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Slum Rehabilitation Promise to Mumbai's 20 Million

00:00 - 19 January, 2013
Aerial View of Mumbai; Courtesy of Flickr User Cactus Bones; Licensed via <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a>
Aerial View of Mumbai; Courtesy of Flickr User Cactus Bones; Licensed via Creative Commons

Slums, shanty-towns, favelas - they are all products of an exploding migration from rural to urban areas. Over the last half century, people living in or near metropolises has risen in proportion to the global population. Migrations from rural areas to urban areas have grown exponentially as cities have developed into hubs of economic activity and job growth promising new opportunities for social mobility and education. Yet, with all these perceptions holding fast, many people who choose to migrate find themselves in the difficult circumstances of integrating into an environment without the proper resources to accommodate the growing population. Cities, for example, like Mumbai, India's largest city and 11th on the list as of 2012 with a population of an estimated 20.5 million. According to a New York Times article from 2011, about 60% of that number live in the makeshift dwellings that now occupy lucrative land for Mumbai's developers.

More to come after the break.

Poona House / Rajiv Saini

00:00 - 16 January, 2013
Poona House / Rajiv Saini, Courtesy of Rajiv Saini
Courtesy of Rajiv Saini

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Mumbai, India
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Rajiv Saini
  • Design Team

    Suprio Bhattacharjee, Kalyani Kale, Neeraj Singh, Ruchi Sharma
  • Area

    12,000 ft2
  • Project Year

    2008

Concrete 0023 / studio eight twentythree

00:00 - 28 November, 2012
Concrete 0023 / studio eight twentythree, Courtesy of studio eight twentythree
Courtesy of studio eight twentythree

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AD Interviews: Bijoy Jain, Studio Mumbai

10:01 - 21 May, 2012

During the launch of the META Project in Chile, we had the chance to interview Bijoy Jain, founder of Studio Mumbai.

House on Pali Hill / Studio Mumbai

00:00 - 19 April, 2012
House on Pali Hill / Studio Mumbai, ©  Helene Binet
©  Helene Binet

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Mumbai, India
  • Category

  • Principal Architect

    Bijoy Jain
  • Project Team

    Samuel Barclay, Jeevaram Suthar, Omprakash Suthar
  • Structural Engineer

    Dwijen Bhatt
  • Photographs

Today Studio-X Mumbai Event: "Paths Uncharted" / Dr. Balkrishna Doshi

13:00 - 6 January, 2012
Image via Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Image via Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Tonight, Studio-X Mumbai is hosting a free event with architect Dr. Balkrishna Doshi. The Mumbai gathering will explore the architects life and work on the release of his book “Paths Uncharted”. Described as an evening of storytelling, Doshi will also share his thoughts on the future of architecture. The conversation will be moderated and discussed with professor Neelkanth Chhaya, architect Rajeev Kathpalia and architect Sen Kapadia. Continue reading for more event information.

ArchiCAD BIM Provides Competitive Edge for Conceptual Design

12:00 - 14 September, 2011
Sahana Tower - Orcutt|Winslow
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 Mumbai, India. The project, currently in a conceptual phase, addresses India’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.

AD Classics: Kanchanjunga Apartments / Charles Correa

00:00 - 12 August, 2011
AD Classics: Kanchanjunga Apartments / Charles Correa, Courtesy of Charles Correa
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Mumbai, India
  • Category

  • Architect

    Charles Correa
  • References

    Charles Correa Associates Website, Identity Housing
  • Project Year

    1983

In Progress: The Capital / James Law Cybertecture International

16:00 - 25 July, 2011
© Courtesy of James Law Cybertecture International
© Courtesy of James Law Cybertecture International

Architects: James Law Cybertecture International Location: Mumbai, India 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.

Parinee I / James Law Cybertecture International

23:00 - 22 July, 2011
Courtesy of James Law Cybertecture International
Courtesy of James Law Cybertecture International

Architects: James Law Cybertecture International Location: Mumbai, India 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.

WEDGE-1 / Collaborative Architecture

00:00 - 11 December, 2010
WEDGE-1 / Collaborative Architecture, © Lalita Tharani & Manish
© Lalita Tharani & Manish

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Antilia / World's Most Expensive House

09:00 - 15 October, 2010

We’ve featured quite elaborate projects on AD where project budgets that reach the millions seem almost normal. Yet, this is something we haven’t seen: a house – yes, one house – priced at $1 billion dollars. With a price tag like that, India’s richest man, and Forbes’s fourth richest man, Mukesh Ambani, along with his wife and three childen, will be calling the world’s most expensive residence “home.”

More about the house after the break.

ACE Pavilion / Sameep Padora & Associates

00:00 - 15 December, 2009
ACE Pavilion / Sameep Padora & Associates, © Raju Shukla
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Category

  • Architect

    Sameep Padora & Associates
  • Design Team

    Sameep Padora, Shashank Srivastava
  • Client

    Galeecha India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Cost

    3,500 USD
  • On Site Assemblage

    36 hours
  • Drawings

    Shashank Srivastava
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

The Tote / Serie Architects

14:26 - 8 December, 2009

Chris Lee and Kapil Gupta from Serie Architects have converted a disused building from Mumbai’s colonial past into a banquet hall, restaurant and bar called ‘The Tote’. The site was covered with mature rain trees whose wide spread leaves shaded most of the spaces throughout the year, permitting almost the entire new program to occur outdoors.

More images and more about the project after the break.

Vidyalankar Institute of technology / Planet 3 Studios Architecture

00:00 - 4 April, 2009
Vidyalankar Institute of technology / Planet 3 Studios Architecture

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Wadala, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Kalhan Mattoo, Santha Gour Mattoo, assisted by Jainish Jani
  • Structural Consultant

    S.N. Bhobe & Associates
  • Service Consultant

    Sunil Services
  • Client

    The Vidyalankar educational trust, Wadala-Mumbai
  • Contractor

    Nagarjuna Constructions
  • Area

    0.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2006