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Brinda Somaya

WORKS & CONTINUITIES
Nandini Somaya Sampat

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.

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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 Lang, Porus Olpadwala, Mary Norman Woods and Ruturaj Parikh, and Dialogues with Arun Shourie, Kamu Iyer and Saryu Doshi.

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.

Curated by Ruturaj Parikh

Contributions by James Polshek, Jon Lang, Mary Norman Woods,
Porus Olpadwala, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, Arun Shourie, Saryu Doshi, Kamu Iyer

Essays by Jon Lang, Porus Olpadwala Mary Norman Woods and Ruturaj Parikh, and Dialogues with Arun Shourie, Kamu Iyer and Saryu Doshi.

Photographs by Ishita Parikh & Noshir Gobhai

Drawing and Illustration by Somaya and Kalappa Consultants Pvt. Ltd

• Foreword
• Preface
• Acknowledgements
• Introduction
• On India
• Bhadli village and Vasant Vidyalaya
• Campus for Zensar Technologies
• The Cathedral & John Connon School
• Tata Consultancy Services Headquarters
• Working from Mumbai
• The Street
• The Community
• Jubilee Church
• Rajabai Clock Tower
• Architecture and Culture
• St Thomas Cathedral
• Nalanda International School
• Houses
• Club Mahindra Kumbhalgarh
• Campus for Goa Institute of Management
• The Significance of Brinda Somaya’s Work
• Humility and Fierce Resolve: The Making of a Compleat Architect
• The Empathetic Architect
• Brinda Somaya’s Practice and
Contemporary Architecture in India
• Epilogue
• Chronology
• Biodata
• Contributors
• Credits
ISBN 9789385360237
Pages 492
Number of illustrations 160 drawings
Size 9.5 x 10.6" (242 x 270 mm), hc-plc
Date of Publishing 2018
Language(s) English
Co-publisher(s) Mapin in association with The HECAR Foundation
Rights Available World rights
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