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Regal Shoes / NUDES

20:00 - 26 June, 2017
Regal Shoes / NUDES, © Sameer Chawda
© Sameer Chawda

© Sameer Chawda © Sameer Chawda © Sameer Chawda © Sameer Chawda +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Design Team

    Nuru Karim, Yashasvi Mehta, Karan Sharma, Mayur Ghodsaria, Kevin Chovadiya
  • Area

    2750.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

The Shadow House / Samira Rathod Design Associates

22:00 - 17 May, 2017
The Shadow House / Samira Rathod Design Associates, © Edmund Sumner
© Edmund Sumner

© Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner +39

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sahar Gaon Rd Number 1, Sahar Village, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400099, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Samira Rathod
  • Area

    5000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Winners Revealed in Competition to Redesign Mumbai’s Maharashtra Nature Park

16:30 - 24 January, 2017
Winners Revealed in Competition to Redesign Mumbai’s Maharashtra Nature Park, Winner. Image © Sameep Padora & Associates
Winner. Image © Sameep Padora & Associates

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has named the winners of an international competition to redesign the city’s the Maharashtra Nature Park and the pedestrian/cyclist Bridge over the Mithi River. From 30 multi-discplinary teams from around the world, the expert jury selected a longlist of 8 teams, a 4-team shortlist, 2 finalists, and finally, an overall competition winner.

The winning team will now work with the MMRDA to develop their master plan to meet the environmental guidelines and construction regulations required to allow the project to be executed following approval from local authorities.

Is India Building the "Wrong" Sort of Architecture?

04:00 - 6 January, 2017

This episode of Monocle 24's On Design podcast, which briefly surveys the state of Indian architecture and suggests a blueprint for a 21st Century vernacular, was written and recorded by ArchDaily's European Editor at Large, James Taylor-Foster.

In the first half of 2016 an exhibition was opened in Mumbai. The State of Architecture, as it was known, sought to put contemporary Indian building in the spotlight in order to map trends post-independence and, more importantly, provoke a conversation both historical and in relation to where things are heading.

The Bad Cafe / Nudes

20:00 - 10 October, 2016
The Bad Cafe  / Nudes, © Sameer Chawda
© Sameer Chawda

© Sameer Chawda © Sameer Chawda © Sameer Chawda © Sameer Chawda +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Nuru Karim
  • Area

    3250.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

The World's Most Creative Neighborhoods: Metropolis Names Mumbai, Lagos and Lisbon Among Top Ten

09:31 - 2 October, 2016
The World's Most Creative Neighborhoods: Metropolis Names Mumbai, Lagos and Lisbon Among Top Ten, Avenidas Novas in Lisbon. Image © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lisboa_Avenida_Novas.jpg'>Wikimedia user Cruks</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a>
Avenidas Novas in Lisbon. Image © Wikimedia user Cruks licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

From Yaba in Lagos to the suburb of Bandra in Mumbai, Metropolis Magazine provides a scenic tour around the world’s “most creative” neighborhoods. Spread across ten rapidly growing cities like Cape Town and Turin, the article provides a comprehensive glimpse into these lesser discussed hubs of creativity.

Woven Thread Pavilion / NUDES

18:00 - 23 September, 2016
Woven Thread Pavilion / NUDES, Courtesy of NUDES
Courtesy of NUDES

Courtesy of NUDES Courtesy of NUDES Courtesy of NUDES Courtesy of NUDES +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Founder & Principal Architect

    Nuru Karim
  • Project Year

    2015

ACA's 4th International Design Competition

16:30 - 5 September, 2016
ACA's 4th International Design Competition, ACA's 4th International Design Competition by Aditya College of Architecture
ACA's 4th International Design Competition by Aditya College of Architecture

The Architecture of Boundaries: “The fascination of boundaries lies in their ambivalent role of dividing and connecting at the same time. They mark the transition between different modes of existence. They transmit and control exchange between territories. They are the playground for discovery and conquest." —Richter and Peitgen (1985)

Residential Pavilion / Abraham John Architects

22:00 - 15 July, 2016
Residential Pavilion / Abraham John Architects, © Alan Abraham
© Alan Abraham

© Alan Abraham © Alan Abraham © Alan Abraham © Alan Abraham +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Team

    Abraham John, Alan Abraham, Anca Florescu, Niranjan Fulsundar, Prachi Donde, Neha Gupta
  • Area

    350.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Architecture as an Agent of Change: Remembering Charles Correa, "India's Greatest Architect"

04:00 - 16 June, 2016
Architecture as an Agent of Change: Remembering Charles Correa, "India's Greatest Architect", Charles Correa, "India's Greatest Architect," passed away on June 26th 2015. Image © Chistbal Manuel
Charles Correa, "India's Greatest Architect," passed away on June 26th 2015. Image © Chistbal Manuel

A year ago today, on June 16th 2015, the architectural community lost Charles Correa (b.1930) – a man often referred to as “India’s Greatest Architect” and a person whose impact on the built environment extended far beyond his own native country. Rooted in India, Correa’s work blended Modernity and traditional vernacular styles to form architecture with a universal appeal. Over the course of his career, this work earned him—among many others—awards including the 1984 RIBA Royal Gold Medal (UK), the 1994 Praemium Imperiale (Japan), and the 2006 Padma Vibhushan (India’s second highest civilian honor).

Through his buildings we, as both architects and people who experience space, have learnt about the lyrical qualities of light and shade, the beauty that can be found in humble materials, the power of color, and the joy of woven narratives in space. Perhaps more than anything else, however, it was his belief in the notion that architecture can shape society which ensures the continued relevance of his work. “At it’s most vital, architecture is an agent of change,” Correa once wrote. “To invent tomorrow – that is its finest function.”

MIT / Charles Correa Associates. Image © Anton Grassl / ESTO Belapur / Charles Correa Associates. Image © Charles Correa Associates Navi Mumbai Masterplan. Image © Charles Correa Associates Navi Mumbai Masterplan. Image © Charles Correa Associates +21

CRAFT / Sameep Padora & Associates

19:00 - 9 June, 2016
CRAFT  / Sameep Padora & Associates, © Kunal Bhatia, Studio KB
© Kunal Bhatia, Studio KB
  • Architects

  • Location

    Fountain @ Phoenix Mall, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013, India
  • Design Team

    Shravanthi Kumar, Aparna Dhareshwar, Nitisha Raje, Sanam Bauva
  • Contractor

    Sanjay Baikerikar
  • Project Year

    2016

DIYA / SPASM Design Architects

20:00 - 18 May, 2016
DIYA / SPASM Design Architects, © Photographix - Sebastian & Ira
© Photographix - Sebastian & Ira

© Photographix - Sebastian & Ira © Photographix - Sebastian & Ira © Photographix - Sebastian & Ira © Photographix - Sebastian & Ira +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Divyesh Kargathra
  • Design Team

    Sangeeta Merchant, Divyesh Kargathra, Gauri Satam, Mansoor Ali Kudalkar, Sanjeev Panjabi
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

The Green Acres Academy / Tushar Desai Assosiates

19:00 - 7 April, 2016
The Green Acres Academy / Tushar Desai Assosiates, © Photographix India
© Photographix India

© Photographix India © Photographix India © Photographix India © Photographix India +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chembur, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Tushar Desai, Chaula Trivedi
  • Design Team

    Abdulla Gavandi , Bhushan Kumawat , Riddhi Rathod , Payal Mehta , Kavita Jadhav , Anka Kacholia
  • Area

    7980.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

The Open House / STUDIO Nishita Kamdar

19:00 - 22 March, 2016

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ghatkopar, Sindhu Wadi, Ghatkopar East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400077, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Nishita Kamdar
  • Area

    4200.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Kunal Bhatia © Kunal Bhatia © Kunal Bhatia © Kunal Bhatia +25

Mumbai Plans for World's First Slum Museum

12:00 - 12 January, 2016
Mumbai Plans for World's First Slum Museum , Dharavi. Image © Flickr CC User M M
Dharavi. Image © Flickr CC User M M

Mumbai, home of 1.5 million person Dharavi slum known to be one of Asia's largest, will soon be host the world's first slum museum. As Smithsonian Magazine reports, the Design Museum Dharavi is being envisioned by Spanish artist Jorge Mañes Rubio to showcase works that “reimagines and revives [forgotten] sites as attention-worthy destinations.” 

“Despite the tough conditions [the people of Dharavi] live in, they are capable of creating, designing, manufacturing and commercializing all kinds of goods,” said the museum’s founders. “We believe that the objects made in Dharavi could be as valuable as those collected by design museums.”

Global Design Competition for a Nature Park & Pedestrian Bridge in Mumbai

15:30 - 22 December, 2015
Global Design Competition for a Nature Park & Pedestrian Bridge in Mumbai

UPDATE: The submission deadline has been changed to February 7th, 2016.

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is looking for multi-disciplinary design teams that are capable of designing and delivering a technically demanding and environmentally sensitive makeover in the heart of India’s Financial Capital, Mumbai. There are no competition fees to be paid and all submissions will be exclusively done through the competition portal. Five shortlisted entries from the first stage will each receive Rs. 5,00,000 and the eventual winner will receive Rs. 50,00,000 as part of a contract.

Build a Miniature Concrete Village with SPACES

12:00 - 21 November, 2015
Build a Miniature Concrete Village with SPACES, © Sameer Tawde
© Sameer Tawde

“As space begins to be captured, enclosed, molded, and organized by the elements of mass and volume, architecture comes into being.”

With influential concrete buildings like Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water, and Tadao Ando’s Church of the Light in mind, Mumbai-based Material Immaterial studio has created SPACES, a set of miniature concrete pieces. “Each piece is an individually complete space defined by volumes and voids,” offering the basis for users to imagine what could be lying inside. 

© Sameer Tawde © Sameer Tawde © Sameer Tawde © Sameer Tawde +15

Open Call: Film City Tower - Bollywood Reimagined

08:38 - 8 November, 2015
Open Call: Film City Tower - Bollywood Reimagined, Film City Tower, Courtesy: archasm
Film City Tower, Courtesy: archasm

Mumbai, or erstwhile Bombay is the largest metropolis of India and an answer to the likes of Shanghai, London or New York. It is the financial capital and trade epicentre of the country, a city of lifestyles and narratives. The 'Maximum City' of Bombay is renowned all over the globe for the enormity and surrealism of BOLLYWOOD, which is the nickname given to the Hindi language Film Industry located in the city. The industry has come a long way and bloomed since its inception, to a multi-billion dollar industry, only second in capacity to its American cousin, Hollywood.