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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.

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.

Courtesy of Penda Courtesy of Penda Courtesy of Penda Courtesy of Penda +38

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.

Courtesy of penda Courtesy of penda Courtesy of penda Courtesy of penda +26

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