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It’s Baroque Duh !

24 Oct

The Power Of Rhetoric

FOUNDED BY ITALIAN POET GIAMBATTISTA MARINO…………….“TO AROUSE WONDER AND SURPRISE” the Baroque  was like a breath of fresh air to European architecture.

Schonbrunn, Austria

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Cheeky Architecture

10 Oct

Norman Foster’s Gherkin is the first on the list.Closely resembling the sacred organ of a man it is strategically located in the heart of London city amidst the big-wigs of the financial district. . . . .  Continue reading

Townscape – A look at everyday Mumbai’s architecture

5 Sep

In my fourth year elective, Urban Design, we had learnt on how to observe public spaces and the influence of a structure on the fabric of the city.

Many call Mumbai  an unplanned city with settlements mushrooming wherever there is provision for growth but I say otherwise. I enjoy the various layers which the city has to present with it’s unexpected turns into narrow gullies and the plethora of life sustained within them. Though today we are not talking about the city in whole, we are going to learn about the various factors to look out for while perusing along the familiar streets of V.T.

This was a case study  with reference to terms often used in urban design.

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A Room With A View

15 Aug

What a view !

The Signora had no business to do it,” said Miss Bartlett, “no
business at all. She promised us south rooms with a view close
together, instead of which here are north rooms, looking into a
courtyard, and a long way apart. Oh,Lucy!”

How important is a room with a view?

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Architecture And People

8 Aug


Now i have chosen a few popular architectural styles and made an account of how it would have influenced the following interesting personalities of the past.

List of contemporary architectural styles

Green architecture: conserve energy and save the planet kind of architecture

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