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Penda Designs Sky Villas with Vertical Gardens for Hyderabad

14:00 - 24 June, 2016
Penda Designs Sky Villas with Vertical Gardens for Hyderabad, Courtesy of Penda
Courtesy of Penda

Penda has released plans for a series of stacked villas that will bring gardens high into the skies of Hyderabad, India. The complex is the second stage of the Magic Breeze project for Pooja Crafted Homes – the first stage featuring a landscape design inspired by Indian stepwells and water mazes. The 450,000 square foot (42,000 square meter) development will include 127 duplex sky villas, ranging in size from 2,600 to 4,000 square feet (240 to 370 square meters), each separated by a double-height private garden terrace. The structure will be integrated into the landscape design, turning the park on its side to continue vertically up the side of the building.

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The Crescent / Sanjay Puri Architects

20:00 - 22 June, 2016
The Crescent  / Sanjay Puri Architects, © Vinesh Gandhi
© Vinesh Gandhi

© Vinesh Gandhi © Vinesh Gandhi © Vinesh Gandhi © Vinesh Gandhi +23

B-one / Cadence Architects

22:00 - 21 June, 2016
B-one  / Cadence Architects, © Sergio Ghetti
© Sergio Ghetti

© Sergio Ghetti © Sergio Ghetti © Sergio Ghetti © Sergio Ghetti +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India
  • Structural Consultant

    S & S
  • Landscape Consultant

    3Fold Design
  • Area

    5700.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Lokmanya Multipurpose Co-Operative Credit Society / Thirdspace Architecture Studio

17:00 - 16 June, 2016
Lokmanya Multipurpose Co-Operative Credit Society  / Thirdspace Architecture Studio, © Hemant Patil, Pune
© Hemant Patil, Pune

© Hemant Patil, Pune © Hemant Patil, Pune © Hemant Patil, Pune © Hemant Patil, Pune +35

Architecture as an Agent of Change: Remembering Charles Correa, "India's Greatest Architect"

04:00 - 16 June, 2016
Architecture as an Agent of Change: Remembering Charles Correa, "India's Greatest Architect", Charles Correa, "India's Greatest Architect," passed away on June 26th 2015. Image © Chistbal Manuel
Charles Correa, "India's Greatest Architect," passed away on June 26th 2015. Image © Chistbal Manuel

A year ago today, on June 16th 2015, the architectural community lost Charles Correa (b.1930) – a man often referred to as “India’s Greatest Architect” and a person whose impact on the built environment extended far beyond his own native country. Rooted in India, Correa’s work blended Modernity and traditional vernacular styles to form architecture with a universal appeal. Over the course of his career, this work earned him—among many others—awards including the 1984 RIBA Royal Gold Medal (UK), the 1994 Praemium Imperiale (Japan), and the 2006 Padma Vibhushan (India’s second highest civilian honor).

Through his buildings we, as both architects and people who experience space, have learnt about the lyrical qualities of light and shade, the beauty that can be found in humble materials, the power of color, and the joy of woven narratives in space. Perhaps more than anything else, however, it was his belief in the notion that architecture can shape society which ensures the continued relevance of his work. “At it’s most vital, architecture is an agent of change,” Correa once wrote. “To invent tomorrow – that is its finest function.”

MIT / Charles Correa Associates. Image © Anton Grassl / ESTO Belapur / Charles Correa Associates. Image © Charles Correa Associates Navi Mumbai Masterplan. Image © Charles Correa Associates Navi Mumbai Masterplan. Image © Charles Correa Associates +21

CRAFT / Sameep Padora & Associates

19:00 - 9 June, 2016
CRAFT  / Sameep Padora & Associates, © Kunal Bhatia, Studio KB
© Kunal Bhatia, Studio KB
  • Architects

  • Location

    Fountain @ Phoenix Mall, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013, India
  • Design Team

    Shravanthi Kumar, Aparna Dhareshwar, Nitisha Raje, Sanam Bauva
  • Contractor

    Sanjay Baikerikar
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

AR Issues: Why Indian Architects Need More Opportunities to Build at Home

09:30 - 3 June, 2016
AR Issues: Why Indian Architects Need More Opportunities to Build at Home, Courtesy of The Architectural Review
Courtesy of The Architectural Review

ArchDaily is continuing our partnership with The Architectural Review, bringing you short introductions to the themes of the magazine’s monthly editions. In this introduction to the May 2016 issue on Indian architecture, Editor Christine Murray highlights just some of the challenges facing the world's second most populous country, arguing for a more respected architecture profession that will be well-equipped to solve those problems.

When I think of Indian architecture, visions of Chandigarh dance in my head. India has long been a country in which to build out dreams. But with a legacy of outsourcing design to the West, for too long it has been subject to the long-arm imposition of utopian ideas.

From Lutyens to Le Corbusier, rarely have these idealistic foreign interventions made adequate provision for the nation’s rapid urbanization and vast numbers of urban poor.

A New Landscape by Penda Is Inspired by Indian Stepwells and Water Mazes

16:30 - 20 May, 2016
Courtesy of penda
Courtesy of penda

Penda has designed a landscape for Hyderabad, India, inspired by the country's stepwells and water mazes. When completed, the 8,000 square meter (85,000 square foot) Magic Breeze Landscape will serve 145 apartments in a development by Pooja Crafted Homes. Some of the landscape's signature features will be its bamboo coves, flower gardens, water displays, and built-in benches. The steps found throughout the landscape will double as planters for flowers, herbs, and grasses, that will serve as a communal garden for residents.

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DIYA / SPASM Design Architects

20:00 - 18 May, 2016
DIYA / SPASM Design Architects, © Photographix - Sebastian & Ira
© Photographix - Sebastian & Ira

© Photographix - Sebastian & Ira © Photographix - Sebastian & Ira © Photographix - Sebastian & Ira © Photographix - Sebastian & Ira +33

Gallery House / DADA & Partners

22:00 - 13 May, 2016
Gallery House / DADA & Partners, © Ranjan Sharma / Lightzone India
© Ranjan Sharma / Lightzone India

© Ranjan Sharma / Lightzone India © Ranjan Sharma / Lightzone India © Ranjan Sharma / Lightzone India © Ranjan Sharma / Lightzone India +17

Temple in Stone and Light / SpaceMatters

20:00 - 12 May, 2016
Temple in Stone and Light  / SpaceMatters, SpaceMatters. Image © Akash Kumar Das
SpaceMatters. Image © Akash Kumar Das

SpaceMatters. Image © Akash Kumar Das SpaceMatters. Image © Akash Kumar Das SpaceMatters. Image © Akash Kumar Das SpaceMatters. Image © Akash Kumar Das +39

Krishnan House / Khosla Associates

20:00 - 8 May, 2016
Krishnan House / Khosla Associates, © Shamanth Patil J.
© Shamanth Patil J.

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India
  • Principal Designers

    Sandeep Khosla, Amaresh Anand
  • Area

    16000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

McCullough Mulvin Architects Designs University Extension in India

08:00 - 28 April, 2016
McCullough Mulvin Architects Designs University Extension in India, Courtesy of McCullough Mulvin Architects
Courtesy of McCullough Mulvin Architects

Dublin-based McCullough Mulvin Architects has released the plans for their first project outside of Ireland, a large-scale extension and modernization of Thapar University in Patiala, Punjab, India. Located in a fertile area, the project seeks to consider the University as a holistic landscape, "evoking and extending nature to form rocky heights and shaded valleys."

The project consists of the construction of two main building groups: The Learning Center, which is approximately 60,000 square meters; and the Student Accommodation, which is approximately 30,000 square meters. These new facilities will be connected with existing ones by a covered and planted walkway, which allows students and staff to walk through campus in contact with nature, while screened from the weather.

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Collage House / S+PS Architects

20:00 - 24 April, 2016
Collage House / S+PS Architects, Courtesy of S+PS Architects
Courtesy of S+PS Architects

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The Green Acres Academy / Tushar Desai Assosiates

19:00 - 7 April, 2016
The Green Acres Academy / Tushar Desai Assosiates, © Photographix India
© Photographix India

© Photographix India © Photographix India © Photographix India © Photographix India +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chembur, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Tushar Desai, Chaula Trivedi
  • Design Team

    Abdulla Gavandi , Bhushan Kumawat , Riddhi Rathod , Payal Mehta , Kavita Jadhav , Anka Kacholia
  • Area

    7980.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Harnav River Edge / UA Lab + Keyur Shah & Associates

22:00 - 4 April, 2016
Harnav River Edge / UA Lab + Keyur Shah & Associates, © Anand Shukla & Dhrupad Shukla
© Anand Shukla & Dhrupad Shukla

© Anand Shukla & Dhrupad Shukla © Anand Shukla & Dhrupad Shukla © Anand Shukla & Dhrupad Shukla © Anand Shukla & Dhrupad Shukla +47

DESIGNURU

18:02 - 1 April, 2016
DESIGNURU, Designuru- Let's Celebrate Design
Designuru- Let's Celebrate Design

‘DESIGNURU’ organized by the Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID), Bangalore, will be a combined initiative of citizens of the city in making the public a part of an art and design based initiative. The festival aims to create a dialogue
among the residents of the city through the lens of community and public interest
based works on Design, Art and Architecture.

SPARC Wins 2016 Curry Stone Design Prize

12:00 - 23 March, 2016

The Curry Stone Foundation has announced The Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centers (SPARC) as the winner of the 2016 Curry Stone Design Prize Vision Award. For over 30 years, SPARC has supported, represented and implemented improvements for Indian citizens living in slum communities throughout the country. Through its alliance with the National Slum Dwellers Federation (NSDF) and Mahila Milan (Women Together), SPARC is now active in over 70 cities throughout India, lobbying for physical, social and legal advancement, as well as facilitating the construction of housing for more than 8,500 families and community toilets for over 500,000 seats in slums with no existing facilities.

“SPARC with the National Slum Dwellers Federation and Mahila Milan are driving change by using the knowledge and capacity of the urban poor,” said Emiliano Gandolfi, the Director of the Curry Stone Design Prize. “With their work they designed the social framework that enables underrepresented populations to have a voice in the decision processes that determine their quality of life.”