KRVIA Publication Cell

The KRVIA has a well-established documentation and publication cell which creates a forum to discuss and debate issues regarding architecture. Articles are encouraged from both students and faculty. These publications have become ways in which the agenda of the school and its work is represented.

KRVIA Publication Cell

The cell is the publication division of the KRVIA that conceptualizes, compiles, curates and facilitates the publication of knowledge produced within the institute for public or limited dissemination. The KRVIA through its studios and courses has engaged with actors and agencies involved in architectural and urban productions, largely in the metropolis of Mumbai. The KRVIA Publication cell was set up as a platform to share through compiled formats the learning from these processes, practices and explorations. The broad areas of KRVIA’s interest are architecture, planning, housing, environment and conservation.  The Cell interacts with members and divisions within the school to discern material that can be published. An editorial board consisting of members from within the institution serves as a peer review committee. The Cell is also engaged in producing its ‘regular publications’ in the form of an annual or bi-annual journal (Reflections and Newsletter).


B.Arch. Newsletter, May 2022

M.Arch. Newsletter, May 2022

M.Arch. Newsletter, Oct 2021

M.Arch. Newsletter, May 2021

B.Arch. Newsletter, Oct 2021

B.Arch. Newsletter, May 2021


June 2021

Get Real Now! by Neelkanth Chhaya
Special Lecture - 29th May 2021
"The talk will consider the sharp warning, challenge and reminder that the pandemic has given to all professions, including architecture, urban design and planning. If this is a challenge that overturns all our usual modes of thinking and acting, will it demand a radical reconsideration of the meaning of architecture and design? What forms might such a reformulation take? And how would such a reframing affect education and the profession?"
Watch the special lecture here >>
KRVIA B.Arch Newsletter - May 2021
The B. Arch Newsletter May 2021 is out, covering all major events, encounters and the interesting studio projects that the school has been involved with.
Browse the KRVIA B.Arch Newsletter here >>
KRVIA M. Arch Newsletter - May 2021
The M. Arch Newsletter May 2021 is out, covering all major events and the interesting studio projects that the school has been involved with.
Browse the KRVIA M.Arch Newsletter here >>
KRVIA Exhibitions
KRVIA: 1995-2019, A Graphic Timeline Poster Exhibition
Date: TBD
This exhibition presents a graphic timeline of the KRVIA through a selection of posters that were prepared over the years for its various events.
Watch this space for more information >>
Achievement Highlights
We are pleased to announce that Suruchi Didolkar of KRVIA Post Graduate Program has been declared winner (one of three winners) for COA NIASA post graduate thesis.
KRVIA M.Arch- Urban Conservation 2018-2020 batch graduate Ms. Gayathri Iyer's paper titled Morphological Analysis of 'Shilpashastra' and a Comparison with Contemporary Urban Morphologies: A case of Madurai, has been published in the International Journal of Engineering Research Volume No. 8, Special Issue No. 2. The paper, based on her thesis, was submitted while she was still working on it under the guidance of Prof. Vikram Pawar.
Indian Express speaks to KRVIA Urban Conservation Alumni, Prathyaksha Krishna Prasad on Documenting the Art Deco Architecture, Chennai.
Podcast Dialogues
BROADCAST : Interrupted Ep #2 Rohan Shivkumar
BROADCAST : interrupted is a podcast that brings you long-form conversations with professionals around the world that associate their work with architecture and its effects on culture and society.
On EP#2 the BROADCAST : interrupted spoke to Rohan Shivkumar about his many interests and concerns with respect to architecture, academic projects and documentary film–making. The conversation goes on to touch varied bases concerning the state of discourse in India and specifically, Mumbai. Rohan speaks poignantly regarding his own experiences as a cultural actor as well as his role within the profession as an academic.
On shared values in architecture…
“…..I think those can be encapsulated in the very clarified ideas from the French revolution that is Liberty, Equality and Justice, and Fraternity. If one is able to calibrate what good architecture is based on those terms – is it just, environmentally, socially just. All those resources perhaps are being spent on something. Or equal or free…
…But for me what’s most interesting is the word fraternity in that entire group. Fraternity is family, love, brotherhood. So it seems like it places love as the most instinctive and maybe even irrational imagination as a part of those four things. And I think that is nice when you think about it. Is your architecture a gift to someone you love? Or is it something that you’re sharing?.....”
The podcast is hosted by architects
Chiraag Punjabi and Aniruddha Mukherjee who are based out of Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Chiraag Punjabi is a KRVIA Alumni (2009-2014) and studied Master of Arts in Architecture at the Staedelschule Architecture Class in Frankfurt Am Main, Germany.
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Watch Ep#2 Part 1 here >>
Watch Ep#2 Part 2 here >>
The BLOG Spot!
Attending an Ode to the Oceans - The brilliant works of Ranjit Hoskote
by Shravan Iengar (B.Arch second year)
Read the Blog here >>

Manoj Parmar


Dr. Binti Singh
Associate Professor, KRVIA

USM’s Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture & Environmental Studies
Vidyanidhi Bhawan II, Vidyanidhi Marg, J.V.P.D. Scheme, Mumbai – 400 049, Maharashtra, India.
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