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

Sonali Bhagwati

SPAZZIO
New Delhi
Project:ADOBE OFFICE

Sonali Bhagwati did her B.Arch from the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (C.E.P.T), Ahmedabad in 1986 and is the Executive Member, Conservation Society, Delhi. In 1983, she trained with Architect Bernard Kohn, as recipient of scholarship from Institute Francaise D'Architecture, worked on projects such as cooperative Housing and Maison du Culture. She did her Research Thesis - An inquiry into Urban Metamorphosis in 1984-85 and a study of the sociological and Urban evolution of an inner city area. She was a consulting Editor for Habitat Section of The Times of India news publication in 1985-86 and a partner in ATELIER 2001, New Delhi, since 1985 She has been a partner in SPAZZIO, New Delhi, since 1993, and is now its Director.

GLOBAL PARADIGMS

Sonali Bhagwati

SPAZZIO
New Delhi
Project: ADOBE OFFICE
INDIAN IDIOMS

Shirish Beri

Shirish Beri & Associates
Mumbai
Project:LACONES
Shirish Beri works have been bearing a distinct mark on modern Indian architect since 1975 initially as Director (Design) with 'Beri architects and engineers pvt ltd' and later through his Shirish Beri And Associates.
His work is free, spontaneous, as it is not boundary by conditioning and constrains of a particular style or ism. It is intensely responsive to the site, the socio cultural behaviour – values and life as a whole. His designs address his concerns in life and contribute towards a better quality of life. Besides adding a new immeasurable dimension in the users lives, these designs have won him National-International awards and coverage. His deep search for meaning in life has made him explore various mediums of understanding and expression such as pairing, poetry, philosophy, deep ecology and extensive traveling.
INDIAN IDIOMS

Shirish Beri

Shirish Beri & Associates
Mumbai
Project: LACONES
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

Ashok Lall

Ashok B Lall Architects
Delhi
Project:IRRAD
Ashok Lall, b. 1948, graduated from the University of Cambridge U.K. in Architecture & Fine Arts and obtained the Architectural Association Diploma in 1970. His architectural firm (estd. 1981) is committed to an architectural practice based on the principles of environmental sustainability and social responsibility. It has won a number of awards and its work has been published widely.
PARACENTRIC PATHS

Ashok Lall

Ashok B Lall Architects
Delhi
Project: IRRAD
 
 
" I believe that an inclusive practice that spans our diverse population, be it economic or cultural provides us with great satisfaction. The Architect's role is that of guardian- he or she is the conscience of the built and un-built environment " - Brinda Somaya