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Cut, Fold, Bend, Play

A home in Chennai designed by Matharoo Associates responds to very difficult site conditions with a unique program to create a convivial home for the occupants. Very close to the Egmore station in a densely populated area of Chennai, there is a small plot of about 400 square yards which is the location of an …


Sloan Has An India Mission

Sloan is focussed on meeting the water and energy challenges of growing businesses, municipalities and communities in India. Since innovating the Royal® flushometer over 100 years ago, the global team of engineers at Sloan have been developing technologies that improve water-efficiency without compromising design, quality, affordability or performance. Established as the Sloan Valve Company in …


What Is The Future Of The Home?

Arch out loud challenged competition entrants to push the boundaries of adaptability and innovation when considering the future of the “Home”. Architectural initiative arch out loud has released the winners of its’ HOME Competition 2019, an annual competition where designers are asked “What is the future of HOME?” Architectural initiative arch out loud has released the …


A Helping Hand With Gyaan

Architect Rooshad Shroff is spearheading a unique fund-raising initiative to help build a center for women in rural Rajasthan. The Gyaan Project has invited 12 renowned creative individuals to support the CITTA Foundation, India which aims to build the Gyaan Center for women in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. The project which includes a school, women’s cooperative, a …


Rooted In Tradition

Designed by Studio Lotus the Krushi Bhawan building engages deeply with craft and passive design. It also pushes the program to drive inclusivity and dissolve boundaries between the citizens and the government. The Krushi Bhawan was recently inaugurated in Bhubaneswar and has already become a landmark and a significant point of interest for the city. …


Community Living At Its Best

The RIBA Stirling Award winner is the Goldsmith Street project for Norwich City Council made up of almost 100 highly energy-efficient homes. It has been designed by Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley. The Goldsmith Street project in the UK was awarded the prestitgious RIBA Stirling Prize. The Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize is …


A Conservation Effort Done Just Right

Architect Vikas Dilawari painstakingly restores a 100 year old Durgah that now stands out as a subtle landmark in Mumbai. Most would be familiar with the iconic Haji Ali Dargah in the mumbai harbour – the newly restored Ma Haji Ani Dargah is located diagonally opposite the Haji Ali Dargah on the landward side. Built in …


Thinking Global, Acting Local

A library in rural Maharashtra designed by Sameep Padora and Associates is an inspirational structure created by assimilating building sciences from different time periods and geographies. The Library Building for the Sharda School in rural Maharashtra designed by Sameep Padora and Associates is special for many reasons. It demostrates a will to build in a …


The House Of Sweeping Shadows

An adaptive reuse project of architect Abin Chaudhari manages to revitalise the living and social fabric of a listless rural community on the outskirts of Kolkata. Located in Bansberia, which is a peri-urban area outside Kolkata, Abin Chaudhari and his team created an architectural intervention which called for adapting an old two story structure into …


Edgy Aesthetics Meets Ecological Sensitivity

Architect Vinu Daniel of Wallmakers showcases how eco-friendly materials can be used to create some truly awe-inspiring structures. Architect Vinu Daniel started his firm Wallmakers in 2007 and since has led his firm with the intention to not merely practice eco-friendly architecture, but to establish a practice that leads by creativity, innovation and experimentation with …