AD Classics: Mill Owners' Association Building / Le Corbusier

01:00 - 7 January, 2014
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© motaleb architekten

Le Corbusier was commissioned by the president of the Mill Owners’ Association to design the organization’s headquarters in Ahmedabad, a city historically active in India’s textile trade. The building is a physical manifesto representing Le Corbusier’s proposal for a modern Indian architecture. Constructed in 1954, the Mill Owners’ Association Building is considered the first of four completed commissions in Ahmedabad. 

Vivanta by Taj Gurgaon / WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design

01:00 - 31 December, 2013
Courtesy of WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design
Courtesy of WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design
  • Architects

  • Location

    Arya Samaj Road, Sector 44, Gurgaon, Haryana 122003, India
  • Design Team

    Mr. Wong Chiu Man, James Tan, Juan Andres, Michelle Salvador
  • Area

    25000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design

Courtesy of WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design Courtesy of WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design Courtesy of WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design Courtesy of WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design +24

Remembering Bawa

01:00 - 19 December, 2013
Kandalama Hotel, Dambulla - Section. Image
Kandalama Hotel, Dambulla - Section. Image

In this article, originally published in Indian Architect & Builder, architect and writer David Robson pens an intimate and personal account of the life and work of Geoffrey Bawa – an incredible architect with an un-paralleled legacy in Sri Lanka and south-east India. 

Ten years have rolled by since Geoffrey Bawa’s death and fifteen since ill-health forced him to hang up his tee-square. It's time to take stock: what was his legacy? How were his ideas disseminated? What influence has he had? What were his qualities? Who was Geoffrey Bawa?

Ena de Silva House - Copy drawing by Vernon Nonis, 1985.. Image  Sitting at the Polontawala Bungalow.. Image  Lunuganga -Drawing. Image  Triton Hotel Entrance. Image  +58

Laureus Learning Pavilion / Architecture BRIO

01:00 - 19 December, 2013
Courtesy of Ariel Huber + Rob Thomas Photography + Architecture BRIO
Courtesy of Ariel Huber + Rob Thomas Photography + Architecture BRIO
  • Architects

  • Location

    Karjat, Maharashtra 410201, India
  • Design Team

    Robert Verrijt, Shefali Balwani, Sahil Deshpande, Pankaj Chakraborty, Ryan Mcloughlin
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Ariel Huber + Rob Thomas Photography + Architecture BRIO

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Kolkata Museum of Modern Art / Herzog & de Meuron

01:00 - 26 November, 2013
KMOMA. Image © Kolkata Museum of Modern Art
KMOMA. Image © Kolkata Museum of Modern Art

The Kolkata Museum of Modern Art (KMOMA), Herzog & de Meuron’s first project in India, has broken ground in the new district of Rajarhat. The new museum seeks to embrace the city’s renowned cultural past and ultimately transform it into India’s “Art City”. Programs ranging from high-end gallery and art restoration facilities, to artist studios and an outdoor performance theater aims to empower local artists so they may play a critical role in the evolution of their community. 

Auriga Restaurant / Sanjay Puri

01:00 - 19 November, 2013
© Vinesh Gandhi
© Vinesh Gandhi

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House on a Stream / Architecture BRIO

01:00 - 16 November, 2013
© Sebastian Zachariah
© Sebastian Zachariah
  • Architects

  • Location

    Alibaugh, Maharashtra, India
  • Design

    Robert Verrijt, Shefali Balwani
  • Structural Design

    Vijay K. Patil & Associates
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Sebastian Zachariah

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Saxena Apartments / Vir.Mueller Architects

01:00 - 14 November, 2013
© Andre J. Fanthome
© Andre J. Fanthome
  • Architects

  • Location

    New Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Christine Mueller, Pankaj Vir Gupta
  • Design Team

    Avneet Kaur, Mansi Maheshwari, Prashant Singh Hada, Ranu Singh
  • Electrical Engineer

    Electro Consultants
  • Sanitary Engineer

    Vinod Sharma
  • Structural Engineer

    Himanshu Parikh
  • Contractor

    Macro Constructions
  • Photographs

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AD Architecture School Guide: Jamia Millia Islama

00:00 - 25 October, 2013
Ekistics is the science of human settlements. Students in the Ekistics Department of Jamia Millia Islamia study settlements across India, including cities like Jodhpur (pictured above). Image Courtesy of shutterstock.com
Ekistics is the science of human settlements. Students in the Ekistics Department of Jamia Millia Islamia study settlements across India, including cities like Jodhpur (pictured above). Image Courtesy of shutterstock.com

With its current total population over 1.2 billion people, India is the second most populous nation in the world. What’s more, current demographics show that, rather than being concentrated, India’s population is spread throughout its states.  In demographic and statistical terms, then, India is ideally situated to provide architecture students with new insights into Ekistics, or the science of human settlements.

Founded in 2001 in response to the ongoing shifts in the urban landscape, the Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics at Jamia Millia Islamia, a Central University, grounds students in the ways that nature interacts with human needs/ethics in order to produce professionals instrumental in advancing a better built environment.

The Running Wall Residence / LIJO RENY architects

01:00 - 14 October, 2013
© Paveen Mohandas
© Paveen Mohandas
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kolasseri, Thalassery, Kerala, India
  • Design Team

    Lijo Jos and Reny Lijo
  • Landscape

    LIJO.RENY.architects + Transform
  • Area

    507.93 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Paveen Mohandas

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Pete Mane / Architecture Paradigm

01:00 - 1 October, 2013
© Anand Jaju
© Anand Jaju
  • Architects

  • Location

    Gundlupet, Karnataka, India
  • Design Team

    Sandeep J, Vimal Jain, Manoj ladhad, Senthil Kumar and Shiraj
  • Structural Engineer / Civil Engineer

    Mr. B.L.Manjunath & Co.
  • Contractor / Builders

    Mr. Shekar
  • Area

    3500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Anand Jaju

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Is there a Future for India's Stepwells?

00:00 - 29 September, 2013

Tourists in India dutifully make the rounds, visiting the spectacular temples, palaces, and forts the country has to offer. But, even when they're practically under their feet, people often forget about stepwells, the massive subterranean (up to ten stories) structures that dot the Indian landscape. 

As this video explains, stepwells, first constructed around 300 CE, were born out of a need to dependably collect and store water. They boast highly complex circulation and ornamentation, and over the years have evolved to function also as community centres and temples. But, as architecture journalist Victoria Lautman has pointed out, with the spread of industrialisation and drought (not to mention widespread demolition), stepwells are slowly becoming derelict. 

Urban Planning Lessons from the World's Largest (Temporary) City

00:00 - 6 September, 2013
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© la_eclectic

For two months out of every twelve years, Allahabad in India becomes one of the most populous cities in the world - thanks to the Maha Kumbh Mela, a Hindu Festival that is the largest single-purpose gathering of people on the globe. In an article for Smithsonian Magazine, Tom Downey relates his experience of the Festival and sheds light on how a temporary city can swell to such astronomical sizes and still function as well as, if not better than, permanent cities. It is hoped that the research by Harvard Graduate School of Design at the Kumbh Mela can inform the construction of refugee camps, emergency cities and even permanent cities in the future. You can read the full article here.

Raas Jodhpur / The Lotus Praxis Initiative

01:00 - 4 September, 2013
© André J. Fanthome & Rajen Nandwana
© André J. Fanthome & Rajen Nandwana
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
  • Lead Designers

    Ambrish Arora (Lotus, New Delhi) & Rajiv Majumdar (Praxis, Bangalore)
  • Design Team

    Arun Kullu, Radha Muralidharan, Anuja Gupta, Ruchi Mehta
  • Landscape Design

    Akshay Kaul & Associates
  • Structural Design

    BL Manjunath
  • Contractors

    Buildkraft India & Moolchand Stone mason
  • Photographs

    André J. Fanthome & Rajen Nandwana

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Lateral House / Gaurav Roy Choudhury

01:00 - 26 August, 2013
© Tina Nandi
© Tina Nandi
  • Architects

    Gaurav Roy Choudhury
  • Location

    Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Contractors

    LISA and Ravikumar, Plumbtech Engineers, ACHU P. Enterprises
  • Area

    3600.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

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The House Cast in Liquid Stone / SPASM Design Architects

00:00 - 26 August, 2013
© Sebastian Zachariah
© Sebastian Zachariah
  • Architects

  • Location

    Khopoli, Maharashtra, India
  • Design Team

    Sangeeta Merchant, Mansoor Kudalkar, Gauri Satam, Lekha Gupta, Sanjeev Panjabi
  • Area

    638.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Sebastian Zachariah

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Gaga / Coordination Asia

00:00 - 26 August, 2013
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© Diephotodesigner.De

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The Long House / Khosla Associates

01:00 - 23 August, 2013
© Shamanth Patil J
© Shamanth Patil J
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Principal Designers

    Sandeep Khosla and Amaresh Anand
  • Design Team

    Sandeep Khosla, Amaresh Anand, Raju S. and Akanksha Chhajer
  • Civil Contractors

    J.J. Constructions Pvt. Ltd
  • Landscape

    Garden World Pvt. Ltd
  • PHE Consultant

    JR Consultancy
  • Electrical Contractor

    MK Electricals
  • Electrical Consultant

    Services Design Consultants
  • Area

    6000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Shamanth Patil J

© Shamanth Patil J © Shamanth Patil J © Shamanth Patil J © Shamanth Patil J +23