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The Riparian House / Architecture BRIO

22:00 - 8 March, 2016
The Riparian House / Architecture BRIO, © Ariel Huber / EDIT images
© Ariel Huber / EDIT images

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Cuboid Fractal / Greyscale Design Studio

20:00 - 3 March, 2016
Cuboid Fractal / Greyscale Design Studio, © Somsundar
© Somsundar

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National Institute for Faith Leadership / Archohm Consults

20:00 - 27 February, 2016
National Institute for Faith Leadership  / Archohm Consults, © Andre J Fanthome
© Andre J Fanthome
  • Architects

  • Location

    Dasna, Uttar Pradesh 201015, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Sourabh Gupta
  • Area

    4959.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Andre J Fanthome © Andre J Fanthome © Andre J Fanthome © Andre J Fanthome +29

Indo-Swiss Sustainability and Building Energy Modelling Workshop in Delhi

18:00 - 27 February, 2016
Indo-Swiss Sustainability and Building Energy Modelling Workshop in Delhi

A three-day Building Energy Modeling workshop in Delhi for architects that equips them with knowledge related to building science, software training to design energy efficient and sustainably cooled buildings that save money for their clients, enhance energy access for underprivileged sections of our society, and reduce carbon emissions. 

Vincent Callebaut’s Hyperions Eco-Neighborhood Produces Energy in India

08:00 - 25 February, 2016
Vincent Callebaut’s Hyperions Eco-Neighborhood Produces Energy in India, Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures
Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Agroecologist Amlankusum, together with Paris-based Vincent Callebaut Architectures, has created Hyperions, a vertical, energy positive eco-neighborhood proposed for Jaypee Green Sports City in the Delhi National Capital Region (NCR) in India. Aiming to “reconcile urban renaturation and small-scale farming with environment protection and biodiversity,” the project combines low-tech and high-tech elements with the “objective of energy decentralization and food deindustrialization.”

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ArchCult '16 Symposium in South India

12:02 - 22 February, 2016
ArchCult '16 Symposium in South India

Archcult ’16 – the annual symposium of the Department of Architecture, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli (formerly regional engineering college (REC), Tiruchirappalli) held every year in the month of March (11th, 12th & 13th ). With an active participation of above 1000 students from over 50 colleges, Archcult has been drawing students, professionals, and pioneers from various architectural fields and eminent connoisseurs from across the country. Today, Archcult is one of the most awaited symposiums across the South India.

Architects Home Studio / BetweenSpaces

20:00 - 16 February, 2016
Architects Home Studio / BetweenSpaces, © Kunal Bhatia
© Kunal Bhatia
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India
  • Design Team

    Divya Ethirajan, Pramod Jaiswal, Reema Dhiman, Anagha, Kevin George
  • Area

    2600.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Kunal Bhatia © Kunal Bhatia © Kunal Bhatia © Kunal Bhatia +35

Bamboo Symphony / Manasaram Architects

20:00 - 15 February, 2016
Bamboo Symphony / Manasaram Architects, Courtesy of Manasaram Architects
Courtesy of Manasaram Architects

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Konstrukt: Design and Innovation Awards 2016

11:25 - 13 February, 2016
Konstrukt: Design and Innovation Awards 2016

KONSTRUKT is a competitive assembly that endeavours to recognize and honour niche aesthetic design to simple functional innovation, from student to architect or civil engineer. It is their first ever chance in Eastern India to showcase their skills and get accolades from the stalwarts.

The State of Architecture in India: An Interview with Rahul Mehrotra, Ranjit Hoskote, and Kaiwan Mehta

09:30 - 10 February, 2016
The State of Architecture in India: An Interview with Rahul Mehrotra, Ranjit Hoskote, and Kaiwan Mehta, Ranjit Hoskote, Rahul Mehrotra and Kaiwan Mehta during a working session. Image Courtesy of  Suresh KK (mid-day, a Jagran Group Publication)
Ranjit Hoskote, Rahul Mehrotra and Kaiwan Mehta during a working session. Image Courtesy of Suresh KK (mid-day, a Jagran Group Publication)

Today, the rapidly-developing country of India is one of the key places in the world where architecture could have the most impact; in spite of this, there has been little critical reflection on the country's architectural landscape, and architecture has struggled to assert its value to the wider population. Currently, the country's first major architectural exhibition in 30 years is taking place in Mumbai, curated by Rahul Mehrotra, Ranjit Hoskote, and Kaiwan Mehta and running until March 20th. In this interview, a shortened version of which was first published in Domus India's December Issue, Mustansir Dalvir sits down with the curators to discuss their exhibition and the past and present of Indian Architecture.

Looking back to the time architectural practices first began to proliferate in India, one sees that they always operated within an ecosystem of practice, academia, and association. We can trace this to the 1930s, when the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) was set up, which in turn emerged from the alumni of the Bombay School of Art. Teachers at the school were the most prolific practitioners in the country, and students made the easy transition from learning to apprenticeship, to setting up their own practices. Even patrons, largely non-state (in the penultimate decades before independence) aligned themselves with the architects in a collegial association. The Journal of the Indian Institute of Architects and their annual lectures became the mouthpieces of collective praxis, as the many presidential speeches show. Everyone knew what everyone else was doing, knowledge flowed centripetally.

In the years after independence, these bonds became looser as the nation-state became the chief patron. While private wealth and industry provided steady work for architects all over the country, the IIA still continued to remain the platform of discourse and dissemination – an internal professional rumination, largely distanced from changing politics and culture in the country, especially from the seventies onwards. While students of architecture did briefly take political stances during the Emergency, practice remained unaffected.

Lookup HQ / Bhumiputra Architecture

20:00 - 4 February, 2016
Lookup HQ / Bhumiputra Architecture, © Nimish Jain
© Nimish Jain

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ASF-UK Symposium: Designing In Uncertain Global Times

16:30 - 4 February, 2016
ASF-UK Symposium:  Designing In Uncertain Global Times

Join ASF-UK for a one day symposium to explore how built environment practitioners can respond to emerging global challenges in cities. With highly interactive sessions throughout the day, we will test and discuss different skills, approaches and knowledge that can ‘challenge practice’ in order to design in uncertain global times. The day will be a great opportunity to expand your knowledge of working in this sector, to network with others in this field and a chance to discover ways in which to engage with ASF-UK. The event will end with a reflection by practitioners involved in innovative forms of practice in the UK and around the world.

Event: Sustainability and Building Energy Modelling Workshop for Architects

18:00 - 1 February, 2016
Event: Sustainability and Building Energy Modelling Workshop for Architects

A three-day Building Energy Modeling workshop for architects that equips them with knowledge related to building science, software training to design energy efficient and sustainably cooled buildings that save money for their clients, enhance energy access for underprivileged sections of our society, and reduce carbon emissions.

Work Begins on David Chipperfield's Mughal Museum in India

16:00 - 29 January, 2016
Work Begins on David Chipperfield's Mughal Museum in India , © David Chipperfield Architects
© David Chipperfield Architects

Construction is underway on David Chipperfield Architect's Mughal Museum in Agra, India, near the Taj Mahal's eastern gate. Part of a larger Archohm-led masterplan, which includes the Taj Orientation Center and the Agra Heritage Center, the project will provide 5200-square-meters of permanent and temporary exhibition space entirely "dedicated to the history and culture of the Mughals, a dynasty that ruled over Northern India for over three centuries," says the practice. 

The Walls and Vaults House / LIJO.RENY.architects

22:00 - 25 January, 2016
© Praveen Mohandas
© Praveen Mohandas

© Suneesh Suresh © Praveen Mohandas © Praveen Mohandas © Suneesh Suresh +46

Abin Design Studio Constructs Pavilion of Canopies for Indian Cultural Festival

06:00 - 25 January, 2016
Abin Design Studio Constructs Pavilion of Canopies for Indian Cultural Festival, © Subhrajit G.Mitra. Image Courtesy of Abin Design Studio
© Subhrajit G.Mitra. Image Courtesy of Abin Design Studio

India based Abin Design Studio has designed and constructed a pavilion of canopies for a religious festival in West Kolkata. The design is based on the celebration of tribal life and the symbiotic relationship between the community and the forest. By highlighting the importance of the forest in their lives, the community hopes to raise awareness about conservation of the lands.

© Sayantan Chakraborty. Image Courtesy of Abin Design Studio © Sayantan Chakraborty. Image Courtesy of Abin Design Studio © Abin Chaudhuri. Image Courtesy of Abin Design Studio © Sayantan Chakraborty. Image Courtesy of Abin Design Studio +20

House Around a Split Level Courtyard / Rubber Soul

20:00 - 24 January, 2016
House Around a Split Level Courtyard / Rubber Soul, © Harshan Thomson
© Harshan Thomson

Vellore House / Made in Earth

22:00 - 14 January, 2016
Vellore House / Made in Earth , Courtesy of Made in Earth
Courtesy of Made in Earth

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