Monday, 31 December 2018

Street Design : The SMART way

Street Design : The SMART way
Connectivity   Convenience   Comfort   Community   Commerce



Wednesday, 5 September 2018



Teachers don't just have students for one year they have students who view them 
as "their teachers for life"
"Happy Teacher's Day"



Friday, 31 August 2018



A proper design leads to discipline which eventually develops the habit
#parallelparking #urbandesign #discipline #notorandomparking #bethechange





Thursday, 30 August 2018


The mannequins camouflaged with the passers-by considering their resemblence to the human scale....







Tuesday, 28 August 2018



Ar. Prasanna Desai presented on the topic 
“ 3P : People, Places & Public Transport ”

along with,

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Urban Street Design Guidelines Workshop
organized by,
PCMC Engineers
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Date : 28th August 2018 ( Tuesday )
Time : 10 : 30 AM to 1 : 30 PM












Monday, 27 August 2018



Ar. Prasanna Desai presenting on the topic 
“ 3P : People, Places & Public Transport ”
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Urban Exploratory Workshop for students of 
University of L’Ecole de Desgin Nantes Atlantique, Nantes, France and CEPT University, Ahmedabad.
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Date : 27th August 2018.
Time : 4:00 PM.






 

Sunday, 26 August 2018


International Film Festival- Architecture and Urbanism, Pune
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PDA Team spent a day at "International Film Festival - Architecture and Urbanism, Pune" presented by India House Art Gallery and National Film Archive of India
We watched various movies on the making of famous buildings such as the Gherkin, Sydney Opera House and movies based on urbanism and sustainability.
The film festival ended with the movie, " Into the Unknown " based on Charles Correa's 'The Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown' directed by Sankalp Meshram who later talked about his movie making journey with Ar. Charles Correa.


Friday, 24 August 2018

The Street's Serenity at Six


The uniform vocabulary of the street with all the elements bring about a particular character, which creates a nostalgia. These elements make the street one of its kind. The calmness is a product of all the features that blend perfectly with the character. Morning scene is a perfect Gate - away from the daily hub dub of the city. One can experience this place with its uniqueness, as if quite words of poetry are being whispered in the ears.
The serenity which is evident from the pictures is transformed into a spurring symphony with people of different ages, professions, backgrounds crowding the " Mall under the Tree Canopy" by evening. The quietness in the morning is perfectly juxtaposed with the liveliness of the street in the later hours of the day.












Friday, 17 August 2018


Trees are like our grand parents.
They are always standing for us in every situation. They always have something for everyone,
In return we can at least give them the little space they deserve.
We gave the trees their own space and look what we got.
The trees have transformed the street ambiance, and people seem to be enjoying it.
" Aundh Mall under the Tree Canopy "
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Prasanna Desai Architects PDA


Thursday, 16 August 2018


Visit by Ar. Vijay Garg ( Vice President of CoA) accompanied by
 Ar. Nilesh Chavan from Nashik to Smart Street, Aundh on Thursday,16th August 2018.

Ar. Vijay Garg supported the idea of reducing vehicular transport while improving pedestrian networks.






Wednesday, 15 August 2018


Young & old enjoying & cerebrating the urban space 
on the Independence Day evening, 
7 years down the line when it was conceived.







Saturday, 11 August 2018


Ar. B.V. Doshi Sir visited the Smart Street at Aundh, Pune
 on 8th July, 2018.

The walk started in a perfect afternoon weather as the Pritzker Award Laureate 
along with
 Ar. Radhika Kathpalia acknowledged the elements and process of design.
Ar. Doshi closely observed all the details and also captured images of the streetscape through his curious eyes and camera.
At the end of the walk, Ar. Doshi complimented the team and said that this is a path breaking work in public domain and hoped that it would inspire many more cities in years to come.









Vist by Ar. Sarosh Pradhan
 to the Smart Street 
on 25th July 2018









Transforming Urban Landscape 

Ar. Prasanna Desai at the session :
THE COMPLETE STREET PARADIGM - Transforming Urban Landscape 
on the 3rd Anniversary of PMAY ( U ), AMRUT & Smart City Mission 
on 27th 28th July 2018 

along with

Vijay Karthikeyan, Deputy Municipal Commissioner, Coimbatore Municipal Corporation 
Shreya Gadepalli, Programme Director, ITDP India