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Mumbai: The Latest Architecture and News

C40 and Arup Showcase Climate Action Initiatives from 11 Global Cities Within a Virtual Exhibition at COP26

This week, the C40 global network of cities and engineering and sustainability firm Arup launched a virtual exhibition showcasing examples of climate initiatives and resiliency strategies from 11 cities committed to addressing climate change. Given that cities account for more than 70% of global carbon emissions, the Global Cities Climate Action Exhibition aims to highlight the role of cities in reaching climate targets through local policies and urban development plans, achieving tangible emission reductions and increasing social equity.

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Collins Experience Center / MuseLAB

© Sameer Tawde© Sameer Tawde© Sameer Tawde© Sameer Tawde+ 34

  • Architects: MuseLAB
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

Construction Begins on OMA/ Iyad Alsaka's Prestige Liberty Towers, a Mixed-Used Complex in Mumbai, India

Led by Iyad Alsaka, Adrianne Fisher, and Wael Sleiman, OMA’s latest project, the Prestige Liberty Towers, breaks ground in Mumbai, India. Expected to be completed in 2025, the mixed-used complex is the firm’s first venture in India, located in the historic textile mills at the heart of the city.

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Anupama Kundoo Receives The 2021 RIBA Charles Jencks Award

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Jencks Foundation announced renowned Indian architect Anupama Kundoo as the winner of this year's RIBA Charles Jencks Award. The accolade given in recognition of significant contributions to the theory and practice of architecture acknowledges Kundoo's holistic practice that marries theoretical investigations, material research and sustainable building methods.

Residence Kanade . Image © Javier CallejasLibrary of Lost Books. Image © Javier CallejasFullFill Home at Venice Biennale . Image © Javier CallejasSharana Daycare . Image © Javier Callejas+ 6

BookWorm Pavilion / Nudes

© Sameer Chawda© Sameer Chawda© Sameer Chawda© Sameer Chawda+ 17

  • Architects: Nudes
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  432
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Century Plywood, MERINO LAMINATES

Alvar Aalto Medal 2020 Awarded to Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai in India

The fourteenth Alvar Aalto Medal has been awarded to the Indian architectural office Studio Mumbai and its director Bijoy Jain. The award, carrying the name of the Finnish architect and designed by Aalto himself, was founded in 1967 in order to honor creative architectural work. Given out every three years by the Alvar Aalto Foundation, the medal “can be given to persons who have gained merit in the field of creative architecture in a very significant way”.

Copper House. Image Courtesy of Alvar Aalto FoundationSaatRasta Photo by Giovanni Hänninen. Image Courtesy of Alvar Aalto FoundationCarrimjee House. Image Courtesy of Alvar Aalto FoundationCarrimjee House Photo by Giovanni Hänninen. Image Courtesy of Alvar Aalto Foundation+ 24

What Will Traffic Congestion Be Like in the Cities of the Future?

As Covid-19 spread across the globe last year, cities underwent a transformation unlike any we had seen in the last century. The sudden disappearance of both human and automotive traffic as people bunkered down under quarantine was visible in cities worldwide and, astonishingly, continued even after quarantine restrictions were lifted. 

Charles Correa’s 1955 Master Thesis Uses Animated Film to Explain Public Participation in Urban Processes

Charles Correa Foundation has recently released several snippets of ‘You & Your Neighbourhood’, Charles Correa’s 1955 Master Thesis at MIT, an animation film for which the architect was scriptwriter, animator, photographer and director. The thesis put forward the idea of a participatory process for the betterment of neighbourhoods, with a strong emphasis on creating a framework for improving urban conditions in a bottom-up approach.

Qualia Restaurant / Serie Architects

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  • Architects: Serie Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  370
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

Naturals Now Shop / Drink Water Design Studio

© Sebastian Zachariah
© Sebastian Zachariah

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The Flip Flop / Renesa Architecture Design Interiors Studio

© Niveditaa Gupta© Niveditaa Gupta© Niveditaa Gupta© Niveditaa Gupta+ 51

Mumbai, India

Unilab Pharma Office / SAV Architecture + Design

© Fabien Charuau© Fabien Charuau© Fabien Charuau© Fabien Charuau+ 22

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  120
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Daikin, Aercon, Folds, Glowtech
  • Professionals: V Interior Solutions

AICL Mumbai Workplace Interiors / SAV Architecture + Design

© Suleiman Merchant© Suleiman Merchant© Suleiman Merchant© Suleiman Merchant+ 29

#7 Southlands / SquareWorks

© Fabien Charuau© Fabien Charuau© Fabien Charuau© Fabien Charuau+ 35

MIT India Initiative

DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY & SOCIAL INNOVATION WORKSHOP

The MIT India Initiative is a not-for-profit effort of students and alumni from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to delve into pressing problems in novel, challenging contexts, and tackle these with technology and design. This is a first of its kind workshop where mentors from multiple departments of MIT and Harvard will work with talented participants chosen from all across India to design solutions to some of today's most pressing challenges.

The workshop will be held in Mumbai, India facilitating participants to work on solutions that cut across boundaries of cultures, disciplines, and institutions.

The Loft Studio Space / Studio PKA

© Deepshikha Jain© Deepshikha Jain© Sameer Chawda© Anant Singh+ 43