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Domus India Cover

NOVEMBER 2019 Issue





 
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Editorial
Text by Kaiwan Mehta
28
Books
Reading the world to children
Letters from a Father to his Daughter
Text by Kaiwan Mehta
30
Books
The Velocity of Being
Illustrated letters to children about why we read
Text and photos by Aparna Andhare
34
Books
Architecture for children
The Little Book of Architecture
By Harshada Bapat Shintre and Yashwant D. Pitkar
38
Book excerpt
Embracing the complexities of India
The Discovery of India
Text by Sunil Khilnani
42
Photo essay
The Discovery of India
Exposition at the Nehru Centre, Mumbai
Photos by Chirodeep Chaudhuri
58
Architecture
Architecture as symbol and idea
Nehru Centre, Mumbai
Text by Kaiwan Mehta
Photos courtesy I M Kadri Architects
60
Poetry
Anchoring time and history in verse
Muhammad Iqbal in translation
Photos by Ferrante Ferranti and Fahad Zuberi in conversation with Mustansir Dalvi
68
Technology
Bridging the Gap: Computation for Construction in India
Design development in construction
Text by Urvi Sheth
Photos courtesy Urvi Sheth and CEPT University
80
Landscape
Crafting nature
The work of Anouk Vogel
Projects by Anouk Vogel
Text by Denise Piccinni
Photos by Jeroen Musch
86
Future city agents
Revealing talent
Interview with Malcolm Reading
Text by Jan Knikker
92
Future city agents
Make cities, not buildings
On design education
Text by Nasrine Seraji
Photos by Hagai Ben Niam, Mikhail Frantsuzov, Bosco
Jun Yin Ho, Yunxiang Peng, Jennifer Yi Kwan Yip
100
Architecture
Parthenon 3.0
James-Simon-Galerie
Berlin, Germany
Project by David Chipperfield Architects Berlin
Text by Klaus Englert
Photos by Luca Girardini
110
Rassegna
Surfaces
Presented by Giulia Guzzini
Cover Design:
The cover brings material cultures and objects together in a way as T S Eliot says, “Time present and time past, are both perhaps present in time future.” Within the crevices and memory of every new idea or building are layers of objects and materials from previous-pasts. The brick shell pavilion in Ahmedabad is a discovery of ‘India-now’ and ‘India-past ‘— a combination of new technologies and existing skills, and direction for the future without positioning the now and past as antagonists but rather as mutually complementing; superimposed with journeys in a ‘discovery of India’, in a perpetual state of being. It alludes to discovering the many ideas, argumentations and dialectics that make and shape India — now and in the future, as much as in the past. Keeping with the spirit of the issue — igniting the child or youth’s mind with a sense of discovery and learning — we invited a recently graduated, young architect, Parshav Sheth, to develop the cover design.
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