is one of the five principle activities of the Hecar Foundation,
which seeks to focus public awareness on architecture, including
heritage conservation and urban issues, through publications,
talks, seminars, exhibitions and scholarships.
Hecar Foundation is proud to announce the launch of its first
In Architecture - 2000 Plus, documenting
the dynamic work of women architects in South Asia. Twenty-six
committed women architects from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh
and Sri Lanka, and a representative each from Singapore and
from Australia, speak about the ideas, emotions and beliefs
that inspire their work.
a look at this book. No architect who wishes to be sensitive
to current trends can afford to ignore it !
In Architecture 2000 Plus
- Brinda Somaya & Urvashi Mehta
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'In dreams begins responsibility.' - W.B. Yeats
countries in the world offer architects such varied challenges
as those of
South Asia. In the last few decades women architects have
been responsible for
an enormous and diverse body of work,
which deserves wider recognition.
From low-income housing to large corporate and public buildings,
from urban planning to the restoration of heritage structures,
their creative solutions have entailed integrating the hi-tech
professional with the 'barefoot architect'.
Women In Architecture offers a cross-section of work from India,
Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, together with some
representation from Singapore and Australia, to demonstrate
women architects are steering a course between the imperatives
global culture and their own countries' rich design traditions.
to read the Foreword
by Mrs. Brinda Somaya, Chairperson- Women In Architecture.
here to read the Book
- Traditional Architecture of Coorg 2005
The traditional buildings of Coorg, or Kodagu, are among the most striking cultural expressions of this distinctive region of South India. For centuries the belief systems, social bonds, and family rituals associated with these distinctive built forms ensured their preservation and the continuity of their place in the life of the community. These elaborate, handsomely built mud, stone, and timber structures served as physical testaments to the prosperity and well-being of Kodava families. This book has enjoyed wide academic circulation and is available in several bookshops in India and at reputed libraries worldwide. ISBN: 81-7525-679-6
THE CATHEDRAL SCHOOL PORTFOLIO
- Release Date: 27-Oct-2010
Conceiced by Gita Simoes '59 and Brinda Somaya '64 for The HECAR Foundation on celebrating completion of 150 years of Excellence of "The Cathedral & John Connon School"
VANISHING HOMES OF INDIA
- Release Date: Jan-2014
Works & Continuities
- Release Date: 15-Feb-2018
This volume is a comprehensive monograph chronicling the
personal and professional journey of the Indian architect and
urban conservationist Brinda Somaya, from 1975 to the present.
Belonging to the ‘Bridge Generation’, her work transcends stylistic
vocabulary and draws its inspiration from Indian culture, the
landscape of the subcontinent and principles of sustainable design
Nandini Somaya Sampat, architect, interior designer and Director
at SNK Consultants, is involved in all aspects of the design,
coordination and execution of projects.
Ruturaj Parikh, is a partner at Matter, an architecture and content
firm based in Goa. Former Director of the Charles Correa
Foundation, he works on architectural and curatorial projects.
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