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  Architectural Models | Measured Drawings | Photo-Documentation

Our organization has been continuously engaged in drawing and photographic documentation of environments of varied nature, people, objects and mostly architecture in India since 1980. What we saw and experienced in terms of the "Roots" of the Indian ethos in the Vernacular and the Colonial architecture posed an irresistible enigma that resulted in a drive for research and documentation. We have a collection of approximately 20,000 transparencies and negatives. Photographic and drawing documentation is treated as inspirational as well as source material for creative work and research. We also use this documentation as support material for teaching purposes. We have extensive built environment photo documentation of parts of Kerala, Gujarat, Karnataka, Northern and Western India, Nepal and Bhutan in South Asia.

 

Architectural Models

As mentioned above, we have extensive built environment photo documentation. In addition, Miki Desai has held an exhibition of black & white photographs on "Portraits of Traditional Dwelling and its Holistic Environment, Gujarat, India" in an international symposium, "Traditional Dwellings and Settlements in Comparative Perspective" at the University of California, Berkeley in 1988. He has also had an exhibition of twenty-five large black & white blow-ups ranging from 40" x 40" to 120" x 80" on themes of "Street Aesthetics" and "Lights and Objects" at the Sanskar Kendra, Ahmedabad, 1974. His photographs have also been displayed at the University of Arizona, Tuscon, the University of Texas at Austin, and in a Street Show in New York City and in Ahmedabad.

Traditional Architecture of Gujarat

       

Durga Devi Temple, Kumaranellur

       

 

Measured Drawings

Temples, Institutions & Residences in Kerala

Detailed measured drawings of temples, institutions and several residences in Kerala at different scales including plans, sections, elevations and construction details.

       

Rural and Urban Gujarat

Detailed measured drawings of settlements, clusters and dwellings of rural and urban Gujarat at different scales including plans, sections, elevations and construction details.

       

Bungalows in Gujarat

Detailed measured drawings of Bungalows in Gujarat (continuing) including plans, sections and elevations

       

Special Colonial Industrial Buildings

Detailed measured drawings of three special colonial industrial buildings of India.

       

 

Photo Documentation

As mentioned above, we have extensive built environment photo documentation. In addition, Miki Desai has held an exhibition of black & white photographs on "Portraits of Traditional Dwelling and its Holistic Environment, Gujarat, India" in an international symposium, "Traditional Dwellings and Settlements in Comparative Perspective" at the University of California, Berkeley in 1988. He has also had an exhibition of twenty-five large black & white blow-ups ranging from 40" x 40" to 120" x 80" on themes of "Street Aesthetics" and "Lights and Objects" at the Sanskar Kendra, Ahmedabad, 1974. His photographs have also been displayed at the University of Arizona, Tuscon, the University of Texas at Austin, and in a Street Show in New York City and in Ahmedabad.

       
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