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Work of Art... is not a living thing... that walks or runs. But the making of a life. That which gives you a reaction. To some it is the wonder of Man’s Fingers. To some it is the wonder of the Mind. To some it is the wonder of Technique. And to some it is how Real it is. To some, how Transcendent it is. Like the 5th Symphony, it presents itself with a feeling that you know it, if you have heard it once. And you look for it, and though you know it, you must hear it again. Though you know it you must see it again. Truly a Work of Art is one that tells us, that Nature cannot make what man can make.” - Louis Kahn Architecture is about the built form, and every built form has a skin, a façade, that forms an identity. Everyday we pass by hundreds of these buildings, but some façades will catch the eye and force us


to stop and admire. They have a unique language that sets them apart from the rest and makes them exclusive. These façades give a unique identity not only to themselves, but also to the architect, the city and sometimes, even the nation. Some of them attract and create a culture, a space for community interaction, whereas some of them are like a sculpture among the cityscape. ‘Unusual Façades’ is a collection of photographs of some of the most unique façades I have had a chance to visit and experience. These photographs capture the essence of their individuality - the scale, proportion, light and texture, with an intent that the viewer would comprehend the emotion of experiencing the sculptural form as close to the real.

Indian Architect & Builder - Jan 2013

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