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Vad Gumbaj by BandukSmith Studio

Vad Gumbaj, Ahmedabad, by BandukSmith studio

This project was proposed for a competition for an iconic structure along the banks of the Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad. Given the context of a limited budget and the municipality’s small appetite for maintenance, we took the opportunity to reflect on the nature of a monument – who it serves, what it reflects, and what kind of resource it consumes.

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J. Krishnamurthy Study Centre at Hyderabad, by Shirish Beri Architects

J. Krishnamurthy Study Centre, at Hyderabad, by Shirish Beri

The design of the J. Krishnamurthy study centre is a metaphorical expression in the architectural language of Krishnaji’s ideas about life, silence and the role of the study centre. It is a place for serious introspection, silence, with a good library resource centre, a.v. room, a translation facility, meeting / discussion space and liaison office.

J. Krishnamurti Study Centre, at Hyderabad, by Shirish Beri

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Sheikh Abdullah Memorial, at Srinagar, by Achyut Kanvinde

Planned as a memorial for the Kashmiri leader, while he was alive, the modest sized structure is located along edge of the Nagin Lake, on the outskirts of the city. The plan consists of four similar pavilions with pyramidal roofs, two of which are enclosed, both assessed from a common Reception, fronting onto a stilted area, in association with the water edge, The form of the building is characterised by its pitched roofs, distinctive skylight and arched openings.

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India’s New Parametric Temple for Shirdi Sai Baba

The concept of the proposal was to provide a form that is as pure and perfect as possible on earth in colour, texture and philosophy. The proportions and sizing of all aspects of the design rely heavily on the understanding of the “Golden Ratio” and principles of mathematics and origami.

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Maharashtra Nature Park, Mumbai

Maharashtra Nature Park Competition is an opportunity to rejuvenate one of the rare parcels of urban forest that lie forgotten within the city and from there on cast a spotlight on a much larger area, extending from the upper reaches of the Mithi and Vakola Nallahs (streams) to the forgotten connect through Mahul to the Eastern waterfront.

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National Police Memorial, at Chankyapuri, New Delhi, India

The design of the National Police Memoria manifests itself in the stability inherent in a system of charged site-lines. It suggests that human reason is at play when an extremely irrational and loose system is confined. The system also reveals the latent disturbances and the potential to lose balance with mild agitation to the confinement.

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Theatre X : The Architecture of Possibilities

Theatre X : The Architecture of Possibilities

Border&Fall is a website and digital-only platform who challenge preconceived notions of the sari as a traditional, outdated or gender specific garment. Their mission is targeting a global youth audience to reinvent and change this perception through artist collaborations and creative multimedia such as talks, films, and exhibitions.

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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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