Public Buildings

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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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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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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Archohm - Awadh Shilpgram Lucknow

Awadh Shilpgram, Lucknow – by Archohm Consults

The vision of Awadh Shilpgram at Lucknow is to provide the single platform for all over the country craft and to enhance the lucknowi art and craft in itself. This is a place which gives the opportunity without the filter of brokers to the craft persons to elaborate, share, interact, learn and teach with their art of work directly to the buyers, to the general public and the art lovers.

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Erode Crematoriums at Erode by Murali Architects

Erode Crematoriums, by Murali Architects

We, at Murali Architects, took it up as a very serious effort and did it as free cosultancy without charging. We felt that the dead requires a better respect than the ones that is been offered at present electric crematoriums. we created series of pyramids and mandapams on the banks of the river cauvery which will create the desired moods to gather, cry, mourn, pray, pay respects, do the last rites and part with heart filled with the wonderful thoughts of the departed.

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B.Arch Thesis: Public Library at Jambhulwadi, Pune by Ganesh Sutar

B.Arch Thesis: Public Library at Jambhulwadi, Pune by Ganesh Sutar, Aayojan School of Architecture and Design, Pune

My initial discussions were about actual outer spaces that people are going to use and experience compare to inner working space. Yes!! Inner space is also most important things but I think designing space overlooking city, lake and mountain range, you will not consider designing interior first and then go for left over outer spaces. Its just that you carved out initial details  like outer spaces and just accommodate interior spaces according to their function.

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Bangladesh Bhavan at Visva Bharati, Santiniketan by Ankit Bansal Design Studio

Bangladesh Bhavan at Visva Bharati, Santiniketan by Ankit Bansal Design Studio

As his poetry and Art work the design for the new Bangladesh Bhavan at Visva Bharati, Santiniketan is coherent in nature. The way Tagore modernized Bengali art by spurning rigid classical forms and resisting linguistic strictures the same way the design for the new building blends with the surrounding natural environment of Santiniketan and is still modern in approach and construction technology with glass atrium and contemporary forms.

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