Vikramāditya Prakāsh’s lecture on Deruralization-Chandigarh at Harvard, February 2013.

Vikramāditya Prakāsh’s presentation on the work of the Chandigarh Urban Lab at Harvard in February 2013 is now available online. Introduced by Rahul Mehrotra, Chair of Urban Design at the GSD. http://vimeo.com/61968037 Share/Bookmark

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‘Heritage’ Furniture – a new line of urban furniture for Chandigarh.

The current focus of the international market on Chandigarh’s so-called heritage furniture has jeopordized the fundamental purpose of furniture: to be used, not idealized. The analysis of this situation leads to the question: what is the right way to preserve a furniture’s design heritage? Chandigarh Urban Lab proposes that instead of literally preserving the old furniture, the city should continue to design for the present in […]

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Hybrid Housing – new typologies for a growing city.

Here are three new housing typologies, hybridizing the lessons learnt from the passive solar, naturally ventilated and daylit, modular, Modulor based, modernist Chandigarh ‘heritage’ housing, with the high-density, ‘organic’, non-regulated housing of the urban villages like Burail. Share/Bookmark

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Chandigarh’s Theaters: An Analysis

Formal, economic and geographic diagrams of the original Chandigarh theaters.   Share/Bookmark

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Modern Indian Cinema – a Brief Overview

    Cinema became increasingly popular in the early twentieth century throughout the world. Unlike theatre performances, cinema has historically been, and continues to be, affordable for the common man. Much like theatre, cinema allowed for films to narrate social struggles and depict daily life in the city for broad audiences. Following India’s independence, the […]

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