Landscape Design / Architecture

School in Mumbai, JDAP | Jude D'Souza

School in Mumbai, JDAP | Jude D’Souza

A school for girls in suburban Mumbai needed an expanded space for the children in their kindergarten section. The administration owned a plot of land adjacent to the main school, however, this was taken up by a residential building that they occupied. When structural drawings of the building revealed that it could take on an additional floor, it was decided to extend the existing structure, rather than take down the entire building and construct anew. Regulation demanded that an additional staircase was necessary to accommodate this public function. – Jude D’Souza

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MA001, at Ayroor, Kerala, India, by mamama

MA001, at Ayroor, Kerala, India, by mamama

Located in Ayroor, Kerala this family home that sits on the banks of the Chalakudy river is nothing less than a mini-ecosystem within itself — self-sufficient and symbiotic. Using local masons, carpenters, contractors and construction methods, this home was completed with natural materials such as terracotta and laterite tiles, kota stone and terracotta jaali blocks. A generous verandah wraps around three sides and a large open terrace on the upper floor maximises the spectacular views out onto the river. The house is an extension of the clients’ (perfect) idea of living a retired life.

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Boat Club Apartments, at Chennai, India, by SJK Architects

Boat Club Apartments, at Chennai, India, by SJK Architects

Chennai is hot, dusty and mosquito-ridden – said Viju Mahtaney in his brief for luxury apartments in the posh Boat Club road neighborhood. A testament to urbanization in India today. Chennai has a river that is clogged with sewage that breeds mosquitoes. Traffic and construction create unending dust and pollution – and buzzing entrepreneurship needs neighborhoods like Boat Club Road to attract the talent and investment that churns the wheels of the city. – SJK Architects

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Silverglades at Gurugram by Design Forum International

Silverglades at Gurugram by Design Forum International

The development shares its contextual presence with ITC Laburnum, MG Road, a 500-metre distance from the nodal IFFCO Chowk metro station and the affluent Sector-29 neighbourhood. The impetus that leads the project’s development is along the lines of intrinsic detail-orientation and conscious space-utilization. – Design Forum International

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