Army Rowing Node / KSA Architects

01:00 - 19 December, 2014
© Nemish Shah
© Nemish Shah
  • Architects

  • Location

    Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Nemish Shah, Kumarpal Kothari
  • Design Team

    Pierre Michael, Mili Parekh
  • Area

    8000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Nemish Shah

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DupleXS / architectureRED

01:00 - 15 December, 2014
© Prem, Rajan Gero
© Prem, Rajan Gero
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Design Team

    Biju Kuriakose, Kishore Panikkar, Kani Pandian, Yasir Azami, Preetha John, Apoorva Madhusudan
  • Area

    17000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Prem, Rajan Gero

© Prem, Rajan Gero © Prem, Rajan Gero © Prem, Rajan Gero © Prem, Rajan Gero +24

Triburg Headquarters / S.P.A Design

01:00 - 11 December, 2014
© Amit Pasrichha
© Amit Pasrichha
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sector 22A, Sector 22, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
  • Area

    20000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Amit Pasrichha

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Steven Holl Selected To Design New Wing For Mumbai City Museum

00:00 - 8 December, 2014
Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects
Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl Architects has been selected to design a new extension to one of India’s oldest museums, the Mumbai City Museum, also known as the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum. Selected over OMA, Studio Mumbai Architecture, Zaha Hadid and four others, Holl is now the first architect ever to be chosen through an international competition to design a public building in Mumbai. 

Continue reading to learn more about Holl’s winning design. 

The Z Axis International Conference to Explore "Great City, Terrible Place" in India

00:00 - 7 December, 2014
Courtesy of The Z Axis
Courtesy of The Z Axis

Curated by the Charles Correa Foundation, the Z Axis is an annual conference bringing together pioneers, thought leaders, influencers, professionals, and students in the fields of architecture and urban design to create an intellectual community focused on issues related to the context of India and the developing world. Fifteen speakers will gather from across the globe to explore the theme of Great City…Terrible Place, including Charles CorreaDavid Adjaye, Alfredo Brillembourg of Urban Think Tank, Spain's "guerrilla architect" Santiago Cirugeda, Simone Sfriso of Studio TAM Associati and more.  

M – Auditorium / Planet 3 Studios Architecture

01:00 - 3 December, 2014
© Mrigank Sharma
© Mrigank Sharma
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Design Team

    Kalhan Mattoo, Santha Gour Mattoo, Shanky Jain, Dhiraj Narang and Amit Jadhav
  • Area

    6000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Mrigank Sharma

© Mrigank Sharma © Mrigank Sharma © Mrigank Sharma © Mrigank Sharma +13

House in Mohali / Charged Voids

01:00 - 27 November, 2014
© Purnesh Dev Photography
© Purnesh Dev Photography
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Punjab, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Aman Aggarwal
  • Design Team

    Swati Agarwal, Vijay Kumar
  • Builder

    Sandeep Khullar
  • Area

    420.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Purnesh Dev Photography

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The Digit / Anagram Architects

01:00 - 29 October, 2014
© André J Fanthome
© André J Fanthome

© André J Fanthome © André J Fanthome © André J Fanthome © Ayush Prakash +12

The Urbane House / Hiren Patel Architects

01:00 - 24 September, 2014
© Sebastian Zachariah
© Sebastian Zachariah

© Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah +19

Discovery Centre / Architecture Discipline

01:00 - 23 September, 2014
© Jeetin Sharma
© Jeetin Sharma
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Akshat Bhatt
  • Project Lead

    Nirmal C Gupta, Sameer Uddin
  • Area

    37000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Jeetin Sharma

© Jeetin Sharma © Jeetin Sharma © Jeetin Sharma © Jeetin Sharma +38

APA Awards: James Ewing's Matrimandir Photograph Places First for Architecture

00:00 - 14 September, 2014
The Matrimandir in Auroville, India designed by Roger Anger and Mirra Alfassa was constructed between 1971-2008. The inner chamber contains a meditation hall which houses the largest optically perfect glass sphere in the world. Auroville is an international peace community founded as a project of the Sri Aurobindo Society in 1968 with the endorsement of the Government of India and UNESCO.. Image © James Ewing
The Matrimandir in Auroville, India designed by Roger Anger and Mirra Alfassa was constructed between 1971-2008. The inner chamber contains a meditation hall which houses the largest optically perfect glass sphere in the world. Auroville is an international peace community founded as a project of the Sri Aurobindo Society in 1968 with the endorsement of the Government of India and UNESCO.. Image © James Ewing

Brooklyn based architectural photographer James Ewing has placed first in the American Photographic ArtistsAPA Awards for architecture. The image, as Ewing describes, “was created to describe the verdant landscape that surrounds the Matrimandir and the community of Auroville.” 

“The land was in an advanced state of desertification when the Auroville project was started in the 1960s. Heavy erosion had removed most of the topsoil and left a barren scorched earth. Through many years of careful engineering and land management Auroville has created a lush, wooded, garden city. I sought out an elevated vantage point that allowed me to present the building in context with its landscape. The building without the landscape would only be half of the story. The cyclists in the foreground show scale and provide a contrast between the familiar low-fi technology of the bicycles and the fantastic sci-fi form of the Matrimandir itself.”

Bagrecha Residence / Cadence

01:00 - 10 September, 2014
© Anand Jaju
© Anand Jaju
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Smaran Mallesh, Narendra Pirgal, Vikram Rajashekar
  • Project Architects

    Smitha Lukose, Komal Bhulani, Sangeetha Patrick, Aishani Nath
  • Area

    2200.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Anand Jaju © Anand Jaju © Anand Jaju © Anand Jaju +16

SDM Apartment / Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop

01:00 - 12 August, 2014
© Bharath Ramamrutham
© Bharath Ramamrutham

© Bharath Ramamrutham © Bharath Ramamrutham © Bharath Ramamrutham © Bharath Ramamrutham +30

AD Interviews: Rahul Mehrotra / RMA Architects

01:00 - 7 August, 2014

On his recent visit to Santiago, Chile we caught up with Rahul Mehrotra, founder of Mumbai-based RMA Architects and a professor of Urban Design and Planning at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Mehrotra is known for his advocacy work in Mumbai and has carried out projects on a myriad of scales including interior design, architecture, urban design, conservation and planning. His projects include everything from a house on a tea plantation to a campus for NGO Magic Bus, the KMC Corporate Office in Hyderabad and housing for mahouts and their elephants. Mehrotra has also written and lectured extensively on architecture, conservation and urban planning in Mumbai and India.

Emerging Practices in India: Anagram Architects

01:00 - 27 July, 2014
Brick screen wall: SAHRDC building. Image Courtesy of Anagram Architects
Brick screen wall: SAHRDC building. Image Courtesy of Anagram Architects

Indian Architect & Builder, through a two-part series titled ‘Practices of Consequence’ (Volumes I and II) delves deeper into contemporary Indian practices that have carved a unique identity and place for themselves in the country today. This article, part of the first volume of the series, takes a closer look at Anagram Architects, a New Delhi based architectural firm.

Led by Madhav Raman and Vaibhav Dimri, Anagram Architects is a growing studio that works in architecture, installation, urban design and material innovation. The firm is often experimental in nature, and each project is developed with a distinct, independent framework. Beyond architecture, Anagram Architects has also designed objects and installations with a strong, cohesive sense of material, detail and execution. Indian Architect & Builder’s interview with the founders, after the break…

Gairole House: Volume and brick courses. Image Courtesy of Anagram Architects Kindred House: Pergolas. Image Courtesy of Anagram Architects 3D Model: SAHRDC. Image Courtesy of Anagram Architects Vaansa: Under construction. Image Courtesy of Anagram Architects +24

Vishranthi Office / KSM Architecture

01:00 - 17 July, 2014
© Vishranthi Homes
© Vishranthi Homes

© Vishranthi Homes © Vishranthi Homes © Vishranthi Homes © Vishranthi Homes +10

India’s Most Successful Architect: Improving India's Slums or Exacerbating Social Gaps?

00:00 - 29 June, 2014
On what used to be a shantytown, Hafeez Contractor's the Imperial Towers now loom over low-income apartments. Image © Mahesh Shantaram for The New York Times
On what used to be a shantytown, Hafeez Contractor's the Imperial Towers now loom over low-income apartments. Image © Mahesh Shantaram for The New York Times

"The Indian poor live in perpetual darkness, while the Indian rich live in perpetual light." This fact is obviously embedded in Mumbai, where luxury condominiums rise in the middle of slums. Many of these extravagant buildings were designed by India's most commercially successful architect, Hafeez Contractor, who believes his arrestive work is the beginning of slum redevelopment. Learn about his crusade and how he's been criticized in this New York Times article by Daniel Brook.

Emerging Practices in India: Abin Design Studio

01:00 - 21 June, 2014
International Management Institute, Bhubaneswar: Library from the courtyard. Image Courtesy of Abin Design Studio
International Management Institute, Bhubaneswar: Library from the courtyard. Image Courtesy of Abin Design Studio

Indian Architect & Builder, through a two-part series titled ‘’ (Volumes I and II), delves deeper into contemporary Indian practices that have carved a unique identity and place for themselves in the country today. This article, part of the first volume of the series takes a closer look at ‘Abin Design Studio’, a Kolkata-based architectural firm.

In a city that, though culturally rich, has remained fairly neglectful of contemporary architectural developments, Abin Design Studio’s dynamic philosophy attempts to trigger a ‘think revolution’ by challenging the conventional and recreating the city-scape of Kolkata. Abin Design Studio was founded in October 2005 by Abin Chaudhuri, who partnered with Jui Mallick in 2006. What started off as a small three-person firm is now a frontline organisation rendering complete design solutions from conceptualisation to realisation of space, object and visual.

The projects have a strong spatial quality which fuse lessons from past traditions with aspirations of the present in a sparkling coup of energy. Their passion to transform and nerve to challenge is almost incomparable. Indian Architect & Builder’s interview with the founders, after the break…

Istanbul Disaster Prevention and Education Centre, Istanbul: Competition entry. Image Courtesy of Abin Design Studio International Institute of Management, Kolkata: Process sketch. Image Courtesy of Abin Design Studio School of Architecture & Planning, Bhopal: View of the academic block. Image Courtesy of Abin Design Studio International Management Institute, Bhubaneswar: View from the administrative block. Image Courtesy of Abin Design Studio +33