Category Archives: Urbanism

The spirit of 1855

The hybrid functions of state and private enterprise that gave rise to modern London with projects like Joseph Bazalgette’s sewer system, a feat of extraordinary engineering but also governance – a truly enlightened moment of public private patronage seem to

The spirit of 1855

The hybrid functions of state and private enterprise that gave rise to modern London with projects like Joseph Bazalgette’s sewer system, a feat of extraordinary engineering but also governance – a truly enlightened moment of public private patronage seem to

A making teaching project

The Skip Garden is an urban food oasis in the middle of the King’s Cross development site; but more importantly it is the only community group within the Kings Cross redevelopment project – London’s largest. It has re-located 3 times

A making teaching project

The Skip Garden is an urban food oasis in the middle of the King’s Cross development site; but more importantly it is the only community group within the Kings Cross redevelopment project – London’s largest. It has re-located 3 times

Dear Delhi

I was asked to participate in Storefront for Art and Architecture’s “Letters to the Mayor” an exhibition which “presents fifty letters written by international architects to the political leaders of more than 20 cities around the world. Each letter provides a space of

Dear Delhi

I was asked to participate in Storefront for Art and Architecture’s “Letters to the Mayor” an exhibition which “presents fifty letters written by international architects to the political leaders of more than 20 cities around the world. Each letter provides a space of

Inclusive city building and the promise of ‘freedom’

The Indian capital city of Delhi, with an approximate population of 22 million, has long attracted migrants seeking employment, healthcare, education etc. Most of Delhi’s urban poor live in over-crowded and insanitary settlements, commonly known as slums[1] or squatter settlements

Inclusive city building and the promise of ‘freedom’

The Indian capital city of Delhi, with an approximate population of 22 million, has long attracted migrants seeking employment, healthcare, education etc. Most of Delhi’s urban poor live in over-crowded and insanitary settlements, commonly known as slums[1] or squatter settlements

Affordable Housing

The following text is an extract from ‘Out of the Box: Designing for the Poor” which I co-authored  Dr. Renu Khosla, Shahena Khan and Pranav Singh for ‘Shelter’, a Centre for Sustainable Habitat publication on affordable housing. I see what I see very

Affordable Housing

The following text is an extract from ‘Out of the Box: Designing for the Poor” which I co-authored  Dr. Renu Khosla, Shahena Khan and Pranav Singh for ‘Shelter’, a Centre for Sustainable Habitat publication on affordable housing. I see what I see very

Undercity Homes

For the past two and half years I have been working and researching the city of Delhi – mostly within informal, marginal and low income areas. The following are photographs from four study sites. The photos not only symbolize the

Undercity Homes

For the past two and half years I have been working and researching the city of Delhi – mostly within informal, marginal and low income areas. The following are photographs from four study sites. The photos not only symbolize the

What is the Incremental City?

What is the Incremental City? DRAFT The concern for an understanding of an ‘incremental city’ can start with a critique of contemporary urban design obsessed with the physical form dominated by an aesthetic of a final product; a practice of

What is the Incremental City?

What is the Incremental City? DRAFT The concern for an understanding of an ‘incremental city’ can start with a critique of contemporary urban design obsessed with the physical form dominated by an aesthetic of a final product; a practice of