Subjectivity and the Designer’s Intuition The emotional or ‘affective’ qualities of space have long been referred to as ‘intangible’ and ‘subjective’ aspects that cannot easily be empirically analyzed. Designers thus rely heavily on their own intuitive processes when dealing with
For the past couple of months, I’ve been engaged in development of a machine learning driven design assistance framework for the affective analysis of spatial enclosures. The framework relies on data pertaining to emotional response patterns in spatial enclosures which
In May 2019, I presented a body of research titled “An Empirical Inquiry into the Affective Qualities of Virtual Spatial Enclosures in Head Mounted Display driven VR Systems: The Logic at Work Behind the Magic of Space” at the 7th eCAADe Regional
My research paper titled: An Empirical Inquiry into the Perceptual Qualities of Spatial Enclosures in Head Mounted Display Driven VR Systems was published at the joint conference of eCAADe (Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in europe) and
Do You Like It? Can machines be made to silently ‘learn’ our aesthetic preferences? Can we empirically decode our intuitive likes and dislikes? Can the game of numbers intrude upon the world of art? Can creativity, in turn, be mechanized?
The tomb of Nasiruddin Mahmud, eldest son of Iltutmish, is arguably the first monumental islamic tomb to have been constructed on Indian soil. Tucked away from public view, barely a hundred meters off the Mehrauli Mahipalpur Road, this monument is
The product of a few fleeting moments of creativity on the terrace. Lady in Black Lyrics: Amidst the pretty lil flowers, Bathed in early morning showers, Through the tiny lil frocks And those curly lil locks, She walks through
In May 2018, I conducted a heritage walk titled ‘The Hidden Tombs of the Sayyids and Lodis’, in collaboration with Sahapedia Walks and Talks. The walk was aimed at exploring and appreciating the architectural value of a few lesser known
Rohit Raj and Chinmaya Maharana, along with myself formed the band Nomadic Three in 2016, and we had some real good fun jamming and performing over the past year. Recently, we decided to go in for our first recording session.
Glimpses of the heritage walk titled ‘The Unsung Mosques of the Lodi Period’. The walk focused on three wonderful yet rarely visited Lodi period mosques – the Muhammad wali Masjid, the mosque of Darwesh Shah, and the Nili masjid. It