Architecture

Bibliotheca Orientalis Attilio Petruccioli: An interview with Professor Attilio Petruccioli

Text | Zarminae Ansari – Visuals | As mentioned – Issue 51 – In the first part of this article, we shared information about an invaluable resource for architects, scholars, and students: the Bibliotheca Orientalis Attilio Petruccioli. A unique and specialized library in Italy, focusing on the architecture and urbanism of the Islamic world. In …

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National History Museum: A Curatorial Project by the Citizens Archive of Pakistan

Text | Sara Yawar – Visuals | Courtesy of Citizens Archive Pakistan – Issue 48 – The National History Museum, a project initiated by the Government of Punjab, was inaugurated on the 17th of April, 2018 in Lahore. Curated by the Citizen’s Archive of Pakistan, this project aimed to honor Pakistan’s history dating up to …

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Fenestration Goals

Text & Visuals | Pappal Suneija – Issue 47 – Fenestrations are important elements in the passive cooling system of any structure; thus, the orientation of the same is a major factor. Passive solar design strategies may vary with the building’s location and regional climatic differences. However, the primary window guidelines remain the same: choose, …

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Killing Me Softly Kharadar

Text & Visuals | Khadija Raza Baig – Issue 46 – Kharadar and Mithadar are part of the original core of Karachi known as the ‘Old Quarters’ dating back to the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Kharadar (brackish gate) and Mithadar (sweet gate) were settlements named after the two gates of Karachi. Both enjoy …

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