Architecture in India

MVRDV, Winy Maas,





To mark the week of Diwali, "the festival of light", one of the most important festivals on the Indian calendar, a celebration of life which also marks the start of the new year for some, we rediscover projects in India covered in articles in Floornature and Livegreenblog.

Architecture in India

Diwali is the festival of light, one of the most important festivals on the Indian calendar, celebrated on October 30, though the festivities continue throughout the week. Let us take advantage of this opportunity to rediscover Indian architecture in the pages of Floornature and Livegreenblog.

First of all, the story of Indian Modernist architecture in photographs by architect and documentary photographer Marco Introini, and Christiane Bürklein’s interview with Jacob van Rijs, co-founder of MVRDV (Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries), who has been working on the Future Towers project in Pune, India since 2010. Then we go on to the "Mumbai Sari and Design" itinerary by Cintya Concari, presenting solutions in which the international lifestyle is profoundly linked with the matrix of Indian culture and going on to look at architectural projects.

Projects built with local materials, such as Atali resort by the architectural practice RLDA, and The Golden tusk Resort India by M:OFA Studio, located near India’s oldest national park, Jim Corbett National Park. Projects with a bold identity such as the Newtown School by Abin Design Studio, with its iconic façades, and the ITM School of Business by M:OFA Studio.
Our coverage of the most active Indian studios has often included articles on residential and public buildings and interior design projects by Archohm, winner of the Indian Institute of Architects Award. Last but not least, we have often presented commercial buildings, university campuses and office buildings by Morphogenesis, named India’s Best Architecture Design Studio in 2016 and the first Indian studio to win the WAF (World Architecture Festival) award.

(Agnese Bifulco)


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