Architecture: Past, Present and Future
An architect is defined as a master builder, one who designs buildings and superintends their erection. Architecture is the art and science of building, which encompasses technical, artistic, economic and social aspects. Every building is a part of ecological circle and has a footprint. As such, architecture is closely linked with urbanism, ecology, environment, natural resources, public health (Covid19), water and energy. This makes architecture a dynamic and evolving phenomenon, which is changing from architectonic to parametric and ecological. The book provides a comprehensive narrative on evolution of architecture, green building, climatology, building resources pyramid, parametric and morph tectonic architecture and infrastructure services. Written in a simple language with about 310 illustrations, the book provides a futuristic view of architecture. Contents: Preface | 1. Introduction: The Elements of Architecture | 2. Evolution of Indian Architecture | 3. The World of Architecture | 4. Parametricism: The Future of Architecture | 5. Pandemic, Pollution and Morphotectonic Strategies | 6. Sustainable Habitat and Green Buildings | 7. Building Design for Climatic Comfort | 8. Housing for All | 9. Sustainable Infrastructure Services | Bibliography | Index About the Author: A K Jain as Commissioner (Planning), Delhi Development Authority, worked on the Master Plan for Delhi-2021, National Urban Housing and Habitat Policy, National Urban Transport Policy and various urban projects. He was a member of the Committee constituted by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to review the Delhi Development Act. As a member of UN Habitat (HS Net) he contributed to its various reports. He is a member of Editorial Board of International Journal of Environmental Studies (UK) and is author of several books. He is visiting faculty in Planning and Architecture. He was awarded 2nd Urban Professional Award 2014 at World Urban Forum in Medellin, Colombia and IBC Lifetime Achievement Award (2016).