Conversations this week:
It is difficult to separate the God from the temple, the temple from the rituals; and the rituals from the lifestyle. But how do they assist in life? This is the essential difference between orthopraxy, orthodoxy and ritualism.
This is an observation on our tendency to turn intellectual constructs into physical constructs. What happens to these physical constructs when the underlying intellectual constructs change, or wither, or birth new ones?
I define vernacular architecture in two ways:
1. Architecture practiced by a set of people that responds to their culture, climate and materials actively
2. Architecture that can be designed, built, and maintained by these people themselves
Note: This piece is an extract from an as-of-yet unpublished essay written for the COA competition held in May 2020. The essay is in 2 parts, the second of which is also available in this site. I am an architect. My point of view will be biased to my profession. The underlined text contain links … Continue reading An ‘Indian’ Architecture (Pt. 2)
This piece is an extract from an as-of-yet unpublished essay written for the COA competition held in May 2020. The essay is in 2 parts, the second of which is also available in this site.
Architecture in India is plagued by issues both at home and away.
I attempt to provide answers to some of the most common professional issues for architects and architecture in India today.
The philosopher Wittgenstein argued, ‘If a lion could talk, we should not be able to understand him’.
Hi! 🙂 “Hello World!” is the canonical way to start off in the digital world; and especially so in the blogosphere (do people use this word nowadays?). In one of the starting lectures in the Harvard open course on Programming Basics – CS 50 (check it out here), the course head David J. Malan talks … Continue reading Hello World!