The Secret Of Campus Design with CCBA

Designing spaces for learning is not a straight forward output. The unifying language, developed by CCBA over 4 decades of practice, and it’s vocabulary consists of various design principles. In th 8-week ACEDGE STUDIO by Dariaus Choksi from the Christopher Charles Benninger Architects, we will explore the secrets of campus design.

Pre-Design for Thesis

  Architect Preeti Pansare M. Arch. university of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign . “We want to give ourselves the permission to explore lots of different possibilities, so that the right answer can reveal itself” Patrice Martin, Co-lead and Creative Director, IDEO We are all students of design. Our creations shape the daily experience of people who…

Concrete Contradictions

(Reflections around Sustainability; take-aways from ACEDGE course, ‘Building without Concrete’ mentored by Ar. Sanjay Prakash, Shift Studio, Delhi.) By Rama RaghavanAssistant professor, NDMVP College of Architecture, Nashik “How to become modern and to return to sources; howto revive an old, dormant civilization and take part in universal civilization”.[i] This paradox, which was thrown to the masses in…

World Heritage Week 2018 – Religious Structures

Religion and religious beliefs have contributed to some of the most glorious pieces of Architecture around the world. Temples and tombs have shaped entire cities and civilizations.  Today, some of them stand tall and tested by time while some are in ruins, but they all carry a sense of grace and majesty with them. Inside…

World Heritage Week 2018 – Institutions

Further in the studio –  Chaukhat Darwaza Jharokha It was noteworthy to find many institutional heritage sites of varying scales and typology.  Colonization had a deep impact on Indian Architecture. While predominantly this influence was British, the Dutch, French and Portuguese also made their presence felt in Indian Architecture.  Listed below are some of the…

World Heritage Week 2018 – Residences

Heritage is often looked upon as boring in today’s fast paced life. Well! Our latest course, Chaukhat Darwaza Jharokha, is here to prove this statement incorrect. The course began on 11 Nov 2018, Designated Indian National Education day. Here is a sneak-peek into the course. Visit ACEDGE for more details on this and other courses…

why ACEDGE?

Humans enhance their understanding through collective learning and through each other’s experiences. Collective learning saves our time and efforts. We use the existing knowledge and build on it. Today, collective learning has further accelerated due to the new age means of mass media and internet. Communication has changed and it’s complexities reduced. Good architecture is…