Event: Germany+India: Infinite Opportunities
Place: Palace Grounds, Bangalore
Dates: 22nd June – 1st July
The Germans are leading the way when it comes to advancement in technology and it is no surprise that they are making their presence felt in India, one of the worlds biggest markets. The Indo-German Urban Mela is being held across 5 metropolitans across India to commemorate the 60 years of Indo-German diplomatic partnership.
Big conglomerates such as Bosch, Metro, Siemens, Duestche Bank, SAP, among many others participated in the event showcasing and educating their latest offering. The big focus was on making cities sustainable or as the German’s called “StadtRäume – CitySpace“, considering the growing burden in the Indian cities.
The pavilions are designed by renowned German designer Markus Heinsdorff.
Architects: WOW (Warner Wong) Architects Singapore
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 19,638 sqm
Awards: Building of the Year, Interior Design Award, Best Architecture Award in Hotels and Commercial Category at 2010 Singapore Institute of Architecture Design Awards
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PRASADA is a branch of Welsh School of Architecture (WSA) dedicated to South Asian architecture.
Excerpt from PRASADA website
“PRASADA is a centre devoted to the architecture, visual arts and material culture of South Asia and its diaspora. The centre aims to integrate academic research with creative practice through research projects and publications, design consultancy work, teaching and postgraduate research programmes. Founded in 1995 by Adam Hardy, PRASADA has been based at the Welsh School of Architecture since 2004. It is one of the research groups of the British Association for South Asian Studies (BASAS) and is linked to a wide network of scholars, artists and designers:
The BASAS journal South Asian Studies, is edited from PRASADA at the WSA.”
Not just have they worked in temples in the UK but are also designed a temple near by Bangalore . You can view the full list with description and illustrations here.
Although Cardiff School of Engineering at Cardiff University is my Alma Mater, I am very proud of the diversity of study present at the university!
Architects: R.L. Kumar, Center for Vernacular Architecture
Resources: Born of this Land, Breaking Conventional Barriers.
Vernacular Architecture is a branch of architecture which deals with using minimal amounts of natural building materials, using local skills, based on old architectural designs and sensitive to local culture. These designs are not universal and are specific to certain regions. “The basic elements of a modern building like cement, steel, glass, ceramic, plastic, synthetic fiber are not connected to nature in the same way mud, brick, lime, thatch, timber and grass are“, says Architect R.L. Kumar. He is an Aga Khan award for Architecture nominee known for his pioneering work in this field of architecture.