When does the earth become material?

 “As if space itself is invisible, all theory for the production of space is based on an obsessive preoccupation with its opposite: substance and objects, i.e., architecture. Architects could never explain space; Junkspace is our punishment for their mystifications.” Rem Koolhaas, Junkspace, 2001. Form, Space and Material are perhaps among the most used words in […]

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Less space

Less space is inversely proportional to density and even more inversely proportional to pandemics, plagues, and disasters. In such drastic events, space implodes. Life as it is intensified to a greater degree -new bodily muscles ache, new thoughts erupt and sometimes ache the mind, new desires and intentions get formulated, new routines are produced, more […]

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When Seher Shah met Architecture Brio at ‘When is Space?’ – Contemporary dilemmas of Architecture

In the contemporary gallery at JKK: Four works are displayed in a manner that one speaks to the other; of course that’s how most interesting exhibitions are curated. Photo series of Prabhakar Bhagwat’s famous quarry regeneration project, Architecture Brio’s drawings and a three part white model, Seher Shah’s drawings, woodcuts and collages and Mancini’s crematorium. […]

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Students Hostel by Thirdspace Architects -Typological Responses to Emerging Contexts for Housing in India. (2017)

The hostel building by Thirdspace not only offers some relevant answers to the physical and economic contexts of the city of Belgaum but also addresses the dilemma between ambition and economic means. The text that follows will elaborate further on the ideas of architectural or typological responses and the idea of ‘aesthetics’ of means’.  1. […]

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