Bangalore

JP House, at Bangalore, by Kumar La Noce

JP House, at Bangalore, by Kumar La Noce

Built on a compact 180 sqmt site, the house is distributed on three levels and includes two interconnected apartments; living, working and studio spaces for the family of an illustrator on two levels, and the ground floor housing their elderly parents. The street facing front side of the house is sheathed by a light blue perforated screen. Incorporating a system of openable panels this screen allows the house to breathe and respond to the flows of nature, daylight and conditions outside.

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Framed House, at Bangalore, India, by Crest Architects

Framed House, at Bangalore, India, by Crest Architects

Located within a gated community in North Bangalore, the square-shaped plot of this residence abuts the road on the southern and western sides and enjoys views of the encompassing greenery. Based on the client’s requirements, our approach was to design a modest house with a specific emphasis on natural light and ventilation.  

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Working with Louis Kahn (with Rabindra Vasavada and Bijoy Ramachandran)

Architect Bijoy Ramachandran speaks to Prof. Rabindra Vasavada, a celebrated practitioner, conservationist, teacher and historian about his time at the IIM Ahmedabad site office (where he started his career) from 1969 to 1972 working with Louis Kahn the American architect, who was commissioned to design the campus, and Prof. Anant Raje, the local architect in-charge. The time working with Lousi Kahn on the School (the Library, Faculty blocks, Classrooms and the Dorms) had a profound impact on Prof. Vasavada.

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Pavithra Enterprise, at Bangalore, by IN-GRID

Pavithra Enterprise, at Bangalore, by IN-GRID

The office space for Mr. Abhilash is built over a land measuring 2400 sqft in a densely built residential area in Bangalore. The client a young developer, in his brief to ‘IN-GRID’ wanted a small yet iconic office building. He also expressed his love for materials to be seen in their natural self. The project presented us an opportunity to apply and test some new ideas in space, technique and material. Brick, concrete and wood in its exposed state forms the core components of the design.

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Floating House, at Bangalore, by Crest Architects

Floating Walls Residence at Bangalore, Karnataka, by Crest Architects

Nestled in the backdrop of a metropolis, the Floating Walls Residence, by Crest Architects, promises an escape from the city life. The plot for this house sits in a densely populated locality. The major concern was finding an intimate space in the crowd and arriving at a visually engaging structure amidst the chaotic background. The client’s brief called for a simple and spacious Vaastu compliant house for a family of five.

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Bamboo Metro Station

Metro Station in bamboo at Bengaluru for BMRCL by Manasaram Architects

Metro Station in bamboo at Bengaluru for BMRCL by Mansaram Architects, Neelam Manjunath – Bamboo is introduced in the design to showcase its potential how a traditional fragile-looking material can be used to an in large infrastructure projects. Bamboo was introduced in response to huge amount of steel used in large infrastructure projects which lead to immense carbon emission eventually leading to global warming. In the project, Bamboo is taken to a new level in the design by incorporating it in various forms. ”Bamboo is the new steel”.

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