By Kazi Ashraf
Made in IndiaGuest-edited through Kazi ok AshrafThe architectural and concrete panorama of India is being remade in unforeseen and exuberant methods. New monetary progress, the infiltration of world media and applied sciences, and the transnational succeed in of the diasporic Indian have unleashed a brand new cultural and social dynamic. whereas the dynamic is such a lot particular and visual within the context of the Indian urban, a special set of variations is happening within the rural milieu. but, because the political author Sunil Khilnani notes, the world's experience of India, of what it stands for and what it needs to develop into, turns out as burdened and divided this present day as is India's personal feel of itself. it's a problem, in those stipulations, to discover how the deeply entrenched histories and traditions of India are being reimagined, and the way questions of the extreme variety of India are being reinterpreted in its architectural and concrete panorama. advert lines this compelling tale throughout the writings of Prem Chandavarkar, Sunil Khilnani, Anupama Kundoo, Reinhold Martin, Michael Sorkin, Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha, and others, in addition to in the course of the paintings of a few 25 practices presently generating paintings at the Indian subcontinent.
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As delivery of materials to the town is problematic, the design foresees the prefabrication of most elements and a fast assembly on site. The buildings are made of steel frames and clad in glass to achieve a maximum exchange between inside and out. Midford Garden, Bangalore, 2003 The design team for this corporate head office for a textile manufacturer in Bangalore also included Brand New Day and Dominic Dube. The design wraps around part of the existing buildings on the site, and the architecture is clear and simple, in contrast to the somewhat chaotic development in the area.
The terms ‘humanity’ and ‘poetic quality’ have been regularly used in reviewing their numerous residential and institutional projects. The context of an Indian project provides a new opportunity for the finely crafted, tactile architecture the practice is known for. Banyan Park, Mumbai, 2003– Among the new buildings and campuses emerging from the economic upswing in India, the Banyan Park campus for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) explores the grouping and relationship of buildings in the tropical milieu of Mumbai alongside innovations in fabrication.
The buildings’ black exteriors mean they merge with the shadows of the surrounding trees. Ganguly Bakshi House, Faridabad, Haryana, 1994 One of the first houses to be constructed in a new development area on the border of Delhi, the building was designed, within a very tight budget, to resemble a little keep in a wilderness where herds of Nilgais roamed, and also so that it would eventually fit into a more developed suburban plot. Text © 2007 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Images © Team for Engineering Architecture and Management (TEAM) 19 Sanjay Puri Architects The diverse and prodigious work of Sanjay Puri Architects, based in Mumbai since 1992, embodies the new ebullient economy of India in the various townships, housing schemes, malls and new building types.
Made in India (Architectural Design November December 2007, Vol. 77, No. 6) by Kazi Ashraf