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Pearl Academy of Fashion


Asia | Jaipur

Around the world, architects are challenged to infuse new forms with the legacy of the past and the spirit of place. That has become a crucial issue in emerging nations, many of which have uncritically embraced generic modernism and eccentric novelty. Sudden wealth can destroy the heritage of many centuries, disrupt the social order, and develop a flurry of wasteful extravagance, as has happened in China, Russia, and oil-rich Arab states.
India has changed at a slower pace, and the Pearl Academy of Fashion, located in an office park east of Jaipur, is a brilliant demonstration of how to marry past and present, the local vernacular and contemporary building techniques. It employs passive strategies to achieve sustainability, and it provides an inspiring work environment for up to 700 students and faculty at a cost of about 220 euros a sq m.
The college is a recent work of...

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