Parents House In Ajmer / Matharoo Associates

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Architects: Matharoo Associates
Location: , Rajasthan, India
Completion: 2009
Principal in charge: Gurjit Singh Matharoo
Project Team: Prof. MC Gajjar, Architectural Advisor: Sujith GS, Trainee: Mahalaxmi B, Trainee: Rashmi Sinha, Trainee
Client: Mr & Mrs Rajendra Singh Matharoo
Site Area: 167 sqm
Building Area: 143 sqm
Total Floor Area: 120 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Matharoo Associates

‘Forest Life’ / OOZE

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OOZE architects shared with us their mixed residential and commercial project located in Gundala, 35 km south of the Hyderabad city center in . Their aim for ‘Forest Life’ was to create an eco-community with different individual villa typologies located within the existing forest next to a much denser mixed use development with residential towers and a commercial podium with proximity shops leisure activities and offices located along the main road leaving Hyderabad towards the south. More images and architects’ description after the break.

361° Design Conference

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Taking place March 17-19, the 361° Design Conference, which we are media partners for, will be focusing on a series that aims to capture practices with the “one-degree of difference”. Its objective is to create a multi-directional showcase of ideas and innovations that have and had a significant impact on the habitat around us. The event will include four tracks: Systems & Technology, Objects & Experiences, Paracentric Practices, and Innovating @ Grassroots. For more information, please visit their official website here.

The Brick Kiln House / SPASM Design Architects

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Architects: SPASM Design Architects
Location: Munavali, , Maharashtra, India
Design Team: Sangeeta Merchant, Mangesh Jadhav, Thomas Kariath, Mansoor Kudalkar, Sanjeev Panjabi
Contractors: R.K. Construct
Engineers: Mr. Gireesh Rajadhyaksha (structural)
Site Area: 9,800 sqm
Total Built Area: 830 sqm
Completion: Dec 2011
Photographs: Sebastian Zachariah

Flashback: Prathama Blood Centre / Matharoo Associates

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Architects: Matharoo Associates
Location: Ahmedabad, , India
Principal in charge: Gurjit Singh Matharoo
Project team: Gurjit Singh Matharoo- principal architect, Mrs. Komal Mehta-Architect, Mr. Sanjeev Joseph-Trainee, Manoj parmar-Autocad operator
Client: Advanced Transfusion Medicine Research Foundation in joint venture with Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation
Construction Year: 2000
Building Area: Approx.3000 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Matharoo Associates

Mezban Inverted Topography / Collaborative Architecture

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Architect: Collaborative Architecture – Lalita Tharani + Mujib Ahmed
Location: , , India
Client: Mr.Mohamed, Hotel Asma Tower Calicut
Design Team: Lalita Tharani, Mujib Ahmed, Muneeb, Mazhar, Shaoukath, Vineeta Parekh
Project Date: July 2011
Photographs: Lalita Tharani

Pavapuri Guest House / Matharoo Associates

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Architects: Matharoo Associates
Location: Pavapuri, ,
Principal in Charge: Gurjit Singh Matharoo
Project Team: Ramesh Patel (Architect), Janmay Mehta (Trainee)
Clients: K.P Sangvi charitable trust, Shri pavapuri tirth dham jeev maitri dham
Structural Engineer: Matharoo associates – R.S Matharoo, Ritesh Chauhan
Mechanical Engineer: Jhaveri Associates
Interior Designer: Matharoo Associates
Landscape Architect: Vagish Naganur
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 3100 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Matharoo Associates

Frank Gehry: Life Beyond the Box

The THiNK 2011 festival recently held in , brought together some of the most innovative minds from around the world ranging from technology, arts, literature, medicine, economics, human rights, politics and more from the US, UK, , Afghanistan, Israel, China and Pakistan. The emphasis of the festival is to share ideas and provide inspiration. Thomas Pritzker had a chance to talk in depth with Frank Gehry about everything ranging from his design philosophy, past and current works, his opinion on the current status of the architectural environment with respect to students and architects, and project delivery and implementation.

Triose / Sanjay Puri Architects

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Architect: Sanjay Puri Architects
Location: ,
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Chrome Hotel / Sanjay Puri Architects

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Architect: Sanjay Puri Architects
Location: ,
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Design Concept for Bollywood Museum in Film City / Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design

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Along with the Mumbai and Toronto offices, the Los Angeles based Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design announces their conceptual design for the new world-class Bollywood Museum located at Film City in Mumbai, . The design is the physical manifestation of an emotional response to Hindi cinema.

Location: Film City, Mumbai, India
Client: Maharashtra Film, Stage and cultural Development Corporation Ltd.
Architect: Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design in collaboration with Cannon Design International

Continue reading for more images and the project description.

Indore School / STL Architects


The new School design by STL Architects aims to radically rethink both the traditional classroom learning environment as well as the physical arrangement of those spaces. With a prototype designed for mid, mass and premium markets, the Indore School educational experience will never differ, only the materials used to build each school. More images and architects’ description after the break.

CTBUH11 Competition Proposal / Ajmona Hoxha, Elis Vathi, Klodiana Millona

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The project proposal for the first CTBUH international student design competition by Ajmona Hoxha, Elis Vathi, Klodiana Millona aims to redefine the gap created between the two extreme social classes of as the widening income gap between the rich and the poor over the years has raised fears of a social backlash. Since it is highly noticed that the difference between the rich and the poor is displayed not only in the social life but at a major grade on the physical environment, there is a need for redirecting social organization by creating a new environment. Displacement of the concentrated power of the narrow rich circles to wider masses would be achieved by strong physical means. More images and project description after the break.

Splice / Cadence

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Architects: Cadence
Location: Bangalore,
Project Team: Smaran Mallesh, Narendra Pirgal, Vikram Rajashekar, Rejin Karthik
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Claire Arni

AD Classics: Chandigarh Secretariat / Le Corbusier

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This AD Classic was done in collaboration with John Rizor.

Taking over from Albert Mayer, produced a plan for on the foothills of the Himalayas that conformed to the modern city planning principles of Congrès International d’Architecture Moderne (CIAM), in terms of division of urban function, an anthropomorphic plan form, and a hierarchy of road and pedestrian networks, Inherently, the Secretariat building is the largest edifice in the Capitol Complex and is the headquarters of both the Punjab and Haryana governments.

Le Corbusier’s plan for the capitol consisted of four buildings (or “edifices”) and six monuments arranged on a single site, loosely conceptualized as three interlocking squares. Only three of these four buildings were ever realized (the High Court, the Legislative Assembly, and the Secretariat) and were designed to represent the major functions of democracy — the fourth building, the Governor’s Palace, was never built.

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Rishikesh House / Rajiv Saini

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Architects: Mr. Rajiv Saini
Location: , India
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 640 sqm
Photographs: Sebastian Zachariah

ArchiCAD BIM Provides Competitive Edge for Conceptual Design

Sahana Tower - Orcutt|Winslow

Phoenix-based Orcutt|Winslow (O|W) has been hired to design a verdant, green residential tower that will soar into the sky above , . The project, currently in a conceptual phase, addresses ’s burgeoning housing demand by creating an alternative to Mumbai’s densely-packed extensive horizontal communities, which have erased the once-lush tropical landscape. Embracing a trend toward vertical development, the design provides opportunities to re- introduce nature at the ground plane and improve the quality of life for Mumbai residents. Offering breathtaking views of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link to one side, as well as panoramic views of the city, Sahana Pride at Sion encompasses a challenging and compact footprint. O|W focused the building design on allowing residents to reconnect with nature, despite being located in the center of a bustling city such as Mumbai. Rising from a strong base, surrounded with vegetation, the proposed building expands to provide a wide range of activity spaces.

Urban Paradox / MADe

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Architects: MADe
Location: ,
Collaborators: Srikanth Inti, Naveen Akkina
Interior Fit-outs: DCOOP
Structural Engineer: Civil-Aid
Project size: 19,500 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: MADe