India Glocal Architecture
To speak about India may suggest rapidly transforming cities, a boom in high-rise buildings, and a vigorously advancing economy.
However, India, is a vastness not possible to encompass in one word: a way of life, a balanced self, a wealth of natural resources, vibrant colors, witty humor. All of these leave the visitor with unforgettable impressions.
It is the same for architecture: high technology, modern style, exploration of the possibilities of local materials, the renewal of traditional techniques and crafts, creating the maximum of expression with limited resources. We see these in the way that Studio Mumbai, uses various materials to craft simple refined architecture that refers constantly to the possibilities of its particular locale. In the ambition to control every aspect of this delicate combination we sense the presence of a specific context. In the hands of Matharoo Associates, the universal material concrete become unique volumes that catch the sun's rays, capture shadows, and evoke the unique atmosphere and quality of a site.
Most of the younger generation of architects received their architectural education overseas, and they ask: what can we do in India? Amid soaring land prices in a situation where it is difficult for young architectural practices to realize works, the encounter between globalization and local architecture Glocal Architecture presages the emergence of a new spirit in India.
Balkrishna Doshi
Amdavad ni Gufa
Interview with Balkrishna Doshi
A flow in India
Interviewer: Erwin J S Viray
Vastu Shilpa Foundation
Gandhi-Nu-Gam (Earthquake Rehabilitation)
Rajeev Kathpalia
Police Officers Mess
Studio Mumbai
Palmyra House
Tara House and Tara Baoli
Leiti Sarai
Matharoo Associates
Prathama Blood Center
Patel Residence
Essay: Dialogue in Indian Architecture after Le Corbusier
Romi Khosla
Spasm Design Architects
Bandstand House
Musoma House
Shiv Temple
Gautam Bhatia Navin Gupta Architects
Monolith Resort
Chris Lee / Kapil Gupta
Fort School
C Quarters
RMA Architects
House in an Orchard
Rural Campus for Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Sen Kapadia
Artists House
Raj Rewal
Parliament Library
In Memoriam:Laurie Baker
A House for All
Elizabeth Baker
Series: New Relationship between Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Part 11
Sun, Space and Verdure: the Making of the Indian City of Chandigarh
Lucy Bullivant