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Cest La Vie / Atelier Design N Domain

00:00 - 11 July, 2017
Cest La Vie / Atelier Design N Domain, © Sebastian Zachariah
© Sebastian Zachariah

© Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah + 17

The Mango House / Studio PKA

00:00 - 4 July, 2017
The Mango House / Studio PKA, © Amit Pasricha
© Amit Pasricha

© Amit Pasricha © Amit Pasricha © Amit Pasricha © Amit Pasricha + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Alibag, India
  • Lead Architects

    Puran Kumar, Nidhi Kanoi
  • Area

    6000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Brick Curtain House / Design Work Group

00:00 - 3 July, 2017
Brick Curtain House / Design Work Group, © phxindia
© phxindia

© phxindia © phxindia © phxindia © phxindia + 36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Surat, India
  • Design Team

    Dinesh Suthar, Bharat Patel, Jitendra Sabalpara, Sonakshi Berlia, Bhavika Suthar, Vishakha Jain, Ankit Sojitra, Chirag Katrodiya
  • Area

    810.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Is India's Plan to Build 100 Smart Cities Inherently Flawed?

09:30 - 29 June, 2017
Is India's Plan to Build 100 Smart Cities Inherently Flawed?, Mumbai Skyline. Image <a href='https://pixabay.com/en/mumbai-bombay-cityscape-skyline-390543/'>via Pixabay</a> by user PDPics (public domain)
Mumbai Skyline. Image via Pixabay by user PDPics (public domain)

The Indian Government’s Smart City Mission, launched in 2015, envisions the development of one hundred “smart cities” by 2020 to address the country’s rapid urbanization; thirty cities were added to the official list last week, taking the current total of planned initiatives to ninety. The $7.5-billion mission entails the comprehensive development of core infrastructure—water and electricity supply, urban mobility, affordable housing, sanitation, health, and safety—while infusing technology-based “smart solutions” to drive economic growth and improve the citizens’ quality of life in cities.

In a country bogged down by bureaucratic corruption, the mission has been commended for its transparent and innovative use of a nation-wide “City Challenge” to award funding to the best proposals from local municipal bodies. Its utopian manifesto and on-ground implementation, however, are a cause of serious concern among urban planners and policy-makers today, who question if the very idea of the Indian smart city is inherently flawed.

The House by the Trees / MODO Designs

02:00 - 27 June, 2017
The House by the Trees  / MODO Designs, © Monika Sathe
© Monika Sathe

© Monika Sathe © Monika Sathe © Monika Sathe © Monika Sathe + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ahmedabad, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Arpan Shah
  • Area

    3600.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Regal Shoes / NUDES

20:00 - 26 June, 2017
Regal Shoes / NUDES, © Sameer Chawda
© Sameer Chawda

© Sameer Chawda © Sameer Chawda © Sameer Chawda © Sameer Chawda + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Design Team

    Nuru Karim, Yashasvi Mehta, Karan Sharma, Mayur Ghodsaria, Kevin Chovadiya
  • Area

    2750.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Brick House / Architecture Paradigm

20:00 - 25 June, 2017
Brick House / Architecture Paradigm, © Anand Jaju
© Anand Jaju

© Anand Jaju © Anand Jaju © Anand Jaju © Anand Jaju + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mysuru, India
  • Lead Architects

    Vimal Jain, Sandeep J., Manoj Ladhad, Senthil Kumar, Anirudh
  • Area

    325.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

The Demolition of Delhi's Hall of Nations Reveals India's Broken Attitude to Architectural Heritage

09:30 - 23 June, 2017
The Demolition of Delhi's Hall of Nations Reveals India's Broken Attitude to Architectural Heritage, © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/33834913@N00/409859817'>Flickr CC user Panoramas</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/'>CC BY-ND 2.0</a>
© Flickr CC user Panoramas licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

On the morning of April 24th, Delhi’s architecture community reacted in shock and disgust to the news that the city's Hall of Nations and the four Halls of Industries had been demolished. Bulldozers had worked through the previous night at the Pragati Maidan exhibition grounds in central Delhi, where the Indian Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) razed the iconic structures to the ground, ignoring pleas from several Indian and international institutions.

The Hall of Nations, the world’s first and largest-span space-frame structure built in reinforced concrete, holds special significance in India’s post-colonial history—it was inaugurated in 1972 to commemorate twenty-five years of the young country’s independence. The demolition was met with widespread condemnation by architects and historians alike, not just because of the loss of an important piece of Delhi's heritage, but also for the clandestine manner in which the demolition was conducted.

The Open House / MODO Designs

21:00 - 22 June, 2017
The Open House / MODO Designs, © Radhika Pandit
© Radhika Pandit

© Radhika Pandit © Radhika Pandit © Radhika Pandit © Radhika Pandit + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ahmedabad, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Arpan Shah
  • Area

    3600.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Abhyuday / KNS Architects

20:00 - 20 June, 2017
Abhyuday / KNS Architects, © Radhika Pandit
© Radhika Pandit

© Radhika Pandit © Radhika Pandit © Radhika Pandit © Radhika Pandit + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ahmedabad, India
  • Lead Architects

    KNS Architects (Ar. Kanhai Gandhi, Ar.Neemesh Shah, Ar.Shresht Kashyap)
  • Area

    1500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Retreat in the Sahyadris / Khosla Associates

20:00 - 31 May, 2017
Retreat in the Sahyadris  / Khosla Associates, © Shamanth Patil J.
© Shamanth Patil J.

© Shamanth Patil J. © Shamanth Patil J. © Shamanth Patil J. © Shamanth Patil J. + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kannan Devan Hills, India
  • Principals

    Sandeep Khosla and Amaresh Anand
  • Design Team

    Sandeep Khosla, Amaresh Anand, Oommen Thomas, Pratyusha Suryakanth and Moiz Faizulla
  • Project Year

    2017

Axis Pramiti / The Purple Ink Studio

22:00 - 30 May, 2017
Axis Pramiti / The Purple Ink Studio, © Shamanth Patil J
© Shamanth Patil J

© Shamanth Patil J            © Shamanth Patil J            © Shamanth Patil J            © Shamanth Patil J            + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Architects in Charge

    Akshay Heranjal, Nishita Bhatia, Aditi Pai, Jaikumar, Priyanka Bankapur, Nancy James
  • Area

    14000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017

Morphogenesis: The Indian Perspective, The Global Context (Master Architect)

06:00 - 22 May, 2017
Morphogenesis: The Indian Perspective, The Global Context (Master Architect)

This highly anticipated new monograph delves into an exciting selection of esteemed works by Delhi-based firm Morphogenesis, one of the most productive and creative architectural firms in India and a world-leader in zero net energy and sustainable design. This richly illustrated book combines stunning imagery with a comprehensive study outlining the firms strong philosophical design intent across a vast range of typologies: residential; institutional; commercial; hospitality; offices; houses; interiors; public and master planning. Morphogenesis reinterprets India's architectural roots and consistently employs passive environmental solutions for a unique, contextual contemporary language.

The Shadow House / Samira Rathod Design Associates

22:00 - 17 May, 2017
The Shadow House / Samira Rathod Design Associates, © Edmund Sumner
© Edmund Sumner

© Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner + 39

Tropical House Urveel / Design Work Group

22:00 - 15 May, 2017
Tropical House Urveel / Design Work Group, © Photographix
© Photographix

© Photographix © Photographix © Photographix © Photographix + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Saniya Hemad, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Dinesh Suthar
  • Design Team

    Bharat Patel, Jitendra Sabalpara, Sonakshi Berlia, Bhavika Suthar, Vishakha Jain, Chirag Katrodia
  • Area

    900.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

The Twin Houses / SPASM Design Architects

20:00 - 10 May, 2017
The Twin Houses / SPASM Design Architects, Courtesy of SPASM Design Architects
Courtesy of SPASM Design Architects

Courtesy of SPASM Design Architects Courtesy of SPASM Design Architects Courtesy of SPASM Design Architects Courtesy of SPASM Design Architects + 46

  • Architects

  • Location

    Alibag, India
  • Lead Architects

    SPASM Design Architects
  • Design Team

    Sangeeta Merchant, Mansoor Kudalkar, Vijjisha Kakka, Noopur Sejpal, Divyesh Kargathra, Sanjeev Panjabi.
  • Area

    1142.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

M. A. C. / Made in Earth

22:00 - 9 May, 2017
M. A. C. / Made in Earth, Courtesy of Made in Earth
Courtesy of Made in Earth

Courtesy of Made in Earth Courtesy of Made in Earth Courtesy of Made in Earth Courtesy of Made in Earth + 34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Design Team

    Giancarlo Artese, Flavia Scognamillo, Alessandro Turchi
  • Donor

    Daniela Schmid
  • Beneficiary

    Terre des Hommes Core
  • Cost

    60000 €
  • Area

    1080.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

KSM Architecture Studio / KSM Architecture

20:00 - 6 May, 2017
KSM Architecture Studio  / KSM Architecture, © Sreenag BRS
© Sreenag BRS

© Sreenag BRS © Sreenag BRS © Sreenag BRS © Sreenag BRS + 35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Design Team

    K.S Money, Sriram Ganapathi, Siddarth Money, Ponvinod, S. Seran, P. Mathivanan, Ragini, Deepak Jain, Sidharth T , Vaishnavi R, Jayaprakash Reddy
  • Area

    360.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs