Art Directory India


This installation aims at simplifying and reinterpreting the concept of air conditioning, understanding the fact that the introduction of air conditioners is not a universally applicable solution to eradicate heat as it’s costly as well as the environment may face a huge amount of degradation due to global warming. The team at Ant Studio is focusing to use computational technologies to reinterpret traditional evaporative cooling techniques to build a prototype of cylindrical clay cones, each of them is customized with specific design and size.

Description from the architects-

The most provocative time period of India is summers especially at a workplace that has a proximity to operate a generator system. It is believed that the employees lose their enthusiasm and productivity as excessive heat can degrade the health and well being of the employees as well as the level of motivation to perform their jobs is believed to decrease. Deki Electronics faced the same problem; however, the introduction of large and expensive air conditioning is not a solution. The need is to introduce an eco-friendly, energy efficient and robust solution.

Architects: Ant Studio
Location: New Delhi, India
Team: Monish Siripurapu, Abhishek Sonar, Atul Sekhar, Sudhanshu Kumar
Client: Deki Electronics, Noida, Uttar Pradesh
Photography: S. Anirudh


The 255,000-square-meter scheme aims at connecting the travellers with nature at every opportunity.

The interior will be lined up by beautiful trees, small gardens, ponds featuring local and tropical species of plants whereas the passengers will be greeted by planted bells hanging from the ceiling at the entrance.

Beyond these spaces, a large indoor garden will contain rammed-earth walls along with waterfalls, providing a gateway into the densely-landscaped retail space.


“For decades, air travel has been a generic experience across the world, with terminal designs that seal the passenger off from the outside. For Terminal 2, SOM’s design inverts every expectation of how an airport can look and feel. With a focus on the passenger, we have created a rich, sensory experience.”
-Laura Ettelman, Managing Partner, SOM 


The scheme is inspired by Bengaluru’s history as a “Garden City,” recalling the area’s expansive parks and plantings has been recently degraded due to massive urbanization. This scheme, thus, provides an opportunity to revitalize the city’s sense of place and establish a future goal of sustainable growth. To this end, the terminal will enact ambitious sustainability goals. The introduction of abundant vegetation will complement the mechanical system to purify the air and serve as a natural agent to eradicate carbon particles, while the building enclosure uses high-performance glazing and carefully calibrated shading to control natural light. Meanwhile, the rainwater will also be reused by greywater processes including cooling and irrigational activities through a large lagoon placed outside the terminal.

SOM’s design for the garden terminal comes as Safdie Architects nears completion of their dramatic landscaped Jewel Changi Airport, featuring the world’s largest indoor waterfall.

Preserving Overlooked Brutalist Architecture in India.

Brutalism is simply an essential condition of strengthened cement + geometry, however, while the consequence of this condition is somewhat negligible, the design development stays as a standout amongst the most begging to be proven wrong styles, running between “interesting structures” and “is it even worth safeguarding”.


While many see Brutalism as “appalling” or “deficient”, multi-year-old Arhan Vohra discovered magnificence in these innovator structures and propelled Brutal Delhi, a photography site of New Delhi’s Brutalist structures, shot through his camera focal point.


As indicated by Vohra, Brutalism remains as a notice of India’s resurrection of design as a contemporary, law based, and useful craftsmanship following their autonomy from the British domain. Therefore, he propelled the site to follow the verifiable centrality of India’s overlooked brutalist engineering and help individuals find a kind of noteworthy design that many have never recognized.


Ruthless Delhi means to stand firm on the discussion over preservation/destruction, a contradiction that has been continuing for some time in the engineering network of New Delhi particularly after the devastation of the Pragati Maidan Hall of Nations. The discussion started the topic of whether Brutalist architecture “merits safeguarding”, and to that, Vohra progressed toward becoming drenched in the historical backdrop of Brutalism in India and distributed his photos on the site, anxious to show individuals all around the globe the magnificence of the design style in India and the significance of saving it



Indian engineering studio Nudes has manufactured an entire cafe in Mumbai using cardboard to demonstrate its adaptability as an earth agreeable material. Everything separated from Cardboard’s centre, shell and administrations in the bistro have been produced using cardboard. Dividers, seats, tables and even lampshades have all been etched from bits of the layered material.

Arranged in Mumbai’s focal business region, ‘cardboard Bombay’ by NUDES truly investigates ‘thinking outside the cardboard box.’ the undertaking by the designer utilizes the 100% recyclable and biodegradable material to frame the inside of the bistro. the material has been chosen as it is incredibly flexible and furthermore has magnificent sound assimilation properties.

Indian Crafts: 7 product designers dedicated to the cause of ‘handmade

Vaishali Shadangule, Chandan Dubey, Ranjan Bordoloi, Sandeep Sangaru, Bandana Jain and Ayush Kasliwal illuminate what makes Indian artworks and high quality articles so unique.


A couple of fashioners and brands are moving in the direction of resuscitating the perishing society of handcrafted items. Photograph kindness: Chandan Dubey.



Fortunately, an entire clan of architects are progressing in the direction of resuscitating, reestablishing, celebrating and showcasing these artworks. Numerous today are going the additional mile to make contributions that praise makes as well as industrially feasible. While a few fashioners draw in with nearby networks, some without any assistance make items utilizing age-old information. Here’s a gander at a portion of these crusaders.


Indian Crafts | Ayush and Geetanjali Kasliwal

Anantaya is the interdisciplinary way of life plan studio of Ayush (planner) and Geetanjali (engineer) Kasliwal situated in Jaipur, India. They make home frill, blessings, lighting, furniture, materials and silverware. Established in old art rehearses, their accumulations are mixed with Indian culture and a feeling of spot while being intended for a contemporary.

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