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Showing posts with label india. Show all posts


Maiyl Group

The pavilion design was influenced by the local climate and sun path. It provides a shaded environment for the majority of the day, throughout the year by considering the path of the sun and constructing an active filtering.   

The pavilion is located on the center-northern plot of the complex. The southern side of the plot is the sunniest most of the day and faces the center. This side was left open allowing an unobstructed connection to the other pavilions. The sun is partially blocked by the roof, the eastern and the western walls.

Sun path checks:

Bamboo beam and brick column joint

The bamboo used to construct the walls was placed vertical to block the sun. In the western wall the bamboo is more dense in consideration of the position of the sun and the time of day that the pavilion is occupied

The roof is designed as an separated element detached from the main structure and in resonance with the existing environment

The platform is raised 40 cm above the ground offering protection from the Monsoon flood and creating an exterior sitting area
Building process:

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‪Call for Participants: SABA 2014 ‬International Summer Program in India - September 11 - October 22, 2014

‪6-week International Summer Studio in India
SABA's award winning summer program in India combines a 3-week intensive traveling seminar in 3 very different northern Indian Cities (Chandigarh, New Delhi and Ahmedabad) with a 3-week Design/Build workshop in a rural area in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.‬

‪This year SABA international Program is open to 6 international 3rd year architecture students from any elligible architecture school in the world. This call is addressed to female and male students alike. Participants’ selection will be made upon a letter of motivation and a portfolio.‬

‪Academic Credits ‬
‪The academic credit of the program is equivalent to one full semester 3rd year design studio (12ects ). ‬

‪Tuition fees: $1900‬

Application Requirements and Deadline‬
‪Applicants should address a letter of motivation in English (up to 100 words) and include a portfolio of works (up to 10 images) as well as an official certification of their architectural studies.‬
‪Applications should be sent by email in one (1) pdf file (2mb maximum) to by July 18th 2014. Selected students will be notified no later than July 31st.‬

For further details, please write to Mrs. Sara Cohen, Administrative Coordinator at The Department of Architecture, Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem, or to SABA

More details about the program:

Public toilets in India by the DR BINDESHWAR PATHAK (vidéo in french)

Since the 15.40mn you can see (in french but the animations and the video shows really well the principles ) a new version of public toilet in India ! Have a look it's really interesting !!

Public Toilets in India


Toward a Non-Violent Architecture: SABA 2014 International Program in India

1. Overview
In summer 2014, SABA will return to India for a 6-week International Summer Studio that would take place between September 11th and October 22nd 2014.
The program combines a 3-week intensive traveling seminar in 3 very different Indian Cities (New Delhi, Chandigarh and Ahmedabad) with a 3-week spontaneous architecture workshop in a rural area in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

2. SABA 2014 India Program

Part One - Northern India
From Le Corbusier to Gandhi: Dérives in Indian Cities

A 3-week seminar in 3 Indian cities in Northern India: New Delhi, Chandigarh and Ahmedabad.
Through a series of lectures, visits and workshops, this intensive seminar explores a vast range of spatial questions arising from the actual Indian architectural Massalla and its extremely diverse mixtures of thousands years’ long heritage, modern age revolutionary dreams and traditional local and rural knowledge. We will discuss architecture, urbanism, history, politics, technology; we will question our own movements, travelling, backpacking, tourism and architectural tourism; we will document and research spontaneity, improvisation and invention in local unofficial technologies; we will read M.K. Gandhi, Adolf Loos, Le Corbusier, Frantz Kafka, Guy Debord,

Week 1: Chandigarh, New Delhi
Visits: Jantar Mantar, Humayun's Tomb, Red Fort, New Delhi Slum (more to be defined)
Visits: Capitol, Le Corbusier Centre, City Museums, University of Punjab, Sohana
Lectures at Chandigarh College of Architecture
Workshop in collaboration of CCA Students

Week 2, 3: Gujarat - Ahmedabad, Halvad, Rajpur
Visits: Gandhi Ashram, Mills’ Owners House, Sarabhai Villa, City Museum, NID campus, CEPT campus, IIM campus, CEE campus, Doshi studio, Ahmedabad slums, Ahmedabad river front
Trip to Rajpur Village and Halvad, SABA’s previous sites
Lectures at CEPT University

Part Two - Southern India
Spontaneous Architecture and Village Swaraj: Design/Build workshop in Tamil Nadu

Week 3, 4, 5: location in a rural area
A 21-day non-stop workshop in a rural area (the location will be revealed to the participants only).
During the stay in Tamil Nadu there few visits will take place in historical sites and in Auroville.
Inspired by Gandhi’s progressive ideas about sustainability (expressed already in the early 1920’s and gathered in 1962 under the title Village Swaraj) we will design and build small public structures for a local rural community. We will have 21 days and 20 nights, we will have to work with our hands (no machines are allowed), to use the local materials (we will have to find them, sais Gandhi, not more than 10 km distant from our construction site) and to quickly learn the local technical knowledge.

3. SABA previous projects in India

Halvad, India 2011 workshop

4. Some Words, Names and Places


Laurie Baker / Mud

Laurence Wilfred "Laurie" Baker (2 March 1917 – 1 April 2007) was a British-born Indian architect, renowned for his initiatives in cost-effective energy-efficient architecture and for his unique space utilisation and simple but aesthetic sensibility. Influenced by Mahatma Gandhi, he sought to incorporate simple designs with local materials and achieved fame with his approach to sustainable architecture as well as in organic architecture. He has been called the "Gandhi of architecture".[1]
He moved to India in 1945 in part as an architect associated with a leprosy mission and continued to live and work in India for over 50 years. He became an Indian citizen in 1989 and resided in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala from 1963 and founded an organization called COSTFORD (Centre of Science and Technology for Rural Development) to spread awareness in low-cost housing.
In 1990, the Government of India awarded him with the Padma Shri in recognition of his meritorious service in the field of architecture. (source:


HIDE & SEEK Bal Mandir - Tunnel

As an integral part of the design, and a part of the circulation in the structure, we built a tunnel using ferrocement technique, which creates a kids-only territory, playful, adventurous and flooded with color.  
Digging foundation for the tunnel and building a supporting wall to
bind the tunnel to the compound wall 
Placing the reinforcement and the chicken mesh to the foundation
and the wall 
Shaping a mold out of mud for casting the cement
Attaching the chicken mesh to the compound wall - detail
Shaping the cement free-handed over the
poles and chicken mesh.
Digging out the mud
Creating halls in the cement by placing tubes in the mold for sun
beam penetration, peeping and ventilation 
Colorful china mosaic flooring
The finished tunnel