Archinect - A State Of Architecture 2019-11-14T02:06:42-05:00 https://archinect.com/blog/article/150099057/maturity-of-a-city Maturity Of A City. Deep Shah 2018-12-05T12:59:22-05:00 >2019-06-24T20:26:16-04:00 <p>Marine Drive, Mumbai. </p> <p>05 Dec. 2018. 11:15 Pm. </p> <p>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. </p> <p>Why and how does this phenomenon exist ? </p> <p>Lets explore. </p> <p>I have tried to live and travel to as many places I could as my primary passion along side working full time as a professional there by exploring and experiencing the ways in which people inhabit and live their lives. Every place has its own way of living, systems, notions, beliefs, skills along with certain methods of celebrating, eating, unwinding, sharing, loving, disrupting, fighting and much more. Each thing carries a certain uniqueness and this all happens through&nbsp;two entities - <strong>you and me!</strong> </p> <p>How we live in a city becomes the way <em>we define</em>&nbsp;the relationship with that city and associated experiences with them. Its all about the variety of energies interacting and taking its shape in the way <strong>you express it</strong>. </p> <p>Take any city with its age less ...</p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/150090620/architecture-has-to-evolve-because-of-the-way-people-relate-to-each-other Architecture has to evolve because of the way people relate to each other ! Deep Shah 2018-10-12T07:46:50-04:00 >2019-07-06T02:31:04-04:00 <p><em>'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'</em>.</p> <p>Today&rsquo;s convenience in each diaspora of life from food being delivered at home to swiping right/left on tinder to getting your toilets cleaned by professionals to getting your cigarettes using dunzo to playing horizon on PS 4 to changing the world by just tapping on your screens to 100&rsquo;s of other advancements we have today around us just a click away. </p> <p>While we very conveniently adapt these material comforts to make our lives more and more easier all the time, do we realize the impacts of these on our daily lives in relating to and with people? </p> <p>When was the last time you and your family had a dinner without your cellphones with you, when was the last time you and your girlfriend/boyfriend did not check your phone immediately after having sex ? when was the last time you and your siblings actually went out and playe...</p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/150090296/concerns-of-a-skeptical-mind-on-contemporary-trends Concerns Of A Skeptical Mind On Contemporary Trends Deep Shah 2018-10-10T15:13:04-04:00 >2019-06-24T20:31:03-04:00 <p>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 believing in power of architecture to transcend our lives..to the levels the practice in India runs to the overall scenario India is developing in. It is insane.</p> <p>The pace, the demand, the supply, the needs, the wants, the engagements. I have dealt projects ranging from a few sq. meters to 750 acres. We are just growing like weed all over the place. On one side its been a wonderful time exploring the realities of our field and on the other the things it comes along with. It is an extremely demanding profession not only in terms of creativity but passion, agility, perseverance, patience, balance, people management and much more. Ethics and values is something i would like to brin...</p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/150086033/the-india-runs-on-chai-fiasco The 'India Runs On Chai' Fiasco Deep Shah 2018-09-13T13:14:20-04:00 >2019-06-24T20:26:22-04:00 <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9d/9dc4f52ead714c0fe5c7240231b8fbee.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9d/9dc4f52ead714c0fe5c7240231b8fbee.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>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!</p> <p>In the background playing is the amazing DJ set by none other than Roger shah. He played this at the dream state SoCal in 2017. Tune in to this on SoundCloud to enjoy the trip of this amazing collection of Balearic tunes as I did while writing this post.</p> <p>So tonight, I would like to share a thought process with you which, in a way gives a slightly different lens to perceive &lsquo;the new normal&rsquo; of Indian entrepreneurship.</p> <p>When I first started living in Bangalore on the onset of summer in 2015, we were yet to have services as swiggy, Zomato, porter, dunzo or chai point etc. at our disposal and uber/ola had just entered the market a few months back. It was a different life altogether just 3.5 years back! How and what changed so fast that I am inclined to put an exclamation mark. While it&rsquo;s fascina...</p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/150062977/architecture-book-review-talks-by-b-v-doshi-give-time-a-break Architecture Book Review - Talks By B.V Doshi - Give Time A Break Deep Shah 2018-05-04T15:11:19-04:00 >2019-06-24T20:26:26-04:00 <p>Hey Everyone,</p> <p>Welcome back to a state of architecture !&nbsp;</p> <p>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.</p> <p>So, the first review is going to be of the latest pritzker award winner our own Mr. B.V Doshi.</p> <p>A beautiful collection of 5 small quick read booklets designed in a very unique style which offers a great deal of wisdom regarding architecture.&nbsp;</p> <p>This blog is going to talk about the first one - Give time a break.</p> <p><br></p> <p>We often ask in India, who is this guy who's known all over and what did he do that he's so deep into Indian architecture scene since 1960's.</p> <p>Well, he deserves every bit of attention he has gained, because he transformed the whole approach to architecture, especially in the Indian context.&nbsp;</p> <p>The collections starts with the first book titled - Give time a break - paper presented in turkey in 1990's.&nbsp;</p> <p>This 15 page paper...</p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/150030893/thoughts-on-contemporary-architectural-practice Thoughts on contemporary architectural practice. Deep Shah 2017-09-30T16:04:17-04:00 >2019-06-24T20:26:39-04:00 <p>As I keep moving forward in my professional practice, I am discovering multiple facets of architecture. It&rsquo;s as if the layers keep unveiling as one goes deeper into this state known as<strong><em> architecture</em></strong>. In today's time where anything and everything is possible, there is no one way to practice. One would have a great confusion or a provoked thinking when exploring the recent history and movements in architecture and position oneself in the current trends in the practice. One would find himself/herself sitting on a roller coaster of ideas, processes and approaches.</p><p>The process of architecture is not just limited to an academic understanding or pedagogy but is being practiced in various methods, thus describing the current state of architecture as a profession. To some its an intensely intellectually satisfying activity as an art form which has deep roots into the individuals way of expressing, to some its a medium to generate income no matter how it comes, to some its a game of manipulatio...</p>