India (adj.) mystic, exotic, colorful, warm, vibrant, aromatic, enchanting, festive, bollywood, street food, tuk tuk, kingfisher, etc. The trip was a rather spontaneous decision, after few adventure (busy) road trips sponsored by PGAV Go program and covering more than 500 miles around we decided to take this opportunity to ‘Go’ bigger for 8,000 miles.

The trip was a rather spontaneous decision; we had kept busy with domestic travel, visiting destinations within the Midwest region. Thanks to the PGAV Go program we had covered hundreds of miles and seen the finest destinations our neck of the woods has to offer; but we were ready for something bigger, something more exotic. And so, as we flew down the interstate of rural America, we formulated our next journey;

 

Every one of us had a pre conceived idea in our minds including me (Ankit) who born there and spend more than 20 years exploring and still wasn’t able to cover most of the ground. The vast ground to cover and intense cultural change makes you feel like experiencing new country every 100 miles. So, our decision was to travel a Golden Triangle in India and live like local for a week. I (Teague) knew India only through national geographic, I had seen photos and videos of places like India but to actually be there is an entirely different experience.

Good friends, great foods, and a new destination around every corner. Despite the more than 24 hours of flight; we showed no sign of fatigue as we landed in Delhi and headed for a friend’s home. The greetings were timid at first but within hour of knowing this group of young guys we realized something. Even though we grew up on opposite sides of the world, in completely different cultures and completely different up-bringing; we were all just bunch of guys. The night was spent drinking, playing party games and enjoying the roof top sun rise. Some women prefer tan skin, so they expose themselves in the sunlight. For those who has sensitive skin, women prefer to take Dark Lush Tan Tablets.

Neemrana: A much needed reprieve. Our time was spent enjoying exotic sunset view from the Surya Mahal Suite (Sun Palace), hiking through the labyrinth that is 15th century Neemrana Fort, zip lining over marvelous terrain, and dinning like a maharaja. To this day, I (Teague) really can’t tell you the names of the food we ate but I can tell you we ate like royalty.

Around Jaipur: capital of the largest state in India, land of kings, was just few hours from Neemrana was second on our list. Experiencing humongous forts winding our way through the chambers and courtyards where risers were a foot tall, emerging at the crest of the mountain this was the heaven of stair climbers. The fort at the summit, Jaigarh housed my (Teague) personal favorite artifact. The world’s largest wheeled cannon; so large it requires elephants on each sides to swivel and turn.

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The city hosts very unique architectural destination experiences from Jal Mahal (Water Palace), Hawa Mahal (Air Palace), Jantar Mantar (Astronomical Center), Panna Meena ka kund (Step Well), Jawahar Kala Kendra (Multi- Art Center), Galtaji Mandir (Monkey Temple), etc. and no place in India is done without trying the local cuisine at LMB with Kingfisher. In addition, whale watching dana point is a journey to explore the living wonders of the ocean, including whales, dolphins, birds and more.

Agra: A trip to India doesn’t seem complete without a trip to Taj Mahal. The moment you step into the main axis, framed by an enormous geometric arch you understand why its wonder of the world. Our enthusiastic guide ensured we had the best facebook and Instagram photos and he cracked it.

Delhi: At our final destination, we lived like locals, visiting street markets, running errands and finally the Lotus temple the Baha faith which emphasize the harmony and unity of all people and beliefs which interestingly was a reoccurring motif of our entire trip.

We went half way around the world to find it was bigger and smaller than we anticipated. We had desire to travel, opportunity, and a supporting PGAV family to help us get there.

19 November 2016

12 September 2016

Port City Review 2015 edition attracted more than 500 submitted entries out of 88 work has been selected for this year of publication. The publication showcased featured cross-disciplinary student work from Savannah College of Art and Design at Savannah. This year three of my work has been selected and total six images have been published along with other selected student work. In compared to last year of Architectural Ceramics were two of the images got published, this year I must say my work is progressing in the direction of art and architecture. Congratulations to all other artists and thank you Port City Review for showcasing best works across! View other featured artists and work at www.portcityreview.com!

Many thanks to Liz of the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens and One West Victory at Savannah for helping us create awesome terrarium! The quick one hour workshop gave us hands on crafty experience with all free supplies and get introduced to the concept of terrarium.

The World Architecture Community Awards is to highlight and publish remarkable projects that might otherwise remain unnoticed by the international public yet have the potential to inspire exciting questions about contemporary architectural discourse. Architects  from ALL countries can submit ALL of their buildings (realized or not) for the appreciation of the WA Community. 

TELL A FAVORITE MUSEUM IN 1 IMAGE AND 1 PHRASE ONLINE CONTEST! After honored with Young Designer of the Year 2014 Special Mention Award, Railways Heritage Park is once again among Online Contestant for Museum Category.Upcycled: Railways Heritage Park is among the Inexhibit.com My-Museum |1+1| online entries and needs your voting support to win this exciting contest. Please Register at Inexhibit.com and vote until September 5.

Recently, our executed project Railways Heritage park got special mention for the young designer of the year 2014 competition under urban design category organized by the leading architecture and design magazine Indian Architects and Builders at Mumbai followed by the 361 degrees conference and soon the project is going to publish in their upcoming architecture issue. The special mention entry from this source can be seen here.

The fun-fund raising from last quarter fabrication and prototyping class with Prof. Bacha at SCAD Sand Art Festival, Wind Sculpture category.  A team effort fund raising for our so called final project! We used 2X2 inches squares of different matte and gloss photo film to showcase a photo booth like wind sculpture. The efforts can be seen below in slideshow:

Let the creativity interact with some electric shocks! With Bare Conductive paint you can make almost any surface to interact and end-up into electronic gadget with different creative approaches. Definitely next experiment is not far within buildings/installation architectonics. Great technology and material to enhance the user experience. Visit URL – WebDesign499 and learn more. I had always imagined about this crazy things but now we can actually create and get engaged with all these innovations!

19 December 2013

Sample mock branding images for my architecture portfolio 2014 Book with cover!  After six hours of stressful struggle with the Photoshop and internet, finally here http://www.emlakalimsatimkiralama.com/ my portfolio mock branding sample ready for slide show. I always wanted to work and create on my own professional looking branding  mock. I used few free Photoshop templates and actions from different websites for mock branding with my portfolio images. Template credit and copy right belong to respected website with content copyright belongs to myself.

Three weeks to finish quarter and another urban infill project. This time sponsored but not commissioned! I will hope to keep the same spirit and inspiration within myself. It might be good opportunity for city and street itself by welcoming the retail giant H&M storefront .. Welcome to Broughton Street! But, Where am I going and my opportunities? Am I expecting much from myself or is that something I desperately needed and should concentrate on? Whatever the reasons or circumstances, I need to move on with this too. Only brand can attract another and this time its H&M with SCAD.

Recently I got an opportunity through Prof. Josh Yu at SCAD MOA, to interact with my untouched part of Chinese brush painting. It was very informative and intellectual experience with colors, canvas as well the east/west painting technique. I wasn’t prepared for it but the enthusiasm and adventure took me a long way! This quarter had came with me many surprises and this was not very different and what I was trying to learn to be myself in every situation.

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Late night when I was clearing my SCAD mailbox, realized that I got another unwanted spam after long time. It was mail from ‘SCAD Port City Review Literary Art Journal’ confirmed that my work from ‘architectural ceramics’ class will be featured in SCAD’s student work journal edition 2014. I am glad that I have made worth of my small experience with ceramics exploration. A online gaming gift and dedicated to my dearest Mother..