Landscape Design That Celebrates Nature: A Look At Three Award-Winning Hospitality Projects in India

In this post we are taking a look at some of the winners of the NDTV Design and Architecture Awards. This year, a jury of eminent people like Gerard da Cunha, Michael Foley, Yatin Patel, Suhasini Ayer, Rahul Dalvi, Parul Zaveri and Nisha Mathew Ghosh came together to decide winners across many categories, like Heritage Architecture, Socially Relevant Design and Landscape Award. Today, we will look at a couple winners in the landscape category, from… 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 »

Pravina Mehta – Activist, Urban Planner, Architect

As a young architecture student, Pravina Mehta joined the wave of revolution that swept across British-ruled India in the 1940s. An admirer of stateswoman Sarojini Naidu who was at the forefront of India’s struggle for independence, Mehta could not just stand on the sidelines and watch. Owing to her activism, she abandoned her degree in architecture from the JJ College of Architecture in Bombay. But she was later able to finish her education from the… Read more »