Blog created to support the work of a Design and Build for Community Workshop organized in North India by CL and TL for 24 students of INDA (International Program in Design and Architecture, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok).
Akbar the great has been known for a great warrior in
the medieval world. But some other evidences indicate
that he is such a selfish guy who did everything for
enhancing his power. So this folly shows different sides
Elephant duel has been a shared tradition for both India and Thailand. Shan Jahan himself love watching elephant duel from his loyal balcony. The setting at the main courtyard in the Hemis Temple would have make a prefect arena for watching elephant duel if Shan Jahan should have travel this far up north.
Jantra Mantra which is derived from the words meaning 'instrument' and 'formula' is a giant piece of architecture whose sole purpose is to act as an instrument for measuring the sun, stars and time. However, with its abstract forms and weird sweeping architecture Jantra Mantra becomes an instrument of magic, rather than geometry, aimed at the stars.
Recent studies have revealed that large Himalayan glaciers are retreating at a rate of more than 30 metres a year, resulting in a 21% reduction in glacier area since the 1980s. The main contributing factor is the increase of tourism and city development.
There has been critiques on Le Corbusier's Chandigarh design and its propriety. Nek Chand, on the other hand, is praised as contemporary artist who brought about an appropriate venue, though unintentional it may seem, is performing more successfully than that of Le Corbusier. Open Hand Monument is renovated to revive Le Corbusier's initial idea of public space. In this manifesto, Nek Chand's surface treatment design is integrated in the area to justify the vague landscape.
Globalization, Capitalism, and Media invasion gradually change the lifestyle and perspective of all people, including people in Chiktan. This is the photo of Skeh Khan Dell, who recently changed his facebook name to Maxx Khan. One of his latest uploaded pictures in facebook is a picture of muscular man with his quoting "After him next is me...... coming up soon....."
In New Delhi, we took the Raj Tour organized by the organisation DELHIBYCYCLE.
The tour begins in Pahar Ganj (intricate streets which hosted the Hippie movement of the 70s), through Connaught Place (designed by Robert Tor Russell and meant to become the business centre of New Delhi), Rashtrapati Bhawan (designed by Sir Edwin Luytens, it is the official house of the Indian president), the Rajpath (ceremonial boulevard between India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhawan), Agrasen ki Baoli (a wonderful 15th century stepwell), to end by a breakfast at a famous Bengali Sweet House.