A State Of Architecture

  • Growing from the inside out rather than the outside in!

    By deepshah1991
    Nov 12, '21 11:50 AM EST

    In the times we live in, work has walked into our homes and this phenomenon is going to stay for the near future.  By home, reference is to primarily towards our spaces of reflection, relaxation, facilitation of the inner life

    This way of life, where the boundaries between workspace and living space are blur has had its own effects on the way we live our contemporary lives. In terms of architecture and inhabiting spaces, within the last two decade the online shopping modality has entirely changed the way people shop, consume and interact within their built urban or rural environments. 

    This new upgrade where entire businesses have gone online and are working on screens and chat rooms is demanding an inquiry into how do we as architects work towards building environments especially residential spaces where we enable and create spaces to ground people in their spatial experiences and be able to navigate through life in a humane manner. 

    This remote working experience within a home environment has entirely changed the spirit of living, as it penetrates into the walls, spaces, 
    each and every material and humans. And when we have each member in the house working remotely, children Studying online, practicing hobbies like dance in the living room etc. It has pushed people to live in interior environments or indoor spaces with a screen setup and a Wi-Fi connection. 

    The spaces which enabled a different experience and allowed people to interact within a built environment, operating now primarily in a virtual dimension, there is an urgent need to humanize our homes and ensure sane ways of inhabiting. 

    This phenomenon is impacting the mental health, physical understanding of relationships and experiencing a place set within a context. 

    We see the reverse migration of people into spaces out of urban areas but have people really left those spaces in their minds and are rooted and grounded within a specific context?

    Only through the creation of a hybrid spatial modality can we ensure a better way of living in this new normal. 

    The inclusion of separate workspaces which are in the proximity of a walk within the house/ residence or community can facilitate a more holistic way of transcending this change. 

    It is critical for the mass population to adapt to this and incorporate this as a non-negotiable for a more humane future and growing from the inside out rather than the outside in. 

    This is where tweaking through architectural/ urban interventions and educating the clients via working models can we project by project weave a better culture and a safe space for people to navigate through this critical phase of the transformation of our civilization. 

    The creation of space has always had this subtle aspect of healing people and serving the true purpose of architecture - bringing the person back into the self and grounding one to experience life in a holistic manner. 

    What do you think?

    feel free to share your perspectives in comments section below or reach out to me -

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  • Maturity Of A City.

    By deepshah1991
    Dec 5, '18 12:59 PM EST

    Marine Drive, Mumbai. 05 Dec. 2018. 11:15 Pm. As humans and beings acquire wisdom as they grow older, similar to it is the nature of cities. The older they grow the wiser they become. Why and how does this phenomenon exist ? Lets explore. I have tried to live and travel to as many places I could... View full entry

  • Architecture has to evolve because of the way people relate to each other !

    By deepshah1991
    Oct 12, '18 7:46 AM EST

    'Architecture has to keep evolving not because of the advancements in other aspects and areas of life but because of the advancements in the relationships among people'. Today’s convenience in each diaspora of life from food being delivered at home to swiping right/left on tinder to getting your... View full entry

  • Concerns Of A Skeptical Mind On Contemporary Trends

    By deepshah1991
    Oct 10, '18 3:13 PM EST

    Well Well..Good evening ladies and gentlemen here. Tonight i would like to share something very critical to me. Now i have been practicing architecture for 4 years now and oh boy oh boy what a ride its been...Unbelievable ...especially to me...entering the profession with the highest of spirits... View full entry

  • The 'India Runs On Chai' Fiasco

    By deepshah1991
    Sep 13, '18 1:14 PM EST

    Hey everyone, warm greetings this midnight with a cup of cappuccino besides me. Hope you all are doing fantastic and if not, hold on tight and hang in there...everything is going to be just fine! In the background playing is the amazing DJ set by none other than Roger shah. He played this at the... View full entry

  • Architecture Book Review - Talks By B.V Doshi - Give Time A Break

    By deepshah1991
    May 4, '18 3:11 PM EST

    Hey Everyone, Welcome back to a state of architecture !  Its been a while, feels good to be back and i thought lets start something new, which adds more value to this amazing platform and helps everyone here into their search for a deeper meaning into architecture. So, the first review is going... View full entry

  • Thoughts on contemporary architectural practice.

    By deepshah1991
    Sep 30, '17 4:04 PM EST

    As I keep moving forward in my professional practice, I am discovering multiple facets of architecture. It’s as if the layers keep unveiling as one goes deeper into this state known as architecture. In today's time where anything and everything is possible, there is no one way to practice. One... View full entry

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