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Office@Threshold / Reasoning Instincts Architecture Studio

19:00 - 1 August, 2016
Office@Threshold  /  Reasoning Instincts Architecture Studio, © Krunal Mistry
© Krunal Mistry

© Krunal Mistry © Krunal Mistry © Krunal Mistry © Krunal Mistry +21

AD Classics: Bharat Bhavan / Charles Correa

04:00 - 1 August, 2016
AD Classics: Bharat Bhavan / Charles Correa, © Charles Correa Foundation
© Charles Correa Foundation

In the late 1970s, the Government of India launched an initiative to build in every state capital an institution to celebrate the cultural and creative output of the nation. Although the scheme was largely unsuccessful, one shining example remains: Bharat Bhavan (‘India House’), located in Bhopal.

Designed by Indian architectural luminary Charles Correa, this multi-arts center first opened its doors in 1982. More than thirty years later, it continues to house a variety of cultural facilities and play host to multitude of arts events. The design of the complex is a product of Correa’s mission to establish a modern architectural style specific to India and distinct from European Modernism. Drawing on the plentiful source material provided by the rich architectural heritage of his home country, at Bharat Bhavan Correa produced a building for the modern era which manages to also remain firmly rooted in the vernacular traditions of India’s past.

© Charles Correa Foundation © Charles Correa Foundation © Charles Correa Foundation © Charles Correa Foundation +50

Queen Hur Memorial Park Design Competition (India)

06:00 - 31 July, 2016
Queen Hur Memorial Park Design Competition (India), QueenHur MemorialPark Competition, INDIA
QueenHur MemorialPark Competition, INDIA

Ÿ"Queen Hur Memorial Park Construction Project" is promoted in joint as a result of the 2015 Korea-India Summit on reinforcing cultural and personal exchanges between the two countries. The project is to reorganize the existing Queen Hur Memorial Park located in Ayodhya, India, and to extend the park in the riverside area next to the memorial park to construct the memorial park newly for connecting to the adjacent urban fabric, and commercial and cultural facilities.

Studios 18 / Sanjay Puri Architects

22:00 - 28 July, 2016
Studios 18 / Sanjay Puri Architects, © Vinesh Gandhi
© Vinesh Gandhi

© Vinesh Gandhi © Vinesh Gandhi © Vinesh Gandhi © Vinesh Gandhi +26

The Light Box / Rohan Chavan

22:00 - 27 July, 2016
The Light Box / Rohan Chavan, Courtesy of Rohan Chavan
Courtesy of Rohan Chavan

Courtesy of Rohan Chavan Courtesy of Rohan Chavan Courtesy of Rohan Chavan Courtesy of Rohan Chavan +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Teen Hath Naka Flyover, Thane West, Thane, Maharashtra, India
  • Area

    30.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Rohan Chavan

KMYF / Cadence

19:00 - 25 July, 2016
KMYF  / Cadence, © Sergio Ghetti & Cadence
© Sergio Ghetti & Cadence

© Sergio Ghetti & Cadence © Sergio Ghetti & Cadence © Sergio Ghetti & Cadence © Sergio Ghetti & Cadence +17

Spotlight: Geoffrey Bawa

06:00 - 23 July, 2016
Spotlight: Geoffrey Bawa, A courtyard in Bawa's campus for the University of Ruhuna. Image © Harry Sowden
A courtyard in Bawa's campus for the University of Ruhuna. Image © Harry Sowden

Despite his late entry into architecture, Geoffrey Manning Bawa FRIBA, (July 23, 1919 – May 27, 2003), explored modernism and its cultural implications, and created a unique, recognizable style of design which had a lasting impact on architects across the world. Well versed in Modernist theory, Bawa was one of the original proponents of Tropical Modernism, a design movement in which sensitivity for local context combines with the form-making principles of modernism. Bawa’s architecture led to the formation of a new architectural identity and aesthetic for many tropical environments, and won him recognition and awards, including the Chairman’s Award of the Aga Kahn Special Chairman’s Award for Architecture (2001) and the title Deshamanya, in recognition by the government of Sri Lanka for his contributions to his country.

Z-Axis International Conference to Explore "Buildings as Ideas"

04:30 - 21 July, 2016
Z-Axis International Conference to Explore "Buildings as Ideas", Z Axis Poster
Z Axis Poster

The Charles Correa Foundation is organizing its second annual Z-Axis Conference entitled Buildings As Ideas, which will focus on buildings and the nature of the questions they raise. The inaugural conference, Great City... Terrible Place, which was held in March 2015, intended to describe the city.

Traditional Indian Architecture Meets Contemporary Office Space in This Naturally-Lit Design by Studio Symbiosis

16:00 - 17 July, 2016

Studio Symbiosis Architects is amidst the construction process for Punjab Kesari Headquarters, an 18,000 square meter office space in Delhi NCR, India.

Designed as a fusion of traditional Indian architecture and contemporary office space, the main objective of the project is “to reduce heat gain and optimize façade opening ratio, ensuing no artificial lighting is required on a typical day.”

© Studio Symbiosis © Studio Symbiosis © Studio Symbiosis © Studio Symbiosis +12

Residential Pavilion / Abraham John Architects

22:00 - 15 July, 2016
Residential Pavilion / Abraham John Architects, © Alan Abraham
© Alan Abraham

© Alan Abraham © Alan Abraham © Alan Abraham © Alan Abraham +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Team

    Abraham John, Alan Abraham, Anca Florescu, Niranjan Fulsundar, Prachi Donde, Neha Gupta
  • Area

    350.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Moving Landscapes / Matharoo Associates

22:00 - 14 July, 2016
Moving Landscapes / Matharoo Associates, © Edmund Sumner
© Edmund Sumner

© Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner +19

Badri Residence / Architecture Paradigm

20:00 - 13 July, 2016
Badri Residence  / Architecture Paradigm, © Anand Jaju
© Anand Jaju

© Anand Jaju © Anand Jaju © Anand Jaju © Anand Jaju +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India
  • Design team

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

    4300.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

You Only Walk This Way Once: Anthony Acciavatti Interviewed by Vere van Gool

04:00 - 13 July, 2016
You Only Walk This Way Once: Anthony Acciavatti Interviewed by Vere van Gool, Tent Temples at Kumb Mela, Allahabad, 2013. Image © Anthony Acciavatti
Tent Temples at Kumb Mela, Allahabad, 2013. Image © Anthony Acciavatti

The following interview with Anthony Acciavatti was first published by Volume Magazine in their 48th issue, The Research Turn. You can read the Editorial of this issue, Research Horizons, here.

The Ganges River is India’s largest and most densely populated water basin. A lifeline to millions of people and carrying enormous celestial significance, the river is also severely polluted and suffers from dramatic droughts and floods. Vere van Gool spoke with Anthony Acciavatti to discuss the decade he spent navigating the Ganges and the new reading he was able to construct of this sacred river.

Vere van Gool: How did your journey begin?

Anthony Acciavatti: I’ve always been interested in the relationship between rivers and cities. It’s something of a romance really. I grew up not far from the Mississippi river and after doing some mappings of the Tiber river in relationship to the city of Rome, I came back to the States and finished my undergraduate thesis where I was looking at the Atchafalaya basin of south New Orleans, designing from the scale of mosquito habitats to the regional hydrodynamics of the Mississippi. While working on my thesis, I became very interested in looking into a large river system and noticed that the Ganges hadn't been mapped in about fifty years. All I could find were statistics attesting to its unprecedented levels of human density, agricultural production, and annual rainfall. So I wrote a Fulbright proposal in 2004, saying: if you give me a year, I will walk the land and create what I called a dynamic atlas of how the monsoon radically transforms this area every year.

House in Goa / Ankit Prabhudessai

20:00 - 12 July, 2016
House in Goa / Ankit Prabhudessai, © Prashant Bhatt
© Prashant Bhatt

© Prashant Bhatt © Prashant Bhatt © Prashant Bhatt © Prashant Bhatt +24

Gomati / SPASM

22:00 - 5 July, 2016
Gomati / SPASM, © Photographix
© Photographix

© Photographix © Photographix © Photographix © Photographix +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Malavli, Maharashtra, India
  • Project Team

    Sangeeta Merchant, Sagar Mehta, Divyesh Kargathra, Mansoor Ali Kudalkar, Sanjeev Panjabi
  • Project Architects

    Sagar Mehta, Divyesh Kargathra
  • Area

    10500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Photographix , Courtesy of SPASM

Jetavan / Sameep Padora & Associates

02:00 - 4 July, 2016
Jetavan / Sameep Padora & Associates, © Edmund Sumner
© Edmund Sumner

© Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner +19

Works of India

14:58 - 29 June, 2016
Works of India, Wall and palm trees, Murud, India, 2014 - Courtesy Works of India, Fabio Baldo and Tiago Atalaia
Wall and palm trees, Murud, India, 2014 - Courtesy Works of India, Fabio Baldo and Tiago Atalaia

Works of India is an archive of drawings, sketches, artefacts, models, tools and pictures collected and made during two and a half years of life and work. The collection arises as necessity to document the relation between human, natural and built landscape to portray a frame for a way of life in India.

The selected material articulates in six environments which reflects upon the relation between man and nature, god and matter, a certain sacrality which is embedded during the act of creation and a sort of deep rooted understanding in the way of making and building.

Sergei Tchoban: Bridges & Spires - Drawing Reflections on Past and Future

08:00 - 26 June, 2016
Sergei Tchoban: Bridges & Spires - Drawing Reflections on Past and Future, Sergei Tchoban: Bridges & Spires
Sergei Tchoban: Bridges & Spires

German-Russian architect, artist, and collector Sergei Tchoban’s new exhibition Bridges & Spires: Reflections on Past and Future presents over 60 large format drawings and watercolors of existing and imaginary structures and ruins, as well as futuristic fantasies of context and gravity defying urban pasts and futures. The exhibition gathers Tchoban’s diverse oeuvre of drawings – from his travels throughout Europe, America, and Asia to urban fantasies that inhabit imaginary underwater canals in St. Petersburg and Venice, and the skies over Berlin and New York. The drawings on view, which span from 1983 to 2016, many exhibited for the first time, present the artist’s continuous pursuit, which is independent of his professional practice.