mumbai

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

Read More »
Conserving The Commissariat Bulding, DR DN Road, by Vikas Dilawari

Conserving The Commissariat Building, DR DN Road, by Vikas Dilawari

Mumbai was the first city in India to have heritage regulations to protect its living heritage. This listing and the corresponding regulations binding these precincts would also protect these old areas from burdening the fragile infrastructure with high-rise buildings. These precincts, more than individual structures, puts forward each city’s uniqueness. Heritage awareness is certainly increasing on paper with more nominations of World Heritage Site ensembles. But in reality, its protection on the ground is decreasing at an alarming rate.

Read More »
Mumbai Artist Retreat, at Alibag, by Architecture BRIO

DAK – The Other Side Studio – an artist retreat in Mumbai, by Architecture Brio

The site of the Mumbai Artist Retreat on the other side of the Mumbai Bay, designed by Architecture Brio, is typical in that respect. Since it is relatively difficult to get to, it still has a rural, agricultural character. More so in contrast to the rest of Mumbai it still has somewhat of a shoreline to speak of. Here, the Mumbai Artist Retreat intends to become a place where artists can work in a spacious, natural environment. A place that is away from the heavy physical and psychological demands of the global metropole. However, with the skyline of Mumbai across the bay, it still feels connected with the city.

Read More »
Suspended Office, at Mumbai, by DIG Architects

Suspended Office, at Mumbai, by DIG Architects

Mumbai and rains share a complicated love-hate relationship. On one hand, Mumbaites welcome the downpours as they bring respite from the searing summers that precede the monsoons. On the other, the rains also bring with them several woes — public transport gone awry, traffic snarls, flooded properties. The latter problem is especially ruinous, causing destruction of individual and collective resources — both tangible and intangible. – Dig Architects

Read More »
B.T Jewellers at Mumbai, by Zeel Architects

B.T Jewelers at Mumbai, by Zeel Architects

The brief of the client was to make it look different from all the surrounding showrooms (typical jewellery shops). He didn’t want much of display as he deals in the wholesale market, thus storage requirement was more than the display area.

Read More »
K.J. Somaiya IT Cafeteria Pavilion, by Sameep Padora and Associates

K.J. Somaiya IT Cafeteria Pavilion, by Sameep Padora and Associates

K.J. Somaiya IT Cafeteria Pavilion, by Sameep Padora and Associates: The site for the new building is flanked on the west by an existing adjoining 8 storey engineering college building within which the café kitchen is located and on the North by the studio’s earlier project for an Information Technology college building.

Read More »
Raheja 76 Avenue by SHROFFLEoN Architecture and Design Studio

76 South Avenue by SHROFFLEoN Architecture and Interior Studio, Mumbai

76 South Avenue is a luxury residential building in Bandra on a plot of 5317sq.ft.having one 3 bedroom apartment of 1420sq.ft.per floor, with the top two floors being a duplex penthouse. The apartment orients towards the west, with the living room and the two main bedrooms overlooking into the direction of the Arabian Sea. The terrace houses an infinity pool, along with an intimate entertainment zone.

Read More »
The Bali Residence by The Design Chapel

The Bali Residence by The Design Chapel

‘The Bali Residence’ for Mr Vivek Bali, has been a great exercise in establishing a strong clear design concept and following it through to create a pertinent spatial aesthetics. When the clients approached us for the complete overhaul of their newly bought 2BHK residence, we decided to explore a conceptual and a contextual design process where every decision gets governed by a robust underlying design language which here was a Scandanavian Aesthetic.

Read More »

Subscribe to Architecture and Design Updates