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Made in India

Guest-edited by Kazi K Ashraf

The architectural and urban landscape of India is being remade in unexpected and exuberant ways. New economic growth, the infiltration of global media and technologies, and the transnational reach of the diasporic Indian have unleashed a new cultural and social dynamic. While the dynamic is most explicit and visible in the context of the Indian city, a different set of transformations is taking place in the rural milieu. Yet, as the political writer Sunil Khilnani notes, the world’s sense of India, of what it stands for and what it wishes to become, seems as confused and divided today as is India’s own sense of itself. It is a challenge, in these conditions, to explore how the deeply entrenched histories and traditions of India are being reimagined, and how questions of the extraordinary diversity of India are being reinterpreted in its architectural and urban landscape. AD traces this compelling story through the writings of Prem Chandavarkar, Sunil Khilnani, Anupama Kundoo, Reinhold Martin, Michael Sorkin, Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha, and others, as well as through the work of some 25 practices currently producing work on the Indian subcontinent.

Synopsis:

Made in India

Guest-edited by Kazi K Ashraf

The architectural and urban landscape of India is being remade in unexpected and exuberant ways. New economic growth, the infiltration of global media and technologies, and the transnational reach of the diasporic Indian have unleashed a new cultural and social dynamic. While the dynamic is most explicit and visible in the context of the Indian city, a different set of transformations is taking place in the rural milieu. Yet, as the political writer Sunil Khilnani notes, the world's sense of India, of what it stands for and what it wishes to become, seems as confused and divided today as is India's own sense of itself. It is a challenge, in these conditions, to explore how the deeply entrenched histories and traditions of India are being reimagined, and how questions of the extraordinary diversity of India are being reinterpreted in its architectural and urban landscape. AD traces this compelling story through the writings of Prem Chandavarkar, Sunil Khilnani, Anupama Kundoo, Reinhold Martin, Michael Sorkin, Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha, and others, as well as through the work of some 25 practices currently producing work on the Indian subcontinent.

Synopsis:

Architecture is never an isolated production. It is deeply embedded in the fabric of any social and cultural dynamic, even though new impetuses are often made and established through architecture. This is particularly true of the exuberant social and cultural shift that India is undergoing. A multi-disciplinary approach is crucial in order to unravel the scope of the phenomenon and its manifestations. The title features Sunil Khilnani's meditation on what constitutes the idea of modern India, Prem Chandavarkar's exciting account of the emergence of a new generation of architects in Bangalore and Ravi Sundarum's description of the visceral city. It also includes project sections that portray the divergent and innovative face of Indian architecture from Bombay to Bangalore, which include sophisticated urban schemes alongside handmade self-built buildings in rural areas.

About the Author

Kazi K Ashraf teaches at the University of Hawaii School of Architecture. He studied at MIT and the University of Pennsylvania. He writes on phenomenological issues of architecture and landscape, and contemporary South Asia. He co-edited the publication An Architecture of Independence: The Making of Modern South Asia (Architectural League of New York, 1997), and has curated exhibitions on Modern architecture in South Asia, Louis Kahn’s Capital Complex, and architecture in Bangladesh. He is currently working on a new book, The Last Hut: Dwelling in the Ascetic Imagination.

Table of Contents

01 Editorial

Helen Castle

02 Introduction

Raga India: Architecture in the Time of Euphoria

Kazi K Ashraf

03 The India Project

Sunil Khilnani

04 Indian Panorama

Chris Lee/Kapil Gupta

TEAM (Snehansu Mukherjee and AR Ramanathan)

Sanjay Puri Architects

Fabian Ostner

Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

05 One Space, Many Worlds

Ramesh Biswas

06 The Visceral City and the Theatre of Fear

Ravi Sundaram

07 Mumbai Architects

Studio Mumbai Architects (Bijoy and Priya Jain)

Rahul Mehrotra Associates

Samira Rathod Design Associates

08 Auroville: An Architectural Laboratory

Anupama Kundoo

09 Local Stone (A Fragment)

Reinhold Martin

10 Material Formations

Matharoo Associates (Gurjit Singh Matharoo)

Anupama Kundoo

Vastu Shilpa Consultants (Rajeev Kathpalia)

Architecture Autonomous (Gerard da Cunha)

Urbana

11 In Depth: Inscribing the Indian Landscape

Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha

12 The ‘Background’ in Bangalore: Architecture and Critical Resistance in a New Modernity

Prem Chandavarkar

13 A Trip to India

Michael Sorkin

14 Bangalore Architects

Mathew & Ghosh Architects

Hundredhands

Chandavarkar and Thacker

Mindspace (Sanjay Mohe)

InFORM Architects (Kiran Venkatesh)

15 Sharifa’s House

Dr Adnan Morshed

16 This is Not a Building! Hand-Making a School in a Bangladeshi Village

Kazi K Ashraf

17 Subcontinental Panorama

Kerry Hill Architects

Piercy Conner Architects & Designers

Shatotto: Architecture for Green Living (Rafiq Azam)

Ann Pendleton-Jullian

Saif Ul Haque Sthapati

Tsunami Design Initiative (TDI)

Madhura Prematilleke (Team Architrave)

AD+

Interior Eye

Boston Institute of Contemporary Art

Jayne Merkel

Building Profile

Casa Kike, Costa Rica

Jeremy Melvin

Practice Profile

DSDHA

Helen Castle

Spiller’s Bits

Good-Natured Stuff

Neil Spiller

Yeang’s Eco-Files

On Green Design (Part 2)

The Basic Premises for Green Design

Ken Yeang

McLean’s Nuggets

Will McLean

Userscape

Sensible Objects for Digital Environments

Valentina Croci

Unit Factor

Forming Climatic Change

Steve Hardy and Werner Gaiser

Site Lines

Gods Are in the Details: The Ambika Temple at Jagat

Adam Hardy

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470034767
Author:
Ashraf, Kazi
Publisher:
Wiley
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / General
Subject:
General & Introductory Architecture
Subject:
General & Introduct
Subject:
ory Architecture
Copyright:
Series:
Architectural Design
Publication Date:
20080108
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
277 x 211.5 x 9.7 mm 23 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Made in India

Guest-edited by Kazi K Ashraf

The architectural and urban landscape of India is being remade in unexpected and exuberant ways. New economic growth, the infiltration of global media and technologies, and the transnational reach of the diasporic Indian have unleashed a new cultural and social dynamic. While the dynamic is most explicit and visible in the context of the Indian city, a different set of transformations is taking place in the rural milieu. Yet, as the political writer Sunil Khilnani notes, the world's sense of India, of what it stands for and what it wishes to become, seems as confused and divided today as is India's own sense of itself. It is a challenge, in these conditions, to explore how the deeply entrenched histories and traditions of India are being reimagined, and how questions of the extraordinary diversity of India are being reinterpreted in its architectural and urban landscape. AD traces this compelling story through the writings of Prem Chandavarkar, Sunil Khilnani, Anupama Kundoo, Reinhold Martin, Michael Sorkin, Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha, and others, as well as through the work of some 25 practices currently producing work on the Indian subcontinent.

"Synopsis" by , Architecture is never an isolated production. It is deeply embedded in the fabric of any social and cultural dynamic, even though new impetuses are often made and established through architecture. This is particularly true of the exuberant social and cultural shift that India is undergoing. A multi-disciplinary approach is crucial in order to unravel the scope of the phenomenon and its manifestations. The title features Sunil Khilnani's meditation on what constitutes the idea of modern India, Prem Chandavarkar's exciting account of the emergence of a new generation of architects in Bangalore and Ravi Sundarum's description of the visceral city. It also includes project sections that portray the divergent and innovative face of Indian architecture from Bombay to Bangalore, which include sophisticated urban schemes alongside handmade self-built buildings in rural areas.
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