Professor Stephen Kite
The making of shadows is an act as old as architecture itself. From the gloom of the medieval hearth through to the masterworks of modernism, shadows have been an essential yet neglected presence in architectural history.
The World Monuments Fund (WMF) has signed a contract with Cardiff University for PRASADA to carry out feasibility studies for the recovery, conservation and presentation of some twenty-six ruined medieval temples at Ashapuri.
This book is about vastuvidya or architectural theory, the creation of temples, and the role of drawing as an indispensible bridge between the two. It focuses on two works attributed to Bhoja, the legendary Paramāra ruler of Malwa in the first half of the eleventh century.
Between the 7th and 13th centuries temple architecture in India falls largely under the categories of Nagara and Dravida. The temples of Kashmir during this period, as surviving at sites such as Martand and Avantipur, follow a tradition of their own: their pent roof form is not unlike contemporary Phamsana shrines in western India, but their architectural details are descended from the architecture of the greater Gandharan region from the early centuries AD.
Dr. Juliet Davis
An exploration of relations between urban form 'resilience' and long-term planning, design, development and investment processes.
Juliet Odgers, Mhairi McVicar, Stephen Kite (eds)
This timely book examines the complexities of 'Economy' in the context of architecture. The practices of architecture are deeply enmeshed in the economic systems which frame them.
Towards the end of the nineteenth century, philanthropist Andrew Carnegie supported the erection of almost three thousand public buildings across Britain and America. Seeking to gauge the extent of universal values, this book concentrates on the design and performance of a handful of early Carnegie library buildings in Britain and America.
In parts of India, especially the south, examples of a given temple design can often be found in both brick and stone, virtually indistinguishable once plastered and painted.
The Shree Kalyana Venkateshwara Hoysala Art Foundation has commissioned PRASADA, through Cardiff University's Research and Commercial Development division (RACD), to design a new temple in the Hoysala style.
A multimedia display is being created for 'India: the Art of the Temple', an exhibition of Indian from the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
The following article was published by Building Design on 31 March 2006 on Peter Salter's project for four houses.
Allison Dutoit, Juliet Odgers
There is widespread disagreement about what quality in architecture is, and how it can be measured and achieved.
Temples dominated the landscape of India between the 7th and 13th centuries.
This research project is summated in the publication of Adrian Stokes. An Architectonic Eye. Critical writings on art and architecture, published by Legenda (MHRA) and Maney Publishing, in 2009
Based on extensive fieldwork, and research into John Ruskin's still little-interpreted archival material, notebooks and drawings.
Juliet Odgers & Flora Samuel
This book, in common with the WSA conference on the same theme, aims to chart the rise, fall and possible futures of the word primitive.
The Temple Architecture of India is a book by Adam Hardy to be published by Wiley Academy in 2007 (ISBN: 0 470028270).
Sarah Menin & Stephen Kite
An Architecture of Invitation: Colin St John Wilson is a distinctive study of the life and architectural career of one of the most significant makers, theorists and teachers of architecture to have emerged in the England in the second half of the twentieth century.
After a century largely dominated by discussions of space and form, there is now renewed interest in the material and tectonic aspects of architecture.
Sydney Opera House is the most celebrated modern building in the world yet its architect, Jorn Utzon, has always shunned publicity and remains the least well known of the major modern architects.
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