Sameep Padora

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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Maya Somaiya Library - Sameep Padora and Associates

Maya Somaiya Library, Sharda School. Kopergaon, Maharashtra, India, by Sameep Padora and Associates

Sameep Padora and Associates: The site chosen for this small addition of a children’s library within a school in rural Maharashtra, was a sliver between existing buildings and the school boundary, a site that almost implied a linear building footprint to adjust the program for the chosen site.Alluding to the impetus that children have towards landscape over a building we imagined the library building to be a formal extension of the ground plane.

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Rahoul Singh

Off the Cuff: A Battle Over a War Museum – Rahoul Singh | RLDA

I was deeply saddened when I read Shreya Roy Chowdhury’s article, “Bitter battle over design leaves India’s planned National War Museum in limbo”.  It was published on the website https://scroll.in/article/880837/bitter-battle-over-design-leaves-indias-planned-national-war-museum-in-limbo on the 31st of May,2018 and while I would encourage everyone to read it, it is with a sense of shame.

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Mohamaddi Park Housing Competition -Sameep Padora

Mohameddi Park Housing Competition – Sameep Padora and Associates

In this competition, the plots under consideration were separated by a thoroughfare, and the Mosques were to be the anchor points of this community development. After various iterations of grid planning, street development, row house development, etc., we settled upon a mixed cluster development plan. – Sameep Padora and Associates

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Wellspun Energy Private Limited - Sameep Padora

Office for Wellspun Energy Private Limited at Mumbai by Sameep Padora and Associates

Office for Wellspun Energy Private Limited at Mumbai by Sameep Padora and Associates: The design of most work spaces are plagued by the monotony of the manifestation of notional efficiency. There is enough documented evidence that the happiest work spaces most conducive to creative thinking are those that foster interaction. Our design for the Welspun Energy head office in Mumbai mimics traditional village open space/courtyard structures in an attempt to create non-hierarchical social spaces that encourage dialogue between the staff.

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Jetavan - Sameep Padora

Jetavan – A Buddhist Learning Centre at Kopargaon, Maharashtra by Sameep Padora

In Buddhist mythology Jetavana is the name of one of the Buddha’s most important spatial edifices which – when literally translated – means: the grove of Jeta, land donated to the sangha for founding a monastery. It was of semiotic significance that the site offered by Samir Somaiya – owner of the neighboring sugar factory in rural Maharashtra – for the Buddhist Learning Center was thickly forested, an idyllic grove of sorts. – Sameep Padora

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