TRADITION VS MODERN
This is NOTmeant to be a battle between traditional and modern forms of architecture.Especially in India there is no such thing asONEtraditionalINDIANArchitecture.
Every district has its own traditions and, by trial and error, over thousands of years, people havelearned how to use, and to cope with, all the many factors which are involved in Architecture. – TheSite, the Topography and Geology. The climate and vegetation, the available local materials – thereligious and cultural patterns of living, and the main local occupants.Unsatisfactory items have long since been discarded and alternatives have been tried until asatisfactory solution has been found.It seems foolish, therefore, to abandon the tested findings of centuries of “Science & Technology.”Here are typical regional styles of architecture – above from thenorthern Himalayan slopes as belowfrom Kerala in the South.Above is a sketch of one version of the “Modern”, western style whichcan now be seen in the North, South,East, West and middle of India.It is built of costly, energy intensivematerials and has no regard for site,topography, climate, culture or religion, occupations or way of locallife of the occupants.