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Pedestrian Skywalk to Improve Kolkata Temple Traffic

16:00 - 5 February, 2017
Pedestrian Skywalk to Improve Kolkata Temple Traffic, Courtesy of Design Forum International
Courtesy of Design Forum International

Design Forum International has unveiled Dakshineswar Sky Walk, a 380-meter long pedestrian intervention designed to improve traffic and movement leading to the Dakshineswar Kali temple in Kolkata, India.

Located on the banks of the Ganges River at the northern tip of the city, the Dakshineswar Kali temple is one “of the most revered places of worship in Hinduism, the seat of divine female power, Shakti,” and draws in a large number of devotees year-round. Because of its popularity, the roads leading to the site have become congested due to increased vehicle traffic, foot traffic, and the appearance of small shops and kiosks.

Taking these existing conditions into account, Dakshineswar Sky Walk aims to become a dynamic solution to the site’s problems. At 10.5 meters wide, the skywalk will connect a nearby traffic rotary with the gates of the temple compound, with 12 escalators, four elevators, and eight staircases to allow users to embark and disembark.

Courtesy of Design Forum International Courtesy of Design Forum International Courtesy of Design Forum International Courtesy of Design Forum International +17

India Arch Dialogue 2017

16:36 - 1 February, 2017
India Arch Dialogue 2017, India Arch Dialogue 2017 Schedule
India Arch Dialogue 2017 Schedule

India Arch Dialogue 2017 is an initiative of the FCML Design Initiative that curates an exhibition of architectural sketches along with a series of talks and conversations with some of the best architectural and design minds from India and abroad. The program extends almost all through the month of February (between the 3rd and the 21st) at the Gallery 1AQ, Qutub Minar Complex, Mehrauli, New Delhi.

2017 Biennial TRIKONA Conference: VERNACULAR

16:08 - 1 February, 2017
2017 Biennial TRIKONA Conference: VERNACULAR, Conference: VERNACULAR
Conference: VERNACULAR

TRIKONA is a biennial multicultural event organised at MIDAS Architecture College located in a sprawling 600 acres township. The three days conference and sports cum cultural gala event is organised from 03 to 05 March 2017 with 2500 participants from all over India and aboard.

Title of the Conference: VERNACULAR

Date: 03-04 March 2017

Venue: ECR, Swarnabhoomi, Kancheepuram District, TN-INDIA

Vernacular means native – it defines the soul of any environment, culture, architecture, language, cuisine, and life-style. It is a common identity of the place which will be sustainable and energy efficient. In this data-revolution packed century, the world has become a global village,

Veranda on a Roof / Studio Course

22:00 - 31 January, 2017
Veranda on a Roof / Studio Course, © Hemant Patil
© Hemant Patil

© Hemant Patil    © Hemant Patil    © Hemant Patil    © Hemant Patil    +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Amar Renaissance, Sopanbaug, Behind Empress Garden, Kavade Mala, Ghorpadi, Pune, Maharashtra 411001, India.
  • Architect in Charge

    Kalpak Shah
  • Area

    50.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Ashish Cherian Residence / Architecture Paradigm

19:00 - 31 January, 2017
Ashish Cherian Residence / Architecture Paradigm, © Anand Jaju
© Anand Jaju

© Anand Jaju © Anand Jaju © Anand Jaju © Anand Jaju +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    1, Hollywood Town, Sadahalli, Devanahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562110, India
  • Design Team

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

    6500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Elathur House / PLAYGROUP Studio

20:00 - 29 January, 2017
Elathur House  / PLAYGROUP Studio, © Esha Daftari
© Esha Daftari

© Esha Daftari               © Esha Daftari               © Esha Daftari               © Esha Daftari               +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kozhikode, Kerala, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Harsh Patel
  • Area

    4000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016

Fumihiko Maki Criticizes Indian State Government After Amaravati City Contest

06:00 - 27 January, 2017
Maki and Associates' Competition-Winning Design. Via Amavarati.gov.in
Maki and Associates' Competition-Winning Design. Via Amavarati.gov.in

Last week, it was reported that Foster + Partners had been selected to design the capitol complex of Amaravati, a new capital city for the state of Andhra Pradesh in southeastern India. The commission, however, has not come without controversy. As revealed by Indian news company The Wire, the project had earlier been awarded through invited competition to Japanese firm Maki and Associates, who were later removed from the project under uncertain circumstances.

In a letter sent a few weeks ago to India’s Council of Architecture, principal Fumihiko Maki has questioned the motivations of the Andhra Pradesh government committee, alleging unfair practice, lack of transparency and his firm’s ‘fraudulent’ removal from the project.

Maki and Associates' Competition-Winning Design. Via Amavarati.gov.in Maki and Associates' Competition-Winning Design. Via Amavarati.gov.in Maki and Associates' Competition-Winning Design. Via Amavarati.gov.in Maki and Associates' Competition-Winning Design. Via Amavarati.gov.in +10

MANDVI House / SPASM Design Architects

22:00 - 25 January, 2017
MANDVI House / SPASM Design Architects, © Sebastian Zachariah & Ira Gosalia
© Sebastian Zachariah & Ira Gosalia

© Sebastian Zachariah & Ira Gosalia © Sebastian Zachariah & Ira Gosalia © Sebastian Zachariah & Ira Gosalia © Sebastian Zachariah & Ira Gosalia +28

Winners Revealed in Competition to Redesign Mumbai’s Maharashtra Nature Park

16:30 - 24 January, 2017
Winners Revealed in Competition to Redesign Mumbai’s Maharashtra Nature Park, Winner. Image © Sameep Padora & Associates
Winner. Image © Sameep Padora & Associates

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has named the winners of an international competition to redesign the city’s the Maharashtra Nature Park and the pedestrian/cyclist Bridge over the Mithi River. From 30 multi-discplinary teams from around the world, the expert jury selected a longlist of 8 teams, a 4-team shortlist, 2 finalists, and finally, an overall competition winner.

The winning team will now work with the MMRDA to develop their master plan to meet the environmental guidelines and construction regulations required to allow the project to be executed following approval from local authorities.

The APEX House / Design Buro Architects

20:00 - 19 January, 2017
The APEX House  / Design Buro Architects, © Aman Sonel
© Aman Sonel

© Aman Sonel © Aman Sonel © Aman Sonel © Aman Sonel +41

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh 457001, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Navendu Shrivastava
  • Area

    746.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Foster + Partners to Masterplan New Indian State Capital

16:10 - 18 January, 2017
Foster + Partners to Masterplan New Indian State Capital, The site of the future Amavarati. Image
The site of the future Amavarati. Image

Foster + Partners has been selected as the winners of an international competition to design a new £500 million capital for the state of Andhra Pradesh in southeastern India. The brief calls for a new 365 hectare masterplan that will serve as a new municipal capital for India’s eighth largest state, which lost its previous capital, Hyderabad, when state lines were redrawn two years ago.

Bonochhaya Experience Centre / Abin Design Studio

19:00 - 17 January, 2017
Bonochhaya Experience Centre / Abin Design Studio, © Ravi Kanade
© Ravi Kanade

© Ravi Kanade © Ravi Kanade © Ravi Kanade © Ravi Kanade +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santiniketan, West Bengal 731204, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Abin Design Studio
  • Design Team

    Abin Chaudhuri, Poorvi Dugar Ajmera, Angshujit Mazumder
  • Area

    2585.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Cyber Hub Social / Chromed Design Studio

20:00 - 13 January, 2017
Cyber Hub Social / Chromed Design Studio, © Suryan // Dang
© Suryan // Dang

© Suryan // Dang © Suryan // Dang © Suryan // Dang © Suryan // Dang +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gurugram, Haryana, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Abhigyan Neogi
  • Design Team

    Abhigyan Neogi, Piyusha Upadhayay, Drisshti Negi, Ankita Jain
  • Area

    5000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

10 Traditional Festivals Around the World: A Good Excuse to See New Architecture

09:30 - 13 January, 2017

We experience our cities daily through ordinary acts, whether it’s commuting, looking for a quiet place, having lunch downtown, or even exercising. However, one of the most exceptional ways to experience the different roles of a city's urban space is through traditional festivals, rooted in local cultures presented through different clothing, culinary arts, dances and other arts.

Through these festivals, one can see the uses and the demands of the urban public space, in which cultural actions offer new ways to take over the city - at a time when the streets are no longer just a transit space and become a space of leisure and residence, overtaken by a different atmosphere.

New cultures are built on new practices. Through travel, architects can expand their repertoire and gain new influences for their projects. Here, we take a look at some traditional festivals around the world that serve as a good excuse to unveil new ways of thinking about a city and, as a result, to see great architectural works.

Residence S-91 / Design Buro Architects

19:00 - 10 January, 2017
Residence S-91 / Design Buro Architects, ©  Aman Sonel
© Aman Sonel

©  Aman Sonel ©  Aman Sonel ©  Aman Sonel ©  Aman Sonel +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    91, Phase 2, Shri Krishna Avenue, Rani Bagh, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 452020, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Navendu Shrivastava
  • Area

    270.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Is India Building the "Wrong" Sort of Architecture?

04:00 - 6 January, 2017

This episode of Monocle 24's On Design podcast, which briefly surveys the state of Indian architecture and suggests a blueprint for a 21st Century vernacular, was written and recorded by ArchDaily's European Editor at Large, James Taylor-Foster.

In the first half of 2016 an exhibition was opened in Mumbai. The State of Architecture, as it was known, sought to put contemporary Indian building in the spotlight in order to map trends post-independence and, more importantly, provoke a conversation both historical and in relation to where things are heading.

The Photo Company / Lovekar Design Associates

19:00 - 5 January, 2017
The Photo Company / Lovekar Design Associates, © Hemant Patil
© Hemant Patil

© Hemant Patil              © Hemant Patil              © Hemant Patil              © Hemant Patil              +18

Peacock Technology / .DWG

22:00 - 30 December, 2016
 Peacock Technology  / .DWG, © Bhavesh Raghavani
© Bhavesh Raghavani

© Bhavesh Raghavani © Bhavesh Raghavani © Bhavesh Raghavani © Bhavesh Raghavani +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Surat, Gujarat, India
  • Design Team

    Jitendra Sabalpara, Bharat Patel, Dinesh Suthar, Bhavika Suthar
  • Art Students

    Shiv Patel , Aaksh Jakhru, Ekta Kajiwala, Vibhor Gohil, Rohan Patel, Palak Patel, Nikhil Patel, Jay Davra, Rahul Suryvanshi, Yash Ghori, Kalpita Patel, Jagruti , Pooja, Bhavna Shah, Mahiti Virani, Mansi , Jeenu Atal, Simran , Kajol Khana , Devi Diwasaliwal
  • Area

    488.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs