Posts Tagged ‘India’
Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
Article source: Epistle Communications
Educational Institutions across the globe are designed to facilitate the engagement of the young minds by creating interactive environments that are a blend of study, activity and play areas. In alignment with the same ethos, the GD Goenka group’s philosophy is to reinvent the school experience by creating the best physical infrastructure as per global standards, coupled with high quality, well-paidand motivated faculty. A simple and concise design brief was determined- to have class rooms that are equipped with the neoteric style of teaching and content. Unlike the use of traditional systems such as blackboards etc., novel educations tools take precedent in the contemporary education system; multimedia tools such as projectors, and adequate storage space for children to stack their bags, books, classrooms that are highly flexible to support a variety of formal and informal teaching methods etc. The design of the institutional development of a primary school (from kindergarten to class 5) enables these requirements while aiming to provide flexibility of spaces by making the building form itself as a part of the learning experience.
Image Courtesy © Design Forum International
- Architects: Design Forum International
- Project: GD Goenka
- Location: Sarita Vihar, New Delhi, India
- Client: MR. VIPUL GARG.
- Client’s Firm: RAI BAHADUR RAGHBIR SINGH EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY
- Principal Architect: Goonmeet Chauhan
- Design Team: Anil, Yogesh, Vikas Sharma, Nishant
- Structural: NNC Design International
- Mechanical & Electrical: V.S. Kukreja & Associates
- Site Area (sq ft & sq m) : 4052.00 sq.m (43615.78 sq.ft.)
- Built-Up Area (sq ft & sq m): 3540.72 sq.m (38112.31 sq.ft.)
- Start Date: Sept 2013
- Completion Date: March 2015
Friday, September 9th, 2016
Article source: DADA & Partners
NIIT University Dining Hall Extension project is a seemingly modest 7000sq ft expansion of the existing campus dining facility caching to around 370 students. However, the buildings pivotal location in the master plan, as well as, the act of negotiating the shift in the landform, offered an opportunity to create a multilayered insertion. Set in the hot, arid outpost of Neemrana district, the project also set out to achieve a contemporary yet sustainable expression and one that reinforces a sense of community.
Image Courtesy © Lightzone; Ranjan Sharma
- Architects: DADA & Partners
- Project: NIIT University Dining Hall Extension
- Location: Neemrana, Rajasthan, India
- Photography: Lightzone; Ranjan Sharma
- Client: NIIT University
- Design team: Sumit Arora, Mukul Arora, Sanjeev Dasgupta, Jyoti Nair, Samarth Syal
- Consultants: P Arora & Associates (Structural); Samdarsh Nayyar, SNC Pvt Ltd (MEP); Rakesh Saxena, Classic Consultancy & Services (HVAC); Shaheer Associates (Landscape)
- Contractors: KLA Construction
- Built-up area: 7000sq ft
- Year of completion: 2015
Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
Article source: Design Equilibrium
The client wished for an eatery which served vegetarian food in a comfortable informal setting, a setting which feels and is accessible to all cadres of soceity, where the outlook of the project does not depict or is least suggestive of any certain style or form of interiors. The plain contemporary or industrial design approach was too bland for their taste. So, they put forward guidelines where the interiors should be lively and reflective of the brand ideology ; affordable food, experimentation and the interiors would reflect a sense of community, equality and bonhomie.
Image Courtesy © Ar. Purnesh Dev Nikhanj (Purnesh Dev Photography)
- Architects: Design Equilibrium
- Project: BIGWICH
- Location: SCO-24 & 25, Sector-9D, Madhya Marg, Chandigarh, India
- Photography: Ar. Purnesh Dev Nikhanj (Purnesh Dev Photography)
- Software used: ProGEcad
- Design Team: Ar. Dhruv Sarveshwar Lal (Principal Architect), Ar. Sheetal Sharma, Ar. Gagandeep Singh
- Graffiti Team: Komal Sharma, Simran Singh Paul Reen
- Area: 925 Sq.ft.
- Date Of Completion: 2nd May 2016
Friday, September 2nd, 2016
Article source: The Purple Ink Studio
The upbeat and contemporary spirit of the AD boutique – a fabric/drapery retail store is expressed in their new flagship store nestled in the heart of Bengaluru city, India. The modest space of 650 sqft is celebrated with an accentuated idea of the arched windows with drapery, of the by-gone era which is represented in the most quintessential form, the “Arch”. The strong geometry of an arch articulated in a modern dialog creates the setting for a dramatically themed display.
Image Courtesy © Rays & Greys (Shamanth J Patil)
- Architects: The Purple Ink Studio
- Project: AD Retail
- Location: Bengaluru, India
- Photography: Rays & Greys (Shamanth J Patil)
- Project Team: Akshay Heranjal, Priyanka Bankapur, Jaikumar
- Owners: Anil Drapes, Bengaluru
- Interior Contractors: Mm Interiors, Mumbai
- Gross Area: 650 Sqft
Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
Article source: Studio Ardete
Born out of the idea of an individualistic and practical space design, Pro fitness Gymnasium is located in Kurukshetra, a small town in the state of Haryana. This ambitious project, spread over an area of 5000 sqft, was imagined and built as the largest gymnasium in the city.
The main challenge was to break the stereotypes surrounding the design of fitness spaces and to put together a new array of elements and systems that would work as a prototype whilst giving the space a bold, distinctive look.
Image Courtesy © Purnesh Dev Nikhanj
- Architects: Studio Ardete
- Project: Pro-fitness Gymnasium
- Location: Kurukshetra, Haryana, India
- Photography: Purnesh Dev Nikhanj
- Software used: Autocad and Google Sketchup
- Client: Mr Balwan
- Site Area: 5530sqft
- Gross Floor Area: 2765 Sqft
- Status: Completed in December 2015
Thursday, August 25th, 2016
Article source: Morphogenesis
The project entailed taking a completed building and designing the interiors for it with obvious constraints imposed on the interior architecture as the building design was done independently and with little provision for the intended and eventual use of the building. Although this was a huge challenge, but also made the design process immensely interesting.
Image Courtesy © Morphogenesis
- Architects: Morphogenesis
- Project: Jindal Pipes Corporate Office
- Location: Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Tuesday, August 16th, 2016
Article source: Biome Environmental Solutions Pvt.Ltd.
The house sits in the context of a densely built residential area in North Bangalore. A substantial area of the plot along the road edge is occupied by the expansive canopy of a beautiful African Tulip.
The design takes the tree into consideration at every stage in an attempt to unite it with the built space, factoring in daylight and ventilation. The resulting home is marked by a sedate atmosphere, hints of the tree and the sky mingling with sober earth walls, which then contrast with oxide floors and painted steel windows.
Image Courtesy © Vivek Muthuramalingam
- Architects: Biome Environmental Solutions Pvt.Ltd.
- Project: Arvindh and Priya’s house
- Location: Sahakaranagar, Bangalore, India
- Photography: Vivek Muthuramalingam
- Softwares used: Autocad, Google sketchup
- Design Team: Sharath Nayak, Maitri Dore, Ramya Ramesh, Sayan Chaterjee, Sukhraj Singh Sehgal
- Consultants: Mesha Structural Consultants
- Contractors: Ranganath.L
- Site Area: 111.52 sqm
- Built up Area: 119.61 sqm
- Year of completion: 2016
- Status: Built
Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
Article source: DCA Architects
Originating in Mumbai in 1897 as the first departmental store in India, Akbarallys flaunts the antiquity of its rich legacy that derives from its existence of over 118 years. Conversing with the historicity of the city, today the 10,000 square feet ‘Akbarallys Men’ is a multi-branded departmental store for men. With a shop-in-shop format, the store reinvents its original, over a 100-year old concept of ‘everything under one roof’- but ‘this time for men’. The store houses an extensive collection of clothing and other necessities for men from all premium Indian and international brands along with its own range of bespoke clothing. Maintaining its antique character that was bequest over its structure in the prime, significant ‘Fort’ area in Mumbai, the brief was to transform the old site into its contemporary avatar, while retaining the celebrated inheritance.
Image Courtesy © Kunal Bhatia
- Architects: DCA Architects
- Project: Akbarally’s Men
- Location: Mumbai, India
- Photography: Kunal Bhatia
- Name of Client: Aiman Khorakiwala
- Name of Client’s Firm: Akbarallys Store Pvt. Ltd.
- Principal Architect: Amit Aurora, Rahul Bansal
- Design Team: Shwetambra, Neha, Vini
- Site Area (sq ft & sq m): 10150 sqft/ 945 sqmt
- Built-Up Area (sq ft & sq m): 10750 sqft / 1000 sqmt
- Start Date: March 2014
- Completion Date: October 2014
Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
Article source: Cadence Architects
The site for the project measured 60×40. The requirement was to build a 30 bed dialysis center. The unique feature of the site was that it was adjacent to an ancient South Indian Temple which was revered by the neighborhood for both its architectural presence and religious value. The context in that sense was atypical of a generic urban setting. The position that we took was to make a sensitive intervention into the context, we looked at the building as a backdrop to the existing scenario with the temple as the main protagonist.
Image Courtesy © Sergio Ghetti & Cadence
- Architects: Cadence Architects
- Project: KMYF
- Location: Bangalore, India
- Photography: Sergio Ghetti & Cadence
- Built Up Area: 9700 Sq.Feet
- Site Area: 2400 Sq.Feet
- Project Completion: 2015
Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
Article source: Reasoning Instincts Architecture Studio
Set in the dry and arid industrial context next to a busy state highway, the structure is a small and sole workspace of a young CEO at the threshold of his vast industrial estate. The proposed design is an attempt to represent the client’s aspiration to reach out to the world for his business expansion while marking his presence amongst his competitors. Key aspect here was to provide high standards of comfortable work environment to its main user and to his esteemed visitors.
FACADE WITH STONE AND GLASS, Image Courtesy © Krunal Mistry
- Architects: Reasoning Instincts Architecture Studio
- Project: Office @ Threshold
- Location: Chhatral, Gujarat, India
- Photography: Krunal Mistry
- Design Team: Bhairavi Dhoot, Ujjaval Parekh & Krunal Mistry
- Clients: Bhavin Shah, CEO Ambuja Solvex Pvt. Ltd.
- Area: 117 sqm
- Project Year: 2015