2dc817: House-Studio, Bangalore:

The proposed building was to provide living accommodation for a family of three, along with studio workspaces, on a typical urban plot measuring 60x40 feet.

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Humane Arch., Sustainable Environment: ... it would be appropriate to project some of the future missions of architecture. Architecture as noble profession has a great future in the service of humanity. It is an on going quest for creation of humane values that gives meaning to our life. Its mission is to generate a quality of built environment that ensures, peace, balance and harmony among the people, leading to enrichment of what Amos Rappoport describes as “ the cultural landscape” which is a reflection of enlightenment of the human mindscape. In the process it shall achieve a synthesis of human architecture with the architecture of the cosmos. It shall then attain a level of spirituality and a higher sense of spiritual order. It shall also feel liberated by transcending the constraints of space, place and time, in the process becoming universal and timeless and perpetually sustainable, therefore the most appropriate. We need to experiment and innovate alternative visions of the future. The future is now! We should endeavour to co-ordinate activities at community, academic and professional institutions at local, national, regional and global levels, to evolve a world-wide movement for a humane architecture – an appropriate architecture for the humanity! The quest for humane architecture is on-going and eternal.
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Arch.Edu for Social Transformation: The reality of a multi-religious and multi-lingual society in transition presents a challenge for educators. There are very few institutions that aim at more effective participation in the process of change. Most of them are satisfied with pattern maintenance rather than change. A mentality of the frog in the well still persists among many educators, who refuse to acknowledge the need for social transformation. Such institutions stagnate and creative activities are hampered. On the other hand, there are elitist tendencies among some institutions, which limit their interactions. Such an approach leads to isolated camp mentality, which deprives student’s active social interaction and results in their distorted and retarded growth.
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Humanise Arch.Edu for 21st cent.: Rizvi Education Society with its motto “humanise, equalize and spritualise” is engaged actively with these issues and activities under the able guidance of its President Dr. Akhtar Hasan Rizvi. The academic programmes and related activities of the Rizvi College of Architecture are an ongoing experiment towards these goals and objectives, where faculty and students are creatively engaged with the issues, which is able supported by an active national and international collaboration.
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Report: Status and Future of Arch.Edu.: Report from National Workshops on the Status and Future of Architectural Education in India held during late 1998 and early 1999. The changes in the existing scenario due to a large number of self-financing institutions of Architectural Education were prominently highlighted at these venues. Among other issues, new thrust areas in academics, intake and quality of entrants and their teachers, physical infrastructure and financing of private institutions were discussed through technical papers presented by teachers, practicing architects, academicians and managers of private colleges...
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Services: GATS @ WTO (Document Archive): There is a general apprehension in the profession that foreign architects can walk into our country and effortlessly register with CoA, because the Act recognises several foreign degrees and has a reasonable process to validate others. But an Indian architect does not have reciprocal facilities in foreign countries. The CoA has done considerable amount of home-work on this subject, and has developed ideas to modify the Architect Act, 1972. The present crisis (az:pub:Crisis:Coa v|s AICTE) notwithstanding, the CoA needs to pursue this course because it has been argued that this easy access to foreign architects can become a Trojan Horse - not only in business terms, but with respect to the culture of architecture. The Indian Institute of Architects, being a professional guild, on the other hand fears the increasing competition in the services marketplace...
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