IAPEX 2012 Call for Paper

The absence is regretful! However, firstly let me make an announcement, a responsibility that has been given to me by a friend. 

IAPEX, organized every year by Institute of Architects, Pakistan (IAP) holds its exposition in various cities including Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad. Currently the IAPEX Islamabad, which is scheduled to be held on the 25th -26th of Feburary in the lovely Serena Hotel. 

Serena Hotel - Soon to be the venue of IAPEX 2012, Image from here

The Call for Paper is on the topic, 


The following is the schedule for the submission of the abstracts and so forth,

Submission Format: Format: PDF file
Deadline of Receiving 500 words abstract: Feb 3rd 2012 (5pm Sharp)on the following email address – forum@iapexislamabad.com
Notification of acceptance (by email) Feb 7th 2012
Full Paper Submission: Feb 14th 2012

The format of the final presentation is to be “Paper Reading with Slide Display”. 

You are eligible to apply if  you are either 

  • A Practicing Architect, 
  • Academia,
  • Or a Student belonging to an accredited architectural schools.

So remember those dates, or simply visit on the following days to Serena and breathe into the world of Architecture and great Paper Reading Sessions. 

You can also download the PDF from here


From Islamabad, With Love! – Part 3

Another stop that I made during my visit was to Saidpur Village, although the destination was a discovery I made by chance when Googling possible sites to visit when in Islamabad. I had never heard of it before and therefore it was a surprise for me to see such a place. The spot is more of a commercial zone now, with many places to eat and be entertained, but despite this there is still a touch of that rustic old life. You can even wander around in the village site, which are a bit away from the main hustle bustle and be shocked by the contrast this one site presents. 

From Islamabad, with Love! – Part 2

The trip to Faisal Mosque was one more stop that I made despite the fact that I have been there a million times before I think. And I am glad I did! The chance to see the Margalla Hills being surrounded by those black clouds, only to finally come down on us after Maghrib was a experience that I would have never wanted to miss!

So here is a big cheer to Mother Nature and her miracles!



From Islamabad, with Love! – Part 1

Did you all know that recently … like 6 months back.. I took a trip to Islamabad. And since I am one lazy person, I haven’t been able to upload the pictures so far. So let me take this opportunity and post some of them now! And yes, I am becoming more regular with this. So get ready for that!

So here are some images that I was just clicking away of the scenery around Islamabad!