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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Threats to the Monuments in the outskirts of Peshawar

Threats to the Monuments in the outskirts of Peshawar

Peshawar is a historic city and has a living history of 2500 years Peshawar is an ancient city and the gate way to the central Asia which saw the rise and fall of many nations e.g Persians, Greek, Mauryans Kushans, Afghans, Mughals, Sikhs, Britishers etc. left their mark on its soil. which is is verified from...

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Emerging Woman Architect

Emerging Woman Architect

Regardless of whether or not Shigeru Ban deserved to be awarded the profession’s highest prize this year (there are vociferous opinions on both sides of the issue), there is one thing that is certain: architecture is going through some serious growing pains. And perhaps ...

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Commercial Development: CDA fails to enact standard policy

Commercial Development: CDA fails to enact standard policy

The capital’s civic agency has decided to revisit permissions it granted to hand-picked real estate developers to alter and exceed official parameters in the city’s key business centre. The Capital Development Authority (CDA) board has granted six permissions since 2013 to alter the agency’s...

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Bad Planning Leads to Felling of Trees

Bad Planning Leads to Felling of Trees

By Hasan Mansoor As the provincial government`s plan to plant three million trees in the province is yet to materialise, the existing trees in the city are being felled for reasons ranging from bad planning on the part of the authorities concerned to what is being described as `security hazards`. `When it comes to strengthen security in our country, trees ...

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Illegal slums in islamabad to be razed

Illegal slums in islamabad to be razed

The Capital Development Authority (CDA) plans to demolish 38 slums in different sectors of the city though it recognises 10 katchi abadis with a total of 3,805 housing units as regularised. In a report submitted to the Supreme Court, the civic agency stated that the plan to demolish the illegal...

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Planning and rehabilitation: Karachi needs its katchi abadis

Planning and rehabilitation: Karachi needs its katchi abadis

With receding state role in planning and providing low-cost housing to workers, the city has been left to private and informal sectors to use its land for business and investment, causing an imbalance between low and high density residential areas. These views were expressed at a seminar on...

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‘Giant’ crane falls in Makkah Grand Mosque

‘Giant’ crane falls in Makkah Grand Mosque

At least 107 people were killed and 238 others injured after a crane fell in Makkah’s Grand Mosque, according to Saudi Arabia’s Civil Defence authority, reports Reuters. Ahmed Bin Mohammad Al Mansoori, spokesman for the two Holy Mosques, was quoted by the official Saudi Press Agency as saying part...

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