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FAQ’s:

Why did you start The Archi Blog ?

Well, as a student of architecture we had to make a lot of presentations, mainly on architects and their projects. Most of the time we were alloted certain architects by our professors. The main obstacle in the preparation of the presentation was finding the drawings of the buildings. So we had to either spend hours searching data on the world wide web or go to our institute library and find books on these architects and get the drawings scanned. Overall a very time consuming work. So I decided that I would save the precious time of my juniors and other people around the globe. And hence TheArchiBlog was born.

When and Where was TheArchiBlog born?

If you go through my first few posts you can see that they are basically my personnel accounts on my visit to those architectural master pieces during my intern in Torino,Italy. So it all starts in the month of July,2010 at Torino, Italy.

Where did you get these datas from ?

The initial posts are a personnel account on the buildings in Europe which I had actually visited during my internship.Even the photos belong to me and my friend.

The post on Vernacular Architecture of Kerala are from around the world wide web. The purpose was to provide a integrated collection of Architecture of Kerala, as it was scattered over the web space. The reason for doing it is, well love for once place and its dieing culture.

The recent posts are however from presentation made by me, my classmates and my seniors. I hope I have rightly acknowledged them my retaining their names on the presentations.

Anyone you would like to thank for the data?

Well yes. Three batches of B.Arch from IIT Roorkee.

  • Batch of 2012(my very own batch)
  • Batch of 2011
  • Batch of 2010

Any request to your readers?

Yes. Please help me spread my blog. Here is the link to my Facebook page. TheArchiBlog

My email id: spsrocks@gmail.com

Comments
  1. Green says:

    Hi Sreekanth,
    You have a fantastic blog! I chanced upon it while looking for Kerala architecture and am very happy to have found it. My parents are building a small Kerala style house, completely Vastu compliant in a small town in South India. We have chosen this style since we have some roots in Trivandrum and great love for the culture and heritage of that land. Your blog will be very useful to us and we are impressed by your credentials. Will it be possible for you to help us with some design/illustration? We were going to approach students of architecture for this and if you are be interested, I can provide you with more details like floor plans etc.
    Please reply if you can help.
    Best Wishes,
    Green

  2. Well this is regarding the comment on my blog archiblog.wordpress.com . Yeah I am happy to work on the design. I will be more than ready to help you as I’m eager to get something practical done.
    Hope to hear from you soon.

  3. Trevor Taw says:

    Great blog. I’m glad I stumbled across it, some great information on architecture in your part of the world.

  4. Greg says:

    I teach in a gurukula here in West Bengal. We take a lot of our influence from south India because you can still find gurukulas in places like Udupi. I used to live there and visted Kerala many times.
    I am now designing a traditional house based on the Naluketu style for my family in Bengal. As a teacher in the gurukula, the house will form part of what we teach; how traditional lifestyles are the only sustainable way to live, but not only that, the only really happy way to live. But to be happy in that environment you need to have grown up in it which will provide you with an inbuilt value system that is compatible. That is what gurukula is all about. We are all Krishna Bhaktas and ultimately we want to live simply to be able to realise him.

    I need to know if there is any rule regarding the positioning of doors in a row. Can one have three doors in a row, leading from an outside door, if there is no corresponding outside door at the other end? Can anyone help with that question?
    Thanks! Check this video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_-UeifKAZM

  5. Gemma Arzu says:

    Quite a beautiful website. I just finished mine and i was looking for some design ideas and your website gave me some. Did you develop the website alone?

    Cheers

  6. Raj says:

    Hi Sreekanth
    Great blog. I am interested in discussing with you for design of our new resort in Ooty area. Please contact me.

    thanks
    Raj

  7. Gymnast says:

    Hey…good stuff here!

    Check out our blog @ http://www.stapati.net.

  8. Alex Urena says:

    Hi, very interesting blog.
    I am a Peruvian Architect, currently based in Bulli, near Wollongong, Australia. I’ve been working as an independent Architect over the last 8 years, mostly linked to rustic elements in Architecture. The peruvian background is a very rich culture and that can be reflected in materials, concepts, ideas, etc. As well each projects has a unique relation with the place it’s located. I can see your interest in those subjects, have a look at my website and feel free to contact me if any particular interest.
    http://www.alexurena.net

    Regards,

    Alex

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  10. NEB says:

    hey… thats quite a collection of information u have on ur blog n i appreciate it…i happened to go thru a slideshow that was included along with the post on charles correa’s wrk at parumala and belapur.. is it possible to get a copy of that fr ma studies??

  11. serena paul says:

    hey…thanks for such a beautiful site….
    its dammm helful….

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