Google Forms, and how architecture students are doing it wrong.

Google Forms, and how architecture students are doing it wrong.

Google Forms are unarguably the easiest way to collect views and conduct surveys. Over the last few years Google has not only optimised the way surveys can be conducted, opinions can be recorded, but, has also provided the surveyors with many options to customise the...

Do Not Teach Architecture

My advice to architecture students graduating this year: Some of you will go for the Masters, some will join architecture / construction /design firm, some would start on own, but, if you do not get to practice architecture or get a job in the architectural field,...

I want to quit architecture

I wasn’t surprised when a student from fourth year came and said that to me. The second sentence, after he said that he wanted to talk to me. I liked the clarity and straightforwardness in his thought. He said ‘Sir, I don’t want to do architecture.’...

Frank Gehry goes viral

Noted Architect Frank Gehry’s post is doing rounds on Social Media. No wonder, the post is hit among many youngsters. In an interview Frank Gehry described 98% architecture as shit and responded to criticism by a journalist with middle finger. Here, I have a...
StudioBoxx’s New Website

StudioBoxx’s New Website

Studio Boxx has launched its website with major changes. I will call it version 2.0.  Click Here to know what version 1.0 was. The new version of the website, involves more usage of JavaScript, jQuery and jCarousel. Built on Core PHP, the website now has a continuous...

Design Education in India

An average person in India would define ‘Design’ as something related to beauty, aesthetics, decoration or piece of art. It is much beyond that, Kshitiz Anand explains. “It is a wholesome solution for a need. It is an answer to some problem. It is...
Why should architecture be restricted to “Architects”?

Why should architecture be restricted to “Architects”?

I recently heard one of my architect friend saying: “We shall first fix Architect’s Act 1972. It only restricts the use of title “Architect” and doesn’t say anything about who can and cannot practise architecture..” My immediate...

Architects must stop going around in circles

The recent ruling by Madhya Pradesh High Court has left many indian architects in a shocking state. And this fight between architects and engineers is not new. And, I am of the opinion that no one else but we architects are solely responsible for this state of...

Which architect?

Many students these days are looking for employment post their graduation or for internship. One common question that is faced from students is, “which architect or which firm should I join?” Frankly, it is student who should decide this depending upon...
Architectural Case Studies – Why and How.

Architectural Case Studies – Why and How.

New sessions have begun at architecture schools, at many Universities. At architecture schools, by now, new design briefs must have been prepared and introduced. Students must be going through phase I of any design process, that is understanding design brief. Next,...