Fungus used to build arching pavilion in Kerala

August 26, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

A group of Indian and Italian architects has built a pavilion in southwest India using mycelium – the fleshy part of a mushroom or other fungus – to demonstrate how the material could be used to create temporary venues for major events. Asif Rahman of Indian studio Beetles 3.3, and Giombattista Arredia and Mohamad Yassin of Italian architecture studio Yassin Arredia Design teamed

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India’s young architects must be taught to appreciate their design heritage, says Balkrishna Doshi

July 12, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

India is at risk of losing its architectural identity, because the country’s design schools aren’t teaching students to respect local heritage and traditions, according to architect Balkrishna Doshi. The Indian architect, who turns 90 this year, said that many of the country’s architects are too concerned with mimicking the aesthetics and practices of other countries, rather than learning from the

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Key projects by influential Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi

July 10, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

With Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi set to deliver the Royal Academy’s annual architecture lecture this evening, here’s a look at four pivotal projects the architect built in Ahmedabad, captured by photographer Edmund Sumner. As one of India’s most influential 20th century architects, and an important collaborator of both Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn, Doshi has an impressive portfolio spanning over 70 years. Through the

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This House Was Designed To Wrap Around A Large Swimming Pool

July 4, 2017 Erin 0

Photography by Sebastian Zachariah   Atelier Design N Domain have completed this new contemporary home in Alibagh, a coastal town in India, as a place to get away from the busy urban life.   At the front of the home is a large curved stone wall that turns into a water feature at one end. Photography […]

Rippling red brick facade shades house in Surat by Design Work Group

June 26, 2017 Lizzie Crook 0

Design Work Group has completed a family home in the Indian port city of Surat, which features a gently undulating brick facade that offers shade from the sun. The building’s location at the intersection of two roads informed the architects’ decision to divide it into two contrasting zones – one encased in concrete and the other in brick.

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Pavilion-like house offers spectacular views of India’s Western Ghats mountains

May 28, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

Volcanic stone walls and sculptural skylights are among the features of this holiday home by Khosla Associates, which looks out over a picturesque mountain lake in southwest India. The retreat is located in the heart of the Western Ghats, a mountain range older than the Himalayas. The spectacular scenery takes centre stage in the building,

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