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Category featuring the architectural and design projects from top architects in India. Architecture in India featured through an array of works from different typologies and contexts by popular architects in India.
Team Samakrut, from SMEF’s Brick School of Architecture and BRACT’s Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology won the Community Resilience Shelter Division. They tackled the problems of the drought-prone region of Thane district in Maharashtra, focusing on the village of Veluk which has a population of 747 people, while providing a scalation solution for surrounding villages.
Team Echo, composed of 2nd and 3rd-year students from School of Architecture Planning & Design, DIT University, and Dehradun Institute of Technology University, was the winner of the Construction Worker Housing Division. The team worked on the conceptual and prototype model of Construction Worker Housing for the 200 Bedded Hospital site.
Winner of the Single-Family Housing Division was Team Zenith from Arvindbhai Patel Institute of Environmental Design, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, CEPT University, Chitkara School of Planning and Architecture, and Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya. The project ensures that all five senses of humans are attended to by optimising thermal comfort, indoor air quality, and sensory comfort.
Team Green Collars from R V College of Architecture, R V College of Engineering, and R V University was made up of 12 architecture students, 1 mechanical engineering student, and 1 spatial design (B. Des) student. Team Green Collars developed design strategies to build resilience against these hazards.
Athulya Aby reviews the book, Paths Uncharted by Balkrishna Doshi.
Team synergy, consisting of 15 students from Sir J.J. College of Architecture and Thakur College of Engineering and Technology, emerged as the winner of the Multi-Family Housing division. The project focused on flexibility, connection to nature, symbiotic relationships with the environment, and achieving net-zero goals.
Team Vº, from Visvesvaraya National Institute Of Technology, Nagpur won the Office Building Division and the Grand Prize. They designed a Smart Police Station at Punapur for the Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Corporation.
The Natural Floors factory, by Barefoot Architects transcends traditional architecture, merging form and function. This architectural masterpiece, with its well-thought-out layout, quality control facilities, captivating showroom, worker-friendly features, sustainability focus, and commitment to safety, reflects the company’s dedication to coir mat excellence while preserving its heritage.
Bhawna Dandona, the conservation architect who was involved in preparing the CCMP for the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium, discusses the ways to preserve the iconic building.
The website mentioned, Vinu Daniel teaches us respect for local wisdom and material culture are key for a truly responsible attitude toward the environment and the future.’
Annabel Lopez, the Project Lead for Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan for the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium, discusses the necessity for preserving the iconic stadium.
Alarine Earth Home embodies the coming together of the professional and personal lives of architect Zarine Jamshedji and Construction veteran Cornelis Alan Beuke
In the heart of Ahmedabad, a bustling urban area, The Grafted Skin Project, by Terra Firma Architects stands as a harmonious blend of functionality and hospitality.