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...
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...