Matra Architects creates holiday home with peaked roof and Himalayan views

April 22, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

The timber-clad roof structure of this house in the foothills of the Himalayas features a pointed peak incorporating skylights that allow daylight to flood an open-plan interior arranged over stepped levels. The private holiday home is located in the village of Satkhol in India’s Nainital district, which is a popular site for tourists looking to

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The House Of Secret Gardens By SPASM Design

April 11, 2018 Erin 0

  SPASM Design have recently completed a new modern house in Ahmedabad, India, that features an exterior of Dhrangadhra stone, and a simple cross layout.   To one side of the front door is a pond water feature that has a simple child-like sculpture of a folded sailboat. Stepping inside the front door, there’s another water […]

Offices in a converted warehouse centre around suspended concrete staircase

April 1, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

A concrete staircase overlooked by a glazed showroom and library forms the centrepiece of this headquarters for a textile brand in Mumbai designed by SJK Architects. The offices for Synergy Lifestyles are housed in a former warehouse in the mill area of the Indian city’s Kalachowki neighbourhood. It was one of the first industrial buildings in

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India’s Trump Towers feature best interiors Donald Trump Jr “has ever seen”

March 15, 2018 India Block 0

President Donald Trump’s son has praised the work of Matteo Nunziati, who used Italian marble to decorate the newly opened Trump Towers in Pune, India. The Milan-based interior designer decorated every room in the pair of 26-storey residential towers, using only furnishings from Italian brands. To mark the completion of the project, Donald Trump Jr attended the opening

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Zaha Hadid Architects to design Mumbai’s new international airport

March 15, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Zaha Hadid Architects has won a competition to design a major new international airport for Mumbai, India. The London-based architecture firm are charged with creating a new airport terminal and air-traffic-control tower for the city, which is the largest in India. Proposed for the township of Navi Mumbai, the airport was commissioned because Mumbai’s existing Chhatrapati Shivaji

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Brick-lined interiors open onto garden filled with fruit trees at The Mango House

February 11, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Double-height spaces allow views of the tiled roof at this house in the Indian town of Alibag by Studio PKA, which uses a palette of natural and tactile materials including brick, stone and wood to complement its lush natural setting. Studio PKA designed The Mango House as a second home for a family based in

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Vibhor Sogani Has Created “Kalpavriksha – The Wish Fulfilling Tree”

January 25, 2018 Erin 0

  Indian designer and artist Vibhor Sogani has designed a modern stainless steel sculpture named “Kalpavriksha – the wish fulfilling tree”. The recently completed sculpture is the largest public art installation in the state of Gujarat and the second-largest in India.   The 35 foot (10m) high sculpture stands in the center of a large roundabout […]

Neogenesis+Studi0261 incorporates planted terraces and courtyard into Jungalow house

January 13, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Living spaces at this house in the Indian city of Surat are arranged around a verdant courtyard lined with glass walls that can be retracted to open the interior up to the outdoors. Local architecture office Neogenesis+Studi0261 designed the house for an agriculturalist and his family, who wanted be able to look out at lots

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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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