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ARCHITECTURE OF BRANDS

When question is raised on ideological rooting within the moral stamp & canonical paramount of architecture, the resultant cultural manifestation, very often remains aloof and outside the discourse on architectural criticism and its responsibilities. It can take various forms and finds its treacherous escape from its representational responsibilities. The most didactic forms of cultural manifestation becomes most material & subservient expression of product. Architecture oscillates between two extremes condition of shaped and being shaped. The recent visit to Vitra Campus (Germany) & Novartis Campus (Switzerland) revealed collection, consumption of most branded & signature architecture. The ideological grounding of place for production of knowledge, innovation and interaction seems way beyond the didactic meaning. 

The presentation and guided tour outrageously proclaimed the need for brand architecture and design as a symbol and expression of moving with time & inno…

MINIMUM (RITUAL) CITY

The city arrives through stark landscape of mountain range from distance and large reservoir. The stark landscape of rock formation makes city fabric far more humble and humane. The entire city is walk-able and it maintains its minimum infrastructure. The formation of bazaar within its main spine is distinguishable form many other similar ritual cities. The recent development of new, generic building types & enterprises are marginally visible. The homogeneous facade and perforated interior spaces still have charm of carefully preserved spatial value. 
It is one of the most sacred city of India with wonderful rock formation as arrival feature to the town, abundant water resources adds to its character. The belief to attain salvation as per mythology from the depleted deteriorating fabric,  type & characteristic of ritual city, are perhaps another reality of such minimum city.


































OBJECTIVE DOMESTICITY

CARTESIANISM: OBJECTIVE DOMESTICITY  
Intellectual revolution and theoretical objectivity in contemporary architecture.
“Historical & Comparative”
The French philosopher Rene Descartes contributed to the doctrine and principle of historical objectivity compounding to the theoretical foundation of “Cartesianism” through his treatise “Discourse of Method”. It began to emphasize the historicity in light of conceptual objectivity. The relationship of mind and corporeal sensuality is subjected to objective rationalism of forces that shapes the production (object). The objective historicism brings about substansialism of matter by dividing the existence into mind, matter & nature.
Along with Descartes, Montesquieu through his treatise “Spirit of Laws” discarded the theological interpretation of existence and paved the way for scientific history of human culture. In spite of the intimate connection between nature and culture, the reason determines the nature of responses.
The “Discourse …

LOGARITHM OF EXPONENTIAL HISTORY

KRVIA / KRMLS - 2013 ARCHITECTURE AS CONTEMPORARY HISTORY




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SHADOW OF HISTORY
History is a trajectory whose formative circumstances hinges on the uncontaminated breath of cultural studies. They are beyond the secular range of historicity and theory of knowledge. The historicity is often contaminated as being condition of symphonic narrative & ideological fermentation that undermines the intellectual substance. It is often reimburse the value to history as subtext burden of Theo- political brutalities. 
The empathetic to historical writings and contemplation to indispensible imperatives are conditions for critical spirit in historical objectivity and veracity. The theoretical connectedness and continuity are conceptual possessions in algebraic notation which bestows the history with analogical forwardness and emblematic codes, both in continuous and discontinuous notations, the concept of exponential trajectory i:e historicism. Historicism is philosophical lecterns as systems of autopo…

MASTER'S SEM-I : STUDIO-2014

MAPPING:READING:REPRESENTING TANGIBLE / INTANGIBLE / EXPERIENTIAL / TEMPORAL
The studio i for the Masters in Urban Design and Urban Conservation introduces the students to ideas of mapping, reading & representation in the city. The mapping & representing is a construct of event through various methods of reading. The reading of event or narratives brings out multi-folds of experiences. The conventional map reduces the complex geographies in to various territories based on static phenomena, while mapping and reading allows the development of new method of investigation through overlaps of ideas & representation. Hence mapping is de-limiting canvas, allowing participation of various forces, represented in peculiarities.  
The mapping, reading & representing allows to capture the static and kinetic forces in simultaneity. The two groups 11 students each were formulated to carry out primary source survey and visual experiences. The series of documentation generated to arrive …