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Title: A study of regional assertions in the architecture of Delhi from the 1970s to the present
Authors: Bahga S.
Raheja, Gaurav
Published in: Buildings
Abstract: Critical regionalism is an architectural approach that seeks to correct sterile and abstract modernism by using contextual forces that focus on local needs and potential. As globalisation disrupts and displaces local building traditions in India's metropolitan cities, critical regionalism offers resistance to the homogenising forces of global modernism. This paper analyses five key architectural works realised in Delhi in the past four decades that incorporate the ideas of critical regionalism in their designs. The different approaches adopted by regionalist architects in dealing with local climate, topography, materials and sociological complexes have been presented. By limiting itself to regionalist works in Delhi, the paper attempts to highlight that critical regionalism is not a set of aesthetic preferences but a philosophical framework capable of producing diverse forms of architecture despite analogous external influences arising from similar site conditions. © 2019 by the authors.
Citation: Buildings(2019), 9(5): -
URI: https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings9050108
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/69
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: MDPI AG
Keywords: Climate responsive architecture
Critical regionalism
Indian architecture
Indian modernism
Local urban context
Modern regionalism
Socially-engaged architecture
ISSN: 20755309
Author Scopus IDs: 57204242601
56201927000
Author Affiliations: Bahga, S., Department of Architecture and Planning, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, 247667, India
Raheja, G., Department of Architecture and Planning, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, 247667, India
Corresponding Author: Bahga, S.; Department of Architecture and Planning, Indian Institute of TechnologyIndia; email: sbahga@ar.iitr.ac.in
Appears in Collections:Journal Publications [AR]

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