architecture

The story of kath kuni

Preserving vernacular architecture in the Himalaya.

| Sep 22, 2021

Revisiting the past, reimagining a future 

How an art magazine found a place in India’s nation-building narratives.

| Feb 16, 2021

Resurrecting a forgotten architect

Does the fictionalised retelling of Minnette de Silva’s story do justice to her life and work?

| Oct 07, 2019

Letter from Karachi: For a place in the shade

Shade is increasingly becoming a luxury in Karachi's public spaces.

| May 17, 2019

Conserving continuity

Reconstructing monuments of cultural heritage in Nepal will need community involvement.

| Sep 02, 2015

Kitschy Kabul wedding cake

An influx of money and the removal of the Taliban has led to a mushrooming of ugly, postmodern architecture.

| May 02, 2008

Sangsad Bhawan pilgrimage

Rediscovering architect Louis I Kahn, along with his greatest work, the Dhaka Parliament building.

| Sep 05, 2006

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