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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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Apurva Bose Dutta launches her book, Architectural Voices of India

Ar. Apurva Bose Dutta, an award-winning architectural journalist from Bengaluru speaks with Gallopper about her recently-released book, ARCHITECTURAL VOICES OF INDIA, and a little more. Architectural Voices of India: A Blend of Contemporary and Traditional Ethos, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK is Apurva’s first book as an author. It features the journeys of 17 iconic architects of India, and, simultaneously assimilates their thoughts, perspectives and visions to understand where the architecture and building industry is heading and where Indian architecture is positioned in the…

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Meet the 63 years young Architect, Bobbie Vijayakkar, an “origami maniac”

Bobbie Vijayakkar firmly believes, “Just because you are breathing at this moment…. that’s not living? But if you are pursuing your passion and also enjoying it….thats what is living!” And he lives his life by this dictum. The decisive, action oriented and result focused Bobbie Vijayakkar, completed his formal education in Architecture from the country’s premier institute Sir J.J. College of Architecture, Mumbai in 1977 and registered with the Council of Architecture, Delhi. He is an Associate Member of the Indian Institute of Architects and Associated…

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