Architects’ point of the view

June 17, 2015 by  
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ARCHINET (April, 30th 2015) How Architects Can Help Nepal (And Learn From Past Disastrous Mistakes/Successes) ARCHITECTURAL RECORD (May, 20th 2015) From the Rubble: Architects and Preservationists Assess How to Aid Nepal THE DAILY BEST (May, 25th 2015) Pritzker Price Winner Shigeru Ban will deploy...


Nepal’s heritage sites on shaky ground after devastating quake

United Nations News Center: Eighty per cent of the temples and historic structures in both Bhaktapur and Kathmandu Durbar Squares have been destroyed. The walls on two wings of the former Royal Palace in Kathmandu, which is now a museum, have totally disintegrated from the corners. http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=51065#.VXI9ulxViko


How Technology is Helping Save Nepal’s Heritage Sites

In its campaign, called “See you again, Kathmandu,” Baidu has appealed to Internet users to upload their photographs of historic sites. A small team from Skycatch, a San Francisco-based startup, flew into Kathmandu a few days ago. They’re on a mission to provide an accurate 3D model of the...


Nepal’s Key Historic Sites: What’s Rubble, What’s Still Standing

Sites of global cultural and religious significance are reported heavily damaged, but the shrine of Buddha’s birthplace appears unharmed. Nepal’s Historic Sites, before and after the earthquake Source: National Geographic  


Kathmandu Valley

GENERAL MAP MAP OF KEY LOCATIONS The cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley is illustrated by seven groups of monuments and buildings which display the full range of historic and artistic achievements for which the Kathmandu Valley is world famous. The seven include: 1. Durbar Square of Hanuman Dhoka...


Camilla Favaretti to serve as curator for Heritage and Historic Buildings

Welcome to Camilla Favaretti, Ph.D. Student in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, as the curator of information on Heritage and Historic Buildings and the impact of the April 25, 2015, Nepal earthquake and aftershocks.