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Book Launch – Learning from Mumbai

The book “Learning from Mumbai” will be launched today, the 14th of May in the Hague. The book attempts to protrait the nature of the architectural practice in Urban India from diverse points of view. A chapter called “Socially and environmentally Conscious Architecture” has been dedicated about how Architecture BRIO deals with the challenges of the profession.

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In Progress: Magic Bus Rope Bridge

We are very excited about the Rope Bridge currently being installed at the Magic Bus Learning Pavilion. The Learning Pavilion will be used as a gathering space and play area for underprivileged children while they are on a weekend camps at the Magic Bus Centre. A variety of activities will be held here such as group sessions with the children, discussions, art workshops, games and raft building.

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Indian Architect and Builder Essay

Architecture BRIO has been published in the “Practices of Consequence” issue of Indian Architect and Builder. The issue comprises of essays, conversations and comments on some of the most significant and emerging practices in the Indian context.

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Mid-day features Learning Pavilion by Architecture BRIO

Sunday Midday published an article on architects working with communities and NGO’s in India. The article featured projects by ‘Architecture for Humanity’, ‘Scott Gerald Shall’, ‘Vaibhav Kaley’, ‘Sandeep Virmani’, ‘the Cohesion Foundation’, and ‘Architecture BRIO’

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Visitors at House on a Stream

Visitors at House on a Stream

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Unsolicited Architecture Workshop

Architecture BRIO conducts workshop in “Unsolicited Architecture” event at Studio-X in Mumbai on 12 and 13 February 2011

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Architecture BRIO and fUSE design Biodiversity Institute

The North Indian state Sikkim, strengthens its approach towards environmental friendly strategies. fUSE Studio and Architecture BRIO have been appointed via an international tender to design the Biodiversity Training Institute of Sikkim.
The building with educational and residential facilities will be characterized by green features that derive from re-using and reinterpretation of local techniques and knowledge.

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Forest Home Temenos

Forest Home Temenos

The forest home in Kodaikanal takes inspiration from the idea of Temenos. The ancient Greek word translates as “a piece of land marked off from common uses and dedicated to a god”. It is intended to be a sanctuary, which once completed, it will be the permanent residence of two creative professionals located on the edge of a rocky outcrop within a dense forest area.

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Construction Update: House on a Stream

…and then the rains start. the monsoon dramatically changes the landscape. From a pale brown red to vibrant greens. The construction at the “house on a stream” site in Alibaug continues…

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Interview with Robert Verrijt on Indian and Dutch Design

Large scale European architecture companies have been moving into Mumbai over the last decade more and more to develop various projects. Indian architecture companies however have also been increasing, in size, in volume and in projects. While Mumbai is growing rapidly, the two architectural worlds seem somewhat distanced from each other. The young architecture practice Architecture BRIO fits right in between these two worlds. Not 100% European and not 100% Indian.

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Dunhill Beach Resort

Every winter, Goa’s beaches flood with tourists seeking a place to relax and enjoy a sense of the beauty within its virgin beaches. To avoid the massive construction waste that gets generated for the temporary beach shacks every winter, the beach cabins for Dunhill Beach Resort were designed in a component system. Every component can be disassembled and re-assembled year after year without generating waste.

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Mumbai Slums: Model for the World?

The Mumbai shanty town featured in the film Slumdog Millionaire offers a better model than does western architecture for ways to house a booming urban population in the developing world, Prince Charles said yesterday.

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Inhabitat writes about Bamboo Dormitory

Inhabitat is a authoritative weblog on sustainable design. It is devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future.

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Magic Bus Staff Dormitory

A combination of natural and local materials with innovative technologies and materials used in this dormitory for the staff at the Magic Bus Campus portrays a new construction idiom – an expression of contemporary sustainable architecture. A unique structural cage of bamboo columns wraps around the dormitory, creating a dialogue between the interior and the dramatically changing landscape.

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Bamboo experiment in progress

In Karjat at the Magic Bus Campus, an experiment in bamboo, is being constructed. This lightweight construction method reduces the amount of non-renewable materials required significantly. The complex geometry with oddly tilting walls and roofs emphasize the temporary character of the village.

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Groeten uit… Bombay

In the series city trips by Archined correspondents abroad Robert Verrijt writes about what not to miss in his city Mumbai.

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Europan 8 Forum of Results

To bring Europan 8 to a close, the European winners congregated in Dordrecht, the Netherlands for the weekend of June 30 and July 1 to take part in workshops, collect prizes and celebrate. Robert Verrijt, who made the prize-winning design for the Enschede location with Floris Cornelisse, was in Dordrecht and kept a diary of his visit.

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