Duck Above, Fish Below, Sayantan Maitra, Bamboo, 2018

Archimedes' principle states that the upward buoyant force that is exerted on a body immersed in a fluid, whether fully or partially submerged, is equal to the weight of the fluid that the body displaces and acts in the upward direction at the centre of mass of the displaced fluid. 

   Cities, settlements, localities, roads, and most houses were hardly designed by architects. Probably they were never designed. They just emerged and surfaced. These settlements are at times, public, societal and environmental misadventures, and others are highly adorable. But most of them are somewhere in between. 

    The form and character of built spaces result from pressures like economic, social,  cultural, geographic and climatic. Here is a great example of this urban sprawl where new buildings have emerged right next to 8th–9th century temple structures and completely camouflaging them in the new built environment. I will treat architectural and urban spaces as containers to accommodate, separate, structure and organize, facilitate, heighten and even celebrate human spatial behaviour