Even if an artist’s work is deeply embedded in fantasies and dreamscapes, fragments from their contemporaneous, real life will find their way into their work, just as they will into their fantasies and dreams.
Without protection, Iran’s spectacular American- and Italian-designed mid-century structures will be reduced to dust, beams and concrete blocks.
For a long time, it has been the same kind of loud, eye-catching architecture that is deemed iconic. Thankfully, that is changing.
In this essay, the well-known architect talked about the challenges facing urban designers in recognising human values and understanding contemporary needs.
The lesson is this: abandon the idea that there is one way of describing a building and instead draw on the many sources that we use to evaluate culture generally to give a building its due respect.
While the Qutb Minar is celebrated as a historic and architectural icon, the Quwwat ul-Islam is seen as haunting evidence of destruction, trauma and fanaticism.
The Lebanese architect says that he would like to believe it is still possible to produce modernity from within rather than simply importing from the West.
Planning and building a capital city is of great cultural and ecological significance, which calls for enormous patience, long-term vision and due consultation with master architects, experts and other stakeholders.
Balkrishna Doshi discusses how his designs seek to combine native aesthetic with the demands made by climate.
Unless there is a change all the way down to the bottom in male-dominated fields like architecture, a complete changeover is unlikely.
Few European capitals are as stamped with their recent history as the city of Berlin. Wherever you go, you’re sure to encounter telltale marks left by Nazi Germany, the Holocaust and the Cold War.
Some researchers think that the cities of the future need to go back to nature if they are to support an ever-expanding population, while keeping carbon emissions under control.
A truly world-class city is not one that destroys to build, but one where icons from different pasts live together happily.
The iconic Taj Mahal is known for its perfect design, but Dr. Dilip Ahuja noticed there was a fundamental error. Did Emperor Shah Jahan know about it?
The government’s plans to demolish the Nehru Pavilion and Hall of Nations in Delhi’s Pragati Maidan and build new structures in their place have raised the ire of critics
Her swirling, curved structures made her one of the most sought after contemporary architects.
Arguably his most notable contribution has been in designing low-cost and post-disaster reconstruction housing.
Hemangi Kadu brings us pictures of the interiors of the Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria Terminus) in Mumbai which was given a heritage tag by UNESCO 11 years ago today
Peeyush Sekhsaria interviews a family who lived in a middle-class complex for over 15 years without ever having heard of its architect, Charles Correa, but who had always ‘wondered about the person who paid so much attention to small things.’
He produced unique architectural expressions by responding to living patterns, energy issues, and the nature of changes in society.
Correa was the master of the meaningful paradox who thought of the big space, without losing sight of the small detail
Charles Correa leaves us with a vast body of work – buildings and texts – and these are a great repository of struggles and journeys