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The Morphogenesis Monograph

Morphogenesis: The Indian Perspective, The Global Context

Part of the Master Architect Series

Morphogenesis: The Indian Perspective, The Global Context is a monograph that commemorates the 20-year ...
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By Manit Rastogi
Maker Maxity is truly a microcosm of a Smart City – where Morphogenesis departed from a traditional Master Planning approach to one of Urban Design. The horizontal plane has been designed for walkability, and with a focus on public art & sculpture, both rare conditions in India today. The offices and other buildings integrate strongly with the landscape, through plazas and squares crafted as an integral part of the lands ...
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By Rahat Varma
Over the last decade, the world we live in has gotten increasingly smaller and more connected, as countries and communities get more transparent and accessible, its implications on the nature of work and hence the workplace are rapidly evolving. New workspaces need to have a far greater emphasis on collaboration and interdependence, so that the users may productively and effectively connect. Morphogenesis continually evolve ...
Bengaluru
By Siddharth Joshi, Amritha Krishnan & Rishikesh AG
Abstract: In this talk, Professor Nagendra examines the past, present, and future of nature in Bengaluru, one of India’s largest cities. Though threatened, nature in the city exhibits a remarkable tenacity. She charts changes in nature from the 6th century CE to the present, drawing on original social-ecological field research, coupled with archival analysis, satellite remote sensing, and oral histories. She ...
Japanese Style of Landscape
By Aakanksha Mehta
While picturesque English gardens with tea houses and pavilions and ‘eye catcher’ French Gardens have become more popular with Western World as discussed in the previous blogs, most folks also devote all or part of their backyards to this style of landscaping. Japanese gardens are traditional gardens that create miniature idealized landscapes, often in a highly abstract and stylized way.[1] These garden ...
Urban Motelling
By Rahat Varma
Back in 2010, when New Delhi was all set to host the Commonwealth Games, the central government chose to respond to the city’s shortage of hotel room accommodation by employing the ‘Urban Motelling Policy’. The policy stated that those with farmland in Delhi on a main road could build a hotel, however regulations were put in place to ensure that very little volume could be built on this land so that these farmlands could ...
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By Anisha Chakrabarty
We all must have come across a beehive hanging on a building, tree or a rock. Even the smallest sight of it must have immediately triggered a sense of fear of getting stung, followed by generation of innumerable ideas on how to remove it from our vicinity. But have you ever wondered how these complex structures are constructed and inhabited by such tiny creatures, which by the virtue of naturally inherited wisdom and construct ...
Vernacular
By Pratibha Chauhan
Sustainable architecture has always been a part of the design history of India but today it has become especially important. There are multiple reasons for this importance. Firstly, the buildings by far are one of the biggest consumers of the energy and secondly, design serves as an important catalyst for the rapprochement between nature and human. Vernacular architecture of India has always been sustainable not because Indian ...
How Cool is Green - Blog
By Pratibha Chauhan
Buildings contribute to 40% of all carbon emissions in the world. To outpace global warming, we need to step up to sensible, green design faster than we think. Green principles need to be embraced by everyone today; from the highest levels of government, policy and education to the grassroots levels of the common man.   Traditional Indian Architecture in today’s paradigm has always been green as built interventions ha ...