Dear FuturArc Readers, “Thoughts are the architects of our circumstances.” I read this some time ago from a spiritual text. Thoughts do have a way of flowing out into our words and deeds. As such, they have a powerful impact on how we see the world and how we construct our realities. Thoughts move us forwards or back, impressing upon us visions or memories. This year-end issue is a medium through which we look at past concepts in their current manifestations and future possibilities based on present status quo, now. Thoughts can become reality: Auroville was envisaged to be a place for all humanity, built on a foundation of an inclusive social consciousness and oneness, founded by a spiritual teacher. But has it fulfilled its own utopic vision? Bhawna Jaimini set off to find out, intrigued by one of the loftiest ideals for a township in her country of birth and upbringing, which has been on her mind as a story she wanted to tell—and finally did. Thoughts realised can become memorialised: Charles Correa was described by some as being ahead of his time—whose vision of architecture was expressed in work dominated by passive strategies, localised in climate...
Table of Contents
1Q 2023: MOBILITY & TRANSPORT
4Q 2022: YEAR-END ISSUE | POLICY VS PRACTICALITY, PRACTICE VS PRINCIPLES, PROGRESS VS PLANET
3Q 2022: GREEN AWARDS | REINTERPRETATION
2Q 2022: NEW & RE-EMERGING ARCHITECTURE
1Q 2022: HOUSING ASIA
4Q 2021: YEAR-END | NOW & THEN
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