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The Making of the Mumbai Artist Retreat

The Mumbai Artist Retreat that is about to be completed, is poised to become a place, where artists can work in a spacious, natural environment. It allows artists to retreat from and reflect on the heavy physical and psychological demands of the global metropole. The Artist Retreat will function as a community space. It is an art lab of sorts that aims to bring together art, ecology and society.

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Mountain Retreat Uttarakhand

With the Himalayan mountain range as a backdrop, construction started on a duo of Mountain Retreats near Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand

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sustainable model village konchur india

Architecture BRIO + BillionBricks design Model Village

BillionBricks and Architecture BRIO envision to empower Konchur to turn into a Sustainable Model Village for New India by initiating strategic interventions and investments that are self scalable by the community.

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Spiral Dollhouse Exterior

Gizmodo reviews the Spiral Dollhouse

Gizmodo reviews the Spiral Dollhouse design: “If you’re already feeling self-conscious about the tiny one-bedroom apartment you call home, this stunning sixth-scale house designed for dolls or action figures isn’t going to make you feel any better about your living arrangements. But it will give you something to aspire to one day, because this isn’t Barbie’s dream house, it’s everyone’s dream house.

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Laureus Learning Pavilion Opened

The Laureus Learning Pavilon – part building, part challenge course located at the Magic Bus Centre near Mumbai – was officially opened at an inaugural ceremony on December 1st, 2013.

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House in Alibag

House on a Stream Completed

Architecture BRIO completes the “House on a Stream” in Alibag, India. Ian Nazareth writes in his article in the “Australian Architectural Review”: “….the project is strikingly brusque, making ideological links with representation and occupation, expressing a deliberate divergence.”

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reflection on pond with Holiday Homes at Waikiki Wetland Resort, sindhudurg

Architecture BRIO designs Resort with holiday homes

Architecture BRIO has been appointed to design a resort with 16 holiday homes near Navabag Village. The development of this 6 hectares site will include the ecological restoration of an existing lake and the development of 16 holiday homes and a boat house.

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construction learning pavilion magic bus campus Karjat india

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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restaurant interior Otto infinito

Otto Infinito Has Opened

Otto Infinito has opened its doors in Mumbai. Here is a little bit more about the creation of the restaurant concept.

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Entrance Pavilion at Sikkim Butterfly Reserve

Himalayan Butterfly Reserve in Sikkim

Humans are deeply interlinked with the life of butterflies. Not only are butterflies indicators of the health of our environment, in many cultures butterflies are associated with the soul. The relation to butterflies goes as far that in the Himalayan region, some of the Nagas of Manipur trace their ancestry from them. Architecture BRIO and fUSE have won the open competition held by the Forest Department of Sikkim to design the Himalayan Butterfly Reserve in Sikkim

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House on a Stream visitors

Visitors at House on a Stream

Visitors at House on a Stream

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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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Construction update - House on a Stream

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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Bamboo experiment

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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House by a River update

House by a River

The site of this weekend house is steeply sloping with a 1:4 gradient. To the north of the plot runs a river in the east – west direction. The site slopes down towards the river. Taking advantage of the flattened plateau at the highest point of the site the house is positioned such that its roof slab level merges with the level of the plateau. One can therefore walk onto the roof from the top of the land

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Staff Dormitory in bamboo

Magic Bus Staff Dormitory

(Magic bus is a NGO founded in Mumbai in 1999 aspiring to create a long-term, sustained intervention of life skills development for at-risk children through recreation, play and creative expression activities. They organise weekly sports and games sessions, educational day-trips to their weekend residential camp ‘the Magic Bus Centre’. Architecture BRIO has been asked to design the second construction phase of the Centre comprising a staff dormitory, separate facilitation centres for children and corporates, and a children’s village.)

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