Archinect - News 2015-05-29T10:32:12-04:00 "Great City...Terrible Place": A discussion on the urban future of India Laura Amaya 2015-03-27T14:00:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T00:03:24-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>India is currently the second most populated country in the world, closely following China, at 1.25 billion people. Around 30 percent of its inhabitants, roughly the population of the entire United States, live in urban areas that continue to grow. The astonishing numbers are proof of the country&rsquo;s demographic explosion, and make Indian cities a fascinating combination of chaos and vitality rarely found elsewhere. Great City&hellip;Terrible Place, this year&rsquo;s Z-AXIS symposium curated by the Charles Correa Foundation in Goa, explored the complex forces shaping global cities in an effort to understand the dynamism of India&rsquo;s ever-changing urban centers. Held over three days at Kala Academy, one of Correa&rsquo;s masterworks, the conference brought together speakers from different corners of the world to share their views with an audience eager to take an active role in India&rsquo;s urban transformation.</p><p>The conference&rsquo;s moderator, Pratyush Shankar, described cities as places of will, where people forge ...</p> Opulent examples of Goan architecture Nam Henderson 2014-02-25T22:49:00-05:00 >2014-02-25T22:50:28-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="724" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A range of architectural styles evolved, but the purest examples of the Goan aesthetic share a few features: brightly painted exteriors; Hindu-style sunken courtyards in the center; and window panes made of oyster shells.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Abby Aguirre travels to Goa, to sample its distinctive Indo-Latin architecture including elegant former estates, turned laid-back guesthouses. This style of architecture features&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">strong Portuguese, Mughal, and Indian influences</a>.</p><p>Those wanting to learn more about this syncretic architecture of&nbsp;<a title="Goan Catholics" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Goan Catholics</a>,&nbsp;should read <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chandan Dubey</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brian D'Souza</a> in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prismma</a>.</p> Aarvli Resort by Serie Architects Starts Construction in Goa, India Alexander Walter 2012-10-25T19:57:00-04:00 >2012-10-29T23:34:37-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="368" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London/Mumbai-based firm Serie Architects has shared with us their latest project, Aarvli Resort, which just broke ground in India. Completion of the proposed eco-resort is scheduled for late 2013.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>