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‘Architecture is contextual, art is universal,’ believes architect Vivek Gupta

‘It is oft said that after god, who created everything, it is architects who get the opportunity to create something that remains for longer than their own life’. This deep respect for architecture and its lasting legacy is a fascinating exploration with architect Vivek Gupta, who holds forth in Samvaad on contextualizing projects, the twin dichotomies of functionality and creativity, what contemporary art means to him, and more

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The man whose artistic imprint remains on Chandigarh

July 2, On This Day Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now regarded as modern architecture – Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier, was on July 2, 1964, named Grand Officier of the Légion d’honneur, the highest French order of merit, both military and civil....