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Learning from Delhi

Practising Architecture in Urban India
Pelle Poiesz, Gert Jan Scholte, Sanne Vanderkaaij Gandhi, Dunu Roy and Shyam Khandekar.
Photographs by Bas Losekoot, Pelle Poiesz and Gert Jan Scholte, Shailen Parker, André J. Fanthome, Asim-Waqif, Ilse van der Klei.

After the success of Learning from Mumbai (2013) Poiesz, Scholte and Vanderkaaij Gandhi continue their journey to unravel the lessons that can be learned from practising architecture and urban planning in India, now focusing on Delhi.

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After the success of Learning from Mumbai (2013) Poiesz, Scholte and Vanderkaaij Gandhi continue their journey to unravel the lessons that can be learned from practising architecture and urban planning in India, now focusing on Delhi.
Background essays and illuminating maps prepare the ground for a series of interviews with architects, planners, and others working in the city of Delhi. Established practitioners with world­famous portfolios (including Raj Rewal) and big companies and institutions with the power to set agendas (for instance the World Bank and DLF) find a place alongside members of the latest generation (such as Ambrish Arora and Madhav Raman). Local perspectives on Delhi and its development (such as from Pradip Krishen and Mohammad Shaheer) are complemented by the take of foreigners (like Joeri Autman) on working in and on the city. Bas Losekoot makes this bundle complete with his photo essay that celebrates the visual spectacle that is Delhi.

This book will be of interest to architects, planners, architecture and planning students, for those thinking of starting an architecture or planning firm in India, as well as for anyone interested in Delhi and Delhi's built environment.

Leaming from India Series:
The Leaming from India series attempts to learn from Indian cities by uncovering the principles of architecture and urban planning that shape them. Leaming from India asks local and foreign architecture and planning professionals what the prospects and problems are of practising architecture and planning in India's major cities. What have they learned from their experiences? What can we learn from India that can be applied elsewhere? Leaming from Delhi is the second volume in the Learning from India series. Previously published in this series: Leaming from Mumbai (2013). Forthcoming titles include Leaming from Ahmedabad (2017).

Dutch architects Pelle Poiesz and Gert Jan Scholte studied architecture at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and at Sir J.J. College of Architecture in Mumbai. Twenty years after their student days in Mumbai, they returned to the city to see it changed beyond recognition. Now no longer students but architects, each with their own firm in the Netherlands, they set out to document what the architecture scene is like in this Indian megacity, and to uncover what lessons could be learned from it.

Sanne Vanderkaaij Gandhi is a researcher and writer based in Mumbai. She studied History and Contemporary Asian Studies and is finalizing her PhD in International Development Studies at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

• Preface

• Articles
• City Makers And City Breakers
• Facts & Maps
• New Neemrana
• A Tribute To Joseph Allen Stein

• Interviews
• Reinventing Luxury
• Tradition And Modernity
• Trees Of Delhi
• Developing Modern India
• From The Netherlands To India ... And Beyond
• World Bank India
• Making Sensible Surroundings
• Delhi: A Visual Spectacle
• Global Indian Architecture
• Buildings Are Not Eternal
• Long-Term Scenarios On Four-Wheel Pushcarts
• The Delhi Metro
• Architecture As Craft
• Back To Basics

• Acknowledgements
ISBN 9789385360121
Pages 224
Number of photographs 76 colour photographs 9 plans
Number of illustrations 65
Size 6.5 x 9.5" (165 x 241 mm), sc with gatefold
Date of Publishing 2016
Language(s) English
Co-publisher(s) Mapin Publishing
Rights Available World rights

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