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The Architectural Phallus

The tall office building has been more often than not compared with the male erection. It’s like the starchitects play ‘mine is bigger than yours’ on a city’s skyline. Each new skyscraper boasts to be taller than the previous, or distinguish itself by adding a ‘striking’ form to the skyline. Continue reading “The Architectural Phallus”

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Chicken /aur/ Chikan

Here’s kicking off this year with a sneak peak into my sketchbook 🙂 A cozy, comfortable end to 2016. Continue reading “Chicken /aur/ Chikan”

Whose side are we on?

What do we see? The formal or informal?

How do we read cities? Like the State or like the people?

What is the agency of design? An exercise in activism or authority?

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Slum Upgradation

Up and Down.

 

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PHILOSOPHY on pages

Here’s the 2nd in the series ‘On Pages’. These are some books right from the beginner level to hard core texts by famous philosophers. I’m working my way in this order. 🙂

(P.s.- Recommendations are welcome! Comment below or contact me, I’ll keep this list updated 🙂

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PLACES on pages

Books. Second-hand, dusty or brand new.

Pages. Doodled on, yellow or sparkling white.

And at SPA Delhi’s library, red and hardbound with gold embossed serif letters. Continue reading “PLACES on pages”

The Building Skin

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Next Station: Mandi House

If you live in Delhi, and you’re into theatre or Indian sweets-I’m sure you know Mandi House well. I’ve been there before, but not with my architectural lens or on such a beautiful Spring day.

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Himachal Bhawan
Exit, Mandi House Metro Station

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