THE VALUE OF GREEN ARCHITECTURE IN A POST COVID-19 INDIA

For the past three months, people from around the world have been confined to their residential spaces but these huge, concrete structures dominating our urban landscapes have not been able to control the spread of viruses. As our country starts to reopen in a phased manner, architects and urban planners are focusing on introducing more …

WHY THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY NEEDS TECHNOLOGY TO DEAL WITH THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

The 2020 global health crisis has majorly impacted India’s hospitality sector. The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has not only put an abrupt stop on the travel and tourism business in India but also temporarily halted in-person operations at hotel management colleges in Gurgaon, Mumbai, and other cities. The government has also put a halt on …

5 BEST WAYS TO EXHIBIT YOUR ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL PROJECTS ONLINE

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been heavy on India’s education system. The usual lectures and classes have been scrapped since mid-March. In 2020, millions of students in the country will be losing out on their school experience as education will be primarily imparted online. For architecture students, the social component of their curriculum …

WHAT ARE THE THINGS THAT SET A GREAT HOTEL MANAGER APART FROM OTHERS?

The heart of hospitality management lies in empathy – empathy for the guests, for the business, and the service as a whole. The pandemic has hit the hospitality industry significantly, with inbound tourism coming to a halt with India under lockdown, along with the imposition of Section 144 and suspension of visas and global advisories …

HOW COVID-19 WORSENED OUR MENTAL HEALTH – AND HOW TO ACHIEVE SOLACE

The Coronavirus pandemic has taught us one thing for sure: life is unexpected. The World Health Organization, along with healthcare professionals all across the world, are adamant that long after the pandemic has been brought under control, we will still have to deal with the long-lasting effects of the decline in mental health that the …

ART FROM THE RECESSES OF MEMORY | DESIGNERS REFLECT ON PLACES THAT SHAPED THEIR WORK

Creating art amid a pandemic can be inspiring, harrowing, frenetic, and calming at once. However, much like human existence on earth, the show must go on, and we, as forbearers of civilization, must attempt to find hope amid destruction. Renowned architect Vito Acconci once proclaimed: “Architecture is not about space, but about time.” As the …

LEARNING THE ROLE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION DURING PANDEMICS

The novel coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the global public transport system and made it a high-risk environment. Urban administrations are concerned about the major role of public transit in this global health emergency.  In fact, students pursuing a bachelor of urban planning or masters of urban planning degrees are now being introduced to the topic …

5 BEST ARCHITECTURAL INNOVATIONS AT FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has been the core of academic research and studies at several architecture universities in India. Students from top architecture colleges in India get a chance to visit “The Guggenheim”, as it is popularly called, in New York City. For architects, the Guggenheim museum is a temple of architectural innovations and …

Combating the Fear of Failure and Choosing Growth Taking Inspiration from Pharma and CRO

Failure – a word that is associated with all the negativity you can think of. The fear of failure is what keeps many on their toes, but for a lot of us, the fear of failure can be a crippling factor in terms of moving ahead and treasuring the things that give us joy. The …