This site, "Architecture of India", presents various aspects of Indian architecture as well as the activities of Takeo Kamiya, a Japanese architect who has been studying World Architecture for more than thirty years. Kamiya's original texts, which are in Japanese, are being leisurely translated into English for this site. Most of the small photos can be enlarged by clicking on them.
|______ INTRODUCTION to INDIAN ARCHITECTURE|
|______ UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE in INDIA|
|______ JAINA ARCHITECTURE in INDIA|
|______ WOODEN ARCHITECTURE in INDIA|
|______WOODEN TEMPLES in HIMACHAL PRADESH|
|______ LYCIAN INFLUENCE on INDIAN CAVE TEMPLES|
|______ JAMES FERGUSSON & INDIAN ARCHITECTURE|
|______ JAISALMER, DESERT TOWN in WESTERN INDIA|
|______ BIBLIOGRAPHY on INDIAN ARCHITECTURE|
|______ PROFILE of TAKEO KAMIYA|
|______ DESIGN WORKS of TAKEO KAMIYA|
|______ PUBLICATIONS by TAKEO KAMIYA|
The Japanese architectural society has extremely degenerated, being controlled by the construction Mafia of Japan. About half of all building designers in Japan are employed by construction companies as "salaried staff", putting the profits of their companies before the best interests of clients. Furthermore, most Japanese independent architectsf offices have become "joint-stock companies" (designated by Co.Ltd, PLC, or Inc.), which the JIA (Japanese Institute of Architects) has long been promoting ! The CEOs or presidents of these companies should not be called "architects" at all, but "businessmen".
|LINK||Architecture of ISLAM||Architecture of ARMENIA|
There is also the Facebook Page of INDIAN ARCHITECTURE.