Design as a Business
Oct 13, 2020
Is it possible to be a good designer, and still be prosperous? How did business make its way into design? Is it okay for a designer to talk money?
Notes on Daniel Libeskind's Extension of the Berlin Museum with the Jewish Museum Addition
Sep 25, 2020
The following 'notes' were made as different issues came to mind while replaying the talks in class and the presentation. They are not in any hierarchy.
How to Select a Topic for a Thesis Dissertation, or a Research Paper
Aug 1, 2020
For most of those who are new to academic research, the process of zeroing–in on a Topic of Research can quickly get confusing and daunting. Here are 6 steps to a more focused and happy outcome.
Fonting it Out
May 11, 2020
When the boredom of lockdown forces an attempt at drawing up a font.
101 Books for Your Architectural Library
Apr 28, 2020
Some books which I read long ago, and some interesting ones that I found in recent times. Here are my recommendations.
Words of Creative Wisdom
Apr 27, 2020
Famous Quotes are "loaded strings" which clear through the muddle, and underline, or even define our thinking in some ways. I call them “Thought Concentrates”.
Thoughts on Architectural Design
Apr 22, 2020
ar.teaching_material & ar.theory
The process of design starts with identifying the problem. Designing is "providing solutions" to eliminate this problem. So, what is the architectural problem? How do we recognise it? And what tools can we use in this process?
Architecture, Memory, and Time
Apr 19, 2020
Can the relative immateriality and weightlessness of recent technological construction — which employs reflection, transparency, and juxtaposition — turn into a positive experience of place and meaning?
Digital Information Management for Designers: Part 2
Mar 22, 2020
While folders are limited to being containers of ‘specific’ material, tags are of "sufficiently general form". Tagging allows tying together widely distributed stuff.
Digital Information Management for Designers: Part 1
Mar 20, 2020
If you are a designer, you have the habit of looking-up for, and hoarding-up on “knowledge-bits”. In addition, you are also an “information generator”.