Alain Bertaud's City Form Diagram

The Urban Density-FAR Duel

A high-density low-rise built-up situation cannot accommodate a uniform FAR increase. It will only densify the city beyond any acceptable limit of health, freedom or opportunity. High Density in small area is good. Low density in small area is acceptable. High Density in large area is not. Low Density in large area is bad. If […]

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Osmania General Hospital Heritage Building, Hyderabad

Heritage Vs. Infrastructure

New article published on sustainable cities collective blog site on a recent project experience in Hyderabad, portraying ‘a balancing act’ that most Indian cities are engaged with between heritage and infrastructure. Excerpts from the article: Do you imagine built heritage as dead monuments of a distant past? As we move deeper into the 21st century, […]

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AUDS Google Plus

AUDS Launched!

Humble Beginnings… Taking my practice of architecture and place-making in built-up environments to a more independent level, this portal is supposed to represent “the corner turned” in retrospection after some years have passed and, hopefully, more meaningful work done.

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