Avasara Academy is a first-of-its-kind secondary school and leadership academy that aims to cultivate India’s next generation of women leaders.
Written and Contributed by Case Design
The Pavilion of Canopies was designed to celebrate tribal life, rituals and the symbiotic relationship with the forest. An earnest attempt has been made to raise awareness about the enrichment and conservation of forestlands and the communities residing within them by highlighting their lives within the forest.
Written and Contributed by Abin Design Studio
In a Covid-19 world, there is a need for us to rethink public spaces, especially those associated with multiple informal livelihoods such as weekly markets. To address it, SEWA, WIEGO, Janpahal, City Sabha, IIHS and Social Design Collaborative – came together as part of the civic campaign – Main Bhi Dilli.
Written and Contributed by Social Design Collaborative
Temple of Steps is part landscape and part building, harmonized through the module of single corbel creating a scale that is both intimate and distinct for the village of Nandyal in Andhra Pradesh.
Written and Contributed by Sameep Padora and Associates
Built on a shoestring budget, the Hilltop School by DesignAware incorporates the rocky terrain as part of the vibrant design in a neighbourhood below the 16th century Golconda Fort.
Written and Contributed by DesignAware
The architectural intent was to synthesize a complex design brief into a pleasant, comfortable living environment and form a coherent neighbourhood landmark that exudes positivity and optimism within the limited footprint available in a tight urban situation.
Written and Contributed by Flying Elephant Studio
The community housing at Vastral is a project that aims to improve the quality of life of its residents by rebuilding the houses that are prone to flooding. The project is a collaboration between Manav Sadhana, De Montfort University and SEALAB.
Written and Contributed by SEALAB
An adaptive re-use project in Mumbai, the Imagine Studio weaves nature, heritage and urbanism through a compelling narrative of evolving contexts.
Written and Contributed by Studio Lotus & GPL Design Studio
The project is an adaptive re-use of old and defunct space within the heritage precinct, that could effectively rekindle a tryst with the past. The brand – a furniture retail outlet – sought to relocate from their existing setup to a new store that would be conducive to their sensibilities, as furniture designers, art connoisseurs and deep admirers of architecture and heritage of the city.
Written and Contributed by Studio PKA
Earthen tunes address three problems with one design solution:
1. Farmers walking barefoot leading to long-term health problems.
2. The waste created by the disposal of footwear.
3. A sharp decline in the number of weavers involved in the wool craft.
Written and Contributed by Earthen Tunes
Hepatitis C has become a silent epidemic spreading across rural Punjab, India. However, adoption of its treatment has been woefully inadequate and slow. A collaboration between Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories and Treemouse Research & Design, the project decodes the dynamics of Hepatitis-C in rural Punjab & devises a financing system that would reduce the perceived cost of treatment.
Written and Contributed by Treemouse Research & Design
Dumas is an important landmark of Surat city known for being an important port, beach, fishing and recreation destination. This project is a case where Urban Design takes a leap in bringing forth memories of the place (the past) and celebrates the vitality and vibrancy of the city and its people (the present). The Dumas project was conceived as a street celebrating the identity of a long lost historic landmark.
Written and Contributed by Aangan Architects and Urban Initiatives
The restoration of the Mahidpur Fort is a collaboration between government agencies, local community, ATA and World Monuments Fund. The site is an example of plural identities and syncretic culture, receiving the UNESCO Asia Pacific Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation in 2016.
Written and Contributed by Aishwarya Tipnis Architects
The design questions the functioning and quality of common ration shops and inspires a new approach towards these mostly overlooked buildings.
Written and Contributed by Integral Architecture
Pitoloi is a result of trying to create everyday utilitarian furniture pieces using the ancient craft. It is unique in typology, aesthetics and sensorial qualities.
Written and Contributed by Amiya Lab