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Is there a Future for India’s Stepwell’s?

Tourists in India dutifully make the rounds, visiting the spectacular temples, palaces, and forts the country has to offer. But, even when they’re practically under their feet, people often forget about stepwells, the massive subterranean (up to ten stories) structures… Sigue leyendo

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Urban Planning Lessons from the World’s Largest (Temporary) City

For two months out of every twelve years, Allahabad in India becomes one of the most populous cities in the world – thanks to the Maha Kumbh Mela, a Hindu Festival that is the largest single-purpose gathering of people on the globe. In an article for Smithsonian Magazine, Tom Downey relates his experience of the Festival and sheds light on how a temporary city can swell to such astronomical sizes and still function as well as, if not better than, permanent cities. It is hoped that the research by Harvard Graduate School of Design at the Kumbh Mela can inform the construction of refugee camps, emergency cities and even permanent cities in the future. You can read the full article here.

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Raas Jodhpur / The Lotus Praxis Initiative

Architects: The Lotus Praxis Initiative
Location: Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Lead Designers: Ambrish Arora (Lotus, New Delhi) & Rajiv Majumdar (Praxis, Bangalore)
Design Team: Arun Kullu, Radha Muralidharan, Anuja Gupta, Ruchi Mehta
Landscape Design: Akshay Kaul & Associates
Structural Design: BL …
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Lateral House / Gaurav Roy Choudhury

Architects: Gaurav Roy Choudhury
Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Contractors: LISA and Ravikumar, Plumbtech Engineers, ACHU P. Enterprises
Area: 3,600 sqft
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tina Nandi

From the architect.… Lateral House is located in a Bangalore and has been built for Sigue leyendo

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The House Cast in Liquid Stone / SPASM Design Architects

Architects: SPASM Design Architects
Location: Khopoli, Maharashtra, India
Design Team: Sangeeta Merchant, Mansoor Kudalkar, Gauri Satam, Lekha Gupta, Sanjeev Panjabi
Area: 638 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Sebastian Zachariah

Contractors: IMPEX Engineers
Engineers: Rajeev Shah & Associates

From the architect.… A Sigue leyendo

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The Long House / Khosla Associates

Architects: Khosla Associates
Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Principal Designers: Sandeep Khosla and Amaresh Anand
Design Team: Sandeep Khosla, Amaresh Anand, Raju S. and Akanksha Chhajer
Area: 6,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Shamanth Patil J

Civil Contractors: J.J. Constructions Pvt. Ltd…
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The Long House / Khosla Associates

Architects: Khosla Associates
Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Principal Designers: Sandeep Khosla and Amaresh Anand
Design Team: Sandeep Khosla, Amaresh Anand, Raju S. and Akanksha Chhajer
Area: 6,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Shamanth Patil J

Civil Contractors: J.J. Constructions Pvt. Ltd…
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Over Water / Design Workshop

Architects: Design Workshop
Location: Pune, India
Architect In Charge: Shabbir Unwala
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Design Workshop

Junior Architect: Siddhath Rao
Structural Consultant: Vilas Agharkar
Main Fabricator: Sadik Inamdar

From the architect.… To build on the lake surrounded by Sigue leyendo

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