Public Buildings

A Pavilion that Grows!, at Gurugram, by Dhruv Shah

A Pavilion that Grows!, at Gurugram, by Dhruv Shah

The initial idea of imagining this pavilion started with the question “how to make sure that the given small area be utilised fully and be made multi-functional and modular, especially in accommodating the dynamic needs and activities of the urban lifestyle?” – Dhruv Shah

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National Judicial Academy, at Bhopal, by IMK Architects | Rahul Kadri

National Judicial Academy, at Bhopal, by IMK Architects | Rahul Kadri

Perched on the crest of a hill in Bhopal, India, the 28,000-sq.m National Judicial Academy is a training academy for Judges, a centre for discussion and debate on the judicial system and an institute for ongoing research on matters of the law. The campus occupies 60-acres of fissured rock-steep slopes on the hill, which was formerly used as a quarry. – IMK Architects | Rahul Kadri

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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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Rejuvenation of  Dilli Kali Badi by concept SG

Rejuvenation of Dilli Kali Badi, by conceptSG Ltd

A lady in a pink saree and a mauve shawl was sat in front of a large sculpted wall, soaking the winter sun with her head bowed. Strangely enough, there are many spaces around this public place designed to relax, but she chose a spot that was not intentionally designed for seating. As architects, we design spaces for use, yet there are uses such as this which is hard to comprehend but it exists as a result of something else. In this particular case it happens to be the Rejuvenation project of the oldest Kali Badi Complex at Mandir Marg, New Delhi

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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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WINNING PROPOSAL FOR THE NEW SANTIAGO’S MUSEUM (NuMu), at Santiago, Chile, by Claudio C. Araya

WINNING PROPOSAL FOR THE NEW SANTIAGO’S MUSEUM (NuMu), at Santiago, Chile, by Claudio C. Araya

In July of this year, the Fundación Engel launched the National Architecture and Landscaping Competition, the objective was to select a proposal from which the architecture project for the New Santiago’s Museum / Nuevo Museo de Santiago (NuMu) will be developed and open to the community. in the near term.

The winning proposal designed by Cristián Fernández arquitectos in association with Valdés Hagemann arquitectos, Matías González R., Guillermo Bustos and Claudio C. Araya, which will house the Engel collection and will be built in the Bicentennial Park in Santiago de Chile

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KUSUMVAN, at Nashik, Maharashtra, by Origin Architects

KUSUMVAN, at Nashik, Maharashtra, by Origin Architects

‘KUSUMVAN’ “कुसुमवन“– The Kusumagraj Kavyodhyan is conceptualized & redeveloped to pay tribute to the legendary Marathi poet and writer, Padmabhushan -Kusumagraj, who has left a wealth of his creative writings for the generations to cherish.

The site shows an enormous potential to channelize the over occupied minds towards a serene and fulfilling experience, encouraging the visitors to breathe in the creative write-ups, discuss, listen and contemplate, on the river bank. – Origin Architects

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Rajasthan State Archives Museum, Bikaner, by Dronah

Rajasthan State Archives Museum, Bikaner, by Dronah

The recently completed Rajasthan State Archives Museum at Bikaner, by Dronah, is an invaluable resource for the nation. It is one of the first archives’ museums in India that sets a benchmark for other State Archives Department in the country as to how invaluable historic documents and old land records can be transferred from dust-laden stores to be conserved and showcased in a publicly engaging and state of the art designed museum.

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Satara Municipal Corporation - Vikas Bhandari - VEEKAS

Satara Municipal Corporation, Winning competition Entry by VEEKAS Studio, Pune

Enjoying this entry, one arrives in Atrium which acts as a binding space for all the happening right from 24.0M. Satara Koregaon Road to the farthest point of the site on south. qThe functions are organised around this atrium with administrative ones on lower and two upper floors are for democratic functions with the council hall as crown celebrating democracy. – Satara Municipal Corporation by VEEKAS Studio.

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