CONCEPT OF PRESENTATION

Design Directions: 50 on 50” is an attempt to showcase progress of contemporary architecture in India over the past 25 years. The exhibition will present 50 practices from across India who has made an impact in contemporary Indian architecture. The presentation of the works will be in three categories as per their building styles and intent:

1. Global Practices
2. Indian Idioms
3. Off the Beaten Track

Design Direction: 50 ON 50” would be the 1st ever traveling exhibition presented by Legrand & Indian Architect & Builder in India where work of 50 leading architects and designers would be showcased under one platform. It would be of high inspirational value and attract the participation of fellow architects and designers to see the works & projects which are cutting edge and project the future of Indian design & construction industry.

CONTEXT OF PRESENTATION

"Architecture is a Matter of Transformation"
- Balkrishna Doshi

'What represents Modern Contemporary Architecture in India'? The question which is difficult to answer - demands more than skin deep analysis of modern architecture in the context of India. Indian contemporary architecture has achieved a great deal of transformation. During the past years Indian Contemporary Architecture scene has seen a sea change from going local to global, meeting the demands of modernization and globalization. Given this background an exhibition to decide the direction of Indian Contemporary Architecture was long due.

GLOBAL PRACTICES

Hafeez Contractor

Hafeez Contractor Architect
Mumbai
Project:CSI AIRPORT
Hafeez Contractor was born in 1950. He did his Graduate Diploma in architecture from Mumbai in 1975 and completed his graduation from Columbia University New York (USA) on a Tata Scholarship.Hafeez Contractor commenced his career in 1968 with T. Khareghat as an Apprentice Architect and in 1977 he became the associate partner in the same firm. Between 1977 and 1980, Hafeez has been a visiting faculty at the Academy of Architecture, Mumbai. He is a member of the Bombay Heritage Committee and New Delhi Lutyens Bungalow Zone Review Committee.
GLOBAL PARADIGMS

Hafeez Contractor

Hafeez Contractor Architect
Mumbai
Project: CSI AIRPORT
INDIAN IDIOMS

Soumitro Ghosh & Nisha Mathew

Mathhew & Ghosh Architects
BANGALORE
Project:ST MARKS CATHEDRAL RESOURCE CENTRE

An alumni of the School of Architecture, CEPT, Ahmedabad, Nisha Mathew-Ghosh is an internationally acclaimed architect known for her distinct design language. The work of Mathew & Ghosh Architects boldly extends an abstract Modernist language and at the same time draws from the vitality of places. While the firm's early works were small in scale, mostly residential in nature and based on a reappraisal of the early Corbusian idiom, recent projects include large-scale urban and landscape interventions with diverse conceptual and metaphorical imperatives.


Soumitro Ghosh has taught in some of the prestigious colleges such as R V College of Engineering, Bangalore, Bangalore Institute of Technology and CEPT University, Ahmedabad in the Department of Architecture. He was a fellow member of Vastu Shilpa Foundation for Architectural Research, Ahmedabad. He has made several presentations and has contributed articles in some of the leading magazines.

INDIAN IDIOMS

Soumitro Ghosh & Nisha Mathew

Mathhew & Ghosh Architects
BANGALORE
Project: ST MARKS CATHEDRAL RESOURCE CENTRE
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

Minakshi Jain

Minakshi Jain Architects
Ahmedabad
Project:JANDAR MANTAR
Born 23rd March 1943, studied under Kahn at Pennsylvania for her Masters in Architecture. She teaches at CEPT, Ahmedabad, since 1971, in Architecture and Urban Design. Under her, many reports on historic cities of Gujarat have been produced. She has co-authored Mud Architecture of the Indian Desert, Fort of Nagaur and Indian City in the Arid West, with Prof. K. Jain. She has been involved in the design of many residences & Institutional buildings. Housing and conservation of historic buildings has been one of her major interests. She is currently involved in the conservation of Nagaur Fort in Rajasthan with the Meherangarh Museum Trust and funding from the Getty Foundation, USA. She has to her credit the Kitply award for conservation and Hari Om award for Low Cost Housing for rural and urban areas.
PARACENTRIC PATHS

Minakshi Jain

Minakshi Jain Architects
Ahmedabad
Project: JANDAR MANTAR
 
 
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