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'Kamu Iyer was the architect for everyone': Kaiwan Mehta on his mentor's legacy
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'Kamu Iyer was the architect for everyone': Kaiwan Mehta on his mentor's legacy

Kamu Iyer's agility to understand the world through planning as well as through the chaos of everyday life made him a sharp commentator on city development, and he reviewed urban growth as realities of an ongoing history.

Kamu Iyer passes away: Revisiting noted architect's 2014 interview in which he spoke of Mumbai's metamorphosis
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Kamu Iyer passes away: Revisiting noted architect's 2014 interview in which he spoke of Mumbai's metamorphosis

Kamu Iyer's observations present us with an alternative genealogy to understand Mumbai as it is today, writes Mustansir Dalvi.

Gerardo Korn captures vintage cars, archaeological neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires
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Gerardo Korn captures vintage cars, archaeological neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires

Noted German-Argentine photographer Gerardo Korn combines his eternal love for Buenos Aires, the so-called Paris of South America with his childhood fascination for cars. Some of the models featured in his project include the likes of Torino, Dodge, Rambler, Peugeot, Chevy, Chevrolet, among others, of the late 1960s and '70s.

NATA 2020: Council of Architecture to release admit cards on 24 Aug; download from nata.in
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NATA 2020: Council of Architecture to release admit cards on 24 Aug; download from nata.in

After facing significant delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the aptitude test for admission to architecture courses will be held on 29 August, 2020

CoA releases norms for architectural education; option to exit course post 3 years introduced
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CoA releases norms for architectural education; option to exit course post 3 years introduced

A Choice Based Credit System has also been introduced along with training experience in the eighth and ninth semester of the course

Redevelopment plans for Dharavi are focused on high rises. COVID-19 crisis underlines critics' concerns about blinkered approach
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Redevelopment plans for Dharavi are focused on high rises. COVID-19 crisis underlines critics' concerns about blinkered approach

In the post-COVID world, how much would design and structural modifications in places like Dharavi, contribute to bringing about substantial change in the living conditions of people living in overcrowded slums? Journalist and researcher Dipti Nagpaul explores.

How public spaces could be customised to suit the post COVID-19 world: Read in new comic by the Leewardists
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How public spaces could be customised to suit the post COVID-19 world: Read in new comic by the Leewardists

The Leewardists' latest comic looks at designers' attempts around the globe to shape existing public spaces to fit into the post-COVID-19 world's mould.

Post-pandemic cities: Will changes wrought by coronavirus outbreak on urban structures be the 'new normal'?
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Post-pandemic cities: Will changes wrought by coronavirus outbreak on urban structures be the 'new normal'?

How might cities change as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and start heading towards a new life on the other side of the lockdown? Read Leewardists' latest comic, on Firstpost.

Do we need architects after the coronavirus outbreak? A comic strip about post-pandemic urban planning
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Do we need architects after the coronavirus outbreak? A comic strip about post-pandemic urban planning

While medical teams were battling the novel coronavirus day in and out; economies crashed and markets suffered, some of the evil minds from the real estate industry were rejoicing. Read Leewardists' latest comic panel, on Firstpost.

Renowned painter, sculptor, muralist Satish Gujral passes away at 94
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Renowned painter, sculptor, muralist Satish Gujral passes away at 94

Overtime, Satish Gujral's work focused on several themes prominent among which were the trauma of Partition, the relationship between man, animal and technology and mythology.

Inside 'Lovely Villa': The homes we build are witnesses to our lives
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Inside 'Lovely Villa': The homes we build are witnesses to our lives

Lovely Villa, a housing complex in Mumbai built by architect extraordinaire Charles Correa, was more than just a building. It was a microcosm of a secular nation, a notion of ideal living, and a repository of memories past and future for its residents. Rohan Shivkumar and Avijit Mukul Kishore's documentary on it looks at how it represented making order out of chaos, both in the political and personal sense.

Visual artist Sahil Naik on appropriation of architecture, and why the 'doing over' of what exists has his interest
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Visual artist Sahil Naik on appropriation of architecture, and why the 'doing over' of what exists has his interest

Sahil Naik's exhibition speaks against the trampling of alternate discourses in a saffronised landscape — a phenomenon that has affected architecture as well.

Public clocks of Bombay: In documenting the city's timekeepers, musings on the nature of time 
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Public clocks of Bombay: In documenting the city's timekeepers, musings on the nature of time 

How assisting Chirodeep Chaudhuri for a project on the city's public clocks evolved into a meditation on time, and memory | Surysarathi Bhattacharya writes

Rahul Mehrotra on how architecture is being divorced from social context, why we should revise definition of urbanity
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Rahul Mehrotra on how architecture is being divorced from social context, why we should revise definition of urbanity

In a masterclass at the India Culture Lab, Rahul Mehrotra held forth on the limited definition of urban in India, how architecture is being dictated more by aesthetics than utility and why we should build to foster empathy

Foy Nissen's Bombay: How his photos of people, spaces captured city's spirit
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Foy Nissen's Bombay: How his photos of people, spaces captured city's spirit

Foy Nissen was an avid photographer who documented Bombay, its people and its spirit through his photographs, recently displayed at the JNAF Gallery in Mumbai.

Jawahar Bhawan emerges as a site of alternate politics, dissent, as spaces for discussion continue to shrink in Delhi
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Jawahar Bhawan emerges as a site of alternate politics, dissent, as spaces for discussion continue to shrink in Delhi

In the recent past, Jawahar Bhawan has been home to free discussions and debates on the kind of politics that might be against the ruling dispensation. It stands out in Delhi, where spaces are becoming less welcoming to debate, either because of the price they command or the politics they don't want to support

At World Architecture Festival, two award-winning entries from India reconcile cultural context with a futuristic vision
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At World Architecture Festival, two award-winning entries from India reconcile cultural context with a futuristic vision

At the World Architecture Festival 2018, two India-based entries won awards in two different categories. Both, in their own way, address crucial questions about the modernity of architectural design in the country that are as culturally sensitive as they are modern.

Feats of human architecture and innovation
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Feats of human architecture and innovation

Tata Steel stands up and gets counted on all the time, as it continues to make gigantic strides in creating structures and innovations.

This Christmas, St Thomas Cathedral, a church that grew up with Mumbai, marks its 300th anniversary
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This Christmas, St Thomas Cathedral, a church that grew up with Mumbai, marks its 300th anniversary

The first place of public worship for the followers of the Anglican Church came up on Christmas day, 300 years ago, in the form of St Thomas’ Church.

Firstpost Salon | In the discourse on urban development, architects must not remain in the periphery: In conversation with Sameep Padora
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Firstpost Salon | In the discourse on urban development, architects must not remain in the periphery: In conversation with Sameep Padora

While aiming to produce Shanghai's and Hong Kong's out of our Indian cities, have we forgotten that it is the people who ought to be at the heart of urban development? Architect Sameep Padora, who believes that politics and architecture are not always mutually exclusive, speaks to us about the importance of strengthening local systems in the cities, and why architects must not be pushed to the periphery when bureaucrats talk about urban development.