Children's nature sanctuary...
Summer resort on The Lake...
Country Inn, Corbett Park
Forest retreat in a mango orchard...
16th century palace converted to luxury hotel...
Ayurvedic spa in the Himalayas...
Hudco Housing, Delhi
Ramesh house, Hill house...
Public library in the city...
Bronze’s ability to accumulate like molten wax or wet clay, gives the material the visible sensation of heaviness – inert and permanent, a metal whose innate value lies in its weight itself.
Drawings are a form of rebellion against the limits of space. They explore the possibilities of extreme views: at one end, a confinement that is so narrow and stifling,
In the last few years a great social and political upheaval has created a staggering divide between the people and the state.
Indian miniature paintings reach simultaneously for the crispness of realistic depiction as well as the poise of the idealized representation.
The definitive biography of Laurie Baker Laurie Baker has worked in India for over forty years and is renowned for being one of the very few architects in the world to have designed and built buildings as diverse as fishermen’s huts, computer institutes, private homes, hostels, hospitals, churches, technical institutes, auditoriums, film studios and tourist centres.
Here it is at last! The Shobha De and Starry Nights of Indian architecture in the form of Gautam Bhatia and Punjabi Baroque. And like Shobha De, Bhatia has decided to bare it all, not having been able to bear the corruption, the conspiracies, the deceits and the immorality of the entire architectural profession in India.
In his memories of Indian architecture, titled Punjabi Baroque, last year, he expounded with biting wit on a phrase he made famous in a newspaper article in the ’80s to describe the aimless promiscuity of modern Indian architecture. Bhatia’s new book is offered regretfully, not as a requiem but a revised manifesto.
The sacred rivers and banyan dotted landscape of Vishnu Sharma’s Vedic Age have been replaced by nuclear reactors, sluggish streams and the psychedelic flash of fluorescent lights.
AR. GAUTAM BHATIA - A Delhi based architect, writer and artist
Mr. Gautam Bhatia is a connoisseur of thought provoking words, images and spaces. His architecture isn’t merely bricks and stones, but a weighed balance of well-crafted stories that evolve from his training as a writer, and a keen eye for detail and spaces emerging out of his further explorations into Architecture. Over the span of 3 decades, the practice has carved its niche in the residential and institutional projects and expanded beyond the creative realms.A long list of achievements is in itself a testament to his proficiency as a multi-talented professional.
What sets him apart is the ingenuity with which his designs emerge out of artistic and visual expressions of the site, his thought provoking words that prompt the readers to question the established quos and the sculptures that hold a mirror to the society.
“Without play there is no work, and without work play is meaningless.”