Cities
A Sense of Space |
In conversation with Ranjit Sabikhi
LA 61
Ranjit Sabikhi discusses the main idea behind his new book, A Sense of Space, The Crisis of Urban Design in India while elaborating upon the difference between planned process and actual development.
The book is the result of a series of reflections on architecture and urban design, based on personal experiences and interaction with the cities that I have lived in. As one watched over the years, things began to change almost by default, as a variety of different uses and functions crept in. Although considered unauthorized by the planning agencies, the process of indigenous development managed to make a significant impact in many different parts of the city. This process of change, which I had in my own way begun to foresee more than fifty years ago, simulated my interest in looking for meaningful urban solutions. To me, architectural form making, however exciting, was not enough. I was more fascinated by the space between buildings and the gradual process of inevitable change over time. In my opinion, buildings need to be conceived as living organisms as part of the larger context, and be designed to accommodate change. There is a conflict between the planned process and actual developments. The decision to put these observations in book form has been influenced by the need to create greater awareness of urban issues amongst the residents of our cities.



 
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