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30th November 2020: WAF Virtual 2020
30th November 2020: WAF Virtual 2020

Manit Rastogi delivers the opening Keynote Address at WAF Virtual 2020 on ‘S.O.U.L.© @ Morphogenesis | Building Resilient Communities’

19th November 2020: WAF China
19th November 2020: WAF China

Jurors Manit Rastogi and Jeremy Smith of Irving Smith Architects decide the winners of WAF China 2020.

19th November 2020: WAF China
18th November 2020: WAF China

Jurors Sonali Rastogi and Benjee Mendoza of BAAD Studio decide the winners of WAF China 2020.

9th November 2020: Construction World Magazine
9th November 2020: Construction World Magazine

Manit Rastogi and John Alok Decruz pen an opinion editorial for CW Magazine on Post-COVID Commercial Spaces

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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 ...
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 ...
French Gardens
By Aakanksha Mehta
Andre le Notre, the greatest French garden and landscape designer. Andre Le Notre followed his father as head gardener at the Jardin des Tuilleries in Paris and also studied fine art in Paris. The designer also enjoyed a warm relationship with his patron Louis XIV. Both were men of taste with a passion for gardens and architecture. The baroque style of garden design, which they brought to a crescendo, became widely influential ...