Monthly Archives: April 2010

British Architects to design new Indian Temple to resurrect 700 year old lost architectural tradition

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With our interest in all things to do with temple design, it is interesting to read in Building Design about an architect in Wales who is to design a Hindu temple in Bangalore, in an ancient style that was phased out over 700 years ago.
Adam Hardy, a leading authority on Indian temple architecture and design, is probably the only person in the world who has the knowledge and understanding of this particular Hindu architectural tradition, known as the style of the ‘Hoysala Dynasty’ which was lost over time. The building will not be a replica of existing temples in the region but a new interpretation of this lost tradition.
We will be closely watching the progress on this commission. Plus it will be one more reason to visit India in the future.

With our interest in all things to do with temple design, it was interesting to read in Building Design about an architect in Wales who is to design a Hindu temple in Bangalore, in an “ancient” style that was phased out over 700 years ago.

Adam Hardy, a leading authority on Indian temple architecture and design, is probably the only person in the world who has the knowledge and understanding of this architectural tradition which was lost over time. The building will not be a replica of existing temples in the region but a new interpretation of this tradition.

We will be closely watching the progress on this commission. Plus it will be one more reason to visit India in the future.

Heterarchy to develop Community Media Hub concept

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Following the successful Wood Architecture Workshop 2010, which Heterarchy ran alongside DeMontfort University with Travis Perkins as comerical sponsors, the development of a new design concept for a mobile Community Media Hub has been commissioned.

The project has been instigated by community media guru and journalist John Coster, of citizenseye.org, following his coverage of the Wood Architecture Workshop 2010. During the workshop John awarded a prize to one of the students, Grace Mbau, for her concept for the outdoor meditation space, with a view to progressing the concept for the Community Media Hub.  Heterarchy will be developing the brief with John, looking at both the design produced by Grace and also alternative proposals.

It’s an exciting project for us, fitting in very well with our growing interest in small scale ‘micro’ architecture. It is to be launched in August 2010, so watch this space.