March 1, 2015

REIMAGINING LUTYENS' DELHI
January 2015; Edited by Viren Brahmbhatt et al.
A PUBLICATION BASED ON GSAPP SPRING 2014 STUDIO | COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

Reimagining Lutyens' Delhi is based on the studies on Lutyens' Plan for Imperial Delhi, by the Urban Design Studio, Spring 2014 (Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design), Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University in The City of New York. The work by the students and faculty was on display from January 9 to January 30, 2015. A publication based on this work along with essays by eminent thinkers and professionals from New York and Delhi was launched at the event. 

Abstract
The subject of the Studio was a comparative urban dialogue between New Delhi, Kisumu, and Medellín. Like dynamic cities everywhere, they share concerns about the form of their continuing expansion and the consequent mandates for compact growth. This dialogue is of particular interest given the diversity of character and context of each, within the broad context of development in the "Global South." The New Delhi mandate involves densification of the Lutyens' Plan for the original colonial city, long considered an international landmark in early 20th century urban design. In question is the evolution of this culturally significant and highly formalized hallmark from its ceremonial significance as new Capitol of India to expanded meaning as center of a new commercial metropolis. For each of the three cities, detailed study sites were carefully chosen as particular "fragments" that could serve as windows through which to view the larger question of their respective development modes, and to comparatively explore "saturation" levels of density within the respective urban contexts.

REIMAGINING LUTYENS’ DELHI examines the present day situation of the landmark historic plan for the new capital of India by the British architect Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944), completed in 1931. The original plan has been considerably modified in ad hoc fashion over the past two decades due to real estate pressures related to the large growth of the city and region during this period. Yet much remains of enduring value within the plan such that consideration of preservation measures is crucial, while recognizing that Lutyens’ composition has entered an era of transformation. The four “provocations” presented in the exhibition aspire to address the contradictions between preservation and development. Developed by post-professional students, faculty, and experts at Columbia University in collaboration with local partners in Delhi, each urban design proposal examines a typical condition between the center and periphery of Lutyens’ Delhi. They are the Bungalow Zone; the Janpath; the remnants of Baoli, Hauz, and Nullah; and the adjacent Kidwai Nagar neighborhood. They are proposed with the hope of making a positive contribution to the debate on the future of the past for this world landmark in urban design.  




The exhibition and publication are made possible by the generous support from Steelcase Asia Pacific Holdings, India.

January 2, 2015

REIMAGINING LUTYENS' DELHI : AN EXHIBITION / GSAPP SPRING 2014 STUDIO | COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

Reimagining Lutyens' Delhi: An Exhibition 
based on the studies on Lutyens' Plan for Imperial Delhi, 
by the Urban Design Studio, Spring 2014 (MSAUD)
Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Columbia University in The City of New York
Opening Reception & Panel Discussion
Debating Delhi: A Conversation 
with the faculty members from the Urban Design Program, 
Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, New York; 
SPA Delhi; and distinguished architects, planners and professionals from Delhi 
January 9, 2015- 5.30 PM
Reception
January 9, 2015 - 7.00 PM
Exhibition
January 10, 2015 - January 30, 2015
2.00 PM - 7.00 PMSaturday / Sunday Closed
Venue
Steelcase WorkLife Center Delhi
DLF Cyber City, Tower 9A  Ground Floor
Gurgaon 122002  (Phone: +91 124 3077 200) RSVP Required

January 29, 2013

SNS exō | Upcoming Project by de.Sign


SNS exō, is a riverfront residential building complex designed by New York-based firm, de.Sign Studio LLC.
© de.Sign Studio LLC | New York | Mumbai, 2013. All rights reserved.
Project Website: www.SNS-exo. com
Architect: www.deDotSign.com

January 25, 2013

exō | Riverfront Condominiums | Upcoming Project by de.Sign






















Exō | Riverfront Condominiums | Upcoming Project by de.Sign
All Images: ©2013 Viren Brahmbhatt/de.Sign Studio LLC

December 25, 2012

November 19, 2012

Positions Available


de.Sign [Architecture | Urban Design] is looking for Junior Architects with Rhino knowledge for our Mumbai office located in Bandra West, Mumbai, India. Write or call for details : de.Sign@deDotSign.com / +91 982 000 1891

Junior / Intern Architects:
Professional degree in architecture from an accredited architecture program.
Strong creative skills and technical background with the ability to work in a team environment.
Proficiency in Rhino or Revit Architecture & AutoCAD.
Optional Skills: Demonstrated digital graphic skills (Sketch-Up, Adobe Creative Suite)

June 26, 2012

Positions Available [Junior Architect]

de.Sign [Architecture | Urban Design], New York | Mumbai is looking for Junior Architects with Revit knowledge for our Mumbai office located in Bandra West, Mumbai, India. Write for details : de.Sign@deDotSign.com

May 16, 2012

World's Subways Converging on Ideal Form | Wired Science | Wired.com



Sample of subway network structures from (clockwise, top left) Shanghai, Madrid, Moscow, Tokyo, Seoul and Barcelona. Image: Roth et al./JRSI

April 25, 2012

de.Sign | New York | Mumbai : Positions Available

de.Sign [Architecture | Urban Design], New York | Mumbai is looking for Junior Architects with Revit knowledge for our Mumbai office located in Bandra West, Mumbai, India. 
Write for details : de.Sign@deDotSign.com


Project Architect:
Design and technical expertise and capability to direct project team in all phases
Strong proficiency in Revit Architecture & AutoCAD
Excellent written, verbal, organizational, graphic, and presentation skills
Strong leadership and interpersonal skills

Intern Architects:
Professional degree in architecture from an accredited architecture program
Strong creative skills and technical background with the ability to work in a team environment
Proficiency in Revit Architecture & AutoCAD 
Demonstrated digital graphic skills (Sketch-Up, Adobe Creative Suite)
Energetic individual with strong written and verbal skills

April 14, 2012

Bauhaus: a blueprint for the future | Art and design | The Observer

Bauhausgeb ude Dessau, Walter Gropius 1925/26
Walter Gropius’s 1925 Bauhaus building in Dessau was badly damaged during the war but has now been restored. Photograph by Christian Irrgang

Bauhaus: Art as Life – in pictures

Bauhaus: Bauhausgeb ude Dessau, Walter Gropius 1925/26, S dansicht

March 8, 2012

de.Sign [Architecture | Urban Design], New York | Mumbai


de.Sign [Architecture | Urban Design], New York | Mumbai is looking for Junior Architects with Revit knowledge for our Mumbai office located in Bandra West, Mumbai, India.
Write for details : de.Sign@deDotSign.com

February 26, 2012

Pruitt-Igoe: death of an American housing dream | Art and design | The Observer

Aerial View of St. Louis Housing Project
The Pruitt-Igoe housing project in 1956. ‘Residents recall their utter joy when they moved in, not only at the plumbing but the warmth of community.' Photograph: Bettmann/Corbis

February 19, 2012

September 2, 2011

Who Made That Moka Express? - NYTimes.com

Advertisement from 1961.
Courtesy of Bialetti.Advertisement from 1961.

August 25, 2011

Steve Jobs' Bold Leadership


 
The following is an excerpt from A Fine Line: How Design Strategies Are Shaping the Future of Business, the book written by frog Founder Hartmut Esslinger in 2008. Hartmut and frog worked with Steve Jobs at Apple in the early 1980s to create the “Snow White” design language for the Apple IIc computer, and again in 1985 when Jobs briefly left Apple and started the computer company NeXT, where Hartmut and frog designed the NeXT Cube. In this passage from the book, Hartmut offers a glimpse into those tumultuous years for Apple and Jobs, and some insights into why the Apple CEO’s creative and strategic vision became so effective.

Creative Review - When Sainsbury's was out on its own
























Fuels new book tells the story of Sainsbury's packaging from the 60s and 70s ....

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