Professional Practice
Intbau India
INTBAU (International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism) has set up an INDIA connection. It is coordinated by Krupali Uplekar from India who has been recently appointed as a member of the INTBAU management committee.

INTBAU INDIA is interested in enlargening its contacts in India and in gathering collaboration resources and the support of Indian professionals committed to the promotion of a vital traditional building and urban culture. For more information regarding INTBAU: For further information, please contact Krupali Uplekar, the coordinator of INTBAU-India at

(Picture Srinagar Mosque, by Rita Sampat, Archnet visual files) Best regards,

Lucien Steil
Intbau India
Thank you Lucien for posting this message on the forum. There is a little change in the email address, it is or

With regards,
Krupali Uplekar
Intbau India
Dear Lucien and Krupali,

Thanks for interesting message. I came to know about the INTBAU initiative the other day at a function held at LS Raheja School of Architecture, Mumbai.

It would be great to have some collaboration between INTBAU and International Association for Humane Habitat (IAHH). Study and Research into traditional building, architecture and heritage is one of our key concerns. Every year we have had research papers from educators and researchers on these issues of traditional / vernacular / architectural heritage related to humane habitat. Hopefully we can have some joint programmes in near future.

You may contact us at

with best wishes,
Akhtar Chauhan
Intbau India
Greetings Aktar,

And thank you for your reponse. Yes we wish to come to India, Mumbai around Nov to make a workshop of around 2 weeks. I would like to dicuss this with you in detail in the next emails.

As for Intbau:

The International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU) is a new independent association that promotes cooperation between all those who design, make or enjoy traditional buildings, architecture and places.

INTBAU is building an active network of individuals and institutions of individuals and institutions dedicated to the creation of humane and harmonious buildings and places which respect local traditions.

INTBAU is directed by an international management committee and administered by Matthew Hardy from The Prince's Foundation building in London.
You can contact Matthew at:

Dr Matthew Hardy
Secretary International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism
The Prince's Foundation Building
19-22 Charlotte Road
London EC2A 3SG
Tel: +44 20 7613 8520
Fax: +44 20 7613 8599

Intbau India is a new intervention in India to increase the network of Intbau in Asia. It is a fast growing network with wide range of interest and alot of NGOs taking interest in working together. It would be great to hear more in detail from you on the email, or Architect Krupali Uplekar:

Krupali Uplekar
Dresden University of Technology - Faculty of Architecture
Chair of Structural Design (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfram Jaeger)
D-01062 Dresden, Germany
Krupali Uplekar
Intbau India
Hi Folks,

Congratulations for starting this long awaited dialogue. I heard about this through Andreas Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk when they visited India and I was their student.

I have done my masters in Urbanism from the University of Miami and constantly think of contributing and enhancing the urban and vernacular urbanism of India.

I think the efforts by initiating this movement are very commendable and it is started at the very appropriate timing. I would be glad to contribute any services and would also be interested in providing any resources to be helpful and promote the efforts and activities supporting urbanism.

Can you all please forward the requirements, initiation and current research topics.

Thanks, and looking forward to engage actively with the association.
Rupal Shukla
Urban Designer and Regional Planner
South Florida Regional Planning Council;
Rupal Shukla
Intbau India
Dear Krupali,

I am a student in University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign persuing my Masters degree in Architecture. While doing research for my thesis I came upon the article featuring Mumbai Mill Design workshop held in 2005.

I was quite glad to see that as that was so close to my research topic. I am doing my graduate thesis on "Redevelopment of Industrial Estates in Mumbai". I am basically born and brought up in Mumbai and moved to USA to pursue higher education. I would be glad to receive some feedback from you regarding the United mill no 1 project, in order to deepen my understanding of the subject. I was looking into prospects of me taking up this project site for my thesis project design.

I would be glad to contribute any services supporting any future work.

Thank you. I look forward to your response.

Swapna Parab
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Swapna Parab
Intbau India
Nice to hear about INTBAU. I am looking forward for more information added to the site. Thanks,
Hsingh Ren


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