publications

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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.

Books

+ReThink 2025 // RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) // January 2021
+Hilltop School // Architonic Report #70: Education // June 2020
+Hyderabad Design Diaries // October 2019

Architecture + Design + Urbanism

+Inspiring School with Rocks as Walls, Stars for Light
Hyderabad Design Diaries // Hyderabad Design Week 2019 coffee table book

+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
February 2020

+The Hijab Has Arrived: Identity in the Time of Dissent and Conditional Allies
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