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Sergei Tchoban: Bridges & Spires - Drawing Reflections on Past and Future

08:00 - 26 June, 2016
Sergei Tchoban: Bridges & Spires - Drawing Reflections on Past and Future, Sergei Tchoban: Bridges & Spires
Sergei Tchoban: Bridges & Spires

German-Russian architect, artist, and collector Sergei Tchoban’s new exhibition Bridges & Spires: Reflections on Past and Future presents over 60 large format drawings and watercolors of existing and imaginary structures and ruins, as well as futuristic fantasies of context and gravity defying urban pasts and futures. The exhibition gathers Tchoban’s diverse oeuvre of drawings – from his travels throughout Europe, America, and Asia to urban fantasies that inhabit imaginary underwater canals in St. Petersburg and Venice, and the skies over Berlin and New York. The drawings on view, which span from 1983 to 2016, many exhibited for the first time, present the artist’s continuous pursuit, which is independent of his professional practice.

DESIGNURU

18:02 - 1 April, 2016
DESIGNURU, Designuru- Let's Celebrate Design
Designuru- Let's Celebrate Design

‘DESIGNURU’ organized by the Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID), Bangalore, will be a combined initiative of citizens of the city in making the public a part of an art and design based initiative. The festival aims to create a dialogue
among the residents of the city through the lens of community and public interest
based works on Design, Art and Architecture.

The Top 10 Most Expensive (and Cheapest) Cities to Build In Are...

14:00 - 6 January, 2016
The Top 10 Most Expensive (and Cheapest) Cities to Build In Are... , New York . Image © James Ewing OTTO
New York . Image © James Ewing OTTO

When comparing 44 major cities, Arcadis' 2016 International Construction Costs Index has found New York to be the world's most expensive city to build in. London came in as a close second, reporting cost of building prices (on average) 20 percent higher than Paris. In contrast, Taipei was labeled as the "cheapest" city for construction. According to the study, "strong currencies and significant resource constraints" were a result in higher prices. Read on for the complete lists of most expensive, and least expensive, cities for construction. 

The Economic Times Architecture & Design Summit 2015

07:00 - 1 September, 2015
The Economic Times Architecture & Design Summit 2015, Architecture and Design Summit by The Economic Times
Architecture and Design Summit by The Economic Times

As we head boldly towards a more confident tomorrow, architects, designers and builders will play a crucial role in this progression and there is a strong need for these stakeholders to come together and lay out the vision on moving this industry to a level where India is able to retain its heritage architecture in structures to be built and thereby create an identity of its own on the global platform.

The Economic Times has always taken great pride in India’s accomplishments and have continuously aligned themselves with the cause of national development. If India has to join the league of developed nations, one essential aspect of this future progression will be the interior design, urban design and urban planning of global cities within India. This conference brings together Indian and global industry barons & visionaries on one platform as they look to share their knowledge & experience of creating structures that align the needs of a progressive nation with designs that define an era.

From Prisons to Parks: How the US Can Capitalize On Its Declining Prison Populations

10:30 - 24 April, 2015
From Prisons to Parks: How the US Can Capitalize On Its Declining Prison Populations , The Former Bangalore jail in India, now Freedom Park . Image © Flickr CC user abhisheksundaram
The Former Bangalore jail in India, now Freedom Park . Image © Flickr CC user abhisheksundaram

Prisons are often seen as problematic for their local communities. After centuries of correctional facilities discouraging economic growth and occupying valuable real estate as a necessary component of towns and cities, many of these institutions have been relocated away from city centers and their abandoned vestiges are left as unpleasant reminders of their former use. In fact, the majority of prisons built in the United States since 1980 have been placed in non-metropolitan areas and once served as a substantial economic development strategy in depressed rural communities. [1] However, a new pressure is about to emerge on the US prison systems: beginning in 2010, America's prison population declined for the first time in decades, suggesting that in the near future repurposing these structures will become a particularly relevant endeavor for both community development and economic sustainability. These abandoned shells offer architects valuable opportunities to reimagine programmatic functions and transform an otherwise problematic location into an integral neighborhood space.

Why repurpose prisons rather than starting fresh? The answer to this question lies in the inherent architectural features of the prison typology, namely the fact that these structures are built to last. People also often forget that prison buildings are not limited to low-rise secure housing units - in fact, prisons feature an array of spaces that have great potential for reuse including buildings for light industrial activity, training or office buildings, low-security housing, and large outdoor spaces. These elements offer a wide variety of real estate for new programmatic uses, and cities around the world have begun to discover their potential. What could the US learn from these examples, at home and overseas?

The Former Bangalore jail in India, now Freedom Park . Image © Flickr CC user abhisheksundaram Boston's Liberty Hotel Interior. Image © Flickr CC user adewale_oshineye Aerial view of the former Lorton Prison. Image via Bing Maps Freedom Park in Lagos, Nigeria. Image via lagosfreedompark.com +9

The Library House / Khosla Associates

01:00 - 18 April, 2014
The Library House  / Khosla Associates, © Shamanth Patil J.
© Shamanth Patil J.

© Shamanth Patil J. © Shamanth Patil J. © Shamanth Patil J. © Shamanth Patil J. +25

Wilson Garden House / Architecture Paradigm

01:00 - 11 April, 2014
Wilson Garden House / Architecture Paradigm, © Anand Jaju
© Anand Jaju

© Anand Jaju © Anand Jaju © Anand Jaju © Anand Jaju +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Wilson Garden, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Design Team

    Sandeep J, Vimal Jain, Manoj Ladhad, Savitha
  • Area

    7000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Loft 38 / Khosla Associates

01:00 - 14 February, 2014
Loft 38  / Khosla Associates, © Shamath Patil J.
© Shamath Patil J.

© Shamath Patil J. © Shamath Patil J. © Shamath Patil J. © Shamath Patil J. +22

Lateral House / Gaurav Roy Choudhury

01:00 - 26 August, 2013
Lateral House / Gaurav Roy Choudhury, © Tina Nandi
© Tina Nandi

© Tina Nandi © Tina Nandi © Tina Nandi © Tina Nandi +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Contractors

    LISA and Ravikumar, Plumbtech Engineers, ACHU P. Enterprises
  • Area

    3600.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

The Long House / Khosla Associates

01:00 - 23 August, 2013
The Long House / Khosla Associates, © Shamanth Patil J
© Shamanth Patil J

© Shamanth Patil J © Shamanth Patil J © Shamanth Patil J © Shamanth Patil J +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Principal Designers

    Sandeep Khosla and Amaresh Anand
  • Design Team

    Sandeep Khosla, Amaresh Anand, Raju S. and Akanksha Chhajer
  • Civil Contractors

    J.J. Constructions Pvt. Ltd
  • Landscape

    Garden World Pvt. Ltd
  • PHE Consultant

    JR Consultancy
  • Electrical Contractor

    MK Electricals
  • Electrical Consultant

    Services Design Consultants
  • Area

    6000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Eagleton Weekend Home / VSDP

01:00 - 7 July, 2013
© Anand Jaju
© Anand Jaju

© Anand Jaju © Anand Jaju © Anand Jaju © Anand Jaju +31

DPS Kindergarden School / Khosla Associates

01:00 - 11 June, 2013
DPS Kindergarden School / Khosla Associates, © Shamanth Patil
© Shamanth Patil

© Shamanth Patil © Shamanth Patil © Shamanth Patil © Shamanth Patil +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Principal Designers

    Sandeep Khosla and Amaresh Anand
  • Design Team

    Sandeep Khosla, Amaresh Anand, and Bijeta Bachaspati
  • Client

    Annabelle Manwaring
  • Area

    35000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Nirvana Film Office / SJK Architects

01:00 - 9 April, 2013
Nirvana Film Office / SJK Architects, © Pallon Daruwalla & Shimul Javeri Kadri
© Pallon Daruwalla & Shimul Javeri Kadri

© Pallon Daruwalla & Shimul Javeri Kadri © Pallon Daruwalla & Shimul Javeri Kadri © Pallon Daruwalla & Shimul Javeri Kadri © Pallon Daruwalla & Shimul Javeri Kadri +20

Shipara / SDeG

01:00 - 12 March, 2013
© Clare Arni
© Clare Arni
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bangalore, India
  • Design Team

    Sujit, Balaji
  • Project Team

    Sujit, Balaji, Gayathri, Anju, Darshan, Prabhakar, Ananya
  • Structural Design

    Eco Consultants
  • Contractor (Civil)

    JK Constructions
  • Area

    340.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Clare Arni © Clare Arni © Clare Arni © Clare Arni +16

Bapagrama Stone House / Pragrup

01:00 - 26 February, 2013
Bapagrama Stone House / Pragrup, Courtesy of Pragrup
Courtesy of Pragrup

Courtesy of Pragrup Courtesy of Pragrup Courtesy of Pragrup Courtesy of Pragrup +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bangalore, India
  • Design Team

    Ravindra Kumar, Mahaveer Bhurat, Kavitha C. A., Lekha Nanjaiah
  • Structural Consultants

    Pragrup
  • Area

    0.0 ft2
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Pragrup

Halcyon Complex / VSDP

01:00 - 13 November, 2012
Halcyon Complex / VSDP, © Pallon Daruwala
© Pallon Daruwala

© Pallon Daruwala © Pallon Daruwala © Pallon Daruwala © Pallon Daruwala +22

White Canvas & 22 feet office / Kamat & Rozario Architecture

01:00 - 1 May, 2012
White Canvas & 22 feet office / Kamat & Rozario Architecture, © Shanavas Photography
© Shanavas Photography

© Shanavas Photography © Shanavas Photography © Shanavas Photography © Shanavas Photography +23

Splice / Cadence

01:00 - 17 October, 2011
Splice / Cadence, © Claire Arni
© Claire Arni

© Claire Arni © Claire Arni © Claire Arni © Claire Arni +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Project Team

    Smaran Mallesh, Narendra Pirgal, Vikram Rajashekar, Rejin Karthik
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs