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The Impact of Blindly Adopting Western Architecture in India

People have slavishly imitated the western model of architecture in the majority of cities in India. In this knowledge sharing series, Benny Kuriakose describes how regional traditions and building practices that had been created over thousands of years to accommodate the climatic extremes of various locations were abandoned as a more uniform international approach to building design arose and the consequences that have been faced as a part of this.

He also describes the drawbacks of the present Architecture Education In India. There is not much teaching on the vernacular architecture or the local building materials in the curriculum of the engineering and architecture schools. Even what is being learnt is mostly the disadvantages of these materials. They study more about concrete and steel.

0:00 Is it sensible to blindly follow Western architecture in India?
1:37 Failure of Indian Architecture Education

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