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Buzz | October 2016

Buzz - October 2016

Restoring chandigarh landmark
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.

A book to remember
As a tribute to the renowned works of architect Hasmukh Patel, a book- The Architecture of Hasmukh Patel: Selected Projects 1963-2003 has been launched. Authored by architects Catherine Desai and Hasmukh´s son, Bimal Patel, the book presents 51 of Patel´s most significant projects out of over 300 buildings he has designed in four decades of his career. The book is also a contribution to the ongoing documentation of modern Indian architecture.

Go India
India is the first guest country invited to the 2016 London Design Fair (LDF) with nearly 10 designers showcasing their India-centric work at an exhibition, titled ´This is India´, supported by e-commerce retailer indelust.

France meets India
French graphic illustrator Jean Jullien, architect of the peace symbol inspired by the Eiffel Tower after the November 2015 Paris terror attacks has collaborated with Mumbai-based Ajay Shah, known for his Rubberband stationary brand to design his newest collection of notebooks. These were on display at the London Design Festival held in September this year.

Tokyo talk
A museum dedicated to architectural models launched in Japan. Billed as Japan´s only architectural model museum, the Archi-Depot Museum is a warehouse-cum-gallery where both study maquettes and final design models are on show to the public. Models by Shigeru Ban, Kengo Kuma and Riken Yamamoto are the focus of this museum that has opened in Tokyo.

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