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Learning from Mumbai : Practising Architecture in Urban India

Pelle Poiesz, Gert Jan Scholte and Sanne Vanderkaaij Gandhi

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ISBN 10: 8189995812 / ISBN 13: 9788189995812
Published by Mapin, 2012
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Contents: Preface. I. Articles: 1. The making of the maximum city/Rohan Varma. 2. Public transport as DNA/Charles Correa. 3. Remaking Mumbai/Rahul Mehrotra. 4. Facts and figures/Timo Cents. II. Interviews: 5. Appreciating the uncontrolled and the unexpected/Steven Beunder. 6. Every building must shout/Hafeez Contractor. 7. Housing 100,000 people at a time: Deodhar Associates. 8. Organic farming in the concrete jungle/Adrienne Thadani. 9. A new light on MUmbai/Bas Losekoot. 10. Architecture education as a key to appropriate development/Rajiv Mishra. 11. Instilling a passion for architecture/Abhijit Mandrekar. 12. The next generation: Mumbai's Young architects. 13. From the Netherlands to India and beyond/Shyam Khandekar. 14. Activism and architecture/P.K. Das. 15. The architect as a guardian of the public realm/Brinda Somaya. 16. The city is you canvas: the wall project. 17. Socially and environmentally conscious architecture/Robert Verrjt and Shefali Balwani. 18. From quantity to quality/Ravi Sarangan. Bookseller Inventory # 111185

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Title: Learning from Mumbai : Practising ...

Publisher: Mapin

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Edition: 1st Edition

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Opening with the reflections of Indian architects Rohan Varma, Charles Correa and Rahul Mehrotra on the past, present and future of architecture and planning in Mumbai, the book continues with interviews with a wide variety of local and foreign architects and planners who work in Mumbai. The ins-and-outs of practising architecture and planning in this mega city are explored through their eyes. Small but exciting firms such as Brio Architecture, find a place right beside massive commercial architecture firms including Hafeez Contractor and activist architects such as PK Das and Somaya & Kalappa. Teaching architecture in Mumbai is also discussed extensively, as well as several micro-initiatives that have come up with creative solutions for making the city more live-able and beautiful. Illustrated, covering the many faces and facets of Mumbai, a special place is reserved for the images of photographer Bas Losekoot. With his photo essay, he projects an intriguing new light on Mumbai and its inhabitants. This book will be of interest to architects, planners, architecture and planning students, for those thinking of starting an architecture, or planning, firm in India, as well as for anyone interested in Mumbai and Mumbais built environment. Supported by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mumbai.

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Dutch architects Pelle Poiesz and Gert Jan Scholte studied architecture at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and at Sir J.J. College of Architecture in Mumbai. Each now has their own architectural firm, respectively 'HP Architecten', and 'Cityblob' in the Netherlands. Sanne Vanderkaaij Gandhi is a researcher and writer based in Mumbai. She studied History and Contemporary Asian Studies and is finalizing her PhD in International Development Studies at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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