Category: Institutional

Kashmir University Administration Building, at Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, by ANA Design Studio Pvt. Ltd.

Kashmir University Administration Building, at Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, by ANA Design Studio Pvt. Ltd.

The New Administration facility for the University of Kashmir in Hazratbal, Srinagar, is a showcase of the openness, inventiveness and contemporary nature of the University, while respecting the sense of place, culture and environment.

The building is designed for spatial and material optimization, energy efficiency, human interaction, comfort and the celebration of traditional timber design in a contemporary context. – ANA Design Studio

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Auditorium for Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology at Kochi, Kerala by Architect Rahul Manohar (RMM Designs)

Auditorium for Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology at Kochi, Kerala by Architect Rahul Manohar (RMM Designs)

In spite of having designed Auditorium and Seminar Spaces of varied capacities and typologies acroos the country, we still found this project both, unique and challenging.

Unique because this is probably the only large capacity auditorium planned on the top three floors of a seven storey building. This one fact itself posed multiple design challenges which included integration and effective vertical segregation of the auditorium and allied spaces with the rest of the building which houses academic activities on the lower 4 floors. – RMM Designs

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Gulf Adiba : forward looking design establishing creativity, innovation and well being, at Gurugram, Haryana, India, by Design Forum International

Gulf Adiba : forward looking design establishing creativity, innovation and well being, at Gurugram, Haryana, India, by Design Forum International

Located in suburban NCR within proximity of South and West Delhi and very close to the International airport, Gulf Adiba is a proposed IT/ ITES office complex located in Udyog Vihar Phase II, Gurgaon. Just 1km off the National Highway 8, the building is aptly positioned on a 4000 sqm industrial plot within a dense office complex site comprising of another similar milieu. – Design Forum International

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Angelica Grace Home, at Tamil Nadu, by Shanmugam Associates

Senior living planned using low cost construction techniques – Angelica Grace Home, at Tamil Nadu, by Shanmugam Associates

With a pristine thought of serving the aged, Clarac Charity Trust approached the architects to develop a senior living. Trichy, a tier-2 city located in the central region of Tamil Nadu in India, is well connected, has affordable cost of living, offers good water yield and is a religious hub; therefore making the city ideal for senior living. Angelic Grace Home is a 30,000-sqft Ground +2 structure that was planned comprising 50 fully furnished rooms. Abundant natural lighting and ventilation, constraints on construction cost and community spaces for the elderly were factors that influenced the design approach. – Shanmugam Associates

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Crescent School of Architecture, Chennai, by architectureRED

Crescent School of Architecture, Chennai by architectureRED

The Crescent School of Architecture occupies a relatively small lot of the 60-acre university campus, in Vandalur, Chennai. The project brief envisioned studio spaces along with lecture halls and administration areas – which we chose to augment with necessary ‘de-programmed’ spaces for collective working and gathering. This allowed for the exploration of redefining not only the nature of spaces found in an architecture school, but also offering us the possibility to inform the future pedagogic programme that it could accommodate.

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Maya Somaiya Library - Sameep Padora and Associates

Maya Somaiya Library, Sharda School. Kopergaon, Maharashtra, India, by Sameep Padora and Associates

Sameep Padora and Associates: The site chosen for this small addition of a children’s library within a school in rural Maharashtra, was a sliver between existing buildings and the school boundary, a site that almost implied a linear building footprint to adjust the program for the chosen site.Alluding to the impetus that children have towards landscape over a building we imagined the library building to be a formal extension of the ground plane.

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The Design Village at Noida by Archohm Architects

From Kattha Factory to The Design Village, transformation by Archohm Studio

In May 2017, TDV – The design village – interdisciplinary industry centric institute – decided to move its exisitng campus to a larger permises to accommodate the growing number of students at the design school. However, reluctant to leave its exisitng eco-system of five years in its parent company – studio archohm – an architecture and design studio in Noida – TDV began scouting for room in the neighborhood itself.

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