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LA, Journal of Landscape ArchitectureLA, Journal of Landscape Architecture

LA, Journal of Landscape Architecture No. 53

The only Indian publication exploring the practice of landscape architecture and its allied fields in India. The publication provides a forum for information flow, exchange of ideas and viewpoints, and showcases breadth and variety of works and research in the field of landscape architecture in context of Indian region. Since its inception in February 2001, it has been attempting to widen the visibility of landscape design, and bring the profession of landscape architecture closer to public realm.

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LA, Journal of Landscape Architecture
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editorial

It is important to visualize every heritage building or site in a broader sense where it is viewed not as a product but a process in a larger framework of multiple factors, to get a holistic understanding of its context. In his essay, Suneet Mohindru, one of the jury members of this year’s Landscape Foundation Students’ Design Competition, calls for conserving cultural landscapes that as he notes, act as repositories containing attitudes and responses of life to its valued environment. Venugopal Maddipati extends the perception of the site of Rajghat much beyond what is seen, both through the site’s past history and subsequent developments around it. The role of history is linked with nature conservation when Narendra Dengle in his essay, Rejuvenation and Reincarnation, observes that living and performing cultures…

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towards an ecological landscape - ii

The theme for the seminar, second in its series of Towards an Ecological Landscape was Urban Ecology with sub themes—Ecological Perspectives in Designed Landscapes; Agro-Ecology; Ecology of Northern Western Ghats (Sahyadris) and the Deccan Plateau. Sixteen speakers shared projects and ongoing research works. More than a hundred people attended the event including students, faculty, professionals and enthusiasts belonging to disciplines of landscape architecture, ecology, botany, social science and environmental science. Organized under the chairmanship of Dr. Anurag Kashyap, Principal, BNCA, the seminar consisted of presentations, panel discussions and site visits to ecologically significant urban projects. An exhibition of thesis works of the students of Post Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture was also organised during the event.The first day started with Aditi Deodhar’s Initiatives to revive Mula-Mutha through Jeevit Nadi Foundation.…

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international conference on history of architecture

“The history of architecture of the subcontinent of India has been written mainly by art historians and archaeologists of European origin. This is not surprising since architecture as a contemporary discipline was reinvented in India by Europeans.In recent years attempts have been made by architects as well to represent the history of architecture in the subcontinent. It is remarkable that although there are over 450 schools of architecture in India, there is no serious learning of architectural history, since no relevant texts are available. This creates a vacuum in the appreciation of architecture, and we are deprived of any form of connoisseurship in this discipline which is a foundational cultural enterprise.Perhaps the learning of history of architecture is in a similar bind, although for different reasons, in other parts of…

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past continuous is future perfect

Landscape Foundation Students’ Design Competition has evolved and traversed a long journey in the last ten years {starting in 2008} with each year bringing new perspectives to the environment around us and at the same time, it also culminates with lessons of learning, refining and maturing for the Foundation itself. This year the theme firstly drew attention towards the heritage and historic context, and secondly towards the contemporary and functional aspect. Students could explore spaces around monuments and heritage sites. More explicitly, it provoked re-imagining of heritage precincts that either fall within the purview of State or Center Archaeology or are derelict or ill designed. Various students across the country worked on diverse and multi-scaler sites - historic parks, areas around monuments, traditional water harvesting structures and routes, old towns…

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the jury

A G Krishna MenonA G Krishna Menon is an architect, urban planner and conservation consultant practicing in Delhi for over four decades. He has been simultaneously teaching in Delhi and in 1990 co-founded the TVB School of Habitat Studies in New Delhi. He is actively engaged in research and his contributions have been extensively published in professional journals and several academic books through which he has emphasised the inter-relatedness of the spatial disciplines and the imperative to engage with the local cultural and ecological contexts while dealing with them.Anjan MitraAnjan Mitra is a practicing architect, urban designer and leads a design consultancy firm, The Appropriate Alternatives, based in Kolkata. It focuses on the holistic aspect of Development—propagating responsible architecture, sustainable practices—as well as covers the entire gamut of Design—product development,…

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the results

WINNERS 2017LEFT TO RIGHTPriya Sharma, Shivani Vinod Kumar, Justin Mathew Thomas, Karishma Rai, Madhulika Sanyal & Mayukh RahaLEFT TO RIGHTChandana Keshava Murthy, Manu M, Vijetha C P, Manoj Sharma & Nidhi KapriFIRST PRIZELandscape for Reverence and CommemorationPriya SharmaMasters in Landscape ArchitectureBNCA College of Architecture, PuneSECOND PRIZEPortals into Forgotten KnowledgeShivani Vinod KumarB. Arch. (5th Year)R V College of Architecture, BangaloreTHIRD PRIZESelf Sustenance in Water: Reviving the Neher System of AurangabadJustin Mathew ThomasB. Arch. (2017)Kamla Raheja Vidhyanidhi Institute for Architecture, MumbaiSHRIYA ANAND AWARDSabz Burj PlazaMayukh Raha, Karishma Rai & Madhulika SanyalMasters in Landscape Architecture & B. Arch. (4th Year)School of Planning & Architecture and Jamia Millia Islamia, New DelhiSPECIAL MENTIONWatershed Management for MelukoteChandana Keshava Murthy, Manu M & Vijetha C PM.Arch. (Landscape)M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, BangaloreSPECIAL MENTIONDeulwadi: An Urban OasisNidhi…

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