Dishoom is a modern Indian restaurant concept; A Bombay style Cafe in London owned by Kavi and Shamil Thakrar. It takes inspiration from the old Irani cafes in Mumbai and revive their tradition to London.
Charles Correa: India’s Greatest Architect exhibition is part of the Out of India season at the RIBA. The exhibition is designed by David Adjaye. The exhibition demonstrates his major role and legacy for the post-independent India. I also attended a panel discussion Great City, Terrible Place? – the Indian Metropolis in the 21st Century. Continue reading
I had the pleasure to attend an inspirational talk by Rahul Mehrotra at the AA School of Architecture in London. He talked about the idea of the Elastic City.
” The approach of Working in Mumbai uses the city and region of its operation as a generator of practice – as a way to evolve an approach and architectural vocabulary that draws its nourishment from a more elastic definition of the profession which sees multiple disciplines as being simultaneously valid in engaging with this kinetic landscape”. Continue reading
“Sustaning Identity symposium brings together acclaimed international architects whose work resists homogenisation by prioritising place, the senses and memory. Speakers include 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate, Wang Shu; 2012 Global Holcim Award winner, Francis Kéré and renowned architectural theorist Juhani Pallasmaa, who has curated the event with Paul Brislin of Arup Associates. The event is supported by Architectural Review”.