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  • I’m a certified Grammar Nazi, and I couldn’t pass IELTS

    Nothing wrecks an English writer’s pride – his “unfaltering” confidence in his own pen – like being made to repeat an internationally acclaimed English language test due to an insufficient score...

    IELTS, which stands for International English Language Testing System, meticulously examines one’s language skills for the purpose of working or studying in certain English-speaking countries; notably Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom
  • Book on city’s old architecture

    KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan will launch an illustrated book titled Karachi legacies of empires, written by Peerzada Salman with photography by Fahim Siddiqi, at Governor House on April 15, according to a press release issued on Monday...

    The book is a photographic history of old architectures of Karachi and published by the Endowment Fund Trust for Preservation of the Heritage of Sindh...

  • ‘Aleppo’s architecture can be brought back to life’

    KARACHI: The widespread destruction in the Syrian city of Aleppo is known to all...

    But Dr Ross Burns’ talk on ‘Aleppo: A city and its architecture’ organised by the Aga Khan University in collaboration with the Institute of Architects, Pakistan-Karachi Chapter, on Wednesday carried much hope when he asked people not to assume that Aleppo was finished because many of its historical monuments can still be reconstructed and restored......

  • Moot on architecture begins today

    IAP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chairman Majid Khan told reporters here on Friday that the conference slated to begin today (Sunday) would create public awareness of the significance of architecture as a profession...

    IAP convener Tahir Khattak, who was also in attendance, said a presentation on architecture journalism would also part of the event...

  • REVIEW: Balochistan: Architecture, Craft, and Religious Symbolism

    VISUAL artist and art critic Mohsen Keiany, in his book Balochistan: Architecture, Craft, and Religious Symbolism, looks into how symbols originate, get associated with contextual connotations, and eventually come to define a people through interaction within their surroundings...

    The architecture and crafts of Balochistan include relics from some of the earliest examples of Islamic arts and architecture, based on a harmonious fusion...

  • LIVING COLOURS: Social change through architecture

    Q: How did you get selected for the Chicago Architecture Biennial?A: The Chicago Architecture Biennial is an international forum on architecture and urbanism...

    Through exhibitions and public programmes, it seeks to convene the world’s leading practitioners, theorists and commentators in the field of architecture and urbanism to explore, debate and demonstrate the significance of architecture to contemporary society...

  • ART HISTORY: THE ART OF ARCHITECTURE

    We all know that the Eiffel Tower was built for the inte­rnational archit­ecture exhibition in 1889...

    The idea by its creator Gustave Eiffel was to prove that the newly-developed wrought iron technology could also be used for high-rise structures, and not just for fences and gates
  • Out with the old: Saigon’s disappearing colonial architecture

    But like many locals, office worker Tran Trong Vu is dismayed the city’s gleaming new look is so often at the expense of its colonial-era architecture...

    “Pressure for economic development is very high,” said Tuan Anh Nguyen, deputy head of the architecture research centre in Ho Chi Minh City’s planning department...

  • Ancient mosque in Swat attracts lovers of art, architecture

    The huge wooden pillars and beams used in the roof tell the story of early Swatis’ taste and love for art and architecture...

    Many foreigners have offered us handsome amount for these wood carving but we have not given them as we want to preserve and maintain the architecture of the mosque,” said Mr Khan...

  • Dark secrets of a man who opened architecture to light

    PARIS: Love him or loathe him, a few people have changed the world we live in more than Le Corbusier, one of the fathers of modern architecture, whose works were placed on Sunday on Unesco’s prestigious World Heritage List...

    Vertical cities“You have to put him in context,” said Vanessa Fernandez an expert at the Paris-Belleville School of Architecture...

  • Story times: Architecture

    In our websites galore, today, we are exploring architecture for kids...

    The website will engage passionate kids in build environment in so many interesting and educational ways; for example, as math and science use architecture as a basis for learning elemental concepts about measurement and physics; while social studies can be used as a way to uncovering a culture and the history of people and place...

  • COVER: Muslim Architecture in Pakistan by Khurshid Hasan Shaikh

    In this vein, Muslim Architecture in Pakistan: Aspects of Public Welfare by Khurshid Hasan Shaikh provides the reader with an ingenious amalgam of concept and fact...

    This not only provides the narrative with a pulse, but incites readers to draw their own parallels and make connections between people, objects, architecture, and politics...

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