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Title: An account of critical regionalism in diverse building types in postcolonial Indian architecture
Authors: Bahga S.
Raheja, Gaurav
Published in: Frontiers of Architectural Research
Abstract: Critical regionalism is an architectural concept that seeks to balance local needs and capabilities with the progressive lessons of modernisation. Critical regionalism has been an influential architectural approach in postcolonial Indian architecture. Even before the term was coined in the 1980s, architects in India had subconsciously begun pursuing the ideas of critical regionalism in designing their buildings. The degree of influence of critical regionalism on postcolonial Indian architecture has varied over the course of time as a result of economic, political and social changes. This paper identifies key architectural projects realised in India since 1947 that adhere to the ideas and principles of critical regionalism. The identified regionalist projects have been categorised according to their building programmes and significant examples in each building type are discussed chronologically while bringing forth their qualities that make them regionalist in first place. By focussing on regionalist projects of significance in each building type, the paper highlights that critical regionalism is capable of producing potent architecture to cater to any building programme. © 2018 The Authors
Citation: Frontiers of Architectural Research(2018), 7(4): 473-496
URI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foar.2018.09.001
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/73
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Higher Education Press Limited Company
Keywords: Critical regionalism
Indian architecture
Postcolonial architecture
ISSN: 20952635
Author Scopus IDs: 57204242601
56201927000
Author Affiliations: Bahga, S., Department of Architecture and Planning, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247667, India
Raheja, G., Department of Architecture and Planning, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247667, India
Funding Details: The authors would like to thank the Government of India?s Ministry of Human Resource Development for funding this manuscript through the IIT-Roorkee Institute Scholarship to the main author. In addition, many thanks to the three anonymous reviewers of the FOAR journal.
Corresponding Author: Bahga, S.; Department of Architecture and Planning, Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeIndia; email: sbahga@ar.iitr.ac.in
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