover something worth an encounter, much like this endeavor to explore the researcher within himself.  

Descent into the Maelstrom: Creativity in the Mental–Corporeal–Digital Whirlpool

Aishwarya Narayana and Anirudh Gurumoorthy Aishwarya Narayana is a first year architect and a research assistant to Ar. Prem Chandavarkar at CnT Architects, Bangalore, and a Psychology Majors student at IGNOU. Her research interests are Architectural and Environmental Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience and Philosophy at the junction of Consciousness Studies, Phenomenology and Design. Anirudh Gurumoorthy is an Architectural Trainee at Chandavarkar and Thacker Architects, Bangalore. He is a voracious reader and an avid believer of legislative thinking, He yearns to bridge the gap between of architectural theory and professional practice.  

BIM and Cloud Services for Architecture

Aruna Gopal Aruna Gopal is presently working as faculty and System Analyst at School of Architecture, Ramaiah Institute of Technology. She is a civil engineer with passion for working with architectural software applications and environmental studies. She likes to blog on autodesk application through her blog at www.aectrainer.com. She has taught Revit and 3ds Max to a number of professionals and students as a freelance Revit Consultant and through authorized training centres. She has also worked on 3D visualization projects with Architectural firms.

Proof: Dissecting Smartphones to Influence Architecture

Varun Gulavane and Manoj Parmar Varun Gulavane is currently studying in the fifth and final year of the B. Arch program at Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies, Mumbai, India. He is an avid reader and is interested in studying theoretical ideas on Architecture and Urbanism. He attempts to attend as many conferences as he can in order to continuously explore new and contemporary ideas. Manoj Parmar is the Dean at Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies, Mumbai, India. He holds a Bachelor and G.D. Arch degree from the L. S. R school of…

Start Smart, Stay Smart: Use of Smartphones in Architectural Pedagogy

Vidya Srikanth and Shubhi S. Vidya Srikanth is an Associate Professor at REVA School of Architecture. With over 15 years of teaching experience, her expertise lies in basic design and history of architecture. She is committed to research in the field of architectural pedagogy. Shubhi S. is an Associate Professor at the REVA School of Architecture, Bangalore. Her research interests include urban planning, inclusive transportation and pedagogy in architecture.  

‘Changes of the Cultural Context in Sri Lanka, from the Pre-Colonial Period to Date’ – with special reference from Paradox to Paradigm

Nela de Zoysa Nela De Zoysa is a practicing architect from Sri Lanka, an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (Hon. FAIA), a Fellow of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (FIA (SL)), a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (FRIBA), a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Australian Architects (FRAIA), an International Associate of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (Int’l. Assoc. RAIC), and a Life Member of Indian Institute of Interior Designers (IIID) She has the distinction of being the only living Architect is Sri Lanka to be an Hon. FAIA and FRIBA, the…

Intimacy and live-ness: exploring context through documentation and disappearance

Shubhra Raje Shubhra Raje is an architect and educator who is the founder-principal of shubhra raje_built environments, an inter-disciplinary design and research practice based in Denver (USA) and Ahmedabad (India). She completed her undergraduate studies in Architecture at the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) in Ahmedabad (India), and earned a Masters in Architecture from the Cornell University (USA) with a major in Architecture and Theory + Criticism. Apart from the design of buildings, Raje has been actively involved in civic, educational and cultural affairs in both India and the United States, having served on the commissions for neighborhood…

Social Impact Assessment as a Paradigm for Industrial Areas

Anisha Dodda and Sarika Bahadure Anisha Dodda is pursuing M.Tech in Urban Planning from VNIT, Nagpur. Her areas of interest are Vernacular Architecture, Environmental planning, Sustainable development. Sarika Bahadure is an Assistant Professor at VNIT, Nagpur. Her qualifications are B.Arch, M.Tech. (Urban Planning), PhD. Her areas of interest are Construction, Design, Sustainable Development, Building Materials.  

Architecture as a Social Art in the Age of Network Society: Virtual Social Spaces

S. Diwari and Vijay S. Diwari completed her B.Arch. from Bharathidasan University and M.Arch. from Anna University. She has 14 years of industrial experience and 8 months of academic experience. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in Crescent School of Architecture, Chennai. Her research interest areas are sustainability and light pollution. Vijay has completed his B.Arch. from Anna University and PGP ACM from NICMAR . He has 8 years of industrial experience, and is currently associated as Associate Professor in Crescent School of Architecture, Chennai.  

Scivolare Kitchen: Space Transforming Space-Saving Kitchen – A Paradox to Paradigm

Arundhati Subodh Sathe Arundhati Subodh Sathe is a 33-year-old interior designer and alumni of LAD College and runs her own firm Callista Interiors in Nagpur for the last seven years. She has undertaken many projects, both national and international. She graduated in Bachelor of Interior Design (5-year course) from Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University in 2007. She pursued vocational training under Prof. Ravi Hazra and Prof. Uday Athvankar in IDC IIT Bombay. She has two years of work experience at VK Associates and White Design, Nagpur. She is the winner of international A’Design Award for consecutive two years, 2014 and…

Built to Meet the Need: Sustainable Issues in Vernacular Architecture

Vijayalaxmi K. Biradar and Shashikala Mama Vijayalaxmi K. Biradar is a Professor at Dept. of Architecture, PDA College of Engineering, Kalaburagi, Karnataka, India. Her areas of interest are Vernacular Architecture, Sustainable Architecture, Climate Responsive Architecture. Shashikala Mama is an Associate Professor at Dept. of Architecture, PDA College of Engineering, Kalaburagi, Karnataka, India. Her areas of interest are Vernacular Architecture, Sustainable Architecture, Interior Design.  

Corporate Childhood in Cities

Kirti D. Bhonsle and V. S. Adane Kirti D. Bhonsle is working as Associate Professor at IDEAS, Nagpur. V. S. Adane is working as Professor and Head, Dept. of Architecture & Planning, VNIT, Nagpur.  

Impact Analysis of Conceptual Neighbourhood Pattern

Amrita Rastogi Amrita Rastogi is an Architect-Urban Planner, having the academic and field experience of 3.5 years. She believes that by creating a symbiotic relation between pre-existing system and adaptable design methodology, social changes can be initiated. An alumni of the School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal, MP, she is presently engaged in research on neighborhood planning concepts. Presently she is working with ISPER (Institute for Spatial Planning and Environmental Research), Panchkula, India, as an Asst. Director (Planning).  

Fragmentation, Connections, Controls and Freedom

Narendra Dengle Narendra Dengle is a practising architect, educator and writer. His works, since 1974 include rural and urban projects addressing contemporary cultural, environmental and aesthetic issues. He has taught at the SPA, New Delhi. He is a member of the Charles Correa Gold Medal Jury for the best student thesis (2005-2016). He has been a member of the Urban Heritage Committee for Pune and Mahabaleshwar-Panchgani_Wai-Satara. His books include ‘Jharoka’(Marathi) 2007, ‘The Discovery of Archtiecture: A contemporary treatise on Ancient Values and Indegenious Reality’jointly authored with M N Ashish Ganju, 2013 and ‘Dialogues with Indian Master Architects’2015.  

Beyond Modernity and Historicity

Shirish Beri Ar. Shirish Beri’s works, which strive to address his life values and concerns, have been bearing a distinct mark on modern Indian architecture since 1975. His works have been widely published and have won him a number of national – international awards and recognitions, including the highly coveted J.K. Great Master’s award and the A+D Hall of fame award. He has been invited to chair and give talks, slide shows and conduct design workshops in various professional and educational institutions here and abroad. His book (Spaces inspired by nature), exhibitions and a film (The unfolding white) on his…

The Paradigm Shift: Religious Built Heritage within Traditional Neighbourhoods

Priti Sunil Dhanwat and Vimala Swamy Priti Sunil Dhanwat is a professor at Sinhgad College of Architecture, Pune. She is enrolled for PhD at Visveshwarya Technological University, Belgavi during 2016–17. Her broader research domain is Architectural Conservation. The title of the study is Assessment of Values for Religious Built Heritage within the Historic Core of Pune City for an Integrated Conservation. Vimala Swamy is a professor and director at REVA University, Bengaluru.  

Shaking the Paradigm

Mukund Sadashiv Athavale Mukund Athavale is a graduate in Architecture from VNIT, Nagpur , post-graduate in Visual Communication from IDC, IIT Bombay , and a research scholar at SMMCA, Nagpur. He has recently submitted his doctorate thesis titled as ‘Rhetoric in Architecture: Searching the Phenomenon of Persuasive Expression of the Built Environment’ under Prof. Shireesh Deshpande’s guidance. He is an Associate Professor in Sir J. J. College of Architecture, Mumbai, and has a total teaching experience of more than 25 years.  

Urban Design as Public Policy: A Case of Accommodating the Policy Shift for 24 Streets of Nagpur City

Apoorva Kulkarni Bhandari Apoorva Kulkarni is an Assistant Professor at Lokmanya Tilak Institute of Architecture and Design Studies, Koparkhairane, Navi Mumbai. She is a B.Arch graduate from Visveswaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, and has a post graduate degree in Urban Design from School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal. Her topic of interest for research has always been the study of “Power and Urban Form”; power here means the power of decision-makers of a city. She has been into the academics in architecture since past three years guiding students in the subjects related to Urban Studies.  

Historicity and Modernity: An Emerging Order in the Network Society Technology & Architecture

Rashmi Tijare and Nikhil Wasade Rashmi Tijare has done B.Arch from SMMCA, Nagpur, after which she pursued M.Arch from IIT Roorkee. She has worked for mega housing, malls and township projects with the companies like DLF Ltd. Currently, she is associated with PIADS, Nagpur, as Assistant Professor. She has interest in Green Buildings and is Certified IGBC Accredited Professional. Her other areas of interests are Smart Cities, Social Architecture and Education. Nikhil Wasade is currently working as Associated Professor at the Priyadarshini Institute of Architecture and Design Studies, Nagpur. After completion of graduation in B.Arch., he has worked in 3D…

A Scientific Approach Towards Interpretation of Vastu Principles in the Light of Sustainability

Identifying the Correlation Between Vastu Principles and Vernacular Climate Responsive Buildings Pradnya Patki and Neha Joshi Pradnya Patki holds a professional B.Arch degree in Architecture from BKPS College of Architecture, Pune University, and Masters of Environmental Architecture (M. Arch) from Dr. B.N. College of Architecture, Pune University. She is also an Indian green Building Accredited professional (IGBC AP). She is a member of Council of Architecture. Neha Joshi holds a professional B.Arch degree and Masters of Environmental Architecture (M. Arch) degree from Dr. B.N. College of Architecture, Pune University. She is a member of Council of Architecture.