Tag Archives: Mud

Teaching: Critical Architectural Practice (South Asia)

4th April 2015 Continuing with our series on Indigenous Architecture, we now look at architectural practices in India that are doing some very interesting work within these parameters in the Indian context. This is a personal list of people that have inspired me over the past 5 years. There are architects, engineers, artists, social reformers […]

Teaching: Critical Architectural Practice (Other Regions)

April 25th 2015 As part of our series on the studies of indigenous architecture and its contemporary applications around the world, we look at a list architects working in this field. A lot of times, the study of the various facets of indigenous architecture tends to remain just that- a study. It remains confined and […]

Public: Regional Dialect-Yakshi Learning Centre, Telangana

The following article was published in the June-July 2015 Edition of Architecture Update India elaborating on the design and construction of the Yakshi Learning Centre in District Medak, Telangana, India. The complete article can be viewed at http://architectureupdate.in/projects/regional-dialect/ Yakshi is a Non- Government Organization based in Hyderabad. Their work focuses primarily on the issues of health, […]

Public: It’s not about mud: Indigenous Building Systems of India (3)

The Following article was published in the June 2015 Edition of Domus India, documenting the building traditions and systems of 5 different rural regions of the country. The full PDF of the same can be downloaded here. Also can be found at  http://www.domusweb.it/en/local-editions/2015/06/15/india.html 4. District Birbhum, West Bengal Latitude: 23.91N; Longitude: 87.53E Height Above Mean Sea Level: […]

Public: It’s Not About Mud: Indigenous Building Systems of India (2)

The Following article was published in the June 2015 Edition of Domus India, documenting the building traditions and systems of 5 different rural regions of the country. The full PDF of the same can be downloaded here. Also can be found at  http://www.domusweb.it/en/local-editions/2015/06/15/india.html 2. District Tumkur, Karnataka Latitude: 13.34N; Longitude: 77.10E Height Above Mean Sea Level: 894.6 […]

Public: It’s Not About Mud: Indigenous Building Systems Of India (1)

The Following article was published in the June 2015 Edition of Domus India, documenting the building traditions and systems of 5 different rural regions of the country. The full PDF of the same can be downloaded here. Also can be found at  http://www.domusweb.it/en/local-editions/2015/06/15/india.html Introduction   The Subcontinent of India has a diverse history and tradition of building […]

TALK: Kokum Design Centre, Goa

I will be giving a public lecture at the Kokum Design Center, Goa on March 23, 2015 at 6.30 pm. The lecture is titled “It’s not about the mud: The travails of a travelling architect.”

Public: The polyphonic perils of finishing-The Architect as a Maestro

The article was published in the School of Environment and Architecture News Letter 2016. Can be downloaded here. The final phase of any construction activity is the finishing of a built space. It is arguably the most crucial stage of a building process as this is what sets the final image of a building. All […]

TALK: Urban Design Research Institute (UDRI)/ School of Environment and Architecture (SEA), Mumbai

I will be speaking at a public lecture which is co-hosted by the Urban Design and Research Institute (UDRI) and School of Environment and Architecture, Mumbai on February 6, 2015 at 6.30 pm. The lecture is titled “The Story of Mud.”

TALK: CHARLES CORREA FOUNDATION, GOA

I will be speaking at the Charles Correa Foundation, Goa on March 27, 2014 at 6 pm. The public lecture is titled “Rural Building Systems: The Story of Mud.” A video of the lecture can be viewed here.