Sunday, March 22, 2009

pune - sez's at hinjewadi/magarpatta / the bungalow

yesterday in pune we were clicking photographs at hinjewadi of the huge strange special economic zone that slices through the bald hills when we were stopped by police officers. a security risk it would seem. we managed to negotiate our way out with some photographs of the atrocious glass eggs and pyramids against the barren nothingness and some sings of future such atrocities by international starchitects like zaha hadid.

later at the beautiful bungalow was a discussion concerning technologies fro slum improvement in pune with a group of swedish archiects who claim to have found a solution for housing around the world. four columns and a slab. processes of delivery and techniques of construction led to a heated debate not yet resolved. for us, it might lead to a fourth year studio.

also made a presentation at a school of architecture which is currently right above a bus station before a drive through magarpatta sez where carbon copy glass trapezoids surround a huge green circle and housing projects stand silently around. surreal.

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