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gaurav403

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« on: November 11, 2004, 04:00:28 PM »
our architectural heritage in past i.e. indus valley civilisation & before muslim and british period had got it's own technology,construction methods,climate consideration. civilisation of western world never got so impact as after industrial revolution.
             is these movement like post modernism, deconstrution have any relevance to our modern indian architecture? or we have to search our own architeture ?
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2004, 06:11:38 PM »
You have accepted democracy,pants and motor vehicles,then you can very well accept modern,postmodern and decon modern.Lecorbu convinced Nehru by saying this.

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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2004, 06:07:47 PM »
Dear Gaurav,
Identity is what we all cherish, what ever we say each of us require our own identity. What to talk about Indian Architecture, we all have our own style while we practice architecture and surprisingly even most negligent architects would not like to be intercepted by another design thought.

I do not agree with ACAD. We may accept pants and cars but not soul. ACAD will not marry a woman from Italy even if he lives in Italy. My point could only be understood if you believe architecture as soul and not as object.

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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2005, 04:41:41 PM »
it would be naive to expect the indus valley to influence us in any way, but i guess we'll have to accept the fact that our culture is in essence a hetrogeneous one. having lived under surveilance for centuries, only over the last 50 years gain9ing independence.

drawing from gautam bhatias ideas, the cities we live in are no longer coherent wholes, but mishmashes of spectacularly varied aspirations of the populace. all the isms which happened or are still happening in the west are reduced to facades, and builder options. maximum square footage is the key. not a penny to be wasted.

india is the real world. no one has money to throw away. the standard of living ensures the jugadu nature of our country. this complex set of phenomenon can not possibly be reduced to one of the elitist design movements of the west, where population is low, income is high and therefore space is rendered luxuriously.

deconstruction is the future, it is the questioning of the past, which is always the future, so i'm not in anyway taking away from the influences we can and should imbibe, having learnt everthing from the west anyway. all i say is the time has come to address our own problems.

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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2005, 11:27:30 PM »
post modern, modern or deco movements happened because... art, architecture and fashion needed a change..... these movements are not adapted but they evolve due to certain desire to do better and different breaking the mundane pattern....
on the other hand india has a strong heritage and preserving it, by itself can be a movement.... that is conserving and protecting what is splenidid architectural feat...
so we should actually be retrospective and do better...
regards smitha.

 

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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2005, 06:01:38 PM »
i whole heartedly agree to trooon.....
i believe that every designer should possess the urge to experiment.....
the development or the process of design should be based on, experimentation on tried and tested ideologies.
and in this era, deconstruction is an answer or an outcome of such an experimentation.

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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2005, 10:18:01 AM »
I disagree with Smitha.
Firstly, movements did not happen because art, architecture and fashion wanted a change. Movements are/were not something that were a decision of a groups of people. All isms have always started from Psychology and Philosophy. All isms have then had its impact on fine-arts, literature, performing arts, then architecture (almost always in that progressive order.) Isms were not identified as isms until some many people started subscribing to the idea and were influenced by it.
New ideas have always breached the existing ones to find an answer for problems, and in the course have always sprung up problems of their own. There will always be an ism happening.
Deconstructivism or post-structuralism was a thought that was formulated and explained by Jaques Derrida. He went ahead to identify problems with English grammar.. in this book 'Of Gramatology".. there is a movie made about him. Bernard Tschumi was one of the pioneers of architects to have looked at built spaces through the deconstrutivist’s looking gasses.
With the world becoming a global village, things of the past are soon gonna exist as only the things of the past. Only our performance in the global scenario is gonna provide us any identity. It is not a great feat to look and live the way some ethinic group does. Taj Mahal or Padmanabhanpuram palace were known for their own existance as an expressio of what those particular societies could achieve, they mae history, they did not have one for them to lean onto. So lets not give the excuse of a glorious history. Lets get going.
Can you simply explain why should we be afraid to create built spaces that will make more sense to today's India? Do you know why we dont make taj mahals anymore?

 

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