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Dissertation

+psi.neu A Deflatable Architecture
Architectural Association Design Research Lab // 2011
Design research focused on programming prototypical vacuum-actuated dry construction systems controlled through computational design and on-site digital fabrication.

+Bringing Down the Walls: Contemporary Spaces in the Historic Core
CSIIT School of Architecture + Planning/ JNAFAU // 2007
A methodical understanding of factors and parameters that give life and use to spaces, resulting in a proposal for activating abandoned and dead spaces in a historic precinct of Hyderabad, with replicable and scalable solutions for other similar communities.

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Books

+ReThink Architecture: Design guide for a post-pandemic world // Helen Taylor, et al // RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) // February 2021
+Hilltop School // Architonic Report #70: Education // June 2020
+“Inspiring School with Rocks as Walls, Stars for Light” // Hyderabad Design Diaries // Hyderabad Design Week 2019 coffee table book
+Lehrbuch Koranarabisch: Grundkurs // Pia Köppel + Florian Jäckel, edited by Katajun Amirpur // Waxmann // October 2019
+Rewind // Festival of Design and Architecture (FOAID) coffee table book // 2019
+Hilltop School // Festival of Design and Architecture (FOAID) coffee table book // 2017

Essays + Articles

Architecture + Design + Urbanism

+“Working with Moving Parts: 20/20 Vision, Resilience and Response in Architectural Practice”
Journal of the Indian Institute of Architects // April 2021

+”Teamwork in the Studio as a Living Proof of Gestalt”
Aavaran // December 2018

+“A Blueprint for Re-evolution: The New Normal in Architecture”
Indian Architect & Builder // November 2018

+“Rediscovering the Childhood Joy of Walking, Jogging, Jumping”
The Wire // May 2018

+“Micro-Mosque, Macro-Spirituality”
Mvslim.com // April 2018

+“Looking to the Past for Answers to Present Urban Challenges”
Gulf Construction Magazine // July 2016

+“Lifeline of a Religious Structure”
FullHyd.com // March 2005

Work + Business + Entrepreneurship

+“Don’t Pay for it, Wait for it!”
LinkedIn // October 2018

+“How to Apply for an Architecture Internship”
Internity // May 2017

+“Answers to Questions You Shouldn’t Be Asked”
LinkedIn // November 2016

Personal/ Political

+“Identity in the Time of Dissent II: Tricolor Symbolism”
The Wire // February 2020

+“The Hijab Has Arrived: Identity in the Time of Dissent and Conditional Allies”
The Wire // January 2020

+“Walk a Mile in My Hijab to Feel How Oppressed I Am”
March 2019

+“Layer Upon Layer”
The Wire // June 2018

+“No Way Out”
The Wire // May 2018

+“I Am a Muslim. Here’s Why I Wear My Religion on My Sleeve”
The Wire // May 2018