Buzz - October 2016
The Chandigarh Administration has decided to appoint a conservation architect for its UNESCO World heritage site Capitol Complex. This includes their three key buildings: Secretariat, Legislative Assembly and Punjab and Haryana High Court, besides an open-hand monument and martyrs´ memorial raised in remembrance of the martyrs of India´s freedom struggle.
Buzz (June 2016)
An Indian-origin student Vedhant Maharaj from the University of the Witwatersrand has won a prestigious award in South Africa for developing a safe water purification infrastructure model to clean the Ganga River using Varanasi´s architectural principles.
A cluster of connected timber towers - or a ´vertical village´ called Hyperions, a futuristic sustainable architecture design by Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut is coming up in Jaypee Sports City development in Greater Noida, near New Delhi.
´UberUrbane ´me´ missing the Rural Rustic Charm´ by artist Gopal Namjoshi will be showcased at Phoenix Market City, Kurla, Mumbai, till 16th January, 2016.
Design of Tomorrow
Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava´s 5,000 sq m science museum with a skeletal roof has opened in Rio de Janeiro. Called the Museum of Tomorrow, it is oriented along the north-south axis that highlights the massive trussed roof capped with solar panels. T
Frame Publishers and Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam joined forces with i29 Interior Architects to give a creative centre in the historic Felix Meritis building a choice makeover.
Soon after Shirgeru Ban´s design for the Aspen Art museum in Aspen, Colorado, USA gathered immense praise for its breathtaking design, he´s presented another feather in his hat. Adding to an already impressive portfolio is his newest design for the Oita Perfectual Art Museum in Japan, which rightly deserves the adage of being ´one-of-its kind´.
Paris is to get its first skyscraper in 40 years after Herzog & de Meuron won planning permission for its 180-metre-high Tour Triangle. Once built, Tour Triangle will become the city's third tallest building after the Eiffel Tower and the Montparnasse Tower.
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