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Deruralization

Kaimbwala-Sukhna Ecological Zone

A part of the CUL2014 proposal, an interdisciplinary group of students from Urban Design and Planning and Architecture developed a proposal for an ecological zone centered on Chandigarh’s [...]

Occupy Detroit SEZ

These are images from the “Occupy Detroit SEZ” proposal developed for a competition on Detroit by CRITICALai – a theoretical design practice consisting of Vikramaditya Prakash, [...]

Elements of Deruralization – Roads

The road networks are indexed to the conditions of density. They also disclose the lines of transformation, where the rural is aspiring to the urban. As such, they are also the leading indicators of [...]

Figure Ground of the Capitol

The figure-ground discloses three conditions – 1. At the center is the extremely low footprint of the Capitol Complex. This figure ground is, however, deceptive in part, because the Secreteriat [...]

The Conditions of Deruralization

The current green cover and land uses clearly show the distinction between the lands of the Capitol Complex and its adjacencies (i.e Sector 1), and the rural hinterland to its North. While the former [...]

Hydrology IIIa

Before the creation of Chandigarh, the local villages of the northern periphery were located right at the edge of the Shivalik Hills, or upstream in the river valleys on the meander terraces of the [...]

Hydrology III

The Shivaliks hills, seen here peeling off from the main mass of the Himalayan mountains, are in fact erosion hills created by the run off from the Himalayas. They are thus unstable ‘mounds’, [...]
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