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18 Sep 2019
Queensline Sea Yah – Floating Restaurant Mumbai

SDM Architects, Mumbai, complete the project Queensline Sea Yah, images below, architectural info online soon:

Floating Restaurant Queensline Sea Yah interior

Queensline Sea Yah Mazgaon Mumbai

Queensline Sea Yah Mumbai, India
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2 Aug 2019
British Council in New Delhi Building Renewal, New Delhi
Architects: Morphogenesis
British Council New Delhi Building renewal
photo © Randhir Singh

British Council New Delhi Building Renewal
The British Council located in the heart of New Delhi, is a design collaboration of grandmasters, Howard Hodgkin, Charles Correa and Mahendra Raj.

19 July 2019
Verandah House in Ranchodpura, outskirts of Ahmedabad
Architects: Arpan Shah Architect, Modo Design
Verandah House in Ranchodpura, Ahmedabad
photo : Bharat Aggarwal

Verandah House in Ranchodpura, Ahmedabad
This house is on the outskirts of Ahmedabad designed by Arpan Shah, India on a 4 acre plot with dense flora, a lily pond and an subsisting outhouse having a vernacular typology.

21 June 2019
Mehrangarh Fort Visitor and Knowledge Centre in Jodhpur

16 June 2019
Flor-do-Mar Restaurant in Goa

12 June 2019
ITO – Skywalk in New Delhi

27 May 2019
Karle Town Centre Bangalore Masterplan

4 Nov 2018
The Verandah House, Ranchodpura, Ahmedabad
Architecture: Modo Designs
The Verandah House in Ahmedabad
photography : Bharat Aggarwal / Monika Sathe

New Property in Ahmedabad
This house is on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on a 4 acre land having dense flora, a lily pond and an existing outhouse having a vernacular typology. The new house was to be a permanent dwelling away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

8 Oct 2018
Hexalace, Mohali, Punjab, North West India
Architects: Studio Ardete
Hexalace in Mohali Punjab
photograph : Ar.Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

New Building in Punjab
Hexalace is an open-plan commercial building made primarily for leasing purposes. In a tight commercial plot with challenging building norms, it became perceptible from the beginning that the concept would have to be manifested from the facade.

14 Sep 2018
The Street in Mathura is a Winner at International Architecture Awards

International Architecture Awards 2018

3 Jul 2018
Taksila Roots Primary School, Akbarpur, Ambedkar Nagar, Uttar Pradesh
Architects: SGA-STUDIO
Taksila Roots Primary School in Ambedkar Nagar
photograph : Andre J. Fanthome

Primary School in Akbarpur
This new Indian building is designed as a set of cluster blocks connected by a large flying roof and circulation around a courtyard. It is a G +2 storey structure in exposed brick & concrete, with an organizational rule to the project.

4 May 2018
Intersekt Tile Showroom, New Delhi, North India
Architects: Spaces Architects@ka
Intersekt Tile Showroom, New Delhi
photograph : Bharat Aggarwal

New Delhi Tile Showroom & Offices
This dynamic project came along from a client who had passion for their work over three generations in the tile industry.

6 Apr 2018
The Infinity House, Khandala, Western Ghats, Maharashtra, western India
Architects: GA design
The Infinity House in Khandala
photograph : Prasant Bhat

The Infinity House in Khandala
Planned with a brief of maximizing views of the valley and enabling a nexus with the environment, the villa for a family of four has been conceived on a plot of land that is deeply contoured with a steep slope towards the valley.

7 Apr 2018
Dhananjay Pathade Residence, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, western India
Architecture: Sunil Patil & Associates
Dhananjay Pathade Residence in Kolhapur
photography : Sunil Patil & Associates

Contemporary Residence in Kolhapur
The creation of a home, where a person can feel free to unwind after a day full of cares, is not achieved by default. It entails thoughtful and meticulous designing, not to mention sensitivity towards man and nature. It was for this reason that the Pathades’ approached Architect Sunil Patil of SPA, whose penchant for nature sensitive designs along with aesthetically appealing compositions is well known.

14 Mar 2018
Trump Towers, Kalyani Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra, western India
Interior Design: Matteo Nunziati
Trump Towers in Pune
photo : Max Zambelli

Trump Towers in Pune
Recently Donald Trump junior has been to India to promote the investments of the Trump Organization, one of the major American Real Estate companies.

8 Mar 2018
Guwahati International Airport, Assam, Northeast India
Design: Design Forum International
Guwahati International Airport in Assam
image Courtesy architecture office

Guwahati International Airport in Assam
The Guwahati International Airport is conceptualized to creating memorable experiences for the users, triggering moments of discovery and togetherness, enhancing user engagement. DFI also believes that it is important to be contextually reverent. The design, therefore, is infused with the flavors of Assam, the land which is asam (undulating).

Wanzare Bungalow, Pune, Maharashtra, western India
Architecture: Sunil Patil & Associates
Wanzare Bugalow
photo : Hemant Patil

Wanzare Bungalow in Pune
This new property consists of 5 bedroom, kitchen, lobby, dining, walkout into the garden from the dining and living and a courtyard. The exterior design is a geometric interplay of simple lines with sidings on wall and grey reflective glass used as part of the façade. The glass used on the second floor is UV proof that protects the interiors against radiation.

26 Jan 2018
Week End House in Pune, Maharashtra, western India
Architecture: Sunil Patil & Associates
Tall House in Pune
photo : Hemant Patil

New House in Pune

10 Jan 2018
Fratelli Wines Industrial project, Akluj, Solapur-Maharastra
Design: Sunil Patil and Associates, Architects
Fratelli Wines Industrial Project
image Courtesy architecture office

Fratelli Wines Industrial project in Akluj
Wine making has been around for thousands of years. Nature provides everything that is needed to make wine, it is up to humans to embellish and improve it. The Client – from Italy – and his counterpart in India wanted to have wine making unit at Akluj, Solapur so that they could produce one of the finest wines.

29 Dec 2017
VVIP Circuit House, Pune, Maharashtra, Western India
Design: Sunil Patil and Associates, Architects
VVIP Circuit House Pune Building
image Courtesy architecture office

VVIP Circuit House Pune Building
VVIP Circuit house is government guest house which accommodates VIP, VVIP officials, ministers and a large number of visitors. Though Circuit house is primarily a guest house, it also acts as a node for political meetings, government authorities’ discussions and conferences.

15 Nov 2017
The Street, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, North India
Design: Sanjay Puri Architects
The Street in Mathura
photo : Dinesh Mehta

The Street in Mathura
Taking a cue from the old city streets of Mathura city in India where this project is located, this 800 room students’ hostel creates organic spaces. Designed in 4 level high, 5 linear blocks, the built spaces snake across a wedge shaped site twisting and turning along their length.

20 Sep 2017
Jade Blue: A Premium Ensemble, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, Western India
Design: Group DCA
The Jade Blue Lounge in Ahmedabad
image Courtesy architecture office

The Jade Blue Lounge in Ahmedabad
Jade Blue is a multi-brand outlet within which an exclusive lounge has been fabricated essentially to provide service to the high-end customers. Jade Blue is conceived as a lounge for the discerning client looking for a personal and bespoke experience.

4 Sep 2017
Punjab Kesari Headquarters Office Building, Chattarpur Farms, New Delhi, Northern India
Architects: Amit Gupta & Britta Knobel Gupta, Studio Symbiosis
Punjab Kesari Headquarters Office Building, Delhi NCR
photo : Studio Symbiosis

Punjab Kesari Headquarters Office Building, Delhi NCR
The inspiration was to translate a traditional Indian facade pattern by using digital simulations into an iterative processes to create a responsive built form. This traditional “Jali” screen creates culturally a sense of belonging.

30 Aug 2017
Centre Court Villa, Chattarpur Farms, New Delhi
Architects: Pomegranate Design
Centre Court Villa
photography : Pomegranate Design

Centre Court Villa in New Delhi
In the era of concrete mass and boxed structures, this gripping residence sits amidst a completely occupied posh colony of farms in the heart of New Delhi.

1 Aug 2017
Government Museum and Art Gallery Chandigarh – One of Twelve Recipients of Getty Foundation’s Keeping It Modern Grants
Design: Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret) architect
Forecourt of the Government Museum and Art Gallery
photo © SM Dhami

The Government Museum and Art Gallery in Chandigarh is a pivotal work by Le Corbusier, representing the culmination of the concept he developed with Pierre Jeanneret of a museum of the future. Their 1931 idea for a “Museum of Unlimited Growth” employed the design principle of a nautilus, radiating outward from the center to create a sense of unrestricted expansion.

30 May 2017
Axis Pramiti – School Building, Bangalore, Karnataka, southern India
Design: The Purple Ink Studio, architects
Kanakpura School Building in Bengaluru |
picture : Shamanth Patil J

Kanakpura School Building in Bengaluru
The programmatic values of the school believe in breaking away from the standard scholastic teaching system. The design embraces the creative enterprise of ‘flexible learning’ to cater to the needs of a heterogeneous group of learners. The site is a land with a steep slope and several existing trees.

17 May 2017
Mumbai Railway Stations Renewal, Maharashtra, western India
Design: JDAP Design-Architecture-Planning, Architects
Mumbai's suburban railway system Kalyan Station
image courtesy of architects

Mumbai Railway Stations Renewal
Mumbai’s suburban railway system carries over seven million passengers daily and is one of the busiest commuter rail networks in the world. The overground railway lines that cut through the city, form quite literally the framework upon which the city has been built over the years.

27 Feb 2017
Central Library of IIT Bombay, IIT Campus, Powai Road Mumbai, Powai
Design: Sanjay Udamale Architects
Central Library of IIT Bombay
image courtesy of architects

Central Library of IIT Bombay

30 Jan 2017
Verma Residence, Gurgaon
Architects: Untitled Design
Verma Residence
photograph : Pranav Purushotham

Verma Residence in Gurgaon
The house in question Is a 6,200 sqft, 4 level residence in Gurgaon, belonging to Mr. Vinod Verma and his family. It has been designed by Amrita Gulta and Joya Nandurdikar of “Untitled Design and has recently won the zonal IIID – Anchor Award 2011. for excellence in Interior design.

18 Dec 2016
Luxury House Traditional Interior Design, Kerala, south west India
Design: Comelite Architecture & Structure – CAS
Luxury Kerala House Traditional Interior Design
image Courtesy architecture office

Luxury Kerala House Traditional Interior Design
A grand private residence in Kerala, needed interior design for its dining room, living room and courtyard. The task was granted to CAS designers.

5 Dec 2016
The Haven House, Shrinagar, Bangalore
Design: Ashwin Architects
The Haven House
photograph : Shamanth Patil

The Haven House in Bangalore
The unique aspect of this project is the plot size is just 21’ x 27’. To give a perspective to the size, it would be about the size of a twin car garage.

2 Dec 2016
Cyberwalk Building, Gurgaon
Design: Design Forum International
Cyberwalk Building in Gurgaon
image Courtesy architecture office

Cyberwalk Building Gurgaon
This new Indian building design was conceived to bring man and nature together, within an office environment that would enable better Ideation, creative thinking that would lead to innovation in a relaxed working environment.

28 Aug 2016
AD Boutique fabric/drapery retail store in Bengaluru
Design: The Purple Ink Studio, architects
AD Boutique in Bengaluru
photo : Rays & Greys Studios

AD Boutique Bengaluru

3 Aug 2016
Disha Electrical and Lighting Store, Chandigarh
Design: Studio Ardete, architects
Disha Electrical and Lighting Store
photo : Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

Disha Electrical and Lighting Store in Chandigarh

25 Mar 2016
Film City Tower – Bollywood ReImagined – Winning design – First prize:
Film City Tower Competition
image courtesy of architects
Film City Tower Mumbai

31 Dec 2015
Chhatrapti Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2 Building
Architects: Skimore, Owings & Merrill LLP – SOM
Chhatrapti Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2 Building
photograph © Robert Polidori

Chhatrapti Shivaji Airport Building in Mumbai

10 Aug 2015
Chandigarh Unbuilt Competition
Chandigarh Unbuilt Competition
image courtesy of architects
Chandigarh Unbuilt Competition

15 Apr 2014
R. World Big Cinemas, Rajkot, Gujarat
Design: The Purple Ink Studio, architects
image from architect

R. World Big Cinemas in Gujarat

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4 Dec 2016
Dusai Resort & Spa, Sreemangal, Bangladesh
Architects: VITTI Sthapati Brindo Ltd.
Dusai Resort and Spa
image : Hasan Saifuddin Chandan

Dusai Resort & Spa in Sreemangal
Harbored in serene green hillocks of the tea plantation area in northeast Bangladesh, Moulvi Bazar, “Dusai Resort & Spa” is the first of its kind destination resort in the country.

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