interviews

"In the end it is very difficult to avoid from the notion of style" says Benedetta Tagliabue

berrin chatzi chousein • Sep 2, 2019 • 847

"In the end it is very difficult to avoid from the notion of style," according to Italian architect Benedetta Tagliabue, director of the acclaimed international architecture firm Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, which was founded in 1994 in collaboration with Enric Miralles, based in Barcelona, Spain.

A distinguished female architect is well known for her poetic, colourful and experimental architecture that follows more attentive and contextual approach. However, Tagliabue's strong and characteristic architecture is not only reflected with colours as a specificity of any project, the acclaimed architect commonly takes inspiration from the situation itself that belongs that moment we live in.

Using colours are inevitable part of (...)

Indian Team placed 3rd in FuturArc 2019 Professional Category

Tarun Bhasin • Aug 6, 2019 • 1040

Indian Team placed 3rd in FuturArc 2019 Professional Category

BCI Asia awards concluded in Bangkok, Thailand on 18th June 2019. It recognized the top ten architects and developers of Thailand. Along with them, awardees being recognized under other awards categories such as the FuturArc Green Leadership Awards, and FuturArc Prize 2019, were also present. A month after the conclusion of the awards, the Indian team comprising of three graduates from the School of Planning and Architecture Bhopal is trying to shake-up the architecture and planning scene in the city of New Delhi, out of which their competition entry is based. Yug Aggarwal, a Delhi-based architect, who was also the team leader of the trio that comprised of Manu Dhanked (presently practicing in Germany) and Tarun Bhasin (incoming M.Sc. candi (...)

Javad Eiraji's exclusive interview with Iranian Influential Architect Arash G. Tehrani

Javad Eiraji • Jun 10, 2019 • 933

Javad Eiraji's exclusive interview with Iranian Influential Architect Arash G. Tehrani

"Contemporary Architecture of Iran after Islamic Revolution" is the name of the research project that is being done by Assistant Professor Dr.Javad Eiraji, who is an Iran Country Reporter of World Architecture Community, and within this scope of this project some famous Iranian architects talk about their problems and solutions in contemporary architecture of this country.

The new series of these interviews are being done exclusively for World Architecture Community and in this section, Eiraji will talk with Arash G. Tehrani, founder of Arash G Tehrani Design Studio.

Arash G Tehrani, is a young Iranian architect, designer and University lecturer, whose projects were recognized and published worldwide and translated into differ (...)

Lucid talk with BS Keshav exploring about architecture as an option for undergraduate study in India

Pappal Suneja • Jun 6, 2019 • 1328

Lucid talk with BS Keshav exploring about architecture as an option for undergraduate study in India

This is a lucid talk with architect BS Keshav trying to find out about architecture as an option for undergraduate study in India. Prof Keshav is an Architect, Interior Designer, Project Manager, and a Teacher. His thirty plus years of professional experience spans Designing, Project Management, Administration and Teaching in the field of Architecture & Interior Design. He has been at various points in his career, a proprietor of a small design firm, part of senior management in a large design firm, head of a department in an IT major, Professor, Dean and then Principal of an architectural school. Apart from this he also manages to squeeze in time for bird-watching and writing.

Pappal Suneja: What is it like being an undergraduat (...)

"This exhibition shows how certain spatial typologies can be used to create spaces" says Avcioglu

berrin chatzi chousein • Jun 3, 2019 • 1215

"This exhibition aims to show how certain spatial typologies such as squares, streets, terraces, plazas, walkways, at human scale can be used to create spaces for public interaction," said architect Gokhan Avcioglu, founder and design principle of GAD Architecture and GAD Foundation.

A new exhibition, titled New Publics: Contemporary Architecture and the Public Sphere in Turkey," was held at the Arch Moscow from 15 to 19 of May, 2019 at the exhibition hall "Manege", on Manege Square in Moscow, Russia.

Organized by Istanbul-based GAD Foundation and Moscow architecture practice SPEECH led by Sergei Tchoban, the exhibition was co-curated by architecture critic Gokhan Karakus and Anna Martovitskaya – chief editor of SPEECH. (...)

"In my experience, architecture is a social act or a collective enterprise" says Alejandro Aravena

Zainab Gaafar • Apr 4, 2019 • 3386

During this February, Pritzker Prize-winning architect Alejandro Aravena visited Sudan to present two public lectures during the Kerma Expo in Northern Sudan.

Aravena, the founder of Elemental, a Chilean architecture office that is mostly known for their work in social housing, presented a number of his projects and his approach to design during his talk.

Following the "social equity" as a principle in his architecture, Aravena's firm Elemental built more than 2,500 of low-cost units adapted with different budges in different locations. He is known the pioneer of low-cost housing that is realized with an "open system" with local communities.

Just before his Pritzker Prize, Aravena was named as the curator of the V (...)

"Architecture has the power to bring people together" says Kengo Kuma

Mariko Sugita • Mar 31, 2019 • 4738

Kaira Looro Competition is an international architecture competition organized by the nonprofit organization Balouo Salo Association, which is engaged in humanitarian architecture projects in Africa to support disadvantaged communities. The competition aims at raising awareness of emerging architecture in developing countries, and the 2019 edition is dedicated to designing a peace pavilion in commemorating the victims of African wars for the promotion of universal peace.

Many African countries have been suffered from armed conflicts due to the exploitation of resources as well as ethnic and religious disputes, resulting in millions of innocent lives lost and refugees seeking shelters in foreign lands.

How can we envision the (...)

Project Management is a Jam Session Not a Symphony, says Selçuk Alten, Co-founder of Pro-ge

berrin chatzi chousein • Mar 25, 2019 • 3343

Project Management is a Jam Session Not a Symphony, says Selçuk Alten, Co-founder of Pro-ge

Project Management is known as an unavoidable and integral part of architecture in the construction industry. But the dynamics of project management are still not so much clear for a successful management process for many industry stakeholders.

Regarding the internal dynamics, new approaches and processes related to the project management, World Architecture Community spoke with Selçuk Alten, Co-founder and Vice President of the International Construction Projects Management Company Pro-ge which continues its construction management facilities for over 18 years in the construction industry.

In the following exclusive interview, Selçuk Alten explained how Pro-ge directs a set of complex relations on project manag (...)

In Conversation with Veteran Indian Architect, Krishna Rao Jaisim

Pappal Suneja • Mar 5, 2019 • 2081

In Conversation with Veteran Indian Architect, Krishna Rao Jaisim

This is a candid interview with veteran architect- Krishna Rao Jaisim, founder of Jaisim-Fountainhead which is a Bangalore based firm comprising of architects, engineers, ecologists and planners that deals with residence, institutions, leisure, wellness activities, corporate offices, landscape, arboriculture, and urban planning.

His philosophies include ‘Architecture is an adventure’, ‘Differences and difference is what makes life creative’, ‘Architecture is all about space’, ‘Principals of grammar never change: but expressions do’, ‘Time & Tide wait for the right thought’, ‘Nuances of Space is interaction with five elements namely Water, earth, air, fire and ether (...)

Chinese models focus on the quantitative aspect of urban planning, says Chris van Duijn of OMA

berrin chatzi chousein • Feb 12, 2019 • 2400

Chinese models focus on the quantitative aspect of urban planning, says Chris van Duijn of OMA

Chris van Duijn says new Chinese models are focused on the quantitative aspect of urban planning in terms of quality and most of these projects are very similar. The renowned architect argues that how these enormous urban expansions can be sustainable for the near future.

Speaking to World Architecture Community in an exclusive interview, van Duijn argues that designing a cultural building or masterplan in China is different than designing in any other country. And cultural shifts or existing parameters impact the ways they design buildings or masterplans but these can be rethought with some large-scaled operational models as OMA implemented in some masterplans.Chris van Duijn, Partner at OMA and Director of OMA projects in Asia, tal (...)