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French architect Odile Decq will give a lecture at CEPT University on November 9, 2016

WA Contents • November 7, 2016 • 1299

As part of the FA Lecture Series of CEPT University, Faculty of Architecture is organizing a lecture on "Architecture Thinking” by Odile Decq-the lecture will be held on Wednesday, 9th November 2016 at Auditorium, CEPT University.Odile Decq is a French architect and landscape designer. International renown came in 1990, with her first major commission: La Banque Populaire de l’Ouest in Rennes. Since then, Odile Decq has been faithful to her fighting attitude while diversify (...)

India celebrates its first Global Architecture Event with Delhi Architecture Festival 2016

WA Contents • November 2, 2016 • 2859

Delhi Architecture Festival 2016 is a two months long event with studio talks spanning across the city starting from October 2016 to architectural exhibition and seminars in January 2017. It is the first in the series of Architectural Festivals planned to be conducted across India culminating at a grand event of India Architecture Festival. The main motive of Delhi Architecture Festival is to act as a platform for exhibiting the purity of Indian architecture to the common public and to (...)

NUDES created a dynamic black skin for BAD Cafe in Mumbai made of 25,992 black cylindrical conduits

WA Contents • October 5, 2016 • 1746

Mumbai's new Bad Cafe designed by NUDES architecture firm created an undulating black skin, made up of 25,992 recycled pvc electrical conduits. Situated in a historical village settlement in Bandra West in Mumbai -which has morphed in recent times due to socio-economic pressures and increasingly high land costs- the project is accessible by foot and cycle from parking zones in close proximity. NUDES inspired by human skin and sees it as an anatomical barrier in (...)

Book Review: Modern Regionalism: The Architecture of Sarbjit Bahga

WA Contents • September 5, 2016 • 3663

Review by Sarbjit BahgaNew publication has been released by Indian architect Sarbjit Bahga, called Modern Regionalism: The Architecture of Sarbjit Bahga is a monograph on the selected works of the architect. He has more than three-and-a-half decades of practical experience in designing  of various types of buildings, complexes and large campuses. His completed works include an eclectic and impressive range of administrative, recreational, educational, medical, residential, commercial and ag (...)

Carlo Ratti Associati proposes new types of vernacular houses in the Indian Himalayas

WA Contents • August 31, 2016 • 4551

Carlo Ratti Associati designs a digitally connected retreat in the Indian Himalayas that aims to promote more sustainable tourism patterns. The project stems from a collaborative, iterative design process with the local community. International design and innovation office Carlo Ratti Associati, in collaboration with Turin-based architect Michele Bonino and a team of over 20 professionals, have led the design of Pankhasari Retreat, a connected venue for co- living and co-working in the (...)

Cadence folds KMYF Health Clinic white facade with masonry techniques adjacent to Indian Temple

WA Contents • August 4, 2016 • 5366

Indian architecture firm Cadence Architects has created a folded white shell facade dressed for a Health Clinic in the city of Bangalore, India. Called KMYF, the project sits in an area measured by 60ftx40ft and placed adjacent to an ancient South Indian Temple which was revered by the neighborhood for both its architectural presence and religious value. The basic requirement for the design was to create a 30-bed dialysis centre. The context points out atypical concept of a generi (...)

Book Review: Modern Architecture in India (1947-1993) by Sarbjit Singh Bahga

WA Contents • June 28, 2016 • 3943

The book, Modern Architecture in India (1947-1993) written by Sarbjit Bahga, Surinder Bahga and Yashinder Bahga, reviewed by Sarbjit Singh Bahga, who is a member of WA and received many WA Awards in previous cycles. The book released in 2015 and focuses on Indian architecture between 1947-1993 years in four chapters. India, the largest developing country in the world, is endowed with a rich cultural and architectural heritage. Copious works have been written on its ancient art and (...)

Exclusive: Balkrishna Doshi Unveils the Details of the Revitalisation of Bhadra Fort

WA Contents • May 2, 2016 • 1732

Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi, is the principal of Sangath, regrouping Vastu Shilpa Consultants and Vastu Shilpa Foundation, unveils details of the redevelopment plan of Bhadra Precinct, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. The project started in 2011 and completed November 2014 in collaboration with different public, private and independent organisations such as the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and the Archeological Survey of India, Vastu Shilpa Foundation for Studies and Research in (...)

Amaravati Governmental Complex Concept Design Competition - Exclusive Video and Presentation Packs

WA Contents • March 30, 2016 • 7015

As exclusively announced on World Architecture Community over the weekend, Maki and Associates led by Fumihiko Maki won the Amaravati Governmental Complex Concept Design Competition. Today, we are excited to bring more exclusive material on this very important competition which will define a completely new capital complex, comparable to what Brasilia eventually represented, at the beginning of the 60’s.Andhra Pradesh is one of the 29 states of India, situated on the southeastern coast of t (...)

Maki Associates win Amaravati Governmental Complex Concept Design Competition

WA Contents • March 29, 2016 • 10188

Maki Associates's winner proposal for Amaravati Governmental Complex Concept Design CompetitionAndra Pradesh, a large and thriving region of India with more than fifty million population allotted a land of five kilometers square (5km by 1km) for its new capital complex. The project has all urban land use amenities and three important buildings of symbolic nature. These are the High Courts of Justice, the Parliament and the Secreteriat.Three notable international architect (...)

’Hyperions’, Agritectural Garden Towers for Jaypee Greens Sports City proposed by Vincent Callebaut

WA Contents • February 22, 2016 • 5943

pond view of Agritectural Garden Towersall images courtesy of Vincent Callebaut ArchitecturesVincent Callebaut Architectures has revealed the images of ’Hyperions’, are the new Agritectural Garden Towers for Jaypee Greens Sports City in New Delhi, India. The Hyperions project is realized in collaboration with architects, agricultural engineers, agronomists and farmers. Amlankusum, an agroecologist in Jaypee, who is taking part in (...)

Steven Holl Architect’s Mumbai City Museum Model On View At India Arch Dialogue 2016

WA Contents • February 8, 2016 • 1441

all images courtesy of Steven Holl ArchitectsSteven Holl Architect’s model for the new Mumbai City Museum, North Wing will be on view next weekend at India Arch Dialogue 2016. The group exhibition will open February 12 at NSIC Ground, Okhla, New Delhi and will feature architectural models from 10 renowned architecture firms. Steven Holl Architects won the competition for the new North Wing of the Mumbai City Museum in December of 2014.Mumbai’s oldest museum garden in Bycull (...)

The State of Architecture at Kala Ghoda Festival | 8-13 February at MMB

WA Contents • February 5, 2016 • 1509

all images courtesy of The State of ArchitectureThe State of Architecture: Practices and Processes in India Exhibition at the NGMA, Mumbai from 6 January to 20 March, 2016Timings:11 am – 6 pm, except Monday and National HolidaysCurators: Rahul Mehrotra, Ranjit Hoskote and Kaiwan Mehta''The State of Architecture: Practices and Processes in India'' presents the state of contemporary architecture in India within a larger historical overview since independence, w (...)

The State of Architecture: Practices and Processes in India

WA Contents • January 16, 2016 • 2763

Image courtesy of Charles Correa Foundation Celebrating Charles Correa / Work, Legacy, ContributionThe State of Architecture: Practices and Processes in India6th January to 27th March 2016, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai "Celebrating Charles Correa" is an initiative by the Charles Correa Foundation, to commemorate his contribution through a series of curated screenings, lectures and panel discussions, on key concerns of his life's work, thus br (...)

Book Review: Landscaping Human Habitat

WA Contents • November 2, 2015 • 991

fron cover of the bookSarbjit Bahga, is a Chandigarh based architect, urbanist, author and photo-artist, and announced 2nd book of his publications called ''Landscaping Human Habitat''. This book written by two authors Hardial Singh Johl and Sarbjit Bahga. The first book of Bahga was ''Trees in Urban Habitat'' that published in July, 2014. You can read the review of book written by Sarbjit Bahga. The inherent desire in most human (...)

“Architecture is what you do with the potential of life.” says Peter Cook

WA Contents • September 7, 2015 • 2218

all images © Gallery EscapeDrawings From 1960 - 2000 by Sir Peter Cook August 22nd - September 22nd, 2015 Galleryespace Pvt Ltd16 Community Centre,New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110025 Gallery Espace in New Delhi and design studio Architecture Discipline presented Sir Peter Cook's 34 watercolours on building hierarchies with a new exhibition at Gallery Espace. The gallery's decision on Sir Cook's drawings is very brave and ta (...)

‘Corbusier reintroduced Indian architecture to its transcendental role as an art’

WA Contents • August 24, 2015 • 1004

High Court in Chandigarh, image via Indian ExpressSwiss-born Frenchman Charles Edouard Jeanneret Gris adopted the pseudonym Le Corbusier because he felt it would suit his architectural persona. An icon of modernism, he was invited by Jawaharlal Nehru to build India’s first planned city, Chandigarh, but paved the way for new possibilities in architecture elsewhere too. Yet, his legacy comes with its own burden. On Corbusier’s 50th death anniversary, two architects debate his ways of s (...)

New Cultural Hub for JMI

Selin Cinar • February 17, 2011 • 3664

Romi Khosla Design Studios presents award-winning university art gallery.www.worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php?fuseaction=wanappln.projectview&upload_id=15869 (...)

The Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum

Selin Cinar • June 4, 2010 • 8966

The Ismaili Centre – there are five others in the world, including one in Burnaby, B.C. – is being designed by the Indian architect Charles Correa. It’s  meant to serve Ismaili communities in eastern Canada and northeastern U.S. It will include a jamaatkhana, or prayer hall, topped with a grand, two-layered glass dome. In renderings I saw a while back, it looked spectacular. Here is the centre:www.nomeancity.net/?p=538 (...)

Energy Efficient Police Training Centre, a Green Building

Jonathan Budd • April 24, 2009 • 3767

Buildings designed today contribute to severe ecological and economical problems which demand heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting systems which cause depletion of environmental resources.An Architect has to assess this parameter and make decisions which respond to economical and ecological context creating a satisfactory environment.        Architect can bring in the energy efficiency and cost effectiveness in his design, moreover by (...)