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Workshop at Department of Architecture UET

Workshop at Department of Architecture UET

Ar. Shabbir-U-Qureshi & Artist. Muneeb Aqib The Department of Architecture University of Engineering & Technology Abbottabad Campus once again took the initiative of conducting a unique collaborative workshop at the foundation level, in which several architecture schools were invited. The concept...

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Maiz, Kursi, Waghera Celebrating Wood

Maiz, Kursi, Waghera Celebrating Wood

Islamabad saw a relatively unconventional exhibition on the 1st and 2nd of August, 2015 at the well-known ‘My Art World’ gallery in F-6/3. A very young architect, Sundas Shahid who is a graduate of National College of Arts (NCA), Rawalpindi showcased her designed furniture...

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Whither Karachi?

Whither Karachi?

Low-income settlements within or comparatively nearer to the city centre have densified to over 6,000 persons per hectare, making Karachi the third-most dense city in the world. These settlements suffer from severe overcrowding, with all its serious social and environmental negatives. Meanwhile, high...

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‘Professionals on the Streets’ by Rumana Hussain

‘Professionals on the Streets’ by Rumana Hussain

Distinguished social scientist Dr Akhtar Hameed Khan stated in his writings and works that people in Pakistan, and elsewhere in the developing world, are living in an age of social dislocations. Geo political upheavals, emergence of new modes of production...

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Experts to be hired to rehabilitate Sukkur Barrage

Experts to be hired to rehabilitate Sukkur Barrage

Ruling out high floods in Sindh this year, Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah has claimed that 400,000 cusecs to 500,000 cusecs of water is expected to pass through the barrages. He was speaking after attending a briefing on the flood situation and...

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Work to restore Peshawar walled city soon

Work to restore Peshawar walled city soon

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa tourism, culture and archaeology department is set to start implementing an ambitious agenda to restore the past legacy of the historic `Walled City Peshawar` as well as revive cultural activities in the province. A meeting chaired by secretary Azam Khan and attended by all relevant

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Slum demolition drive exposes housing crisis

Slum demolition drive exposes housing crisis

Ashrak Khan wore a defeated expression as he surveyed the shanty homes of his neighbourhood in I-11, his house marking the border between those still standing and others now reduced to rubble. The 45-year-old fruit vendor and his family have lived in the slum since moving from Swabi in the mid-1980s

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Paris to get first skyscraper – Triangle Tower

Paris to get first skyscraper – Triangle Tower

Paris is to get its first skyscraper for over 40 years after Herzog & de Meuron won planning permission for its 180-metre-high Tour Triangle. Plans for the controversial triangular tower were approved by city councillors last night, overturning the decision made by the same committee in November.

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Affordable Housing Design Competition

Affordable Housing Design Competition

Affordable Housing Design Competition was organized by the Asian Institute Technology (AIT) Consulting, Thailand with an aim to address the affordable housing needs in Asia and the region. The main motive was to find innovative, practical, Eco-friendly, and cost effective solutions by harnessing

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