ISBN: 9789382607571 Pages: 280 Size: 250*290 mm Language: English Book Binding: Hardback/ Hardcover Format: HB Weight: 2200 gm.
About The Book
A distinguished doyen of architecture from India, Raj Rewal has set global
precedents with his urban narratives of design that have been integrally and
richly steeped in their contextual inferences. The concerted juxtaposition
of traditional concepts and contemporary syntax is reflective of his
fascination for weaving expressions of heritage and history into a modern
vocabulary, often revealing layer upon layer of intuitive interpretation
and deep meaning. Effortlessly threading together episodes of design,
he merges scale with surroundings and geometry with rhythm, binding
space with structure and nuance, modulating form and light and coursing
the exterior through the interior to create a series of interconnected
experiences that are as distinct as they are together. Across a repertoire
of residential, housing, public and institutional buildings, his work is
characterised by concern for climatic sensitivity, humane architecture and
the promotion of craftsmanship and new technologies.
About Raj Rewal
Raj Rewal Educated in Delhi and London, Raj Rewal worked in Michel Ecochard's office in Paris before initiating his practice in New Delhi in the 1960s. His building portfolio includes the Nehru Pavilion, the SCOPE office complex, the Asian Games Village, the National Institute of Immunology, the Parliament Library, the Lisbon Ismaili Centre and the recently completed Visual Arts Campus in Rohtak. Rewal has been felicitated with a gold medal from the Indian Institute of Architects, the Robert Mathew Award from the Commonwealth Association of Architects and the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres from the French government.
Peter Davey, an architect, critic and historian, was Editor of the Architectural Review of London for several years. His book, Arts and Crafts of Architecture, was critically acclaimed. He has also contributed to numerous books and international magazines. In 1998, he was made Officer of the Order of the British Empire.