The Defense Colony Residence / Vir.Mueller architects

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Architects: Vir.Mueller architects
Location: Defence Colony Residence, New Delhi,
Design Team: Christine Mueller, Pankaj Vir Gupta, Sarah Gill, Harsh Vardhan Jain, Saurabh Jain, Kai Pedersen, Hillary Collins, Helena Westerlind, Everett Hollander
Client: Saran and Puneet Dhupia
Total Covered Area: 11,000 sq.ft.
Completion: 2011
Structural Engineer: Himanshu Parikh
Contractor: Macro Constructions (Mr Subhash Chakravarty)
Photographs: Andre J. Fanthome

Spiretec Competition Entry / Adham Selim

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Here is a submission for the Spiretec 2011 Competition in Greater Noida, , India by young architect, Adham Selim and his team.  Spiretec is a 62,750 square meter mixed use area that is part of an IT office complex, spread across approx 85,000 square meters of land; with a built potential of approx 1,75,000 square meters. The project is in Greater Noida in Delhi, India.

More on this project after the break.

The Crowd in the Cloud / Design Initiatives

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Design Intiatives has once again sent us their latest work, The Crowd in the Cloud, their firm’s entry in the SpireTec mixed use competition for Greater Noida, , . Images and a narrative by the architects after the break.

The SpireTec Competition

Spire World announces an open architectural design competition for its project SPIRETEC, a 62,750 square meter mixed use area that is part of an IT office complex, spread across approx 85,000 square meters of land; with a built potential of approx 1,75,000 square meters. The project is in Greater Noida; part of the – National Capital Region (NCR) .

The AOD shall receive a contract for US$ 250,000. Last date for Registration is 15th December 2010. Winners will be announced in the third week of February 2011. For details please log on to: www.spireteccompetition.com.

Architecture students from Scotland design a school in Delhi

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Tesseract is a collective of architecture students from RGU in Aberdeen, Scotland, who came together under the common ambition of using our creativity for humanity. They are now traveling to , India to work with local NGO Anusaran in the construction of a new hostel that will provide accommodation for children, young women and visiting volunteers, as well as classrooms, meeting and dining areas.

Enjoy their first video, and learn more about their incredible project right here.

New Global Workshop Series in Delhi

New Global Workshop Series for Urban Professionals and those sharing their interests to start in in January 2011. In a world of growing and more complex cities, the urban professionals and others who shape them will need to understand the challenges and opportunities these new conditions create.

The innovative Urban Workshop series will explore the varied challenges facing some of the most dynamic global cities. The initial Workshop will convene in Delhi from January 3 to 21, 2011. The Workshop will explore current urban conditions and issues facing this ancient and legendary city that later evolved into Mughal and imperial capitals, and since Indian independence has become the vibrant center of an increasingly influential nation.

The themes to be examined will include planning and development, transportation and infrastructure, social and economic change and migration and metropolitan growth.Workshop activities will consist of lectures and discussions, field trips to key historic and contemporary sites, visits to organizations and guided small – group projects in various parts of Delhi. For more information click here.