we perch upon the beliefs and uncertainties that transcend contextual variabilities.

Empirical Urbanism |


Typecast is supported, in part, by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

Firm |

Drawing Architecture Studio

“These axonometric projections are not necessarily all about representing spaces in an orderly, logical way...capturing the phenomenology of urban life”

Summer | Shuyue

An Ancient Building in Mount Emei

Mount Emei Sichuan, CN
Mount Emei is one of the ”four most famous Buddhist mountains” in China, located in the Southwest of China. All the buildings, statues there show the rich flavor of religious culture. When I visited those ancient buildings in Mount Emei, I happened to catch this stunning scene. I was struck by the delicate details and unique architectural form of the building, and the flowing light makes it more vivid and beautiful. At that moment, I felt as if I could glimpse the beauty and prosperity of ancient China.
Film |

Supersurface - An alternative model for life on the Earth

by Superstudio
Image by Superstudio. Theme between nature and humanity
Film |


by Jacques Tati

Right |

The Right To The City

by David Harvey

Image by John Urquiza/Sin Turistas

Summer | Devendra

The Beauty of Yana

The caves located near Yana village are about 50kms drive from Gokarna, India. Deep within the forests and meandering streams we suddenly come across the two needle sharp monolith rocks recklessly punching their way through the greenery. The taller of the two rocks at 120 metres is the Bhairaveshwara Shikhara and the slightly smaller one at 90 metres is called the Mohini Shikhara. The mighty rocks have been roughened by the vagaries of burning Sun, uncontrolled winds and torrential rains. Yana is also well known as a pilgrimage centre because of the cave temple below the Bhairaveshwara Shikhara where a self manifested linga has been formed with the water dripping from the roof adding to its sanctity.
Summer | Anmol

An‌ ‌Eclectic‌ ‌Mix‌ ‌

Chicago IL, US
The‌ ‌urban‌ ‌environment‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌birthplace‌ ‌of‌ ‌skyscrapers,‌ ‌Chicago,‌ ‌tells‌ ‌a‌ ‌story‌ ‌which‌ ‌is‌ ‌beyond‌ ‌what‌ ‌is‌ ‌instantly‌ ‌seen.‌ ‌These‌ ‌magnificent‌ ‌buildings‌ ‌individually‌ ‌soar‌ ‌high‌ ‌to‌ ‌reach‌ ‌the‌ ‌sky‌ ‌but‌ ‌it‌ ‌is‌ ‌not‌ ‌a‌ ‌specific‌ ‌building‌ ‌or‌ ‌spot‌ ‌that‌ ‌holds‌ ‌importance‌ ‌but‌ ‌the‌ ‌way‌ ‌these‌ ‌buildings‌ ‌are‌ ‌woven‌ together.‌ ‌As‌ ‌rightly‌ ‌stated‌ ‌by‌ ‌Kevin‌ ‌Lynch‌ ‌-‌ ‌‘City‌ ‌Design‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌temporal‌ ‌art.‌ ‌Nothing‌ ‌is‌ ‌experienced‌ ‌by‌ ‌itself,‌ ‌but‌ ‌always‌ ‌in‌ ‌relation‌ ‌to‌ ‌its‌ ‌surrounding,‌ ‌the‌ ‌sequence‌ ‌of‌ ‌events‌ ‌leading‌ ‌up‌ ‌to‌ ‌it,‌ ‌the‌ ‌memory‌ ‌of‌ ‌past‌ ‌experiences’,‌ ‌Chicago's‌ ‌streets‌ ‌of‌ ‌eclectic‌ ‌mix‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌built‌ ‌narrate‌ ‌its‌ ‌timeline.‌ ‌Before‌ ‌visiting‌ ‌the‌ ‌city‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌first‌ ‌time,‌ ‌I‌ ‌began‌ ‌with‌ ‌understanding‌ ‌the‌ ‌city‌ ‌map,‌ analyzing‌ ‌the‌ ‌fabric‌ ‌and‌ ‌reading‌ ‌about‌ ‌the‌ ‌records‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌places.‌ ‌Then,‌ ‌walking‌ ‌down‌ ‌the‌ ‌streets,‌ ‌assenting‌ ‌the‌ ‌existing‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌imagined‌ ‌parts,‌ ‌the‌ ‌entire‌ ‌experience‌ ‌resonated‌ ‌very‌ ‌profoundly.‌ ‌But‌ ‌with‌ ‌it's‌ ‌ever-changing‌ ‌skyline,‌ ‌I‌ ‌believe‌ ‌that‌ ‌the‌ ‌story‌ ‌is‌ ‌yet‌ ‌to‌ ‌unfold‌ ‌many‌ ‌more‌ ‌interesting‌ ‌developments.‌

Summer | Anusha

The Guide To A Spiritual Balance

By inducing the shapes of geometry, mandalas have their own form of beauty. They guide and soothe the soul of the practitioner of meditation for establishing a scared trance. The circular piece is used as a healing process and which helps in promoting mindfulness and attention. It is also known as the representation of the unconscious self. The act of creating a mandala represents the transformation of the universe from a reality of suffering to one of enlightenment. Mandalas also have a deep connection in the development of patience through its making. The shapes and sizes of all the elements contribute to the beauty and the definition of the diagram.

Summer | Anusha

The Zestful Mountains

Rajghad hike in Pune has been the most engaging and well connected of all our senses. The vast patches of green served as a soothing treatment to our eyes. We could clearly listen to the birds singing while we made our way up to the fort. The trail was very slippery and more so the rocks were steep which made it difficult. An eclectic mixture of flowers of varying colours peppered the trail. The true beauty was when we reached the top. The clouds were at our level, some of them literally passing by us and sopping in the process. The beauty of the hills amidst the fertile landscape during the rainy season was really a sight to be seen, for words fail to describe it in its entirety.

Film |  

Tokyo Story

by Yasujiro Ozu
year 1953

Memory |

Thingking Architecture

by Peter Zumthor

Image buildings at the old Allmannajuvet zinc mines in Sauda

Drawing |

Drawing Architecture: The Finest Architectural Drawings Through the Ages

by Thomas, Helen

An elegant presentation of stunning and inspiring architectural drawings from antiquity to the present day "Drawings... are not only visually entertaining but they serve as a way of educating and learning fundamental architectural representations."—ArchDaily

Image architecturelab

Social Urbanism |

Social Urbanism and the Politics of Violence: The Medellín Miracle

by K. Maclean

Image Welcome to Medellín

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