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Architect's role in new development of a city
The people of a particular city are now going crazy...

The people are fascinated by the culture of other lands and do not show respect of their own customs and living. And if this continues the age that was called a "golden age" of that place will be lost forever.

Now, an architect saw this situation and took a challenge to rebuild the environment that was built. Think of your own city and decide your role (architect's role) in such development in which fields you have to take part. The condition is that the architect has a land of just 20 hectares far away from city and how such city will be build?
Jay Patel
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Architect's role in new development of a city
Jay,
Your question is not too clear. Because if you wish to build a city in 20 hectares of land, you'll need to build tall skyscrapers with structural and geo-technical implications going down the drain.

A city normally has say 10kms x 10kms (approximate) area or 100 sqkm. Which is equal to 10,000 hectares.

Please clarify.
Chitradeep Sengupta
Architect's role in new development of a city
Hello Jay,

You are talking about people going crazy- that is not that bad as you think. Worst is architects going nuts and recreating Egyptian pyramids, mughal architecture and absolutely reproducing any thing prehistoric. They fail to develop an identity of their own- as to how do they address the place, the people, the present context etc.

As for crazy people, just leave them alone- if you look back at history they have always been fine. How long has it been since you completed your course? It would be good if you could work with some firms of good standing for a few years before you pursue active practice. We have strongly recommended to the council not to issue the Architect title /affiliation unless the applicant has practiced under guidance for at least 3-5 years. Perhaps you could later pursue a masters in planning or urban design.

Cheers
Kiran Aryan
Architect's role in new development of a city
Hey Jay,

Tell me one thing: Do the architects who built our culture ever think about how we use their buildings? If the answer is no, they also follow the same pattern. We are all trying to mix up two patterns for our stisfaction, some succeed and some fail. So, what will you call them?

Nothing we do for the next generation will be traditonal, cultural, or whatever you called it. I hope you understand my point, if not then ask me and I will explain briefly with some images. My ID is diparach_84 AT yahoo.com
Dipesh Patel
Architect's role in new development of a city
Hi Kiran,

This is in response to your post saying that you have recommended Council not to issue CA registration till the architect has completed 3-5 years.

Great! But who is 'we'?

Are there any further details, like what the architect should be doing in these 3-5 years? Working drawings, site works, design development, etc.? Or is it that 3-5 years in any firm will do (assuming this is the start to a process)?
Chitradeep Sengupta
Architect's role in new development of a city
Hi Kiran,

This is in response to your post saying that you have recommended Council not to issue CA registration till the arhcitect has completed 3-5 years.

Great!. But who is `we'?

Is there any further details like what the architect should be doing in these 3-5 years? Working drawings, site works, design development, etc.? Or is it that 3-5 years in any firm will do (assuming this is the start to a process)
Chitradeep Sengupta
Architect's role in new development of a city
Hello Chitradeep,

"We" refers to the local IIA council. It's basically acclimatisating the candidate to the intricacies of the field. There is an active discussion going on in this in Bangalore. There is also a discussion of setting up a finishing school so that the candidates are more tuned and grounded. There has been no concrete statements or progress in any of these but it will definitely help a lot of us in practice as well the over all architecture community.

Cheers,
Kiran Aryan
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