Stories by the Sea

  A compilation of student work 'Mapping the narratives of the Fishing Villages' Course Instructors: Nisha Nair Gupta, Manasi Chokshi Edited and Compiled by Riddhima Khedkar Complete work can be accessed here



HOW DO YOU JUDGE A BUILDING? by Shardul Patil As architects, we attempt to create designs that reflect the essence of the intended program or the context that the design is set into or just attempt at creating something that totally stands out just because we wish for it. Perhaps the most difficult job as... Continue Reading →

Amdavad ni Gufa

Amdavad Ni Gufa by Daksha Burse     In the CEPT campus of Ahmedabad lies an unusual underground structure, well known as Hussain-Doshi Gufa that marks the collaboration of the great artist M F Hussain and the innovative architect BV Doshi. The very first visual from the approaching campus road displays multifarious cave like structures... 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 →


It was another hectic day. Nonstop lectures, disagreements with professors, a new list of assignments to finish and the afternoon heat. It almost felt like the supernatural being had woken up that morning and decided to make it just one of those dreadful days again. As I wandered inside my regular tea stall, I ordered... 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 →


ESCAPE: A HEALING SANCTUARY IN KASOL, Design Dissertation project  by Anurag Sonar The modern way of living of most of the Indians involves 40-80 hours a week of stressful work, unhealthy conditions, poor eating habits and health problems that arise from their lifestyle. Oblivious and accustom to the toxins that we put in our bodies... Continue Reading →

Urban & Cultural Studies

Urban atmosphere was not always bound by rules and standards. Since the beginning of the civilization, there were a cluster of concepts that, once understood, can lead to a fresh way of perceiving streets, buildings, and spaces and insights into why certain places are appealing and others are not. Urban entity operates on various scales... 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 →

IS THERE SOMETHING CALLED ‘INDIAN DESIGN’?   IS THERE SOMETHING CALLED ‘INDIAN DESIGN’? by Prof Anisha Shekhar Mukherji Outreach Rhetorics The talk will explore if there is anything identifiable as Indian Design. And in the process, also examine what is Indian, and what is Design? Is there anything at all - about aesthetics, art and objects of daily use in... Continue Reading →

Masonry and Arches This was an elective where the students had a change to build various types of arches in bricks. It gave them a hands on understanding of not only the structural system but a real experience of how to handle bricks and masonry work. The elective was conducted by Prerna Thacker and Tanvi... Continue Reading →

Architecture of Money Architecture of Money by Prof Snehanshu Mukherjee Outreach Rhetorics Why is it that even the simplest traditional village hut is often beautiful to behold and epitomizes logic and functionality of design. Whereas most Modernist buildings often fall short of achieving such levels of refinement both in appearance and function? This lecture explores the way... Continue Reading →

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