Pool House / 42mm Architecture

22:00 - 23 December, 2015
© Ravi Kanade
© Ravi Kanade

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How Morphogenesis Plans to Revitalize Delhi by Rejuvenating its Polluted Waterways

09:30 - 22 December, 2015
Map of Delhi's nullah network. Image Courtesy of Morphogenesis
Map of Delhi's nullah network. Image Courtesy of Morphogenesis

The city of Delhi has a transportation problem. The streets are crowded and dangerous, and with 1,100 new vehicles being added to the roads each day the city is suffering from the consequences. Last year, New Delhi was rated the most polluted city in the world by the World Health Organization, with nearly 3 times the particulate matter of Beijing. Noise levels throughout the city consistently exceed regulations set by the Indian Central Pollution Control Board, and heavy traffic means increased travel times and perilous pedestrian conditions. Even walking the last mile from a bus stop to a destination has become a game of chance.

At the same time, the river upon which the city was founded, the Yamuna (a main tributary of the Ganges), has been polluted to the point where it has become little more than a glorified sewer drain. Illegal settlements without sewage systems pollute the river directly, and even within the regulated systems, 17 sewage drains empty directly into the Yamuna. For a city already struggling with water shortages, polluting a main water source is akin to throwing salt into a wound. However, a proposal by Dehli-based Morphogenesis Architects attempts to tackle all of these issues through the revitalization of the river and its canals, known as nullahs.

Redesigned nullah. Image Courtesy of Morphogenesis Redesigned area around cultural heritage. Image Courtesy of Morphogenesis Redesigned alleyway. Image Courtesy of Morphogenesis Redesigned nullah. Image Courtesy of Morphogenesis +21

Dilli Haat / Archohm Consults

19:00 - 23 November, 2015
© Andre Fanthome
© Andre Fanthome

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House B123 / M:OFA Studios

19:00 - 19 August, 2015
© Dev Singh
© Dev Singh

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WEISS/MANFREDI to Re-envision India's US Embassy

16:00 - 5 August, 2015
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© WEISS/MANFREDI

The United States Department of State has commissioned WEISS/MANFREDI to re-envision the Edward Durell Stone-designed embassy compound in New Delhi, India. Fifty years after its opening, the masterplan hopes to "restore the early modernist Chancery Building and recast the Embassy Compound as a multi-functional 28-acre campus setting." The masterplan's first phase will see the addition of a new office annex and restore the complex's landscape. 

Three Trees House / DADA & Partners

21:00 - 14 May, 2015
© Ranjan Sharma /  Lightzone India
© Ranjan Sharma / Lightzone India

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Sachdeva Farmhouse / Spaces Architects@ka

01:00 - 23 January, 2015
© Akhil bakshi
© Akhil bakshi
  • Architects

  • Location

    New Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Kapil Aggarwal
  • Design Team

    Kapil Aggarwal, Pawan Sharma, Shankar Vignesh, Heebok
  • Area

    20000.0 ft2
  • Photographs

    Akhil bakshi

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Architect’s Office / Spaces Architects@ka

01:00 - 21 January, 2015
© Bharat Aggarwal
© Bharat Aggarwal
  • Architects

  • Location

    New Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Kapil Aggarwal
  • Design Team

    Kapil Aggarwal, Pawan Sharma, Karan Arora, Chander Mohan Kaushik
  • Carpentry Contractor

    Manoj Carpenters
  • Area

    150.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Bharat Aggarwal

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Group DCA Office / DCA Architects

01:00 - 12 January, 2015
© Kapil Kamra
© Kapil Kamra
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sultanpur, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Amit Aurora, Rahul Bansal
  • Contractor

    DCA Workshop
  • Area

    413.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Kapil Kamra

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The Digit / Anagram Architects

01:00 - 29 October, 2014
© André J Fanthome
© André J Fanthome

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Vana: A Nature-Inspired Structure that Grows Like a Tree

01:00 - 11 January, 2014
© Sumedh Prasad / Orproject
© Sumedh Prasad / Orproject

Orproject, a London-based architecture practice, completed a room-sized, nature-inspired canopy titled, 'Vana,' for the India Design Forum exhibited in The Brick House in New Delhi.

Read what the architects' had to say after the break...

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Saxena Apartments / Vir.Mueller Architects

01:00 - 14 November, 2013
© Andre J. Fanthome
© Andre J. Fanthome
  • Architects

  • Location

    New Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Christine Mueller, Pankaj Vir Gupta
  • Design Team

    Avneet Kaur, Mansi Maheshwari, Prashant Singh Hada, Ranu Singh
  • Electrical Engineer

    Electro Consultants
  • Sanitary Engineer

    Vinod Sharma
  • Structural Engineer

    Himanshu Parikh
  • Contractor

    Macro Constructions
  • Photographs

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Vasant Vihar Residence / Vir.Mueller architects

01:00 - 7 March, 2013
Courtesy of Vir.Mueller architects
Courtesy of Vir.Mueller architects

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The Overhang House / DADA & Partners

01:00 - 18 December, 2012
© Ranjan Sharma
© Ranjan Sharma

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F3 Farmhouse / DADA & Partners

01:00 - 14 December, 2012
© Ranjan Sharma / Lightzone India
© Ranjan Sharma / Lightzone India

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HOf - Horizontal Farm International Ideas Competition Entry / ETT Architecture

23:00 - 1 October, 2012
Courtesy of ETT Architecture
Courtesy of ETT Architecture

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.

'Chandigarh: Portrait of a City' Exhibition

23:00 - 15 September, 2012
High Court (roof), 2010 / Architect: Le Corbusier, 1955 (Courtesy Manuel Bougot/Photoink)
High Court (roof), 2010 / Architect: Le Corbusier, 1955 (Courtesy Manuel Bougot/Photoink)

In continuation of their exhibition program on architectural photography taking place in New Delhi, Photoink is currently presenting Chandigarh: Portrait of a City by French photographer, Manuel Bougot until October 27th. Bougot’s interest in Le Corbusier’s architecture began in the 1980s when he worked on Caroline Maniaque’s thesis in architecture–on the Jaoul Houses built in 1954 in Neuilly, France. Since 2006, Bougot renewed his interest in Le Corbusier, attending talks on Chandigarh and photographed the only building the architect ever built for himself – a cabanon (a summer cabin) in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin. Photographing Chandigarh was therefore necessary to further any understanding of Le Corbusier, the urban designer and his philosophy about architecture and modernism. More images and information on the exhibition after the break.

The Defense Colony Residence / Vir.Mueller architects

01:00 - 9 May, 2012
© Andre J. Fanthome
© Andre J. Fanthome
  • Architects

  • Location

    New Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Architects

    Vir.Mueller architects
  • Design Team

    Christine Mueller, Pankaj Vir Gupta, Sarah Gill, Harsh Vardhan Jain, Saurabh Jain, Kai Pedersen, Hillary Collins, Helena Westerlind, Everett Hollander
  • Structural Engineer

    Himanshu Parikh
  • Client

    Saran and Puneet Dhupia
  • Contractor

    Macro Constructions (Mr Subhash Chakravarty)
  • Area

    11000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

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