In context of contemporary Jaipur, Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK) serves as its most prominent art and culture node. Situated on Jawahar Lal Nehru (JLN) Marg in Jhalana Doongri area of the modern extensions of Jaipur, this multi-cultural art centre was established in 1993 to promote art, culture and traditions of state of Rajasthan. Interestingly, this cultural node is central to the linear stretch of JLN Marg, which itself is interspersed with institutions, recreational spaces and office complexes for most part of its length between New Gate of the walled city of Jaipur and Jawahar Circle/Patrika Gate.Continue reading “Jawahar Kala Kendra: Contemporary Jaipur’s Art and Culture Stage”
Note: There are many instances where design appears to fail, where people through their use or behaviour subvert or reject design intentions, in the public realm that remains in plain sight and goes unnoticed by most of us in everyday life. This study revolves around and maps out instances where trees become the anchor point to interpret the correlation between the design intentions and behaviour of various users of public spaces. The study focused on the 3 km stretch from University Road to Navrangpura Gam in Ahmedabad.
Trees in the city play an important role, they are widely distributed from the middle of the road, on the pavement, in between the boundary walls. They are living landmarks that define space, contribute to air quality, and connect us to nature. Despite their ubiquity, most of us take trees for granted and know little of their civic virtues. The photo essay looks at the problems and possibilities of the trees in structuring the public realm of a street. In what way they are considered a liability by the designer while an opportunity, to inhabit, appropriate and exploit spaces they create, by the users in various ways. Continue reading “To Tree Or Not To Tree”
Lake Pichola Waterfront in Udaipur – Urban locations have been prominently affected by vicinity to water bodies. Sources of fresh water have historically attracted settlement of lands. Another reason for settlement near major water bodies like seas has been ease of trade. Many a time water bodies have been artificially curated to sustain towns and cities. Udaipur features one such artificial network of lakes which in modern times serve additional purpose of facilitating tourism. Management of such water infrastructure forms large part of sustaining urban centres. #water #city #urban #lake #cityscape #infrastructure #tourism #rajasthan #india #basic #sustainable
DLF CyberHub – A perfect example of a congregation and community space based on cyber punk themes. The urban design blends social and commercial aspects to serve a milieu comprising of diversity brought to city of Gurgaon owing to its promise of opportunities and living standards. #gurgaon #publicspace #urbandesign #congregation #social #culture #corporate #india #urban #cyberpunk #architecture #urbanplanning