March 15, 2020

There is only good architecture and bad architecture. Whether architecture follows one of the styles such as modern, post-modern, victorian or art nouveau, if architecture is good, then it will be timeless.

One of the major characteristics of "good architecture" is that...

March 5, 2020

Last week, I gave a Petcha Kutcha talk (D-Talks) at the Design Perspective Chennai edition at Leela Palace, Chennai. Architect Sameera Rathod, Murali Murugan, Taher Zoyab, Oscar and Ponni were the other speakers.

February 29, 2020

A full day session took place on timber conservation for the students of Delhi School of Planning & Architecture and Intach Heritage Academy.

January 20, 2020

Travancore Devaswam Board has taken over the temple after a long legal struggle running over many years by Sivaswom Trust and it is expected that the Government of Kerala will be funding the conservation measures.

October 6, 2019

One of the questions I ask in many of my talks in architecture schools is “How long will our concrete roofed buildings last”. Most of the people say 50, 60 , 80 or maximum 100 years. If they last only that much, then why should we design them? How are they sustainable?...

July 18, 2019

Alappuzha was a flourishing port few decades ago. The last ship came to the harbour in 1989. Since then, the sea pier has suffered serious damages and it has become almost impossible to revive the pier. Visited the pier last week along with my friend Jissmon Samuel and...

October 11, 2017

I am doing a workshop on Technical Aspects of Conservation on 13th, 14th and 15th of October in Delhi. This is a full time workshop and I am planning to cover different building materials and traditional techniques. There will be sessions on building defects and buildi...

September 23, 2017

I am posting the before and after photos of the Gables Bungalow for which the conservation work was carried out ten years ago. Two years ago, Mrs. Wendy Harvey, whose great grandfather, Edward Waller Stoney who has lived in this old bungalow wrote to me (seeing the pho...