Learning from MumbaiPractising Architecture in Urban India
Opening with the reflections of Indian architects Rohan Varma, Charles Correa and Rahul Mehrotra on the past, present and future of architecture and planning in Mumbai, the book continues with interviews with a wide variety of local and foreign architects and planners who work in Mumbai.
“Making the volume a must-have is this plethora of images that captures the city’s character from numerous angles. The volume puts together snippets on the subject of Bombay... All this and more, makes the volume a ready reckon on the city...” —Subhra Mazumdar, travelanddeal.com
Lavishly illustrated, covering the many faces and facets of Mumbai, a special place is reserved for the images of photographer Bas Losekoot. With his photo essay he projects an intriguing new light on Mumbai and its inhabitants.
This book will be of interest to architects, planners, architecture and planningstudents,for those thinking of starting an architecture or planning firm in India, as well as for anyone interested in Mumbai and Mumbai's built environment.
Learning from India Series:
The Learning from India Series goes further than learning about cities. It attempts to learn from Indian cities by uncovering the principles of architecture and urban planning that shape them. Learning from India asks local and foreign architecture professionals what the prospects and problems are of practising architecture and planning in India's major cities. What have they learned from this experience? What can we learn from India that can be applied elsewhere? Learning from Mumbai is the first volume in the Learning from India Series. Forthcoming titles include Learning from Delhi (2014) and Learning from Ahmedabad (2015).
• The making of the maximum city
• Public transport as dna
• Remaking mumbai
• Facts and figures
• Appreciating the uncontrolled and the unexpected
• Every building must shout
• Housing 100,000 people at a time
• Organic farming in the concrete jungle
• A new light on mumbai
• Architecture education as a key to appropriate development
• Instilling a passion for architecture
• The next generation
• From the netherlands to india… and beyond
• Activism and architecture
• The architect as a guardian of the public realm
• The city is your canvas
• Socially and environmentally conscious architecture
• From quantity to quality
|Number of photographs
|57 colour photographs 14 plans
|6.5 x 9.5" (165 x 241 mm), sc with gatefold
|Date of Publishing