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Baradari / Studio Lotus

© Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner + 33

Store  · 
Jaipur, India
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Studio Lotus
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    14000.0 ft2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2016

Open Call: Learning Resource Center Design Competition

“Once you stop learning you start dying” -Albert Einstein

Knowledge is power, knowledge is freedom. But my simple definition of knowledge is total sum of all things you know as a person, and all things known universally. Your experiences, skills you have acquired, and information that has been captured in any accessible format that can be utilized in various ways, is knowledge. And library is a temple for those who seek knowledge.

White Elephants: Over-Budget, Unsuccessful, and Embarrassing Architecture Projects From Around the World

Not every piece of architecture can be an economic and social success. But there is one dreaded term reserved for only the mot wasteful of projects: "white elephants." The term comes from a story of the kings of Siam, now Thailand, who would reportedly gift sacred albino elephants to courtiers they didn't like. Refusing the gift from the king would have been unacceptable, but being sacred, these animals were forbidden from work, leading the courtier to financial ruin—a fact the kings knew all too well.

Of course, in architecture the term "white elephant" is used frequently to disparage certain projects, and whether a project is deserving of such infamy is usually a matter of perspective. Often eyesores or reminders of poorly spent funds, these projects refuse to be forgotten despite few wanting to remember them. Dotted around the world and across history, they all have the same thing in common: although they may (or may not) have once looked good on paper, they probably should have just stayed on paper.

Housing for Mahouts and their Elephants / RMA Architects

© Carlos Chen
© Carlos Chen
Housing  · 
Jaipur, India
  • architects Authors of this architecture project RMA Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    88.0 sqm
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2010

© Charles Garcia © Rajesh Vora © Rajesh Vora © Rajesh Vora + 17

Pearl Academy of Fashion / Morphogenesis

Pearl Academy of Fashion / Morphogenesis Pearl Academy of Fashion / Morphogenesis Pearl Academy of Fashion / Morphogenesis Pearl Academy of Fashion / Morphogenesis + 22

Institute  · 
Jaipur, India
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Morphogenesis
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    11745.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2008