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Indus Valley (India/Pakistan), c. 2600–1700 BCE

Michael Jansen

Michael Jansen is Professor and Director of the German Research Center Mohenjo-Daro at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, as well as a UNESCO Senior Expert. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...The time-space distribution of cultures on the Indian subcontinent is complex. One of its two largest rivers, the Indus, was the cradle of Harappan culture, one of the world’s three earliest civilizations in the third millennium BCE...

Climate Analysis

Design Energy Simulation for Architects : Guide to 3D graphics

Routledge, 2014

Book chapter

... 4 Climate Analysis Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get. —Mark Twain Our climates used to define us—available food, typical clothing, seasonal customs, and vernacular archi - tecture all responded directly to challenges...

Applying the Lessons of Indian Vernacular Architecture

Kimberly Kramer

Kimberly Kramer is currently a Lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture at Chiang Mai University, Thailand. Her research focuses on vernacular architecture and social responsibility in architecture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lessons from Vernacular Architecture

Routledge, 2014

Book chapter

... APPLYING THE LESSONS OF INDIAN VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE The bungalow Kimberly Kramer BENGALI Baharampur Introduction Britain’s official involvement in India began as a purely MAP Bengali Baharampur, mercantile concern, with the founding...

Torrent Research Centre, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Leena Thomas

Leena Thomas is Senior Lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney, where she heads the environmental studies strand in the School of Architecture. She specialises in sustainable architecture, integrated design process and post-occupancy evaluation of user experience and environmental performance for buildings in Australia and India. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sustainable Buildings in Practice : What the Users Think

Routledge, 2010

Book chapter

... Torrent Research Centre Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India with Leena Thomas THE CONTEXT Majumdar, 2001). Originally designed for 150 staff, the building now The Torrent Research Centre building in Ahmedabad was completed accommodates over 300...


Kim Dovey

Kim Dovey is an architectural critic and Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Melbourne, Australia, where he has served as Associate Dean, Head of Urban Design and Head of Architecture. He has worked with government, industry and community groups and has written and broadcast widely in the mass media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Urban Design Thinking : A Conceptual Toolkit

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...No matter how democratically the members of the elite are chosen … they justify their existence and order their actions in terms of a collection of stories, ceremonies, insignia, formalities and appurtenances … that mark the centre...

Kirtee Shah

Esther Charlesworth

Esther Charlesworth is the Founding Director of Architects without Frontiers (Australia), a design non-profit organization committed to working with communities in need. She is Associate Professor in Architecture and Design at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Humanitarian Architecture : 15 Stories of Architects Working After Disaster

Roudledge, 2014

Book chapter

... HONORARY DIRECTOR AHMEDABAD StUDY ACtioN GRoUP (ASAG) Kirtee Shah is a practising architect and the Honorary Director of the Ahmedabad Study Action Group (ASAG). ASAG is a non-government organization run...

The ups and downs of visualising contemporary Mumbai

Engaged Urbanism : Cities & Methodologies

I.B. Tauris, 2016

Book chapter

...Since 2009, I have been investigating the construction of elevated roads (flyovers) and walkways (skywalks) in Mumbai. These have proliferated across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region since the mid-1990s, with over fifty flyovers built since...

The Play of Place: Producing Space and Theatre near Mumbai

Performing Architectures : Projects, Practices, Pedagogies

Methuen Drama, 2018

Book chapter

...First sight In March 2012, The Company Theatre (TCT), a small, Mumbai-based theatre group headed by award-winning Indian actor-director Atul Kumar, moved into its own ‘dream space’, a five-acre residency by a lakeside in the hills three...