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27th June 2020: HT Live Mint

Manit Rastogi re-imagines the post-COVID-19 built environment

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25th June 2020: India Today

Sonali Rastogi on rethinking décor and lifestyles.

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22nd June 2020: Architecture Talks

Manit Rastogi in conversation with Vikram Aditya Prakash on sustainable architecture.

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8th June 2020: AA Symposium – Future Practices

Nitin Bansal delivers a seminar to the faculty and students of AA, London

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PLEA 2017 Edinburgh: The Practice of Architecture in the Tropics

 Integrated Design Approach Architecture in some of the densest cities in India (and the world) demands highly conscious spatial consumption with office design standards reaching efficiencies as low as 50sq.ft./person. Consequently, high internal gains and stress on available resources have led to innovative developme ...
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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 ...
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 ...
Inside Outside
By Rahat Varma
We, as users of the built environment, spend most of our days in heavily cordoned off spaces, attempting to both be productive during our work day and to turn-off the hustle and relax after work hours. The unpleasant truth is that we do not have enough time to be outdoors and experience what nature has to offer. With the prevalent introverted construction style being applied to most new developments, it is essential for us as ...