Collaborative Architecture Architects, Indian Buildings, News, Design Studio India, Projects, Office

Collaborative Architecture : Indian Design Studio

Contemporary Indian Architects Practice News – Architectural Offices in Mumbai + Calicut

Collaborative Architecture News

Collaborative Architecture News, chronological list:

26 Aug 2019
Collaborative Architecture – Design Research and International Competitions

Shaping New Paradigms-1

Competition and Design Research have become two important tools to test the studio’s visions and clarify our positions in exploring architecture’s capacity and limits, addressing certain commonplace notions of built environments around us. It also helps us to understand our limitations as a practice, and give important cues for future design innovations at Collaborative Architecture.

“May the sky be peaceful;
may the atmosphere be peaceful;
may the earth be peaceful;
may eternal peace cometh upon us”

yajurveda

Peace Pavilion, Indian National War Museum, New Delhi, India – building design:
Peace Pavilion, Indian National War Museum, New Delhi, India
images courtesy of architecture practice

The National Military Museum, New Delhi, was the finalist in a two stage international competition – one of the 7 entries in the final stage. The first museum, we ever tried our hands on. The project’s success lies in flipping the brief, looking at it as Peace Museum, and how the new narrative could alter the discourse and rhetoric of war and nationalism

Conceptual Sketch:
The National Military Museum, New Delhi

The proposed competition for India’s military and war history defined a program and site with an ambition to contribute as well as pay homage to the larger history of India. The building as well as the content it would house would contribute to knowledge of history of India as well as add a new icon to the existing network of monuments and history within the capital city of Delhi.

The National Military Museum, New Delhi building design

The proposed museum will be located within the larger family of monuments that shape the idea of Delhi as the capital city – the center of India’s history, the images of good governance and democracy, the idea of civilizational achievements in terms of architecture, science, and the arts. It becomes important to think then how this new building will not only respect and pay homage to this long tradition of history and culture, but in fact further enhance and celebrate this culture of art and science, technology and humanism.

The National Military Museum, New Delhi plan layout
images courtesy of architects

From the Parliament of India to the Red Fort and Jama Masjid, Jantar Mantar to the Bahai Lotus Temple, all these monuments are in the vicinity of the site and clearly the new museum will have to sit in conversation with them and further the discourse on architecture and urbanity in a larger context.

Peace Pavilion, Indian National War Museum, New Delhi by Collaborative Architecture

2 Aug 2019
Timber Pavilion at Dubai Design Week 2019, UAE
Architects: Collaborative Architecture
Timber Pavilion Dubai Design Week 2019
image courtesy of architects
Timber Pavilion at Dubai Design Week 2019
Collaborative Architecture to install, an innovative, islamic pattern inspired, Timber Pavilion – ‘The Souk’ at Dubai Design Week, Dubai, UAE, during 11-16 Nov 2019.

19 Feb 2018
Collaborative Architecture Contest News

The firm has recently entered couple of interesting competitions such as National Native American Veterans Memorial, The National Mall, Washington, DC., USA and the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission, Newtown, CT, USA.

1. Entry for National Native American Veterans Memorial:

Entry for National Native American Veterans Memorial

The studio’s entry for the National Native American Veterans Memorial reached the Per-review Stage 2, but did not make it to the final shortlist. The Memorial takes its cue from WAR HOOD and POW-WOW, two of the most important symbols of Native American’s heritage. It also delves into colourful artistic / folk heritage of the culture.

Website: nmai.si.edu/nnavm/

2. Entry for The Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission:

Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission competition entry

Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission competition entry by Collaborative Architecture

Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission competition entry interior by Collaborative Architecture

Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission contest entry by Collaborative Architecture

Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission contest entry plan by Collaborative Architecture

Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission contest entry

Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission contest design proposal

Website: www.newtown-ct.gov/sandy-hook-permanent-memorial-commission

31 Mar 2017
Collaborative Architecture Competition News

BCDA Iconic Building Design Competition

One of the major milestones of the collaboration of between both studios, started a year and half ago:

Collaborative & J.Mayer.H get shortlisted for the Iconic Tower- Manila Philippines International competition.

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority aims to develop its new corporate office in the northern portion of Bonifacio Global City, Taguig with an area of 7,275-square meter. Majority of the area will be allotted for open spaces, parks, landscapes, and public arts.

BCDA Iconic Building Design Competition

Through this International Conceptual Design Competition, BCDA is inviting competent Architectural Firms both local and international to take on the challenge of designing an Iconic Building that is distinctive and recognizable, and will represent Bonifacio Global City.

It is envisioned that the building will promote and uphold Filipino Ideals through intricate and unique architectural designs. The Design should incorporate the open and green spaces with modern architecture to further captivate people’s attention.

BCDA Iconic Building Design Competition

Shortlisted Firms:

NSI + CAZA
Henning Larsen Architects
DP Architects Pte Ltd
JDS Architects SPRL
J.Mayer.H And Partner + Collaborative Architecture

Website: BCDA Iconic Building Design Competition Shortlisted Architects

29 Nov 2012
Architecture Israel Awards
WEDGE-1 (Winner)
WEDGE-1
photo from architects
+
MEZBAN INVERTED TOPOGRAPHY (2nd runner up)
New Indian Restaurant Building
photograph : Lalita Tharani
awarded ‘AI (Architecture Israel) Project of the Year’
by a Jury headed by Moshe Safdie.
Collaborative was chosen from 300 entries from around the world for this top honor.

Collaborative Architecture – Latest Designs

Calicut Restaurant, Kerala, south west India
Design: Collaborative Architecture
New Indian Restaurant Building
photograph : Lalita Tharani
Calicut Restaurant – added 20 Nov 2012
The project is a part of a business hotel (Not classified in Star category), in a tier 3 city in the country, which has been redesigned by the firm as repositioning exercise. The strategy was to create a new identity to the already popular restaurant through interior architecture, making it a new destination dining in the city to spur the business of the hotel.

JDT Primary School, North Kerala, south west India
Design: Collaborative Architecture
North Kerala Building
image from architect
JDT Primary School – 16 Nov 2012
The project is part of JDT Islam campus, the very first Muslim orphanage in India situated in a quaint village in north Kerala, India. Formed in early 50s, the orphanage carried its legacy of philanthropic goodwill to orphans from around the country over the years. Unfortunately the built-environment was not a priority for major part of its existence resulting in highly disparage styles and mediocre buildings on the campus.

WEDGE-1, Mumbai, India
Design: Collaborative Architecture
Wedge-1
photograph : Lalita Tharani
Wedge-1 Mumbai
WEDGE-1 is the latest of architectonic explorations by the firm in creating projects which are highly refined in architectural morphology and yet fulfilling the programmatic agenda of the brief.
The architectural intent was to dissect the simple ‘shoe box’ and manipulate the architectonic character of the box in the most economical way. (The project had a very stringent budget limit and delivery schedule). The name WEDGE comes from the character of the spaces within the dissected box, which largely are trapezoidal.

More projects by Collaborative Architecture online soon

Location: G/4 Amit Industrial Estate, Dr. SS Rao Road, Lalbaugh, Mumbai, India, 400012

Collaborative Architecture – Practice Information

Collaborative Architecture are based in Mumbai, India ; Calicut, Kerala, India and Ningbo, China.

Collaborative Architecture Mumbai : Indian Architects

Indian Architecture

Indian Architect : Office Listings

New Delhi Architecture Walking Tours
New Delhi Architecture Walking Tours

Website: BCDA Iconic Building Design Competition

Mumbai Building

Architectural Tours

Architecture Studios

Comments / photos for the Collaborative Architecture IndiaMumbai Design Studio page welcome

Website: www.collaborativearchitecture.com