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Dimple Soni is an architect, designer, educator and critic. A Henry Wolf scholar, she has studied Design Criticism from School of Visual Arts, New York. Previously a faculty in Industrial and Communication Design at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India, where she also chaired the Exhibition Design department. Dimple has taught multiple design courses at graduate and undergraduate levels. She was a principal designer for several institutional consultancy projects, primarily related to spatial, interior and furniture design. She has also been a lead designer for outreach projects focused on research and development of bamboo craft sector in India. http://dimplesoni.wordpress.com

Architecture Articles by Dimple Soni

22 Oct 2013
Scooped out and invisible
Danish Maritime Museum Building
photo : Luca Santiago Mora
Underground Buildings
“Carved along the periphery of a colossal dry dock, the hidden building is situated amid the Culture Yard and Konborg Castle. A vital part of Culture Harbour Kronborg development scheme, the Danish Maritime Museum is an invited competition project, won and designed by architectural firm BIG, Bjarke Ingels Group.”

18 Jun 2013
Makeovers and Extensions in Architecture
Chungha Building
photo : ShinkyoungSub
Facelift Architecture
Situated on the groovy Apgujung Road of Gangnam, Seoul, the five storey Chunga building was once a corner-curved structure, composed of stereotype rhythm of beige horizontal bands and glass windows, housing multiple branded stores and offices, each combating for its sole and loud identity to display its dominance.

9 Apr 2013
Daylight Rhapsody
Contemporary Stuttgart Property
photograph : David Franck
New Residential Architecture
The buildings featured take benefit of the daylight, simultaneously, forming a visual connection with the outside landscape.

19 Feb 2013
Discrete Residential Architecture
Equinox House Bulgaria
photo : Rossen Donev
Discrete Residential Architecture
Two very discrete residential buildings are discussed: spacious and isolated Equinox house sits quietly in the vast expanse of a hilly terrain, whilst the compact and angular Casa Lude stands untroubled on the existing roofs of old house.

8 Jan 2013
Mute or Loud
Social Housing Croatia
image from architects
Integration and Segregation in Architecture
The opposites links the projects featured this week – integration and segregation. Somewhere the buildings are fabricated to blend with its surrounding, preserving and capitalizing on the site conditions, while somewhere the buildings are designed to have there own identities and boldly stands out from the rest.

30 Oct 2012
Chinese City Planning
Chengdu Tianfu Buildings
picture © AS+GG
Chinese City Planning
China is implementing its urbanization strategies in full swing, bolstering its economic growth and rapid industrialization. To accommodate the swarm of rural population migrating to cities, brand new large-scale residential cities are being constructed from scratch.

11 Sep 2012
A run for runways
London Britannia Airport
picture © Gensler
London Thames Estuary Airport
The UK government is faced with a major aviation infrastructural crisis. It’s economic growth, it’s trade and business opportunities are at stake. A solid scheme for expansion of its airport capacity is still awaited amidst various contested alternatives, swayed by political and fiscal thrusts.

11 Sep 2012
Stacked Tower
Al Hilal Bank Building
image from architect
Al Hilal Bank Al Maryah Island
At Al Maryah Island, once known as Sowwah Island, Goettsch Partners has designed Sowwah Square – the commercial core of the Island – along with Sowwah Square Pedestrian Link Bridge and Walkway.

14 Aug 2012
Barclays Center Brooklyn
Barclays Center
image © SHoP Architects
Barclays Center Brooklyn
A street view of Barclays Center resembles a giant cuddled-up Anaconda, with contours of its skin fabricated by a latticework system of 12,000 uniquely sized, rust-colored, pre-weathered steel panels.

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Centro Niemeyer
photo : Ángel Navarrete

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