Web 2.0 for Architecture education.

I recently completed my first ever workshop on web 2.0 applications for Architecture education. During my talk at Goa college of Architecture, I stressed on the importance of e learning and collaborative learning. Though many of the participants were aware of basic...

The Art of Looking Sideways

“The person you love is 75% water”, says the book “The art of looking Sideways”. Or “Have you seen a purple Cow?” is just one another pick from this huge compilation. Author Alan Fletcher, who is a graphic designer has compiled this...

E-Learning: The new way, Web 2.0

E-learning The new way: Web 2.0 Workshop at NIASA, Pune Objective Summary With the advent of PCs and internet and its ubiquity, we spend our quality time searching, mailing, browsing and downloading. Look closely, Internet is much beyond all these activities we have...

BIM in Architecture Education

Since the birth of this three letter God in AEC industry, I have come across not less than 100 blogs, surveys, opinions and articles, and these are growing in leaps and bounds. Even Architecture Institutes as usual seem to be pulling up socks for adopting this new...

Technology at Architecture Institutes

Now after more than a decade has passed, Architects somehow have been convinced that computers have replaced the drawing boards to greater extent, worldwide. Still today in India, computers have to enter into Architectural education through back doors only. One has to...

Visual Balance

Our minds are comfortable with the “state of equilibrium”, or in other words everything that is not resting in place, disturbs the mind. Look at things around, if your mind feels that something or other is missing, something is too much or something needs...

What is Design?

We generally put this question to fresh Architecture students. I discover lot of original views and understanding of the term “design”. I wonder, how strong are the visuals around us, that most of us fail to mention “sounds around us”, when...

Horizontal v/s Vertical

Feel small on the crowded streets of Mumbai or New York? Sky not visible? Just look around and you will find whole new lot of skyscrappers have eaten up your unending space. Tall concrete and steel structures are making roads appear narrower and congested. Blame...

Design: Image of the week

This south Indian mini thali, is a wonderful example of organisation. Many of us would surely not like casually organised “thalis”. This organisation of elements (katories) in the given frame (Thali), boosts your hunger, you feel tempted. Ultimately, enjoy...

Minimalism

Everybody seems to be talking about it, atleast in architecture institutions and office. Minimalism, is all about meeting the basic requirements in the purest form. “But minimalism is inhumane”..said Himanshu Burte. Indeed, he has a very strong stand....