Case Studies

Aaranya Low-cost Housing by BV Doshi

Aranya Low-cost Housing by BV Doshi

Aranya Low-Cost Housing, each core house comprises a plinth and service spaces (bath and kitchen). In the project, the architect utilized the core housing concept to create affordable housing for low-income families in the region. As a result, the inclusion of core housing, user participation took place. The architect prepared different housing options concerning single …

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Symmetry in Symbolism - Portland Building

Symmetry in Symbolism – Portland Building

The Portland building was forward with a mission to hold the city’s municipal offices. It was uniquely located next to City Hall, the County Courthouse, and the Chapman Square Park. The design was done by Michael Graves. Here he put in his aspirations and ideas through a sponsored competition for the design of the Portland …

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kanchanjunga apartments

Kanchanjunga Apartments by Charles Correa: A climate-based

In 1970, land values were shooting up in Bombay, which resulted in the acceptance of high-rise residential buildings for the developers. Charles Correa accepted one such project in Columba Hill, South Mumbai. He already explored his concepts in the unbuilt cosmopolis of 1958 and the Rallis Apartment leading to the realization of the Kanchanjunga Apartments. …

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Indus Valley Civilization

The History of Indus Valley Civilization

Indus Valley Civilization is one of the earliest and most advanced settlements during the Bronze era in the Indian subcontinent. It is one of the three early civilisations subsequent Mesopotamian and Ancient Egyptian Civilisation with about five million citizens. From 3300 BCE to 1300 BCE, it evolved from small village clusters to metropolitan cities stretching …

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Sagrada Familia – An Unfinished Masterpiece of Antoni Gaudĺ

Surviving centuries worth of test of time and controversies faced by the famous Basílica de la Sagrada Família, or more commonly known as Sagrada Familia, we can wonder how a certain building can make a mark in architectural history and mankind. More than a century since Antoni Gaudí started working on the Basilica of the Holy …

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Planning of Chandigarh

Planning of Chandigarh by Le Corbusier

The city is found at the picturesque junction of foothills of the mountain range geological formation and therefore the Ganges plains. Consequently, it homes a population of 1,054,600 inhabitants (2001). And is one every of the richest cities of the state. About the city Chandigarh, the dream town of India’s initial Prime Minister, Sh. Jawahar Lal Nehru was planned by the known French creator Le Corbusier. Picturesquely settled at the foothills of Shivaliks, it’s called one in every of the simplest experiments in …

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Pondicherry

Pondicherry – A city in the vintage

Some places speak time. They talk about their past in a silent, humble way. Therefore all we need is a little patience to understand and “listen” to them. However, one such city that has a remarkable history is Pondicherry. Located in the southeast coastline of India, this fancy yet historical city has more interesting stories to …

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Piazza D’ Italia

Modernism at the French Quarter – Piazza D’ Italia

Piazza d Italia designed by Charles Moore is one of the most iconic examples showing Postmodern Architecture, Art Deco where it offers a memorial and a public space. This project surfaced around the 1950s and 1960s, disagreeing with the formal and functional designs of modernism, thus its style is more focused on its aesthetic purpose …

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Pearl Academy of Fashion- climate-responsive passive habitat

Morphogenesis Architects designed the campus of Pearl Academy of fashion. It is located in kukas, 20 kilometers away from Jaipur. The climate of the site is typically hot and dry. The campus design allows the indoors to blend with the outdoors seamlessly, creating an interactive space as well as inspiration for artistic works. Various natural …

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Moshe Safdie conceptualized Habitat 67 for his master-level academic thesis at McGill University. A former thesis advisor advised Safdie to develop Habitat's master plan for the world fair of Expo 67 at Montreal. Thus, Safdie modified his planning and contemplated his thesis for pavilion design. These plans incorporate colossal detailing and the government in Ottawa praised and sanctioned them. Thus, Safdie won the opportunity to work as a principal architect, despite his youth and professional novelty.

Habitat 67 – Rethinking modularity with Safdie Architects.

Moshe Safdie conceptualized Habitat 67 for his master-level academic thesis at McGill University. A former thesis advisor advised Safdie to develop Habitat’s master plan for the world fair of Expo 67 at Montreal. Thus, Safdie modified his planning and contemplated his thesis for pavilion design. These plans incorporate colossal detailing and the government in Ottawa …

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