Exceptional eco-friendly summer retreats in the lap of nature in north India

The summer is creeping up on us, and that can mean only one thing – summer vacations! For those travelling within India, summer vacations are usually spent in the hills, where the cool temperatures offer a welcome relief from the sweltering heat, or in wildlife sanctuaries, where the heat brings all the animals to the watering holes, offering travellers the opportunity to catch a glimpse. In this article, we take a look two resorts in… Read more »

What past Pritzker Prize winners can teach us about the future of architecture

A champion of low-cost housing, Balakrishna Doshi became the first Indian to receive the prestigious Pritzker Prize for architecture, last week, for his work as an architect, urban planner, teacher, and for his tireless contribution to India and beyond. We had written a profile of this godfather of Indian architecture, here. And now we take this opportunity to look at other Pritzker awardees in recent years. 2017 – RCR Arquitectes Last year, for the… Read more »

Architect Chitra Vishwanath: Pioneering earth-friendly building in India

Did you know: the construction industry is responsible for almost 50% of carbon dioxide emissions the world over? The fact that this industry contributes significantly to global warming due to the release of greenhouse gases is a cause for worry in a developing nation like India, where cities have seen an unprecedented construction boom in recent years. A few earth-friendly architects have therefore taken it upon themselves to build affordable, energy-efficient homes that respond to… Read more »

Architect Profile: The influential and enduring BV Doshi

[UPDATE] Legendary architect Balkrishna Doshi will be honoured with the Pritzker Architecture Prize, popularly known as the Nobel prize for architecture. With this, the 90-year-old architect becomes the first Indian to be accorded this honour, the highest in the profession. Previous winners include world-renowned architects like Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, IM Pei, and Shigeru Ban. “Over the years, Balkrishna Doshi has always created an architecture that is serious, never flashy or a follower of trends,” the Pritzker jury said… Read more »