50 of the most influential names in architecture and design, south asia 2016

banduksmithstudio was recognized as one of the top fifty influential names in architecture and design in South Asia for Architectural Digest's AD50 list this year. With a list that focused on contributions to residential architecture, we were selected for our project Tower House, which...

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amazo armieda

Ahmedabad, Gujarat    2014 – 2015 Amazo Bistro is an all day café and restaurant on the edge of Ahmedabad. The restaurant space occupies the corner ground floor of a building, with an adjacent area for outdoor seating. The building sits on the north side of a busy road that connects SG...

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blacksmith caravans on the move

We wrote a piece for the Global Urban Humanities Special Issue of Room One Thousand on the transforming identity and architecture of the gaduliya lohar  - nomad cart blacksmiths that wander western India. Excerpts are included here, find the full article at roomonethousand....

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various at dhobi talao

we have started a new venture as designers and curators for a new mumbai storefront, various at dhobi talao, which assembles a collection of carefully detailed works of furniture, objects, and sensitively fashioned foods & uses projects at the intersection of art and...

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regenerate haveli

Ranchhodpura, Gujarat    2010 - 2015 In many ways, this project is more about its making than anything else. For us, an opportunity to reflect on the contingencies of the design process—where they happen and how, at what scales they interact, and which points we must fix to let others...

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vad gumbaj

The biodiversity park sits at the bottom of the urban riverfront in Ahmedabad, a resting place for flora and fauna, a moment of pause, to breathe, in the busy city. The vad gumbaj is inserted inside, growing up out of the flora of the park, and lifting it high for everyone to see. Its profile...

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tower house

Ahmedabad, Gujarat    2011 - 2015 Tower House is an experiment in vertical living. A typical bungalow of 345 square meters is squeezed into a footprint of 6.5 x 12.5m, forcing the program up five stories rather than spread along the ground. Our goal was to create the experience of...

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shopping strips at palanpur

Palanpur, Gujarat    2011 - 2015 This 4 story commercial building in northern Gujarat maximizes the visibility of street facing shops by creating three strips that face 2 semi open courtyards between them. The ground floor is elevated to open and ventilate off street parking whose...

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Bamiyan Culture Centre

Bamiyan, Afghanistan   2015 The Bamiyan Culture Centre stands as the celebration of the heritage of Bamiyan arts, architecture and culture. It works to construct, through reference to local traditions and points of the past, the passage of time around a place that in recent past has...

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[beautiful] architecture

[beautiful] architecture of imperfect translations essay written Sachin Bandukwala & Melissa Smith published in Identity Matters: Architecture between Individualism and Homologation, Riccardo Salvi, Milan, Italy: Franco Angeli Editore, 2014. Released in the Venice Biennale...

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L house

Lapkaman, Gujarat    2011 - 2014  Located at the corner of 3 adjoining plots, this house rises from the ground, each plinth turning as it moves up, creating a volume that spirals from lotus pond to pool deck to living space to planted roof. The family and their guests enter from...

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amazo bistro at campus corner
amazo armieda
various at dhobi talao
regenerate haveli
vad gumbaj
tower house
shopping strips at palanpur
wind house
Bamiyan Culture Centre
apartment flip
chidambarum agashiye
L house
three tree house
office at hirabhai market
bougainvillea studio + gallery
tree tower high rise
tulsi villa twin bungalows
modern ruin: steel house tree
apartment at Metro cinema
pamol wadi talavadi
corporate house for nirma
garden balcony mid rise apartments
2 square house
mt. abu retreat
gelato shops
sri sri dham 'art of living' campus
veg-wala wagon
magnolia office
2' x 2' terrace
take away box
terrace lounge
gelato kiosk
sadara vrukshwadi
GHAR unjha
sadara village house
straight house
uttara
navsari house
tiramisu
reliance textile display
theatre for a g teachers high school
dishman corporate house
 
blacksmith caravans on the move
CARBSE articles: Architecture & Energy
ahmedabad slum atlas
[beautiful] architecture
post occupancy: tulsi villa
aging modernism
kanha architecture