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Made in India

"Made in India Guest" is edited by Kazi K Ashraf. The architectural and urban landscape of India is being remade in unexpected and exuberant ways. New economic growth, the infiltration of global media and technologies, and the transnational reach of the diasporic Indian have unleashed a new cultural and social dynamic. While the dynamic is most explicit and visible in the context of the Indian city, a different set of transformations is taking place in the rural milieu. Yet, as the political writer Sunil Khilnani notes, the world's sense of India, of what it stands for and what it wishes to become, seems as confused and divided today as is India's own sense of itself.It is a challenge, in these conditions, to explore how the deeply entrenched histories and traditions of India are being reimagined, and how questions of the extraordinary diversity of India are being reinterpreted in its architectural and urban landscape. AD traces this compelling story through the writings of Prem Chandavarkar, Sunil Khilnani, Anupama Kundoo, Reinhold Martin, Michael Sorkin, Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha, and others, as well as through the work of some 25 practices currently producing work on the Indian subcontinent.
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Table of Contents

01 Editorial Helen Castle 02 Introduction Raga India: Architecture in the Time of Euphoria Kazi K Ashraf 03 The India Project Sunil Khilnani 04 Indian Panorama Chris Lee/Kapil Gupta TEAM (Snehansu Mukherjee and AR Ramanathan) Sanjay Puri Architects Fabian Ostner Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects 05 One Space, Many Worlds Ramesh Biswas 06 The Visceral City and the Theatre of Fear Ravi Sundaram 07 Mumbai Architects Studio Mumbai Architects (Bijoy and Priya Jain) Rahul Mehrotra Associates Samira Rathod Design Associates 08 Auroville: An Architectural Laboratory Anupama Kundoo 09 Local Stone (A Fragment) Reinhold Martin 10 Material Formations Matharoo Associates (Gurjit Singh Matharoo) Anupama Kundoo Vastu Shilpa Consultants (Rajeev Kathpalia) Architecture Autonomous (Gerard da Cunha) Urbana 11 In Depth: Inscribing the Indian Landscape Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha 12 The 'Background' in Bangalore: Architecture and Critical Resistance in a New Modernity Prem Chandavarkar 13 A Trip to India Michael Sorkin 14 Bangalore Architects Mathew & Ghosh Architects Hundredhands Chandavarkar and Thacker Mindspace (Sanjay Mohe) InFORM Architects (Kiran Venkatesh) 15 Sharifa's House Dr Adnan Morshed 16 This is Not a Building! Hand-Making a School in a Bangladeshi Village Kazi K Ashraf 17 Subcontinental Panorama Kerry Hill Architects Piercy Conner Architects & Designers Shatotto: Architecture for Green Living (Rafiq Azam) Ann Pendleton-Jullian Saif Ul Haque Sthapati Tsunami Design Initiative (TDI) Madhura Prematilleke (Team Architrave) AD+ Interior Eye Boston Institute of Contemporary Art Jayne Merkel Building Profile Casa Kike, Costa Rica Jeremy Melvin Practice Profile DSDHA Helen Castle Spiller's Bits Good-Natured Stuff Neil Spiller Yeang's Eco-Files On Green Design (Part 2) The Basic Premises for Green Design Ken Yeang McLean's Nuggets Will McLean Userscape Sensible Objects for Digital Environments Valentina Croci Unit Factor Forming Climatic Change Steve Hardy and Werner Gaiser Site Lines Gods Are in the Details: The Ambika Temple at Jagat Adam Hardy

About the Author

Kazi K Ashraf teaches at the University of Hawaii School of Architecture. He studied at MIT and the University of Pennsylvania. He writes on phenomenological issues of architecture and landscape, and contemporary South Asia. He co-edited the publication An Architecture of Independence: The Making of Modern South Asia (Architectural League of New York, 1997), and has curated exhibitions on Modern architecture in South Asia, Louis Kahn's Capital Complex, and architecture in Bangladesh. He is currently working on a new book, The Last Hut: Dwelling in the Ascetic Imagination .


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