February 1, 2013

-A Manifestation For Future Models of Societies

Urbanism is a complex phenomenon, and is a synchronisation of a series of phenomena that adds to the plurality of any settlement – be it small or large. Urbanism then can be perceived as a time and space...

August 9, 2012

The Serpentine Gallery is an art gallery situated in Hyde Park, London. Every summer since the year 2000 it has been commissioning Architects design a pavilion in the gallery’s lawn that portrays contemporary architectural practices;  this year’s bei...

June 1, 2012

The hill ecosystems form a major environmental resource. But today, in India, most hill stations are facing the onslaught of industrialisation, urbanisation, commercialisation, destruction of heritage sites and deforestation. This has resulted in lan...

January 20, 2012

Walking through the morose streets of present Lucknow, these massive building structures dating from the days of the Nawabs rear out of the surrounding anarchy like monuments from some lost civilisation, seemingly as disconnected from the present as...

October 10, 2011

Cities in the present scenario are both shrinking and expanding. Shrinking, as the virtual becomes more realistic and provides a platform for social, communal and economic activities; eliminating the need for physical space. And at the same time expa...

September 14, 2011

"Capillary Infrastructure" is a collective research and dissertation of Shantesh Kelvekar and Stanley Chuang on the revival of Jintang Island, a 100 sq.km. island on the east coast of China.

The government initially proposed a haphazard development w...

September 8, 2011

The research on Jintang Island in China and the design proposal prepared by Shantesh Kelvekar and Stanley Chung part of the Tallinn Architecture Biennale, 2011 at Tallinn, Estonia. The research and design proposal explored design possibilities by inv...

June 30, 2011

Abstract for MONU#15

Karl Heinrich Marx – Marxism, why so much of opposition? Marx was being holistic into his approach, he attempted to understand the dialectics of society‐politics‐economics of that era and respond to the conditions. He was critical...

June 1, 2011

Shantesh Kelvekar presented his collaborative research with Stanley Chung at the AA School of Architecture, London as part of the Architectural Association's Graduate Programme's course review. The panel comprised of directors of the AA Graduate Scho...

May 3, 2011

'Project Fresh Kills', was a essay/ paper written by Shantesh Kelvekar as part of term 2 for Machining Landscapes lead by Tom Smith. The paper looks at the case of Fresh Kills as a dumping ground on Staten Island, and how it from there evolves into a...

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