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Brinda Somaya - Work and Continuities

Book: Brinda Somaya: Works & Continuities, An Architectural Monograph

Brinda Somaya has created a diverse and eclectic portfolio of work that spans the width and depth of India. Belonging to the “Bridge Generation”, Somaya defines the term and frames it as a time in which individuals initiated their careers in different arts including architecture and design as they addressed the changing socio-political landscape of a newly-Independent India. It was this generation that ‘bridged’ the architectural spaces between the Great Masters and the current generation.

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X Houses in India - Skyboard -Maanasi Hattangadi

Book – 10 Houses in India located in a natural context, by Skyboard – Introduction by Maanasi Hattangadi

The ubiquitous ‘home in the woods’ or the notion of ‘heading to the hills’ no longer conforms to the imageability of a rustic cabin house. With the gaining popularity of weekend retreats, a different narrative is being posited. At an intersection of exploring the hubris of pristine and peri-urban settings, what sets the programmatic challenge or conformity for these architectural expressions? – Maanasi Hattangadi

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