INTBAU India is pleased to announce the publication of "New Architecture & Urbanism: Development of Indian Traditions", and you can buy it online here.
This publication builds on the contributions from the international group of architects, planners, educationists & decision makers who presented papers at the International Conference for "New Architecture & Urbanism: Development of Indian Traditions", held in Delhi in January 2007 by INTBAU India with the support of the Nabha Foundation.
The publication looks at what defines traditional methods, their relevance to the contemporary context and examines important case-studies. It also offers the evolving small towns and cities as possible exemplars for appropriate and sustainable development through various case studies including that in the states of Punjab, Karnataka, Rajasthan, UK, the US and many other situations.
It presents the arguments, axioms and case studies epitomising the contemporary utility of tradition in New Architecture & Urbanism within the following thematic areas:
New Architecture & Urbanism examines "New Ways of Looking at Heritage", by separating it from pure history into a living and evolving process. The book looks at what defines traditional methods and their relevance to the contemporary context. It also examines aspects of "Continuity and Contextual Frameworks" in the built environment. The section on "Sustainable Buildings, Places and Communities" explores the many facets of locally driven processes from the viewpoint of tradition and sustainability.
These include many community based planning methods and their applications in shaping the built environment, aspects of environmental sustainability and on how appropriateness could be ingrained into current architectural education. Lastly, the book delves into a number of executed examples in architecture, seeking to learn from tradition and examples in "place-making urbanism" which in turn promotes humane, walkable and connected neighbourhoods.
It includes contributions from:
Special introductory website offer
This elegantly composed and printed book consisting of 350 full colour pages is normally priced at INR 2500 / GBP 40. However, we are pleased to offer a special introductory pricing for website visitors:
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