Month: May 2013

Kochi: Seeding a City

May 2013 – Architectural Digest India

Kochi’s ‘Bypass Road’ no longer bypasses much of anything. Designed in the 1970s to carry traffic around the city centre to the airport, the road now traverses and, to a large extent, decides the next big spots for development here in Kerala’s commercial capital. Billboards, rough and geometric, emerge along the roadside from stands of palms and tropical underbrush, rise on metal stilts over canals and creeks, and jut from the sides of new-ish aluminium-sided commercial buildings. Most advertise one of three things: gold, silk or real estate. (more…)