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Brinda Somaya
Works & Continuities

Edited by Nandini Somaya Sampat, Curated by Ruturaj Parikh and ● Foreword by James Stewart Polshek

This comprehensive monograph chronicles the personal and professional journey of the Indian architect.
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Category: Architecture, Design, Reference
Tags: Architecture Monograph Design Brinda Somaya
 
IN STOCK
242 x 270 mm | 9.5 x 10.6 in
Hardcover | 492 pages
480 colour photographs
160 black & white drawings
ISBN:
978-93-85360-23-7 (Mapin)

 
PRICE:
Rs.3,950.00  | $70.00  | £55.00
 
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Table of contents

  • Foreword

  • Preface

  • Acknowledgements

  • Introduction

  • On India: Dialogue with Arun Shourie 

  • Bhadli village and Vasant Vidyalaya

  • Campus for Zensar Technologies

  • The Cathedral & John Connon School

  • Tata Consultancy Services Headquarters

  • Working from Mumbai: Dialogue with Kamu Iyer  

  • The Street

  • The Community

  • Jubilee Church

  • Rajabai Clock Tower

  • Architecture and Culture: Dialogue with Saryu Doshi 

  • St Thomas Cathedral

  • Nalanda International School

  • Houses

  • Club Mahindra Kumbhalgarh

  • Campus for Goa Institute of Management

  • Significance of Somaya’s Work in Post-Independence India by Jon Lang 

  • Humility and Fierce Resolve: The Making of a Compleat Architect by Porus Olpadwala

  • The Empathetic Architect by Mary N. Woods

  • Brinda Somaya’s Practice and Contemporary Architecture in India by Ruturaj Parikh 

  • Epilogue by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien

  • Chronology of Works 

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This volume is a comprehensive monograph chronicling the personal and professional journey of the Indian architect and urban conservationist Brinda Somaya, from 1975 to the present. Belonging to the ‘Bridge Generation’, her work transcends stylistic vocabulary and draws its inspiration from Indian culture, the landscape of the subcontinent and principles of sustainable design and intervention.

The book explores a cross-section of Somaya’s diverse typology of projects, including housing, institutions, conservation, urban design, social design and industrial works that represent a unique ‘non-stylistic’ grammar that has a sense of ‘order and appropriateness’. Situating her work in a broader context, the essays in this volume offer multiple perspectives on Somaya’s accomplishments, while the dialogues outline the concerns central to her work.

With Essays by Jon LangPorus OlpadwalaMary Norman Woods and Ruturaj Parikh, and Dialogues with Arun ShourieKamu Iyer and Saryu Doshi.

Published in association with The HECAR Foundation, Mumbai.

 

Nandini Somaya Sampat, architect, interior designer and Director at SNK Consultants, is involved in all aspects of the design, coordination and execution of projects.

Ruturaj Parikh is a partner at Matter, an architecture and content firm based in Goa. Former Director of the Charles Correa Foundation, he works on architectural and curatorial projects. 

 

 

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