Bamboo Bus Stand near Mumbai

Bamboo Bus Stand near Mumbai

Bamboo Bus Stand somewhere near Mumbai, designed by students of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Designed to show the strength and show how Bamboo can be used.

Other examples of Bamboo works:

Some of the above links should stand stand testimony to the versatility of Bamboo!
First seen on Inhabitat.

The Park Hotel, Hyderabad

© Pallon Daruwala

ArchitectSkidmore, Owings and Merill LLP
Completion Year: 2010
Project Area: 531,550 sq. ft.
Building Height: 30 m
As seen onEvolo.usSOM

Hyderabad is known as the city of gems and jewels, there are endless lanes of jewelry bazaar and gem stores. Hyderabad, which was ruled over by several family dynasties, is not new to legends of treasures.

When Skidmore, Owings and Merill LLP (SOM) were approached to design the hotel, they decided to keep the gems and jewel theme for the hotel. The white skin of the hotel representing fabrics with tears and perforations which is almost like a embroidery of gems on the fabric. The perforations allow light to pass through and looks like blue sapphires.

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Mill Owners’ Association Building, Ahmedabad

Brutalistic Surface of the building has lead to moss growth on the surface (front facade)
Front Facade – Brutalistic Surface of the building has lead to moss growth on the surface (Mimoa.eu)

ArchitectLe Corbusier 
Year of Completion: 1954
Image SourcesFlickr user DaveybotMimoa.eu and Flickr user Spackle

Le Corbusier is an iconic architect and continuing source of inspiration to everyone. He is the architect of not only many buildings but also India’s most well planned city, Chandigarh. His ideas were wildly innovative and never thought of before. He was invited by then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to design Chandigarh in 1951, but he was also commissioned to design a few buildings such as Ahmedabad Museum. Here is the commentary for one his designs in Ahmedabad, the Mill Owner’s Association Building.

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House in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

© Sebastian Zachariah

ArchitectRajiv Saini + Associates
First Seen onDezeen Magazine
PhotographerSebastian Zachariah
Area: 640 Sq. mt.

This is a very beautiful location (I am very sure that sites such as these are very rare to come by and it is big too!) and very bold design. The blue glass facade reflects the mountains and the sky around the house and blends in nicely with the background. It gives the viewer the opportunity to enjoy the house and the invisible surroundings at the same time.

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The Secretariat (Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly), Chennai

Elevation of the Main Courtyard Building

Architectsgmp Architekten von Gerken, Marg und Partner, Berlin
Client: Public Works Department, Tamil Nadu Government
Approximate Area: 180,000 sq. mt.

Those of you who have not visited Chennai in a while might be surprised to see a huge monolithic building better known as the Secretariat. It was meant to be the local government’s seat of power, but it will now be utilised as Multi-speciality Hospital and a Medical College.

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