environment, ecology and biodiversity

IN RESEARCH, DESIGN & POLICY
In conversation with Manu Bhatnagar
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Natural Heritage Division [NHD] of INTACH is actively involved in addressing larger environmental issues of biodiversity and habitat, through sustainable use of natural resources, in the realm of planning and design all over the country. The work is multiscalar, multidisciplinary and diverse.
In a special feature, Manu Bhatnagar, Principal Director discusses the journey of the Division and its vision.
“Natural Heritage” and “Architectural Heritage” at INTACH

In some cases built heritage is set in formal landscapes and in other cases heritage buildings may have large premises of which only a small fraction may be a formal landscape whereas the greater area may be a wildscape. For example, in many forts, the large enclosed areas are wild hosting habitats and wildlife refuges. This may even happen within cities [eg. Tughlaqabad] and certainly in the countryside where many forts are actually a part of wildlife sanctuaries [eg. Ranthambhor]. Settings such as Neermahal in Tripura’s Rudrasagar lake require knowledge of limnology. Jalmahal lake, Jaipur, with its lake palace requires a joint effort. Even in formal landscapes [eg. Roshanara Bagh in Delhi or Pinjore Gardens] natural heritage is rich in both flora and fauna which complements the built heritage. Thus, depending on the project characteristics, there is scope for a joint effort. In other instances, however, there is no overlap.



 


| tribute

THE YAMUNA GENTLY WEEPS TONIGHT
MANOJ KUMAR MISRA
Saurabh Popli


| design: nature conservation, art and aesthetics

VIEW FROM WITHIN
WIDER, DEEPER
Geeta Wahi Dua


A CITY AND ITS GARDENS
AUROVILLE, TAMIL NADU
Anandit Sachdev, Rupal Rathore & Vir Shah


SPOORTHI STHALAM MEMORIAL | HYDERABAD
A DESIGN COMPETITION
Smruti Balvalli



AN INGENIOUS FORECOURT IN AN URBAN CONTEXT
SURAT
Prachi Chopade Wakaley


NATURALS NOW
EXPERIENCE CENTRE OF A BRAND MUMBAI
Hemali Samant


RAVINE TO FARM HOUSE
SAVLI, VADODARA
Karmavir Ghatge


RAAJKUTIR
SWABHUMI REVITALIZATION

KOLKATA
Anuradha Puri Rathore


PROFESSOR SHONKU PARK
KOLKATA
Sujoy Das


CORPORATE HOUSE | B SAFAL
AHMEDABAD
Urbscapes


COURT FORT
AN URBAN FARMING STUDIO NANDOLI, AHMEDABAD
Compartment S4


HALF A CENTURY OF GRATITUDE
Suneet Mohindru


BEAUTY OF “SUBLIMATED CONTRADICTIONS
BOOK REVIEW: 250 THINGS A LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT SHOULD KNOW
Review by Rajat Ray


| heritage and conservation

UNRAVELLING THE ENIGMA
BOOK REVIEW: THE PLANETARY KING | HUMAYUN PADSHAH | INVENTOR AND VISIONARY ON THE MUGHAL THRONE
Review by Rabindra J. Vasavada


| environment, ecology and biodiversity

IN RESEARCH, DESIGN & POLICY
In Conversation with Manu Bhatnagar


| traditional practices

TOWARDS AN INDI(A)GENE
RE-IMAGINING INDIA’S DESIGN PHILOSOPHY
Naeema Ali


| seeing the unseen

DECODING KOLKATA’S DURGA PUJA
BOOK REVIEW: DURGA PUJO AND THE CITY OF KOLKATA | URBAN TRANSFORMATION AND TEMPORAL SPACE
Review by Neeraj Bhagat


FUTURES PRESENT
NEW NATURES OF SONSHI’S {POST} EXTRACTIVE LANDSCAPES, GOA
Vastavikta Bhagat

























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