Management tips

Architecture is not just a profession, but a professional business. And like every business, it needs a business plan! Learn more about planning a business of Architectural practice and get regular management tips at http://www.managearchitecture.com/ 

Bags of Dirt

Can durable buildings be made from bags of dirt? The technique of building walls by stacking bags of sand is not new. It has been used for military purposes and flood control since long because sandbags are easy to transport, fast to assemble, inexpensive and resistant to water as well as bullets. The novelty is…

Sense of Place

Forgotten, in the hurry of creating the replica of a city, Mandawa, a small vilalge in India, holds a few assets that have been unheard and unmentioned till now. They are not for the hypocrite’s pleasure (and thus, not mentioned on the tourism map), but are meant to become a possession for those eyes who…

METI school

Can architecture be a means to create self-confidence? Austrian architect Anna Heringer believes that architecture is more than shelter and that it is intimately connected with the creation of identity and self-confidence. Her work on the METI handmade school in Rudrapur, Bangladesh, showcases how to improve existing building techniques, contribute to sustainability by utilizing local potential…

Museum of Islamic Arts

Ar. I. M. Pei traveled through the Muslim world on a six month quest to learn about Islamic art and architecture, in  order to design the “Museum of Islamic Art” in the backdrop of Doha’s coastline. Read my full story published in Insite magazine here – Museum of Islamic Arts, Doha to know about the museum and…