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Anthony Raj and the Centre for Indigenous Architecture

“We must leave the built-site better than we found it.” This has been the foremost belief of the Centre for Indigenous Architecture and in almost all their projects they believe they have developed the site into a better place. Anthony Raj, Founder-Director of Centre for Indigenous Architecture (CFIA) worked in the corporate sector for nearly four decades, before he discovered the beauty and the benefits of indigenous architecture in 2010. His early career included stints as Proof Reader (Chemical Weekly), Economic Research Assistant (Economic Scene…

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Where were you when ‘Eureka’ happened?

Do you remember the last time the spark of an idea popped up in your head? That Eureka moment? Do you remember where you were when that happened? Chances are high that you were NOT sitting on a work desk, working on your computer. More often than not, great ideation happens in the space in-between work. Compared to 10 years back, humans today are dealing with more right-brained, creative work; whereas the left brained, logical work has been automated, or taken over by machines. Such…

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The Barcelona Pavilion, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

The Barcelona Pavilion was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1929. It served as the German National Pavilion for the Barcelona International Exhibition, held on Montjuïc. The sleek and elegant design combined with rich natural material presented Mies’ Barcelona Pavilion as a bridge into his future career, as well as architectural modernism. The structure is a strong representation of the Modernism movement that was taking shape in Europe at that time.  Here the Architecture itself is a form of art as the industrial…

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