AD Classics: Kanchanjunga Apartments / Charles Correa

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By developing climatic solutions for different sites and programs, Indian architect Charles Correa designed the Kanchanjunga Apartments. Located in , the U.S. equivalent of New York City in terms of population and diversity, the 32 luxury apartments are located south-west of downtown in an upscale suburban setting embodying the characteristics of the upper echelon of society within the community. The Kanchanjunga Apartments are a direct response to the present culture, the escalating urbanization, and the climatic conditions for the region. They pay homage to the vernacular architecture that once stood on the site before the development in a number of ways. More on Kanchanjunga Apartments after the break.

AD Classics: Palace of the Assembly / Le Corbusier

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One of ‘s most prominent buildings from India, the Palace of the Assembly in boasts his major architectural philosophies and style. Le Corbusier‘s five points of architecture can be found within the design from its open plan to the view of the Himalayan landscape. The program features a circular assembly chamber, a forum for conversation and transactions, and stair-free circulation. More information and images of the Palace of the Assembly after the break.

Delhi Art Gallery Re-Design / Abhhay Narkar

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Architects: Vertex Inc / Abhhay Narkar
Location: New Delhi,
Design Team: Dushyant Bansal, Shariq Khan
Graphics: Priyanka Sharma, Sameer Rajadnya
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 9,000 sqf
Photographs: Courtesy of Vertex Design

House of Pavilions / Architecture Paradigm

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Architects: Architecture Paradigm
Location: , India
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Architecture Paradigm

In Progress: The Capital / James Law Cybertecture International

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Architects: James Law Cybertecture International
Location: Mumbai,
Project Area: 66,347 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of James Law Cybertecture International

Cybertecture is the ultimate expression of innovative art married with functional needs in consideration of the environment and humanity. The new commercial complex located in Mumbai, India ”The Capital” deliberately reveals her calmness, gracefulness and elegance. It is an extremely challenging work to develop a revolutionary design concept for an office with AAA- grading and achieving over 80% efficiency simultaneously. It integrated the sustainable concept, form and functionality that inspire the office building design and urban context in India like never before.

The Summit / Studio Decode


Architects: Studio Decode
Location: Karnataka,
Project Team: Ashok Dutta, Meghana Dutta, Sundar Ganesh, Aravinda Devarai
Project Area: 1750 sqm
Photographs: Studio Decode

Parinee I / James Law Cybertecture International

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Architects: James Law Cybertecture International
Location: ,
Client: Parinee Developers Pvt Ltd.
Photographs: Courtesy of James Law Cybertecture International

Parinee I is a 21st century office tower designed by world renowned architect James Law of James Law Cybertecture International at the heart of Mumbai, India. Uniquely, this dynamic 160 meter tall tower is designed to provide ultra modern office spaces for a wide range of business occupants including the creative industries of the India movie business. Not only can the building form provide different views and experience from the office space inside, the diagonal façades are also installed with LED screen for film and graphic projection.

Dinesh Mills Bungalow / atelier dnD

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Architects: atelier dnD
Location: Gujarat,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 6,000 sqf
Photographs: Sebastian Zachariah

The Park Hotel / Skidmore Owings & Merrill

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Architects: Skidmore Owings & Merrill
Location: , India
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 531,550 sqf
Photographs: Robert Polidori, Pallon Daruwala, Bharath Ramamrutham

Aura Spa at the Park Hotel / Khosla Associates

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Architects: Khosla Associates
Location: ,
Design team: Sandeep Khosla, Amaresh Anand and Dhaval S.
Photographs: Bharath Ramamrutham

Office Hub in Gurgaon / Morphogenesis

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Architects: Morphogenesis
Location: Gurgaon,
Project area: 79,000 sqf
Project year: 2009
Photographs: André J Fanthome

Attempt 01: Space Specific Installations / Lijo Jos and Reny Lijo

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Lijo Jos and Reny Lijo recently displayed their exhibition of “Space Specific Installations” in the Kerla Lalithakala Akademi Art Gallery of Kerala, . The architects filled the gallery with figures that intruded upon the space occupied by visitors and forced interactions between the work and the users of the space using a wide range of materials.  The exhibition ran from May4th-10th so if you missed it be sure to look through the gallery for images of and Reny Lijo’s work after the break! Photographs by Praveen Mohandas.

Chettinad Health City Auditorium / Morphogenesis

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Architects: Morphogenesis
Location: , India
Client: Chettinad Health City
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 5,518.44 sqm
Photographs: Bharath Ramamruthum

Corporate Office for India Glycols / Morphogenesis


Architects: Morphogenesis
Location: , India
Project area: 391,741 sqf
Project year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Morphogenesis

Athletic Ripples / Studio Symbiosis


Architects Amit Gupta and Britta Knobel Gupta of the based design firm, Studio Symbiosis, have shared with us their recent proposal, Athletic Ripples, for the Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex. Additional images and a description from the architects can be found after the break.

Residential Township in South India / V I D A

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, an international group of architects and urban designers has won the competition for a 100-acre residential township for 40,000 residents in South . The client has retained V I D A to design this whole township, till construction and subsequent opening scheduled for 2013.

More on this project after the break.

Stacked House Renovation / Architecture Paradigm

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Architects: Architecture Paradigm Private
Location: ,
Project Team: Sandeep J, Manoj Ladhad, Vimal Jain, Aishwarya & Dharma
Structural Engineering: BL Manjunath & Co
Project area: 400 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Vimal Jain

Sharma House / Kamat and Rozario Architecture

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Architects: Kamat and Rozario Architecture
Location: ,
Project area: 2,550 sqf
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Lester Rozario