post flood housing type 01

This solution for the housing shortage caused by the floods is based on the area constraints of the prime ministers avas yojana scheme of 400 sq. ft. house. Although various models are available under the scheme to choose from this solution makes way for incremental […]

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1995 mosque

Arenovation project in the historic fabric of Fort Kochi. The existing building on site was strictly utilitarian in nature and construction, producing various undesired results of form and odd corner spaces within the site edges. These undesired results at present have only served to promote […]

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1920 school

Wall as Datum Wall in this project takes the case of a Datum – ‘line, plane, or volume through its continuity and regularity serves to gather measure and organize a pattern of form and space’- Form Space & Order. The series of images, framing views […]

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boring cube project

The project is developed as a tribute to Ar.Laurie Baker, to celebrate his 100th birth anniversary. An initiative by IIA Trivandrum to do 100 installations with brick at selected places in and around Trivandrum city. A demonstration of the versatility of the banal primary geometric […]

1990 house

T&B revisited, preserving memory, architectural features are potent reminders of the past and new shells for current needs. Building like an organism modifies itself to meet new needs as it ages.

1868 house

Primarily a conservation project. Conservation of a 150 year old riverside dwelling in Kerala leads to recognizing in adaptability to requirements of its fourth generation inheritors. The relevance of thermal comforts of courtyard typology with respect to different living patterns is variable. The tower and […]

voluntary prisoners of peace

Miles of barbed wire in double lines separate what was once the same land. Today the narrow stretch of no man’s land marks the tension between two nations. Except for the military surveillance posts, the 1800 mile long stretch remains unpunctuated. The inherent quality of […]

solo house

A dwelling for a solo user was the first typological experiment. This is the prototypical tower and block.

cathedrals of life

A city must be studied and valued as something constructed over time; something that evolved over years meeting the contemporary needs of its people at every point in time. It should be seen as a dynamic sentient being that is brought to life by the […]

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1850 courtyard

Half a bore-well, an obscure courtyard, a tailor’s shop and a tourists info desk – Odd consequences of building rules and property divisions form the basic canvas into which new use was to be adapted. A zero budget project in Fort Kochi that reuses the […]

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