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?...

April 15, 2018

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...

July 4, 2017

Dakshinachitra Architecture Workshop

July 1, 2017

The office is in the process of preparing a master plan for the Alappuzha (Alleppey) Coir Museum. There will be a living museum where the visitors can see.Alleppey Coir Museum

June 24, 2017

Public Lecture, Intach Chennai Chapter I am giving a talk on 1st July in Spaces, Chennai. Please attend.

June 18, 2017

Restoration of a Traditional Nalukettu House, Thiruvalla It is to the full credit of the owner of this house to have bought a dilapidated building and restore.

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