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The Frill House / Hiren Patel Architects

  • Architects: Hiren Patel Architects
  • Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • Area: 9,000 ft2
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Sebastian Zachariah

© Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah

Office for Crayons / IAAD

© Andre Fanthome
© Andre Fanthome
  • Architects: IAAD
  • Location: Okhla, Nueva Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Design Team: Jyoti, Sumit, Rachna
  • Area: 11000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Andre Fanthome

© Andre Fanthome © Andre Fanthome © Andre Fanthome © Andre Fanthome

Slum Rehabilitation Promise to Mumbai's 20 Million

Aerial View of Mumbai; Courtesy of Flickr User Cactus Bones; Licensed via Creative Commons
Aerial View of Mumbai; Courtesy of Flickr User Cactus Bones; Licensed via Creative Commons

Slums, shanty-towns, favelas - they are all products of an exploding migration from rural to urban areas.  Over the last half century, people living in or near metropolises has risen in proportion to the global population.  Migrations from rural areas to urban areas have grown exponentially as cities have developed into hubs of economic activity and job growth promising new opportunities for social mobility and education.  Yet, with all these perceptions holding fast, many people who choose to migrate find themselves in the difficult circumstances of integrating into an environment without the proper resources to accommodate the growing population.  Cities, for example, like Mumbai, India's largest city and 11th on the list as of 2012 with a population of an estimated 20.5 million.  According to a New York Times article from 2011, about 60% of that number live in the makeshift dwellings that now occupy lucrative land for Mumbai's developers.

More to come after the break.

Poona House / Rajiv Saini

  • Architects: Rajiv Saini
  • Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Architect in Charge: Rajiv Saini
  • Design Team: Suprio Bhattacharjee, Kalyani Kale, Neeraj Singh, Ruchi Sharma
  • Area: 12,000 ft2
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Rajiv Saini

Courtesy of Rajiv Saini Courtesy of Rajiv Saini Courtesy of Rajiv Saini Courtesy of Rajiv Saini

Crosswinds Apartments / VSDP

© Pallon Daruwala
© Pallon Daruwala
  • Architects: VSDP
  • Location: Hyderabad, India
  • Project team: VIVEK V SHANKAR, DHANAPRAKASH, JANO CHRISTOPHER, JHANAVI
  • Cladding: HUNTER DOUGLAS INDIA LTD
  • Façade installer: SRINIVAS
  • Structural Engineer: PASE GROUP
  • Building Contractor: BABJI MALI
  • Landscape design: EARTHWORKS
  • Area: 8300.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Pallon Daruwala

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Twin Courtyard House / Charged Voids

  • Architects: Charged Voids
  • Location: Chandigarh, India
  • Project Team : Siddarth gaind,Rahul Vig, Sugandha Wadhawan, Saurabh Vashist
  • Area: 500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Aman Aggarwal & Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

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361° International Architectural Conference

Taking place in Mumbai, India from March 6th to March 8th, the 361° International Architectural Conference is an initiative by Indian Architect & Builder to create a truly relevant dialogue on architecture. One of the oldest and the most respected design forums in the country, the conference plans once again to host individuals such as Peter Zumthor, Charles Correa, and Fernando Menis, to lead the thought and practice of architecture and as an extension – design in the world. For more information, please visit here.

The Overhang House / DADA & Partners

  • Architects: DADA & Partners
  • Location: New Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Photographs: Ranjan Sharma

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Trans Ganga Masterplan Proposal / Studio Symbiosis

Spread across 1156 acres, the proposal for the Trans Ganga Masterplan by Studio Symbiosis is envisioned as an iconic city on the banks of Ganga, aimed at being a self sufficient sustainable city. Developed as a mixed use project, this will provide the most influential and dominant context for the master plan. More images and architects’ description after the break.

F3 Farmhouse / DADA & Partners

  • Architects: DADA & Partners
  • Location: Chattarpur, New Delhi, India
  • Landscape: Oasis Design Group
  • Structural: P. Arora & Associates
  • Civil Contractor: Shri balajee construction
  • Area: 14000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Ranjan Sharma / Lightzone India

© Ranjan Sharma / Lightzone India  © Ranjan Sharma / Lightzone India  © Ranjan Sharma / Lightzone India  © Ranjan Sharma / Lightzone India

Concrete 0023 / studio eight twentythree

  • Architects: studio eight twentythree
  • Location: Andheri, Mumbai, India
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of studio eight twentythree

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Office Complex for Delhi Pollution Control Committee Proposal / M:OFA Studios

Commissioned through a design competition, the Office Complex for Delhi Pollution Control Committee proposal by M:OFA Studios houses about 200 officials , scientists and a devoted work force responsible for making and implementing policies, research and formulating norms for keeping India’s capital Pollution free. The significance of this office in the larger context is an affirmation of this purpose itself contributing towards a higher standard of living for the populace of Delhi State. It was the understanding of this purpose and sustainability in the Indian context that became the core design parameters for the DPCC head office building. More images and architects’ description after the break.

House in the Himalayas / Rajiv Saini

  • Architects: Rajiv Saini
  • Location: Himalayas, Kasauli, India
  • Design Team: Pradnya, Pankaj Mhatre
  • Project Year: 2006
  • Photographs: Sebastian Zachariah, Courtesy of Rajiv Saini

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Halcyon Complex / VSDP

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The Green House / Hiren Patel Architects

  • Architects: Hiren Patel Architects
  • Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Area: 800.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Sebastian Zachariah

© Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah

Bhartiya City Urban Developement / Broadway Malyan

Launched by Broadway Malyan, in collaboration with real estate and infrastructure development company Bhartiya Urban, Bhartiya City is the single largest urban development within the limits of any Indian metropolitan area. The 125-acre design, located in North Bangalore, India, will provide a fully-integrated mix of residential, retail, hospitality and Special Economic Zone uses, as well school, healthcare and sports facilities, making it the first of its kind in India. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The Heritage School / Madhav Joshi and Associates

  • Architects: Madhav Joshi and Associates
  • Location: Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Architect in Charge: Madhav Joshi
  • Design Team: Ketan Kulkarni, Amit Pimple, Alok Sabne, Neha Khaire
  • Area: 6200.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Madhav Joshi and Associates

Courtesy of Madhav Joshi and Associates Courtesy of Madhav Joshi and Associates Courtesy of Madhav Joshi and Associates Courtesy of Madhav Joshi and Associates