The Times of India reports on its front page the latest endavour the Bandra Collective is undertaking. Concerned with the quality of public spaces in Bandra, the collaborative of architects and designers initiated a proposal that tackles several issues culminiating on a stretch of public space on traffic congested Linking Road.
Brown Paper Bag reports on the Bandra Collective, a colony of architectural firms The Busride Design, Samir D'monte Architects, Sameep Padora & Associates, Urban Studio, Abraham John Architects, Architecture BRIO that are working with the municipality to make Bandra a prettier place.
With the Himalayan mountain range as a backdrop, construction started on a duo of Mountain Retreats near Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand
the House on a Stream makes it to the Merit List 2015-2016
"The weekend residence project by Architecture BRIO is a unique example of how sophisticated architectural language that uses well-crafted and bold sculptural forms becomes instrumental in creating a genuine dialogue with the site and the natural setting in which it is located."
Architecture BRIO features for the second year in the AD50. The AD50 is an endeavour to spotlight the best in residential design across India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Curated by Balkrishna Doshi and India Mahdavi, the list focusses on firms whose projects represent the power of architecture to transcend functionality, create enduring spaces for its inhabitants and define new idioms for the cities in which they are located.
We are honoured to receive the JKC Architect of the Year Award. Our first residential project, House on a Stream won in the category Private Residence. The JKC AYA Awards is the longest running architectural award competition in India.
The work of Architecture BRIO is presented in the exhibition "The State of Architecture in India. This exhibition will present the state of contemporary architecture in India within a larger historical overview since Independence. It will not only map emerging practices but also discuss the aspirations they represent, and stimulate a conversation on architecture among the architectural fraternity, patrons and public at large.
India's first interactive architectural book, '50 Amazing Homes in India' is now available for booking.
The book features the 50 best residential projects with the videos of India's finest architects and is curated by Ar. Christopher Charles Benninger
Home & Design Trends India discusses with a group of experts the future of Indian Cities in an article called MyView "The imperatives of urban planning for Indian cities"
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.
"The firm and its projects stand out for clarity of language. They have an unbearable lightness of being." comments jury member Sen Kapadia on the work of Architecture BRIO at the Trends Excellence Awards. The firm won the Best Practice of the Year and Residential Project of the Year Commendation Awards.
in February the India Design ID Exhibiton was held in New Delhi. Architecture BRIO was asked by Elle Decor and Asian Paints to design an exhibition pavilion around the theme of "Startup"
Gizmodo reviews Spiral Dollhouse: "...it will give you something to aspire to, because this isn't Barbie's dream house, it's everyone's dream house."
The Architectural Digest India features the Apartment DNNW designed by Architecture BRIO in Mumbai.
Architecture BRIO has moved to a new office. The new office is located on Linking Road in Bandra, Mumbai
The Children of Magic Bus climbing the Laureus Learning Pavilion adorn the latest cover of Domus. The August edition of the architecture magazine features articles on the Magic Bus Learning Pavilion and the House on a Stream.
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the "House on a Stream" has won the NDTV House Design of the Year Award during an award ceremony in Delhi.
Architecture BRIO selected by Architectural Digest amongst the 50 most influential designers in India - AD50
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.
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."
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.
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.
We are very excited about the Rope Bridge currently being installed at the Magic Bus Learning Pavilion.
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.
Otto Infinito has opened its doors in Mumbai. Here is a little bit more about the creation of the restaurant concept.
Workshops, keynotes and inspiring stories about doing business in India.
Studio Lukas Feireiss presents 'The Imaginarium' on display currently at Studio X Mumbai. 'The Imaginarium' is devoted to the prescient subject of ecological change and adaptations caused by artificial interventions into existing ecosystems. It catalogues a world in which the sun is setting on our idealistic and preservationist views of the natural world.
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'
Architecture BRIO conducts workshop in "Unsolicited Architecture" event at Studio-X in Mumbai on 12 and 13 February 2011
Architecture BRIO gives a lecture on the Magic Bus Learning Pavilion at "Learning of the Grid" at Studio-X in Mumbai on 21 January 2011
A roundtable discussion about the state of education in India. Speakers will include local architects, planners and educators from in and around Mumbai.
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.
...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...
The travelling exhibition "Building India- Indian Visions Dutch Methods" was successfully opened at Sir JJ College of Architecture. Mumbai on the 9th July 2010. The exhibition was originally on show at the ARCAM Gallery in Amsterdam, and currently travels across various cities in India. The exhibition presents a general introduction to present-day India, to the current state of architecture and urbanism, and the building task for the next ten years.
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.
The architect Lebbeus Woods has written an exceptional essay in three parts about slums and the possible roles that an architect can play in this seemingly unsolvable problem.
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.
Architecture BRIO's Staff Dormitory for Magic Bus has been selected as a winning entry in the global 20+10+X World Architecture Community Awards. Winners were selected by World Architecture's Honorary Members, together with twenty other projects from across the world. The aim of the WA Community Awards is to highlight and publish remarkable projects expressing novelty, originality and creativity in design that reflect and inspire a commitment to the art of architecture.
The Saffron Newslettter interviews Robert Verrijt about the meaning of identity in Dutch Architecture compared to the Indian context. For the Dutch, architecture is a legitimate form of expression, of identity. India, where contemporary architecture is more market-driven, is also beginning to recognize the power of design in the built environment. We look at the fascinating nexus between architecture and image in both countries....
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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.
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.
(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.)
In the series city trips by Archined correspondents abroad Robert Verrijt writes about what not to miss in his city Mumbai.
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.
report by Robert Verrijt on his experience in Sri Lanka.
Tulsi Pipe is a stretch of road in mumbai running along the western railway line.
Almost along the entire length of the this road there exists a slum colony. Consisting of the scrap material of the railways, dismantled advertising boards, and cheap construction plastics, one could only call this a slum.