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

Nuru Karim

Live
Mumbai
Project:REYWOOD SCHOOL
Since its inception LIVE is committed to a culture of debate, innovation and the rigorous exploration of space. It celebrates 'inquiry' through research and design that is essential to both pedagogy and the practice of architecture and urbanism. Founder director Nuru has a Master’s in Architecture and Urbanism, London, United Kingdom from the Architectural Association, AADRL, and has previously worked with the renowned practice of Zaha Hadid Architects, London, UK. Nuru’s academic achievements include a scholarship from the Mc.Gill University, Montreal, Canada in 1995, the AKF,and International Scholarship Programme from AA, London, UK and a Gold Medal for Academic Excellence in his B.ARCH from KRVIA, Mumbai.
GLOBAL PARADIGMS

Nuru Karim

Live
Mumbai
Project: REYWOOD SCHOOL
INDIAN IDIOMS

Yatin Pandya

Earth
Ahmedabad
Project:MANAV SADHNA ACTIVITY CENTRE
Yatin Pandya is an author, activist, academician, researcher as well as the practising architect, with his firm FOOTPRINTS E.A.R.T.H. Graduate of CEPT university, Ahmedabad he has availed Master of Architecture degree from McGill University, Montreal. Yatin has been involved with city planning, urban design, Mass housing, architecture, interior design as well as conservation projects. He has written over two hundred articles in National and International Journals. Several books authored by him on architecture, especially 'Concepts of space in traditional Indian architecture', and 'Elements of space making' have been published internationally. He has also been involved in preparing over 30 video documentaries on Architecture. He has also been visiting faculty at National Institute of design and CEPT University and guest lecturer/ critic to various universities in India and abroad. He has served as thesis guide to nearly 125 Graduate, Masters and PhD students and has lectured in fifteen countries and in about hundred fora. Yatin has won nearly twenty five National and International awards.
INDIAN IDIOMS

Yatin Pandya

Earth
Ahmedabad
Project: MANAV SADHNA ACTIVITY CENTRE
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

Ravindra Kumar

Pragrup
Bangalore
Project:OWN OFFICE
Kumar Ravindra, Design Director, Venkataramanan Associates (VA) started his career in -1985 and has chaired organisations like Educational Praxis Inc. USA and Rangaloka as the president. Ravindra heads the Design & Development of VA’s projects. His strength is exemplified in his innovative design solutions to emerging project trends & typologies in India. With a keen understanding of the complex needs of new laboratory facilities and other building types, he has been actively involved in most of VA’s largest and most complex projects. Currently a visiting faculty member at the Department of Architecture, Bangalore University, he has also taught at Keene state University, NH, USA and School of International Training, Brattleboro, USA.A member of various charitable organisations, he also displays a keen interest in upliftment of the educational standards and is one of the Principals at T.B.S. foundation, a school for 400 rural children. He also has done extensive documentation on vernacular India for various work groups including INTACH.
PARACENTRIC PATHS

Ravindra Kumar

Pragrup
Bangalore
Project: OWN OFFICE
 
 
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