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Citizen Chandigarh: The Professionals

What is the perspective of some of the professionals of Chandigarh on their city and its future? With the highest literary in India (above 93%), Chandigarh has the potential to be the Indian [...]

New Heritage Park Furniture Proposals

  The focus of the furniture designs were based on the analysis and understanding of Chandigarh’s street vendors combined with the current controversy surrounding the original heritage [...]

Cinemas in Ahmedabad and Sector 17

Neelam Theater in Sector 17 The contrasting conditions of the theater scene in Chandigarh and Ahmedabad caught my attention. In Chandigarh, the iconic Neelam and Jugat theaters are prominent features [...]

Space Activation in Ahmedabad

The capitol complex is in need of some major social activation and the main question is in what manner this activation should happen. The visit to Ahmedabad was a great experience because it opened [...]

Sector 17 v. Ahmedabad’s Main Market

Looking at the unplanned and ancient part of Ahmedabad, through the lens of Sector 17, we began to see how a pivotal place in a city can begin define its entire character. Over the weeks we have [...]

Fetishization of the Kinetic City

When studying the kinetic modern furniture of the informal sector, it is easy to romanticize the ingenuity (Jugaad) of the people who construct their environment. Therefore, it is critical to [...]

Frame Control in Chandigarh: Background

History Created from a tabula rasa, Chandigarh presented an opportunity to design every aspect of the plan and original buildings. With a single team of architects controlling the design of [...]
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