Patterns Surround Us

The stains left out of coffee cups, marks of cutters, paint and some scribbling, all were seen mingling together to form some interesting, thoughtless and random patterns on the drawing boards at Aayojan School of Architecture, Jaipur. Education cannot be merely...

Basic Design in Architecture – Challenges

Basic Design is generally the first interface of students of architecture with the word ‘design’. I came across a nice quote on Twitter by ¬†a Venture Capitalist and an¬†Entrepreneur, Kris Nair, which goes as follows: Creativity is not the finding of a...

Architecture, basic design and past experiences

When discussing basic design with the students of first year, I often experimented a lot by changing and developing new exercises to keep the mood alive in classroom. Discussions on past experiences are very common in any basic design sessions, to keep the content...