Suzlon One Earth Global Corporate Headquarters / Christopher Benninger

01:00 - 14 January, 2014
Suzlon One Earth Global Corporate Headquarters / Christopher Benninger , © A. Ramprasad Naidu
© A. Ramprasad Naidu

© A. Ramprasad Naidu © A. Ramprasad Naidu © A. Ramprasad Naidu © A. Ramprasad Naidu +21

Vana: A Nature-Inspired Structure that Grows Like a Tree

01:00 - 11 January, 2014
Vana: A Nature-Inspired Structure that Grows Like a Tree, © Sumedh Prasad / Orproject
© Sumedh Prasad / Orproject

Orproject, a London-based architecture practice, completed a room-sized, nature-inspired canopy titled, 'Vana,' for the India Design Forum exhibited in The Brick House in New Delhi.

Read what the architects' had to say after the break...

© Sumedh Prasad / Orproject © Sumedh Prasad / Orproject © Sumedh Prasad / Orproject © Sumedh Prasad / Orproject +12

361° Conference 2014: Architecture and Identity

00:00 - 9 January, 2014
361° Conference 2014: Architecture and Identity

The 361° Conference, an initiative by Indian Architect & Builder to create a relevant platform for dialogue on architecture in India, will take place on February 19th to the 21st in Mumbai. This year's edition, based on the theme of "Architecture and Identity," will include renowned speakers, including Steven Holl and Dr. B V Doshi. More details, after the break...

AD Classics: Mill Owners' Association Building / Le Corbusier

01:00 - 7 January, 2014
AD Classics: Mill Owners' Association Building / Le Corbusier, © motaleb architekten
© 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
Vivanta by Taj Gurgaon  / WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design, 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
Remembering Bawa, 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
Laureus Learning Pavilion / Architecture BRIO, 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

Courtesy of Ariel Huber + Rob Thomas Photography + Architecture BRIO Courtesy of Ariel Huber + Rob Thomas Photography + Architecture BRIO Courtesy of Ariel Huber + Rob Thomas Photography + Architecture BRIO Courtesy of Ariel Huber + Rob Thomas Photography + Architecture BRIO +29

Kolkata Museum of Modern Art / Herzog & de Meuron

01:00 - 26 November, 2013
Kolkata Museum of Modern Art / Herzog & de Meuron, 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
Auriga Restaurant / Sanjay Puri, © Vinesh Gandhi
© Vinesh Gandhi

© Vinesh Gandhi © Vinesh Gandhi © Vinesh Gandhi © Vinesh Gandhi +15

House on a Stream / Architecture BRIO

01:00 - 16 November, 2013
House on a Stream / Architecture BRIO, © 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 © Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah +29

Saxena Apartments / Vir.Mueller Architects

01:00 - 14 November, 2013
Saxena Apartments / Vir.Mueller Architects, © 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

© Andre J. Fanthome © Andre J. Fanthome © Andre J. Fanthome © Andre J. Fanthome +24

AD Architecture School Guide: Jamia Millia Islama

00:00 - 25 October, 2013
AD Architecture School Guide: Jamia Millia Islama, 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
The Running Wall Residence / LIJO RENY architects, © 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 © Paveen Mohandas © Paveen Mohandas © Paveen Mohandas +44

Pete Mane / Architecture Paradigm

01:00 - 1 October, 2013
Pete Mane / Architecture Paradigm, © 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 © Anand Jaju © Anand Jaju © Anand Jaju +26

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
Urban Planning Lessons from the World's Largest (Temporary) City, © la_eclectic
© 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
Raas Jodhpur / The Lotus Praxis Initiative, © 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 © André J. Fanthome & Rajen Nandwana © André J. Fanthome & Rajen Nandwana © André J. Fanthome & Rajen Nandwana +35

Lateral House / Gaurav Roy Choudhury

01:00 - 26 August, 2013
Lateral House / Gaurav Roy Choudhury, © Tina Nandi
© Tina Nandi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Contractors

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

    3600.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Tina Nandi © Tina Nandi © Tina Nandi © Tina Nandi +24