DESIGNING WATER SYSTEMS FOR RANCHI

The promise of piped water supply or groundwater via borewells for informal settlements contributes to a vicious cycle. The relationship of communities to natural resource regions is severed, leading to dependence on piped systems or groundwater, both of which are themselves finite sources. Integrated Design studied existing water stresses in the informal settlements of Ranchi to revive or strengthen their links to local water resources.

Written and Contributed by Integrated Design

THE BIHAR MUSEUM

The Bihar Museum was won in an international competition and is the only government project to be built through an architectural competition post-independence. The design and execution process involved a collaboration between the Bihar State Government, Maki and Associates, Tokyo and Opolis Architects, Mumbai.

Written and Contributed by Opolis Architects