Architecture

Franco-Tamil houses in Pondicherry

Pondicherry is blessed with a double culture that is very well portrayed in its architechture.

INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) an Indian organisation devoted to conserving the heritage of India have an NGO in Pondicherry.

They also have a website that contains rich information on local architechture.

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French houses in Pondicherry

Pondicherry has retained its "French quarters" by the sea side as shown in the picture below.

INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) is an Indian organisation devoted to heritage conservation and awareness in India. The NGO is based in Pondicherry and has a website that contains all the information on the town's architechture.

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French streets in Pondicherry

Pondicherry has retained its "French quarters" by the sea side as shown in the picture below. INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) is an Indian organisation devoted to heritage conservation and awareness in India. The NGO is based in Pondicherry and has a website that contains all the information on the town's architechture.

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Government square in Pondicherry

At the heart of Pondicherry is the Bharati Park, surrounded by public buildings. Discover these buildings, most of which belong to the government through the pictures...

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India Smart Cities Challenge (2)

ISCCThe India Smart Cities Challenge is a colossal urban and financial project launched in June 2015 by the Prime minister Narendra Modi. Its purpose is to develop 100 Smart Cities through the country, to answer to modern economic, social and environmental problems. 

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Institutional Buildings in Pondicherry

The Lycée Français, The Calve College, The French Consulate, the French Institute... all these institutions are located in ancient buildings restored by INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) an Indian organisation devoted to conserving the heritage of India. The NGO is based in Pondicherry and has a website that contains rich information on locale architecture.

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Tamil houses in Pondicherry

Pondicherry has several quarters that can be categorized according to their distinct architectures. The Tamil houses are recognizable by the columns and the fine detail of sculpting on the wood. INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) is an Indian organisation devoted to heritage conservation and awareness in India. The NGO is based in Pondicherry and has a website that contains all the information on the town's architechture.

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Tamil streets of Pondicherry

Pondicherry is divided into several quarters, with the French quarters on the sea side and the Tamil quarter on the northern side of the town as displayed in the picture below. INTACH ((Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) is an organization devoted to heritage conservation and awareness in India. The NGO is based in Pondicherry and also have a website which contains all the information on the town's architecture.

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The case of Pondicherry (3)

goubert avenueThe Union territory of Pondicherry has just applied for the India Smart Cities Challenge. What about it now? Does Pondicherry have been appointed? What are the big urban projects which can be imagined? 

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What is a Smart City? (1)

nuage motsFrom now India and developing countries approach the idea of Smart City, a Western expression interesting to define, to see the main aspects and to give some examples through the world. 

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