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Contemporary House India

Rob Gregory, Edmund Sumner


A major overview of the most innovative, ambitious and beautiful houses on the Indian subcontinent, where dramatic new approaches to building have been bolstered by a generation of design-savvy home-owners

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Surveying over twenty examples of India’s finest contemporary residential architecture, this book offers exclusive, and often unprecedented, insight into private houses across the country built by an array of leading and up-and-coming architects, including Architecture Brio, Matharoo Associates, Abraham John Architects, Khosla Associates, the Pritzker Prize-winning B. V. Doshi and more.

Revealing India’s thriving architectural scene, the featured projects span the country, from the western coasts of Goa and Maharashtra and the inland waters of the Western Ghats, to inner-city havens in Ahmedabad and Mumbai and the banks of the river Ganges in the north. Illustrated with photography by Edmund Sumner, and including architectural plans, the book also features introductory essays that explore India’s residential architecture in the context of the country’s varied landscapes and climates and historical influences.

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'[A] stunning portrait of the country’s new modernism … much more than a glossy picture book – even though the glossy pictures are exceptional'

'This book will leave you feeling confident that Indian architecture in the 2020s and beyond is in safe hands'
House & Garden

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Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 29.0 x 23.0 cm

Extent: 272 pp

Publication date: 8 July 2021

ISBN: 9780500021330

Contents List

Introduction – A conversation with B.V. Doshi; Reflections of today’s practitioners • Chapter One: Urban Living – Radhika Villa, Vastushilpa Consultants; Jenga House, Matra Architects; Kaleka Residence & Studios, Matra Architects; Brick House, Romi Khosla Design Studios; Collage House, S&PS Architects; Lattice House, Sameep Padora & Associates; House of Secret Gardens, Spasm Design • Chapter Two: Remote Villas – Belavali House, Studio Mumbai; Wood House, Matra Architects; Flying House, Romi Khosla Design Studios; House Cast in Liquid Stone, Spasm Design; Retreat in Sahyadris, Khosla Associates; Tala Treehouse Villa, Architecture Brio • Chapter Three: New Settlements – Broacha House, Samira Rathod Design Associates; Villa in the Palms, Abraham John Architects; House on a Stream, Architecture Brio; Shadow House, Samira Rathod Design Associates; House at Alibag, Malik Architecture; Lagoon Residence, Malik Architecture; House of Three Streams, Malik Architecture • Chapter Four: Improvisation – House of Balls, Matharoo Associates; Fissured Living, Matharoo Associates; Stripped Mobius, Matharoo Associates; Moving Landscapes, Matharoo Associates • Architects’ biographies • Project credits • Directory

About the Author

Rob Gregory is senior campus architect at the University of Bristol and
Lecturer at the University of Bath. He was previously senior editor of
Architectural Review magazine and programme manager at The Architecture
Centre. He has worked as a consultant critic and curator for RIBA, the
Royal Academy and the British Council.

Edmund Sumner is a London-based architectural photographer, who has
collaborated with leading architects from around the world since 1998. He has
served as guest editor for both Wallpaper and Architectural Review magazines
for their respective India issues, and focuses particularly on the work of
emerging young architects in Japan, India and Mexico. Notable clients include
Tadao Ando, RSHP and John McAslan + Partners.