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Architecture Discipline wraps New Delhi office in “protective armour”

April 1, 2021 James Parkes 0
It has a steel armour facade

Indian studio Architecture Discipline has renovated an office in New Dehli to create an inward-facing headquarters for Rug Republic that is wrapped in a weathering-steel shell. Created in response to the “hostile” local environment, the three-storey building was wrapped in a banded Corten-steel shell to protect it. “It has been designed as a protective armour offering very

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Beautiful Biophilic Home With Open Concept Living

March 24, 2021 HD Staff 0

Located in Thevakkal village in the Ernakulam district of Kerala, India, The ‘House That Rains Light’ is a beautiful biophilic home designed by LIJO.RENY.architects. The 274 square metre (2950 square foot) property features sky-lit vertical volumes, landscape voids and strategic fenestration to promote cross ventilation in the hot climate. The open concept construction also creates […]

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Charged Voids completes Chandigarh student housing informed by Le Corbusier

March 23, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
A student accommodation block informed by Le Corbusier

Indian architecture studio Charged Voids has designed a student housing block in a suburb of Chandigarh, featuring brightly coloured surfaces and columns that reference the architecture of pioneering modernist Le Corbusier. The accommodation building forms part of the campus of the Chandigarh Group of Colleges, which is situated in the Landran district of Mahali –

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Lucky Chan restaurant in Bangalore combines craft objects with candy colours

March 12, 2021 Amy Frearson 0

Indian office MAIA Design Studio has designed a Pan-Asian restaurant in Bangalore, which brings local crafts together with a Tokyo-inspired palette of colours and patterns. Lucky Chan is a casual restaurant serving sushi and dim-sum, which takes over the grand floor of a two-storey house. Because it’s a residential building, the space is divided up

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Abin Design Studio creates football clubhouse overlooking Indian lake

February 24, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Football Club House in Bansberia, India, by Abin Design Studio

Architecture studio Abin Design Studio has combined a clubhouse with a small stand for spectators alongside a football pitch in the city of Bansberia, India. Built for a youth football club in Bansberia in the Indian state of West Bengal, the clubhouse stands between the playing field and a large lake. Abin Design Studio designed the multi-purpose structure

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Saket Sethi creates egg-shaped garden temple alongside rural Indian house

February 8, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
An egg-shaped temple at an Indian house

Indian architect Saket Sethi has completed the Sunoo Temple House on the outskirts of Mumbai with a rooftop garden and a private worship space that is designed to evoke a galaxy. The dwelling was designed for a couple relocating from the Netherlands, who wanted a home and place to worship surrounded by flowers and greenery.

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Abin Design Studio creates terracotta-brick community centre in Bansberia

January 19, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Community centre in Bansberia by Abin Design Studio

Architecture studio Abin Design Studio has built a small, multifunctional community centre in the city of Bansberia in the Indian state of West Bengal. Informed by terracotta temples found in West Bengal, the two-storey centre is designed to provide a variety of flexible spaces for the local community in Bansberia along with a dormitory for staff. Abin Design Studio

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Zero Energy Design Lab creates Girls’ Hostel Block with hollow concrete facade

January 12, 2021 Cajsa Carlson 0
Girls Hostel Block by Zero Energy Design Lab

New Delhi-based design studio Zero Energy Design Lab has completed a girls’ hostel building with a perforated concrete facade and an exterior staircase in Gurugram, India. The design for the Girls’ Hostel Block, part of the St. Andrews Institute of Technology and Management, took its cues from the adjacent boys’ hostel block and features the

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Edmund Sumner shares photos of Louis Kahn’s IIMA including its recently saved dormitories

January 7, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Louis Kahn's IMM dormitories in Ahmedabad

Architectural photographer Edmund Sumner has shared a set of images of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad by architect Louis Kahn, which was recently saved from demolition. Sumner took the photos of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), which faced an international outcry over its plans to demolish 14 buildings on the site, over a series

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Louis Kahn dormitories in Ahmedabad saved from demolition after global protests

January 2, 2021 Marcus Fairs 0
Louis Kahn dormitories in Ahmedabad

Plans to demolish part of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad by architect Louis Kahn have been withdrawn following an international outcry. The management school’s board of governors yesterday announced it had abandoned plans to demolish a cluster of brick dormitories that forms part of the monumental campus. In a letter announcing the decision, the

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