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

Nitin Killawala

Nitin Killawala & Associates
Mumbai
Project:NICHOLAS PIRAMAL RESEARCH CENTRE
Nitin Killawala graduated in Architecture from Bombay in 1974 and gained invaluable professional experience with the then M.P., Mr. Piloo Mody for next four years. He formed Group Seven Architects & Planners Pvt. Ltd. with Avinash Joshi and Himanshu Upadhyay in 1984. The group specialises in all Architectural / Interior Services and closely co-ordinates with allied services such as structural, electrical, mechanical and landscape works which completes the multifaceted services in different typologies of building design.
INDIAN IDIOMS

Nitin Killawala

Nitin Killawala & Associates
Mumbai
Project: NICHOLAS PIRAMAL RESEARCH CENTRE
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

Sameep Padora

sP+A
Mumbai
Project:SHIVA TEMPLE
Sameep Padora is the principal of sP+a (Sameep Padora & Associates). Having studied Architecture and Planning in Los Angeles & New York, Sameep Padora graduated with a Masters in Design Studies from Harvard University in 2005. Based out of Mumbai and New York, Sameep’s portfolio includes Master Planning, Architecture and Interior Design projects many of which have been featured extensively in design publications in the country and abroad. Sameep Padora’s approach is marked by conceptualizing designs tailored to the specificity of projects, and through intebsive design investigation building inventive spaces embracing an innovative use of materials and form.
PARACENTRIC PATHS

Sameep Padora

sP+A
Mumbai
Project: SHIVA TEMPLE
 
 
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