Unbuilt Architectural Projects
Cover Page: Competition Entry for the Bihar Museum, by Snøhetta and SpaceMatters. The actual book cover design may be different from the presented here.

Unbuilt: The Book

The idea of the book dedicated fully to unbuilt architectural work by Indian Architects emerges from the fact that in an architect’s office a significant percentage of work remains unbuilt for some or other reason. The unbuilt work deserves an equal amount of attention and celebration, as built work, if not more. Through this book, we seek to explore and understand how different architectural landscape of India might have been even if a small percentage of this unbuilt work were built.

We welcome all Indian Architects on this journey.


Last date of submission has been extended to March 07, 2019.

Architects are requested to share their submissions by filling up the form below, or emailing us the link to the shared file (WeTransfer / Dropbox / Google Drive)  along with the requested information.


  • Only architectural projects designed by Indian Architects, with the real site (in India), real client and having a reasonable design brief, that remained unbuilt for any of the reasons are eligible for this book.
  • Competition entries which did not win or even those which won but did not get built for whatsoever reasons also qualify for submission.
  • Ideas, academic projects and hypothetical proposals DO NOT qualify for this book.
  • Interior Design projects DO NOT qualify for this book.

Architects may send as many as they want to for this publication.

50 projects curated by ArchitectureLive! and Matter will be published in the book. We will communicate with the architects by email whose projects have been shortlisted.

Submission Format

 As the content will be used for printing, we would require high quality of images as submission.

The content should be submitted in the following format.

  • Images (renders, sketches, models) in .JPG Format at 300 DPI – Minimum 3000 pixels
  • Legible Drawings (PDF or JPEG) – Fully labelled or with legend at 300 DPI – Minimum 3000 pixels
  • Text Narration along with facts (.Doc / .Docx) – 700 to 1000 words
  • Following form, with the link to the content.

Submit Unbuilt Architectural Project

  • Make sure the unbuilt project that you are submitting is a real architectural project, with a real client, reasonable design brief, and on an existing site. Academic or hypothetical projects do not qualify for this submission. By submitting the project, you are allowing ArchitectureLive! to publish the same on their website and/or in the upcoming book.

    In the text description, though it is optional, we highly recommend that you also specify why the project remained unbuilt.

    If you have any queries, please feel free to write to editor@architecturelive.in.

  • Text, Images and Drawings


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