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Architects and Architectural Projects from India

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

MERF at Chennai by Murali Architects

MERF, at Chennai, by Murali Architects

This building located in a small urban property at the heart of Raja annamalaipuram is an effort to give the hospital building a urban façade with the integration of landscape at various levels. The building has integrated an inviting landscape with a small plaza in the front for patients and children. – Murali Architects

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Administrative Building, at Erode, Tamilnadu, by The Bhargav Group

Unbuilt: Administrative Building, at Erode, Tamilnadu, by The Bhargav Group

The Admin Block is treated in such a way green fields and lush pastures interact with the building add beauty to its environment and a serene entry to the Campus away from the hustle and bustle of main road. The building plinth area covers 6,675 square feet from Site area of 7,782 Square feet. Building area is divided 40% area of mezzanine floor with soil land fill and 60% area of other floor area, with double height space grand lobby enclosed with courtyard space treated with wooden Pergola at the top helps natural light enter into the space. – The Bhargav Group

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APDS salon at New Delhi by RLDA STUDIO Architects

APDS salon, at New Delhi, by RLDA STUDIO Architects

The ten thousand square foot beauty salon is a combination of mezzanine spaces (used for speciality treatments and offices) and double height purpose-built cabins interspersed with a series of glass planes with graphic motifs. These elements, individually varied and collectively orchestrated define spaces that provide for the varying degrees of privacy needed in a beauty salon. – RLDA STUDIO

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In Nature // Sanvina in the Sun!, at Mechkarwadi, near Karjat, Maharashtra, India, by Cluster One Creative Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

In Nature // Sanvina in the Sun!, at Mechkarwadi, near Karjat, Maharashtra, India, by Cluster One Creative Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

We believe that, as architects and designers, our role is exceptionally interim in nature. And by “in nature”, we mean both, the inherent characteristic of a person, as well as the collective physical world around us. After all, for all the glorification we grant to ourselves, we are, eventually, only a means to an end which will exist long after we are gone. Fully aware, and accepting of this interplay of the past, present, and future, we have come to understand that everything we do, is going to interact differently with the evolving sensibilities of the people, the landscape, and the weather, at that point of time, on that given day. – Cluster One Creative Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

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The Hertiage School at Pune by Madhav Joshi and Associates

The Heritage School, at Pune, by Madhav Joshi and Associates

Hugging the rolling terrain of Talegaon near Pune sits the campus of the residential ‘Heritage School’ designed by Madhav Joshi and Associates. A low rise assembly of modular buildings planned as integrated residential, educational and amenity zones, the campus is an intimate weave of open and built spaces giving the young users a sense of place, containment, and security in the otherwise vast open surrounding landscape.

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Frangipani, at Kolkata, by Salient Design Studio

Frangipani, at Kolkata, by Salient Design Studio

Spread across a sprawling area of 42,300 sq. ft., the residence is designed in split villas with striking architecture revealing a scenic fabrication premeditated for its residents.

Interlacing Vastu  with contemporary lines, this design is composed of courtyards and green pockets within a strategic spatial alignment. Dissolving the visual barriers between the dwellings and nature, the volumes are crafted transparent with an extended visual scape towards the external spaces.  Each of the villas has been provided with a central pocket garden and a private pool. – Salient Design Studio

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Balaji temple at Andhra by Sameep Padora and Associates

Balaji Temple at Andhra Pradesh by Sameep Padora and Associates has achieved a very sophisticated level of abstraction: Praveen Bavadekar

The following critique for the Balaji Temple at Andhra Pradesh, an award-winning project designed by Sameep Padora and Associates, was shared by Praveen Bavadeker. Praveen Bavadekar is Principal at Third Space Studio.
The Balaji temple in Nandyal explores and abstracts the long tradition of the temple typology in India.

The architectural philosopher Andrew Benjamin wrote that every act of design was an act of repetition and that architecture is about exploring what not to repeat. This building too repeats or emulates certain tropes of the Hindu temple so that it is recognisable as a temple yet it doesn’t replicate those tropes but rather breaks them down to constituent parts to then again reconstruct it.

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Wayanad House, at Kerala, India, by Khosla Associates

Wayanad House at Kerala, by Khosla Associates

Our client was the owner of one of South India’s largest printing and publishing houses and also a family of 2nd generation politicians. Along with his wife and three children they were a family of 5, but the requirement was to have close extended family visit often. The site was on a serene hillock nestled in a clearing within 150 acres of dense coffee plantations. Our first impression was that of lush vertical trees with pepper vines growing on them and coffee plants beneath. There was an existing ancestral home on the site halfway through renovation, that needed to be re-imagined. – Sandeep Khosla and Amaresh Anand, Khosla Associates.

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VINOD RESIDENCE, at COIMBATORE, by Murali Architects Team

Vinod Residence, at Coimbatore, by Murali Architects Team

This sculpture has been positioned in a residential zone in Coimbatore, with a rustic yet futuristic parametric façade. Privacy being the most required factor, the façade gets a rustic double skin. And a search for newness with composite construction technique gave way for this. And this was a crucial step, coming out of the indigenous way and breaking into novelty.

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Balaji Temple (Temple of Steps), at Nandyal, Andhra Pradesh, India, by Sameep Padora & Associates

Best New Public Building: Balaji Temple at Andhra Pradesh by Sameep Padora & Associates wins Wallpaper* Design Awards 2021

The brief was to design a temple for the residents of villages around Nandyal. In the dry terrain of Nandyal, the main concern was to provide a space which would marry the socio-cultural expectations of a temple with the ecological framework and dynamics of and around the site. The immediate context of Cotton and chilly farms in the region were fed by a natural canal system which had dried up.   – Sameep Padora & Associates

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The Home Abode, at Surat, Gujarat, by Zio studioInc

The Home Abode, at Surat, Gujarat, by Zio studioInc

The project is a renovation of a residence which is a 15-year-old residence. Renovation works includes outdoor landscape area, living room, kitchen, temple and various bedrooms. Having a constant dialogue between the spaces existing and the spaces to be formed from that was crucial. Every element is transformed or is reused in some or the other way in this project. Thus, maintaining the character of the house was important and the essence of it was no to be missed.
– Zio studioInc

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House at Panshet, Pune by Opolis Architects

House at Panshet, Pune, by _Opolis Architects

The project for a couple in their late 50’s is located in Panshet (outskirts of Pune) overlooking the Panshet and Varasgaon dams. The site is steeply contoured and access to the site is from the top with the view in the background. The house is located primarily at one level with only one guest room tucked below the living room verandah. – Opolis Architects

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Identity & Continuity, IIM Ahmedabad in pictures, by Madhur Goyal

Identity & Continuity, IIM Ahmedabad in pictures, by Madhur Goyal

Fortunately, the Post-Independent India built Insitutions for its new identity and robust vision towards the future. And a modernist movement took a leap in Indian Architectural values. Inevitably, today we see them as Modern Heritage, not only to praise what the Masters built but as architects we take phrases from those poetics to define the contemporary architecture in India and beyond.

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