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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 ...
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By Rahat Varma
The modern workplace is undergoing a paradigm shift of changes in usage patterns and longevity of working hours. We as architects and interior designers need to design space such that the users are more comfortably integrated with their physical surroundings at the workplace. A big contributing factor towards indoor comfort, are the lighting levels. Le Corbusier identified the significance of light in architecture best when he ...
phenomenon of experiential space
By Shruti Gupta
“Like the spider with its web, so every subject weaves relationship between itself and particular properties of objects; the many strands are then woven together and finally form the basis of the subject’s very existence.”                       -- Jakob von Uexkull Man tends to weave relationships with his surroundings; he grasps vital relations to bring order into his world, adapting physiologica ...
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 ...
Cancer Hospital
By Rahat Varma
Morphogenesis takes on the design of a Multispecialty health care centre, under its corporate social responsibility initiative. This centre is located in the Pan Bazaar, Guwahati and is being set up by a group of doctors to address the high incidence of cancer in the North Eastern region of the country. According to a report by the Indian Council of Medical Research in 2013, the incidence of cancer is highest in this region of ...
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 ...