361° International Architectural Conference

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Taking place in , 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

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

Trans Ganga Masterplan Proposal / Studio Symbiosis

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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

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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
Year: 2011
Photographs: Ranjan Sharma / Lightzone India

Concrete 0023 / studio eight twentythree

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

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

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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 ’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

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Architects: Rajiv Saini
Location: Himalayas, ,
Design Team: Pradnya, Pankaj Mhatre
Photographs: Sebastian Zachariah

Halcyon Complex / VSDP

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Architects: Vivek Shankar Design Partnership
Location: ,
Design Team: Vivek. V. Shankar, Senthil Kumar Doss
Project Team: Eliyaraja, Dhanaprakash
Façade Consultants: Hunter Douglas
Structural Consultants: Cruthi Consultants Consortium
Area: 25,000 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Pallon Daruwala

The Green House / Hiren Patel Architects

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Architects: Hiren Patel Architects
Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat,
Area: 800 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Sebastian Zachariah

Bhartiya City Urban Developement / Broadway Malyan

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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 , 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 Courtyard House / Hiren Patel Architects

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Architects: Hiren Patel Architects
Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat,
Area: 245 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Sebastian Zachariah

The Heritage School / Madhav Joshi and Associates

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Architects: Madhav Joshi and Associates
Location: Pune, Maharashtra,
Architect In Charge: Madhav Joshi
Design Team: Ketan Kulkarni, Amit Pimple, Alok Sabne, Neha Khaire
Area: 6200 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Madhav Joshi and Associates

Badshahpur IT Park Proposal / 10 Design

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Composed of ten buildings, the proposal by 10 Design for the Badshahpur IT Park is set across a sinuous series of adjacent plots of varied ownership. The challenge was to create a common identity across the site, a hierarchy of amenity spaces, and a strategy for future expansion (or contraction) of the campus. The ambition was to create a vibrant and inclusive work environment that meets the expectations of today’s IT graduate candidate / employee, and the employers that seek to attract the same talent. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Aarvli Resort / Serie Architects

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Construction is currently underway as of last month for the Aarvli Resort, designed by Serie Architects. Located in , India, the project draws inspiration from the famous forts of Maharashtra. A typical fort is based on a system of massive ramparts that closely follow the contours of its mountain-side setting. Points of occupation were created by thickening the structure to create circular defensive bastions. The resulting architecture has a compelling curvilinear plan that is both easily extendible and in harmony with its natural context. More images and architects’ description after the break.

B.I.C Open House Competition Entry / Aétrangère

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The proposal by Aétrangère  for the International Center Complex Open House seeks to show a unique path to allow a soft transition of values from urban to nature and from modernity to local culture. Hybridizing the urban space with landscape and ecology, their design introduces and enhances new ways of urban, cultural and natural dialogue and fosters a shared sense of belonging and a strong sense of place and ‘ownership’. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Reddy House / Khosla Associates

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Architects: Khosla Associates
Location: , Andhra Pradesh, India
Design Team: Sandeep Khosla, Amaresh Anand, Praveena A. and Aditi S
Photographs: Bharath Ramamrutham

Horizontal Farm / AMA

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Designed by Architetto Matteo Ascani (AMA), their horizontal farm proposal is a flowing architecture system where the farming world meets the Indian slum in New Dehli. The project aims to create a balanced mix with farms, working areas and housing to improve the living conditions for the inhabitants. By doing this, their design is able to avoid the slum situations to enhance the micro-economy. ‘Farmandala’ also provides an urban scale development, involving the street life and a territorial scale development based on vertical flowing connections. This is done by means of ramps that climb shops, farms and the recycle factory connecting to walking trails in the fields on the top of the hills. More images and architects’ description after the break.

HOf – Horizontal Farm International Ideas Competition Entry / ETT Architecture

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As the winner of ‘Environmental Quality Mention’, the proposed scheme for the HOf – Horizontal Farm International Ideas Competition is conceived of an intricate weave of the ‘farm’ and the ‘dwelling’. Drawing from the traditional Indian courtyard typology, the project, designed by ETT Architecture, enables community living (and farming) through a modular, scalable model that offers residents the benefits of low purchase cost, flexibility to expand as per means, and the potential of skill development and employment through self-build. More images and architects’ description after the break.