Reading Landscapes

A photograph that depicts the Landscape of Dhawad is decoded looking at Foreground- Background, colours and vegetation character as perceived in the photograph, through visual understanding and satellite imagery the view in the photograph is scaled and a transect to understand the datum is made. A 3d model is made with these references from the... Continue Reading →



  This book is based on the documentation of Dhawad, Madhya Pradesh. It is a compilation of the hard work of 2nd-year students of IES College of Architecture. The project was aimed to help the students study, analyse and understand the architecture, culture and lifestyle of rural India. Through this dossiere, we hope to share... Continue Reading →

Temples of Deulwada, Malvan

  Our first-year students participated in the competition 'INTACH AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DOCUMENTATION OF UNPROTECTED HERITAGE 2018-19'. Their entry 'Documentation of Temples of Deulwada, Malvan' won a COMMENDATION AWARD in the Central Zone. Guided by: Prof Shilpa Sharma, Prof Vivek Korlekar, Prof Riddhima Khedkar, Prof Nivedita Mehrotra

Taj Amity Pavilion Competition

  The Taj Amity Pavilion was an international architecture competition hosted by the website: The aim of the competition was to design a temporary pavilion that holds the virtue of peace and amity in its essence, built in honour of the several valiant soldiers who lost their lives fighting the corrupt ideas of terrorism. It... Continue Reading →

Understanding Bauhaus

    Bauhaus visual design philosophies have been impactful on graphic design to this day. Known for the use of primary colours, thick lines, balanced background and foreground and most importantly, the impactful typography; Bauhaus left a significant bearing on the visual graphics. The geometric compositions were a substantial part of Bauhaus in graphics as... Continue Reading →

On Marin drive…

“If any one of us had been around 80 years ago, Marine Drive would never have got built. After all, there are many compelling reasons to oppose it. It brings more traffic. It involves reclamation, adding more buildings between us and the sea. It’s obviously very bad news. Why don’t we just continue using Queen’s Road? Yet, aren’t you glad it happened?” -Charles Correa (Learning from marine drive)

  Humans have been going through a process of continuous change due to the advancing technologies, new inventions and evolved science, eventually becoming a part of a race to attain lavish lifestyles. Unfortunately, in these busy schedules we often ignore the existence of communities that are still grounded to their roots and live a self-... Continue Reading →

Heritage Conservation Institute and Research Centre for INTACH, Pune

Heritage Conservation Institute and Research Centre for INTACH, Pune, Design Dissertation by Akhilesh Dhurkunde Over the years, in the field of conservation, there has been an increase in professionalism. Emergence of multidisciplinary teams increased international interaction, evolution of networking dynamics and exposure to the latest measures have been observed. However unfortunately, it has not succeeded... Continue Reading →

Rethinking the image of Ballard Estate with the intervention of TRANS-ARCHITECTURE as the new paradigm

  What if spaces and its functions can become temporal in nature; if same spaces can be used for different purposes with time of the day? What if the concept of shared spaces can exist between unrelated and independent spaces? The concept of Trans-Architecture makes the impossible possible with the use of technology as an... Continue Reading →

Lakshman Kund   The video is a part of the narrative mapping and study of Lakshman Kund, Panchvati in Nashik by Anagha Pandit, Devika Kale, Sanika Divekar, Shriya Vartak, Siddharth Katkar and Tejashree Karande. The study was taken up as apart of semester five architecture design studio. It is an understanding of the sense of place through sounds.... Continue Reading →

Rameshwar Temple, Chaul

  A mapping and documentation exercise of the Rameshwar Temple precinct at Chaul, Alibaug. The exercise was carried out be the students of semester two as a part of their initial studies for the architectural design studio. Instructors: Chaitra Sharad, Manasi Chokshi, Pranav Naik, Rajan Subhedar and Sanket Mhatre

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