Category: Architecture

Unbuilt Architectural Projects

Marissa Housing by Architecture Dialogue

Marissa Housing, at Dhahran City, Saudi Arabia, by Architecture Dialogue

The master planning of the Marissa Housing responds to the local climatic, social and sustainability needs to create a contextually appropriate architecture. The contemporary Islamic style architecture responds to the brief by providing an introverted planning that is designed around a central landscaped courtyard. The residential units are enclosing a shaded and landscaped courtyard that is optimally shaded and densely planted as an oasis amidst the city

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HOUSE OF ARCHES, at Palakkad, Kerala, by Akhil Gopi

HOUSE OF ARCHES, at Palakkad, Kerala, by Akhil Gopi

The courtyard is conceived as a spatial divider, like a family camp, to consolidate and share the conviviality and burdens of daily living without feeling overcrowded at night. The courtyard is excavated in plan to optimize views and passive solar gain, allowing light and air inside, while sinking the house into the landscape to maximize thermal insulation and intimacy from the urban context. – Akhil Gopi

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Way Side Amenties, at Delhi, by Kalayojan Architects

This work was conceptualized as an International public standard amenities project for a new national highway (eastern peripheral expressway) around New Delhi India. Many independent functions such as hotel, food courts, hospitals, petrol pump with electric charging facility, dhabas, local handicraft market, car and truck parking facility, public parks and large fountains were all seamlessly incorporated in planning of this 10 hectare land.

Way Side Amenties, at Delhi, by Kalayojan Architects

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Raksha Shakti University, at Gandhinagar, by Kalayojan Architects

Raksha Shakti University is being planned as a school for security education, located on the outskirts of the Gujarat capital Gandhinagar. The objectives of this institute comprise an integrated modern, scientific and technological training for Indian youth in internal security and facilities for research in internal security. The slightly undulating site identified by the organization lies next to the Lavad village in Dehgam taluka on the banks of the dry Meshwo river.

Raksha Shakti University, at Gandhinagar, by Kalayojan Architects

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Bamiyan Culture Centre, at Afghanistan, by MayaPraxis

Bamiyan Culture Centre, at Afghanistan, by MayaPraxis

The Bamiyan Cultural Centre is a space for exhibitions and training, that celebrates the wonderful history of Afghanistan, its heritage, local art and craft, knowledge and techniques. UNESCO, in association with the the Afghan Ministry of Information and Culture and the Republic of Korea hosted an architectural competition, the idea behind which is that culture also makes a valuable contribution to socio -economic development, and in the case of Bamiyan, it will pave the way towards future tourism, and encourage the participation of local communities, in not only protecting and preserving their own cultural heritage, but also sharing it.

Bamiyan Culture Centre, at Afghanistan, by MayaPraxis

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Unbuilt 2.0 Architecture Of Future Collectives in addition to curated unbuilt ideas from across India, also  features a number of intriguing essays and conversations among design professionals on the theme,