Action Architecture

Action Architecture

ACTION ARCHITECTURE  After the community clean up, Prof Anne Feenstra , Laurete global award for sustainable architecture 2012 (Paris) offered insights on why parks should be designed with true community ownership, He stated; The process of making a park is not merely...
Co-Design

Co-Design

Co – Design In my desire to intermix arts with social science, I turn towards the participatory methodologies to build empathy and capacity. One person/discipline cannot make sense of complex situations, so it is vital to connect skills and resources for...
Conceptual Planning

Conceptual Planning

What role should professional designers play in local placemaking processes? The process should never start with a designer’s drawings proposing changes to space. That is typically a consultation, which is usually a one-off event presented as the design’s...
Design Charrette

Design Charrette

BRING BACK PARK INITIATIVE  A design charrette was held on 23rd January at 9:00 am at the studio of Sustainable Mountain Architecture (SMA) to discuss the upcoming and completed parks in Lalitpur city. We had discussions on the design approach for the (two) parks at...
Food Forest

Food Forest

This part of the land lies towards the end of the proposed site where we are going to create a food forest as an extension of the neighborhood park. Reckless development, road expansion, industrial processes of extraction, production, and consumption have detracted...