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

Christopher C.M Lee & Kapil Gupta

Serie Architects
Mumbai/London
Project:TOTE

Chris Lee and Kapil Gupta are the principals of Serie Architects, an international practice based in London, Mumbai and Beijing. Serie works in the diverse field of architecture, urbanism and design.


The practice is fascinated by the evolution and mutation of building types in today’s cities and the projection of these forms of intelligence into spatial solutions. Working typologically, or in their terms, thinking and exploring in series - harnessing the cumulative intelligence of building types - is key to the work of Serie.


The practice consistently pushes the boundaries of architectural and masterplanning projects worldwide and provides full architecture and masterplanning services for private and public sectors.


The work of their practice is closely linked to the research conducted in the renowned Architectural Association School of Architecture, London where the practice’s principle, Christopher Lee holds the position of Diploma Unit Master since 2002.


He is also a visiting critic to various universities including the Berlage Institute, University College London and Cambridge University. Kapil Gupta is also director at the Urban Design Research Institute in Mumbai, which is leading several research projects on the City

GLOBAL PARADIGMS

Christopher C.M Lee & Kapil Gupta

Serie Architects
Mumbai/London
Project: TOTE
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

Anupama Kundoo

Auroville
Auroville
Project:Anupama's House
Born in Poona, 1967, graduated from Sir J.J. College of Architecture, Bombay in 1989. After a year of working in Bombay, Anupama moved to Auroville. Anupama explores through her work, eco-friendly and energy-efficient alternatives to the present building trend, to develop options appropriate to the present state of our environment. After a period of work in Berlin, since her return in 1995, Anupama is the chief executive of KOLAM, an architecture unit of Auroville, with a team of twelve persons engaged in the research, design as well as construction of the projects undertaken.
PARACENTRIC PATHS

Anupama Kundoo

Auroville
Auroville
Project: Anupama's House
 
 
" 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