How will we live together?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 5, 2021


/ FAITH, HOPE… The Venice Architecture Biennale, which began last month and runs to November, has an inspiring theme: How will we live together? How? The exhibition features examples from other times in different climes. For instance, the Finns display fabricated wood homes from the World War II refugee crisis. The Americans show timber-frame houses … Continue reading “How will we live together?”

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Pandemic or not, here’s everyone’s idea of heaven…a garden and running water

by Rashmee

Posted on December 23, 2020


I read about (paywall) a fascinating doctoral piece of research the other day. It was reported by Bloomberg’s Caroline Winter. She writes that a doctoral student in architecture, requested Luke Leung, director of the sustainable engineering studio Skidmore Owings & Merrill, to suggest a thesis topic. Mr Leung came up with the following subject: What … Continue reading “Pandemic or not, here’s everyone’s idea of heaven…a garden and running water”

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The post-pandemic hotel

by Rashmee

Posted on June 22, 2020 / The Focus


Victorian-era Paternoster lifts, touch-less check-in, app-activated handle-less door locks, robot cleaners and in-room gyms. The novel coronavirus will change the hotel in ways no one would have thought before the pandemic hit. That’s the the post-pandemic hotel visualised by The Manser Practice, an award-winning British architecture and design firm that has designed several hotels including … Continue reading “The post-pandemic hotel”

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Why the Dome of the Rock belongs to us all

by Rashmee

Posted on July 30, 2017 / The Arab Weekly


After a tense couple of weeks, the centrist Jerusalem Post wearily turned to understatement to describe the com­plex known to Jews as Temple Mount and to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif. It is, the Post declared, “the most sensitive piece of real estate on the planet.” Quite. It is certainly one of, if not the most … Continue reading “Why the Dome of the Rock belongs to us all”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK