Architecture

Architects and Architectural Projects from India

Category featuring the architectural and design projects from top architects in India. Architecture in India featured through an array of works from different typologies and contexts by popular architects in India.

Thanikachalam house at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

Thanikachalam house at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

A house of exposed brick work, and sloping tiled roof, recycled doors and windows, arched lintels, the only contrasting feature being a white painted eave-board and parapet coping. Simple louvered jaalis, forming an opening at the courtyard and stone columns in the veranda are the other interesting features in the residence of Thanikachalam.

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Kodaikanal house at Kodaikanal by Benny Kuriakose

Kodaikanal house at Kodaikanal by Benny Kuriakose

A residence with a lake view, built of random rubble masonry left exposed in the exterior, and plastered and painted white in the interior. The timber finished door and window frames is a striking contrast to the walls. In the elevation, the little white windows and the and the sloping roof, one over the other, makes the residence more interesting. There is a timber deck in the first floor, overlooking the lake.

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Vishram at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

Vishram at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

The residence has a smooth and gradual massing towards the south-west, bringing in the feature of the extensive sloping roofs. The house reflects the planned flow of spaces to intentionally connect the many otherwise separate areas.

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MRC Office at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

MRC Office at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

The office has many courtyards and internal verandas, which serve as a surprise element when entering form the entrance. It is a single storied structure, with traditional Tamil-Nadu pan tiles on the sloping roof. The roof is made of hollow box steel sections; no concrete has been used for the roof. Recycled doors and windows have been used. Many principles of sustainable architecture have been followed.

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Sundari silks at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

Sundari silks at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

Sundari Silks is a textile shop that has a south Indian character. The shop is simple with high ceiling and lot of circulation space with an internal courtyard. Small sized green Athangudi tiles are used for the floors.Though done with traditional elements, it is done in a contemporary way to suit the versatile collection of the store.

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Chandramandala at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

Chandramandala at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

The original Theatre, which has been updated, is now named “Chandramandala”. The changes are hardly perceptible, as they have been subtly worked into the original 25 year old structure. The height has been raised, the stage enlarged and the green rooms with their facilities have been added. What once served as mainly rehearsal and work-in-progress space is now transformed into a contemporary, open-air theatre for small audiences.

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Chandramandapa at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

Chandramandapa at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

The Chandramandapa is the ancient Kuzhi Kalari of Kerala, transformed into a concept of twenty-first century Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Chandramandapa’s basic structural design starts in the traditional precepts. It is a“kuzhi” or pit, dug out of the earth, toa depth of 4 feet from ground level. The raised roof allows for a greater air flow and to take advantage of being on the seaside, to compensate for the absence of air conditioning, but providing natural coolness that is vital to all performers.

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Hari Shree Vidyalayam at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

Hari Shree Vidyalayam at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

Huge courtyards, verandahs and well ventilated classrooms , are the main highlights of the school. The class rooms have low windows, to provide ample lighting and cross-ventilation, to make comfortable the learning experience. Every class room opens out to large verandahs, and open to sky courtyards, thus enhancing the comfort level of the students in the school. Architecture emphasizes the freedom of the student and enhances the creativity.

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Institute of Palliative Medicine at Calicut by Benny Kuriakose

Institute of Palliative Medicine at Calicut by Benny Kuriakose

IPM is a hospital for palliative care for people who are terminally ill. The patient blocks are all built in single storeys whereas the institutional wings are two storey structures. There are many verandahs and courtyards, the roofs are at different levels making the elevation interesting from outside and inside.

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Springdale heritage at Idukki by Benny Kuriakose

Springdale heritage at Idukki by Benny Kuriakose

Set along the river, the resort has small cottages over looking it, along with a swimming pool which blends with the flowing water near by. The restaurant, in the first floor, has large windows on all sides, thus making it airy and ventilated, at the same time giving a lovely view of the swimming pool and the river and the mountains.

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Ananthya resorts at Kanyakumari by Benny Kuriakose

Ananthya resorts at Kanyakumari by Benny Kuriakose

A silent, peaceful resort along the side of the Chittar dam reservoir. Very subtle, blended with nature cottages. The cottages are of exposed brick and random rubble masonry What makes the resort special, are the small details, the gateways, the niches for lamps, the thatched gazebo next to the lily pond and many such simple elements which becomes significant in the whole picture.

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Mangalam heritage at Nagapattinam by Benny Kuriakose

Mangalam heritage at Nagapattinam by Benny Kuriakose

Mangala Heritage home is perfect for a weekend getaway. The temple, along with the temple tank, around which the village is built, makes for a beautiful sight. The building itself is a restored, traditional Tamil style house with a very austere looking exterior which is in direct contrast with its cosy interiors.

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Sangwan House, at Rohini, Delhi, India, by Habitat Design Collective

Sangwan House, at Rohini, Delhi, India, by Habitat Design Collective

Designed as a duplex for a family of three, Sangwan House sits quaintly at a corner plot in Delhi’s Karala Village, translating the client’s vision of having a small house but plenty of open space and green. It’s one of Habitat Design Collective’s (HDeCO) low-cost residential projects and has been designed and completed in INR 30 Lac (USD 43,500).
-Habitat Design Collective

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4 BHK Apartment at, Ahmedabad, by Shayona Consultant

4 BHK Apartment at, Ahmedabad, by Shayona Consultant

The client simplified his requirement with-“a calm space, using fewer colors and more simplicity with materials, with maximum possible storage, light and ventilation.” This is 4 bedroom apartment, converted into 3bhk with another room as workspace.

Entering through a small vestibule one is impressed with – “The overall aesthetic of the home that is, one of openness, where spaces are multi-functional without crowding the overall layout of drawing, living and dining.” – Prashant Parmar Architect and Shayona Consultant

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