The subculture of skateboarding in India has been gaining momentum over the past few years with many cities in the country boasting of their own skateparks. To the delight of skateboarders in Mumbai, Bombay SB and Bandra Collective have set-up the city’s latest skatepark on the Carter Road Promenade
Today, the coronavirus has forced us to take a hard look at our cities, again. Hindustan Times reached out to urban designers and architects to re-imagine and decongest four key spaces of our lives:
a classroom, a street market, an office and a congested residential area. A look at their designs and innovations:
The Historical American Buildings Survey (HABS) has built up a treasure trove of historical architectural precedents through drawings, photos, and documents from the American architectural, engineering, building and landscape culture.
After a long period of renovation the the Carter Road promenade has re-opened to the public. Skateboarding acts as a force of “social disruption”. Not surprisingly, the skatepark at Carter Road quickly has become a meeting place not only for enthusiasts, but also a please where people of different backgrounds interact.
BillionBricks and Architecture BRIO envision to empower Konchur (Karnataka) to turn into a Sustainable Model Village (Adarsh Gram) for New India by initiating strategic interventions and investments that are self scalable by the community. In the present day scenario, a large number of people are migrating from the village to the nearby cities in search of work, livelihood and a better quality of life. But what if this scenario is reversed in the coming years?
The Times of India reports on its front page the latest endavour the Bandra Collective is undertaking. Concerned with the quality of public spaces in Bandra, the collaborative of architects and designers initiated a proposal that tackles several issues culminiating on a stretch of public space on traffic congested Linking Road.
Home & Design Trends India discusses with a group of experts the future of Indian Cities in an article called MyView “The imperatives of urban planning for Indian cities”
BillionBricks and Architecture BRIO envision to empower Konchur to turn into a Sustainable Model Village for New India by initiating strategic interventions and investments that are self scalable by the community.
The 25-acre Magic Bus campus is situated near Mumbai in the Sahyadri Hills. Magic Bus works with children and young people taking them on a journey from Childhood to Livelihood and out of poverty. By enabling children to complete secondary education, delay their age of marriage, and skilling young people to be in jobs, the organisations helps moving a generation out of the vicious cycle of poverty.
The Magic Bus Centre for Outdoor Learning and Development was built in 2006 to offer an opportunity to discover how the expansive outdoors can help people nurture and develop their personal and interpersonal skills. It seeks to educate and mentor children through outdoor “experiential” learning.