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The sacred rivers and banyan dotted landscape of Vishnu Sharma’s Vedic Age have been replaced by nuclear reactors, sluggish streams and the psychedelic flash of fluorescent lights.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
Gautam Bhatia’s formal training is of an architect and artist. Over the course of three decades of practice in Delhi, and early work experience on a variety of projects in the US, he is firmly established as one of the country’s foremost architects, building a range of residential, institutional, recreational, hospitality and heritage projects – including schools, housing, spas, and private homes. Among his better-known works are the Devigarh Palace Hotel, Indira Gandhi Childrens Retreat, Monolith Resort, and Kalmatia Sangam Spa, among others. Each project has been carefully assessed for its site condition, resolution of the terrain, availability of local materials and techniques. Within these constraints, the design is always done to create surprising panoramas and space variations, drawing the building into new and innovative possibilities.