Upcoming architectural competitions to enroll for !!!

Architectural competitions are yet another means to express your creativity and an opportunity to showcase your problem resolving skills through design concepts that are usually an uncommon conflict. In this blog, let us have a look at the upcoming architectural competitions that you can enroll in. – The Urban Revamp – Design Challenge Last date […]

5 must-watch movies for architecture enthusiasts !!!

Architecture often plays a vital role in films, architecture validates and supports the plot of expressions and narrative writing in a cinema.The bold identity of architecture lasts long and thereby helps to create a profound impact among the viewers.In today’s article, we shall look at the 5 movies you must watch if you are an […]

Mindblowing features that you should know about Västerås Travel Centre, Sweden.

Västerås Travel Centre is a transport hub designed and planned for the Swedish City Västerås, west to the city of Stockholm. This transport infrastructure brings together multiple modes of transportation under one cohesive roof of architecture.The architectural firm BIG ( Bjarke Ingels Group ) has finally unveiled the design concept for the hub and the […]

8 Pavilions that you should not miss at Dubai EXPO 2020

EXPO 2020 lets you experience the best of192 countries, their art, architecture, customs, and even more.There are numerous reasons for Dubai EXPO being called a-once-in-a-lifetime experience and these 8 Pavilions validate the statement furthermore. Here is a list of 8 pavilions that you should not miss at the Dubai EXPO 2020. 1. The Falcon wing-shaped […]

The Falcon wing-shaped pavilion of Dubai Expo !!!

The largest show on Earth – the EXPO 2020 is now live in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. For the first time in the world EXPO history, every participating country would be having a pavilion of its own. In today’s article let’s look deeper into the host- country’s kinetic falcon wing-shaped pavilion, the show stealer among […]

What to expect from the Indian Pavilion at Dubai EXPO?

The world’s biggest show EXPO 2020 hosted in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is a celebration of art, architecture, science, culture and literature, to name a few. The Indian Pavilion at the EXPO 2020 reflects the diverse culture of India and this dynamic show proves the incredible nature of India, is indeed a pride factor for […]

DUBAI EXPO 2020 – The world’s biggest show

The world’s biggest show EXPO 2020 hosted in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is a celebration of art, architecture, science, culture, literature, and more.World EXPO is held every five years and the last EXPO was hosted in Milan, Italy in the year 2015. With the theme of “Connecting minds and creating the future through sustainability, mobility, […]

5 Mindful hacks to ace graphic designing !!!

Do we really need an eye for designing to flourish as graphic designers?Does one need to be tech-savvy to nail the process? Well, our in-house graphic designer head says that there is nothing in the world that can’t be achieved through consistency and sheer determination and so we believe that tireless practice is what makes […]

6 Mind-blowing things you can do using Photoshop !!!

The industry-leading software Adobe Photoshop seemed to have stolen our software maniac hearts, if still not? Then let’s rethink once again at the end of this article.In the present world, it’s really hard to spot an industry running without the support of photoshop. With the proven efficiency of the software and by taking into consideration […]

6 Reasons why Illustrator is preferred for easy workflow!

The vector-based graphic designing application has gained trust and popularity in industries across the globe for obvious and valid reasons like how we had discussed in our earlier blogs.In today’s article, let us look at the top reasons why illustrator is preferred for easy workflow. 1. Ability to scale up and down to any size […]

Illustrator Vs Photoshop

The concept of graphic designing can be explained understood to a person as a medium of communication to solve problems through visual compositions like typography, images, color, and forms. In our previous blogs, we had mentioned the list of ideal software for meeting the purpose in detail. In this article let us look at the […]

Graphic designing software to learn now !!!

Visual communication intertwined with aesthetic communication to present concepts conveying a message to create an impact is graphic designing.Graphic designing is an art and more than a job. The virtual connection it makes with the world is of positive impact. The real win depends on its efficiency in conveying messages and producing the desired output […]

How does Graphic Design make you a better architect?

The craft of creating visual content by professionals to effectively pass on the message is regarded as graphic designing. In the present decade, it is, even more, harder to find an industry that doesn’t really have an in-house graphic designer. Visual content over written content has become the new effective strategy and studies have proven […]

Top 5 Architectural competitions of 2021

Architectural design competitions are held by organizations intending to do something new and exceptional, and this competition is an invitation for architects to submit their design proposals. Thereby the organizations getting multiple entries and the concerned architect winning the prize money and getting an opportunity to make his design concept a physical reality.A lot of […]

Most common myths about architecture

Architecture is a very popular course and as well as a standalone industry of irreplaceable concerns. It isn’t that surprising to note that there are underlying myths and misconceptions on the same even after architecture being a highly popular and recognized spectrum. In accordance with world architecture week, it is equally necessary to be aware […]

Top 5 prestigious architectural awards you must know!!!

Architectural awards are like a prestigious revelation of a specific concept work of an architect creating a positive impact and thereby contributing to the industry’s need. These awards can be rewarded to a group of architects too (who had contributed at different levels to the same project).There are n number of architectural awards at different […]

5 Most Celebrated Buildings in the world.

Sydney Opera House, Australia It is a multi-venue performing arts center at Sydney Harbour located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.One of the most-photographed buildings in the world, known for its unique use of a series of gleaming white sail-shaped shells as its roof structure. The iconic performing arts facility is Sydney’s best-known landmark.Jorn Utzon […]

5 Most celebrated architects of the world.

The first Monday of every October is celebrated as World Architecture Day to pay tribute to the industry and the marvelous contributions the A&D industry has given to the world. It’s high time we accept the fact that architects have the ability to change the world to an extent with their designs being aware of […]

Importance of Live Case Study in Architecture !!!

To survive in a creative field like architecture, one needs to have a lot of determination and never dying passion for the same. Practical knowledge, hand-touch experience, and exposure in the field promise the best. Case studies in architecture are unavoidable and live case studies when utilized well helps you with binging out the best. […]

Is architectural tourism for real?

The architecture itself is a form of art, an expression of an untold story and it exists for a reason validating enough to grow into an accepted field of study and execution worldwide.For a very long time, architecture was nothing shorter of a force of attraction to all the travel enthusiasts and still continues to […]

Construction systems used in India: Precast concrete

Precast concrete is a construction material produced by casting concrete in a reusable mold or form, which is later cured in a controlled environment and transported to the construction site for work. Precast concrete is made up of a mixture of fine and coarse aggregates, cement, water, and admixtures in appropriate proportions. Which is mixed […]

Constructions systems used in India: Structural Masonry

Construction can be termed as the art and science to form objects, systems, or building something typical of an architectural structure.Buildings are categorized into five different types of construction and are fire-resistive, non-combustible, ordinary, heavy timber, and wood-framed.A combination of structures involving organization, technology, and design process collectively defines construction systems.Different types of construction systems […]

Construction systems used in India: Steel Frame

Steel frames consist of vertical columns and horizontal beams which are riveted bolted and welded together in a rectilinear grid. This building technique is executed with a skeletal structure of rectangular grids supporting the ground.The usage of steel frames in construction growing steadily in the industry and it is one of the major construction systems […]

Construction systems used in India: Wooden Frame

In India, different varieties of materials are used as construction systems and one among them is wooden frames like structural masonry and other options.The wood-frame structure is one of the innovative construction systems used in the hilly region of India. To prevent structural damage, it is better to use the wooden frame for construction in […]

Construction systems used in India: Conventional brick.

Construction is a process in which a structure or a building is constructed and a construction system can be defined as a combination of structures including the technology, organization, and design process.A typical construction process starts at the grass-root level, from planning, designing, costing, and much more which carry on till the last structure until […]

Vernacular studies – Bhubaneswar and Konark, Odisha.

In India, each city is unique and is known for varied things. India is culturally rich and so is the most diverse country. Theoretically, vernacular architecture can be defined as architecture born out of local building materials and technologies, which are also expected to be climate-responsive and a reflection of the customs and lifestyles of […]

Vernacular Studies – Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

Madurai, the third most populous and oldest city in the south-central Tamil Nadu was earlier known as Madhura located on the Vaigai River, about 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Dindigul. The history of ancient times of Madurai runs back to the Pandya Kings which was later conquered by Chola, Vijayanagar dynasty. And as time […]

Vernacular studies – Ladakh, Kashmir.

Ladakh being in the northernmost part of India, this cold desert is also known as “Khapachan” which means the snow land.Ladakh, constituting a larger part of Kasmir became a union territory on 31st October 2019. Ladakh has been the subject of dispute among India, Pakistan, and China since 1947. It is bordered by the Tibet […]

Vernacular Studies – Ajantha and Ellora, Maharashtra.

India has more than enough in hand to feel proud about and one such is our culture, varied tradition, and the diverse land of beautiful architecture with significance. The architecture of India itself is a textbook of times to the students of architecture and more than a reference point. In this blog, we will be […]

Vernacular Studies – Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

Vernacular architecture is a broad and grassroots concept that encompasses fields of architectural study including aboriginal, indigenous, ancestral, rural, and ethnic architecture and is contrasted with the more intellectual architecture called polite, formal, or academic architecture. In this blog, we will be discussing vernacular studies of Varanasi – The sacred City of India.The city of […]

Interesting ways to fight your idle mind – Archi-student edition

Architecture student life can be a challenging one and keeping up with the expected deadlines are nothing less than a questioning task. It’s pretty much obvious for an archi student to not find any free time initially, but later on a gradual note, we make it a point to have some free time. Be it […]

How good is bamboo for construction?

Increased environmental pollution gave rise to the idea of using innovative and new-age building materials in the construction of structures and buildings thereby lessening the emission of polluting agents into the atmosphere by a considerable factor. It’s no doubt that bamboo is one among the most sustainable building material and its popularly in use too. […]

Time Management in Architecture !!!

How important do you think is time management in architecture?Well, our team says 200% out of the experience.Complex architecture projects demand both strong creativity and management skills and well it’s no different even in your college days.B.Arch is worldwide known not only for its creativity and subject brilliance but also for the never-ending project submissions […]

Future of architecture w.r.t to technology.

Architecture is a vast field and it is definitely one among the industries that cannot be kept aside for any matter. Though we tend to correlate architecture with beautifully designed homes, buildings and structures, it has come a long way away from just the designing and constructing part of the process. India has always been […]

Architectural exhibitions and events.

6 things every thesis student will understand?

The thesis semester is the finale of your architecture course. architectural design thesis is an independent design research project on a topic developed and selected by the student. Choosing the topic for the thesis and completing it at the right time can be called a roller coaster ride for architecture students. This includes so many […]

5 things every architecture student will regret !!!

Studying architecture is a long and creative process that requires you to be thoughtful and demanding awareness of everything and anything possible. It’s a lot of effort and work, and in the end, there might be much stress, and one might not really get time to take care of self. A passionate architecture student cannot […]

Choosing a firm for an internship.

Bachelors in Architecture is a long creative process at the cost of five years desirably and the willingness to work hard and view things from a different perspective. During these five years, internship is also a precious memory and process of the course. It has become more like a career-defining process that aims at equipping […]

How to make your cover letter outstand?

Irrespective of the field you work for, a cover letter is a must while applying for jobs and even internships. A cover letter can be defined as an important document to demonstrate that you are the right applicant for the job post. Any opening will be flooded with applications and so we are moving to […]

Applying for an internship.

The internship takes you to the window of opportunity in professional life and also helps you to assess the area of interest. With an extremely aware and connected generation, the competition to gain professional experience, work as interns, land in globally reputed graduate or internship programs is at an all-time high. Getting into good architecture […]

Why traveling is important for architects?

Is there anyone out there who really doesn’t like traveling?It’s almost like a one-way ticket to happiness and an orgasmic breath to the visual and cultural experiences one gets to be a part of, as Alfred Tennyson said- “I’m a part of all that I’ve met”.In school days, a bachelor’s degree in architecture had always […]

Essentials to carry on a site visit.

A site visit is an inseparable part of an architect’s life. Almost on all days, you are out there, studying the field and checking its compatibility with the plan and more. To utilize the time effectively, it is important to visit the site with the required articles and be prepared to make the best out […]

Architectural Photography !!!

Theoretically, Architectural Photography can be explained as the sub-genre of the photography discipline where the primary emphasis is made to capturing photographs of buildings and similar architectural structures that are both aesthetically pleasing and accurate in terms of representations of their subjects.Architectural photography is one of the prominent career options in the architecture field and […]

Architectural Journalism !!!

Journalism is very familiar to all of us, but what about Architectural Journalism?Theoretically, architectural journalism can be defined as a niche of writing about architecture and design. Architects and designers with a flair for writing pursue Architectural Journalism. They get an advantage of learning while commenting on a work of architecture or design philosophy.Like any […]

50 Thesis topics!

Choosing a thesis topic has always been a big deal. Student Architects witness the real mind block in their thesis semester. Following are fifty suggestions for your thesis topic: 1. Neighborhood development2. Community garden design3. Waste recycling center4. Restoration of heritage old building5. Rehabilitation Housing6. Riverfront development7. SMART village8. Bermed structure9. Urban Agricluture Centre10. Revival […]

5 software that helps you survive in B.Arch !!!

A bachelor’s degree in architecture is a 5-year long process and it isn’t definitely an ice-cake walk. Endless submissions, deadline struggles, sleepless nights, counts to a few among the many other issues an architectural student faces during college days. Architecture is a vast field and it is definitely one among the industries that cannot be […]

LinkedIn Profile tips for budding architects !!!

LinkedIn is one of the greatest career resources, unlike any other social media platform. It can also be defined as a place to establish yourself professionally outside the existing confined workspaces. This boon of the era helps you to slowly build connections throughout the world.This largest professional network helps you find the right jobs and […]

How do architects contribute towards water conservation?

Water is the essence of all lives and it constitutes 2/3 rd of the human body. The importance of water is well-known to everyone and yet we tend to imagine green designs and buildings only with solar panels and windmills around the plot. It’s true that excessive energy consumption quotes to one of the major […]

Famous works of Norman Foster

The world celebrated British architect and designer Norman Riber Foster is recognized as a key figure in British Modernist Architecture. He is closely associated with the development of high-tech architecture and the early adoption of energy-efficient construction techniques.Foster Associates (Norman Foster’s architectural firm) is the largest in the United Kingdom and has offices across the […]

Famous works of Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry is one of the most acclaimed architects of the 20th century and is known for his use of bold, postmodern shapes and unusual fabrications.  Gehry’s style is considered deconstructivist which is a movement in postmodern architecture where elements of the design appear to be chaotic or disjointed. Gehry was inspired by some junk […]

Architecture in the city – Victoria, Australia

The Victorian style of architecture in Australia can be divided into 3 periods: Early, Mid and Late. The architecture of Melbourne, the capital of the state of Victoria and the second-most populous city in Australia, is characterized by a wide variety of styles dating from the early years of European settlement to the present day. […]

Architecture in the city – Florence, Italy

The city of Florence in Italy is noted for its culture, Renaissance art, architecture, and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture, and politics.  In the 15th century, the architecture of Florence […]

Architecture in the city- Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo is famous for Anime, electronics, manga, and video games.  Nut guess what? The architecture of Tokyo is so intricate and it as interesting as everything else over there. The history of the city talks back to some 400 years, originally named “Edo” which later was changed to “Tokyo”.  Tokyo is the largest metropolitan in […]

Architecture in the City – London, England

London, a place of fantasy for a wider population is the largest and the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. The London cityscape includes a wide array of architectural styles from a variety of historical periods.  There isn’t anywhere else in the world quite like London when it comes to architectural diversity. It […]

Architecture in the City – San Francisco, California

Each city exhibits a unique pattern and design in its overall architecture and it is expected and supposed to have a great influence from their traditions and cultures. Architecture is a vast study including the minute details and patchworks. In this blog, we will be talking about architecture in the city- San Francisco, California. San […]

Civilizations of the world: Aztec

The Aztec Empire, or the Triple Alliance, was an alliance of three Nahua altepetl city-states: Mexico-Tenochtitlan, Texcoco, and Tlacopan. Aztec civilization came to light between 1345 and 1521 CE and covered most of northern Mesoamerica.  In short, it was a Mesoamerican culture that flourished in central Mexico in the post-classic period. They were famous for […]

Civilizations of the world: Chinese

Chinese civilization is almost 4000 years old. Civilization in this East Asian country is recognized as one of the four great ancient civilizations of the world. It began along the Yellow River in the Shang era and spread from there when Bronze Age culture reached its peak. Ancient China is worldwide known for the rich […]

Civilizations of the world: Rome

Rome was founded in 753 B.C. by Romulus and Remus, twin sons of Mars, the god of war. Rome’s era as a monarchy ended in 509 B.C. with the overthrow of its seventh king, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, who was quoted as cruel and tyrannical by historians. As per the records, the Roman Empire was one […]

Civilizations of the world: Ancient Greek

The civilization of Ancient Greece came into existence in the 8th century. This period often quoted as the “Green dark ages” was also highly influential in aspects like languages, educational systems, philosophy, science and arts. Greek civilization had a powerful influence on the Roman civilization and some scholars even consider Roman civilization as a continuation […]

Civilizations of the world: Islamic

Historians believe that Islamic civilization originated in Mecca and Medina at the start of the 7th century CE. Islamic civilization can be noted as an amalgam of several cultures and a central element of the Islamic era is the Islamic religion. The civilization is believed to have started by 610 CE and came to an […]

Civilizations of the world: Mesopotamian

Mesopotamia, mainly modern-day Iraq and Kuwait is mostly acclaimed as the cradle of civilizations as some of the top influential early cities and empires emerged there. Mesopotamia was also at the crossroads of Egyptian and Indus valley civilizations which made the sector a land of blending languages and culture, thereby having a notable and lasting […]

Civilizations of the world: Mayan

The Maya civilization was a Mesoamerican civilization developed by the Maya people and noted for its logosyllabic script. Mayans were known for creating elaborate ceremonial architecture, such as pyramids, temples, palaces, and observatories. They were also skilled weavers and potters. This notable civilization developed in the area that today is known as southeastern Mexico, all […]

Civilizations of the world: Egyptian

A civilization is a complex human society, usually made up of different cities, with certain characteristics of cultural and technological development. In many parts of the world, early civilizations formed when people began coming together in urban settlements. In this blog, we will be discussing Egyptian civilization. Egyptian civilization started around 3100 BC and it […]

The Architectural movements: Brutalist Architecture

Brutalist architecture, or New Brutalism, is an architectural style that emerged during the 1950s in Great Britain and grew out of the early-20th century modernist movement, among the reconstruction projects of the post-war era. “In order to be brutalist, a building has to meet three criteria, namely the clear exhibition of structure, the valuation of […]

The Architectural Movements: Post- Modernism

Postmodern architecture is a style or movement which emerged in the 1960s as a reaction against the austerity, formality, and lack of variety of modern architecture, particularly in the international style advocated by Philip Johnson and Henry-Russell Hitchcock. Post-modernism grew out in the emergence and response in the rise of art movements and activities in […]

The Architectural Movements: Art Nouveau

A new architectural movement swept through the turn of the 20th century in Europe creating some of the most glorious monuments in the world. From 1890 to 1914 (start of WW1) Art Nouveau architecture dominated the continent creating the maximum out of the available technology and resources. Art Nouveau is an international style of art, […]

The Architectural Movement: Gothic Architecture

History of styles of architecture make us yearn more to go back in time and witness the masterpiece afresh but like an old saying “As it age, the wine tastes finer”.  Architecture is of significant importance and the underlying facts are often an opening door to a world not known much to the wider population. […]

The Architectural Movements: Classical

Architecture is the process and product of planning, designing, and constructing. Different styles of architecture exist within this wide concept and field. Architectural styles can be collectively characterized by the features that make a building or any other structure notable or historically identifiable. Architectural styles travel across the nations and each one seems to evolve […]

New Age Building Material: Modular Bamboo

Increased environmental pollution gave rise to the thought of innovative and new-age building materials to include in the construction of structures and buildings thereby lessening the emission of polluting agents into the atmosphere by a considerable amount. Alternative materials corten steel, modular bamboo, bioplastic,etc are used in the construction industry these days and has managed […]

New Age Building Material: Cross-Laminated Timber

In this modern era, the industrial revolution led to new-age building material and mechanization of the construction process which indirectly expanded the scale and complexity of buildings.  The root of the invention and innovation of new-age building materials is the advancement in science and technology. Cross-Laminated Timber is one of the most famous and prominent […]

New Age Building Material: Bioplastics

New age building material can be more or less quoted as similar to innovative building materials too which also intend to reduce carbon emission and causing less environmental harm. These might include new coatings, composites, polymers, and carbon fibers, all bio-based and are capable of substituting existing fossil-based materials, equalizing or even improving the existing […]

New Age Building Material: Corten Steel

Environmental concerns are one of the driving forces behind the aim of creating new materials along with the other factors of producing the structures which were previously not possible with the available traditional materials. Theoretically, the new age building material is defined as a category of building materials that are aimed at replacing the traditional […]

New Age Building Material: Self-healing concrete

New age building material can be defined as a category of building materials that are aimed at replacing the traditional choices of brick, timber, glass, etc. Some materials are being re-engineered to make them stronger, self-sustaining, more versatile, and easier on the environment. With the global mission to reduce carbon emissions, scientists and manufacturers are […]

Climate-responsive architecture: Composite

The composite climatic condition is a mix of hot and dry, hot and humid and cold climates. Their characteristics change from season to season alternating between long hot, dry periods to shorter periods of concentrated rainfall & high humidity. India being a tropical country, most of the climate responsive design would focus on factors pertaining […]

Climate-responsive architecture: Cold and dry climate

As the regions move away from the equator it starts to get cooler and colder, due to the distant sun rays.  The northern and southern hemispheres are the regions that are extremely cold as they are farther from the sun and the solar radiations to these polar spots are weak The northern part of the […]

Climate Responsive Architecture: Hot and Dry Climate

Climate responsive architecture is prevalent and followed throughout the country and in the world to ensure a living protected from the harsh atrocities of the climate existing in the region. The practice of designing buildings and structures by utilizing the data of the region’s weather patterns and accounts for factors like seasonality, the intensity of […]

Climate-responsive Architecture: Hot and Humid climate

The practice of designing buildings and structures by utilizing the data of the region’s weather patterns and accounts for factors like seasonality, the intensity of the sun, wind, rainfall, and humidity. A climate-responsive building design reflects the weather conditions in the precise area where the building is constructed. This design practice is centered on the […]

Climate Responsive Architecture – An Overview

Present-day architects have been working hard considerably to create structures with relatively lesser impacts on the natural environment. Architecture has an inherent role to play in the global climate crisis. Buildings and their construction together account for 36 percent of global energy use and 39 percent of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions annually. Climate had always [...]