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Mahaprasthanam, a Crematorium: D A Studios

D A Studios designs a crematorium that intuitively concentrates on the encounter of ritualistic orders of funeral obsequies for Hindus, appropriating individual and collective spatial layers, a subdued palette and a silent language of architectural gestures.

Mahaprasthanam, Crematorium, D A Studios
Electrical Crematorium with its characteristic bow.

The architectural genre belonging to utilitarian buildings such as crematoria in India remains conventionally non-descript. It forms an invisible part of the built fabric, one that is not stitched into the aesthetic explorations of a city’s transforming viscidity. It may be read as a singularity in this space. The notion is perhaps of the bare and essential that need not be formally inscribed with ideas but which can be waylaid with smaller, agile solutions – neither necessarily artful nor thoughtful. In rare instances such as this, designers do get involved in the process. Continue reading Mahaprasthanam, a Crematorium: D A Studios

The Future Kids School, Hyderabad: B C Sudhir Reddy, Kruthica

The Future Kids School in Hyderabad designed by Ar B C Sudhir Reddy of Kruthica explores the site as a physical and visual tool to incorporate a participatory campus for learning and in a curatorial move, argues for the context as an agent for environment-friendly & cost-effective planning.

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With fragmented hermetic massing, the low-scale complex of buildings rises two storeys above the rocky terrain.

Inclusiveness and Engagement are espoused as extended values of an institution, perhaps even of architecture in general. However, is architecture accountable as a reciprocal gesture? Continue reading The Future Kids School, Hyderabad: B C Sudhir Reddy, Kruthica