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Sculptural Setting Amdavad ni Gufa, Ahmedabad Vastu Shilpa Consultants, Ahmedabad Environment Responsive Forms Nalanda International School, Vadodara Somaya and Kalappa Consultants, Mumbai Integrated with the Scape Home for Dying Destitute, Bangalore CnT Architects, Bangalore Individual Dwelling Unit Residence, Ahmedabad Sen Kapadia Architects, Mumbai Mediterranean Retreat Golden Palms Resort & Health Spa, Bangalore M/s Prem Nath and Associates, Mumbai Interactive Spaces Ekya School, ITPL, Bangalore Mindspace, Bangalore Evocating Courtyard Houses The Courtyards House, Beawar Sanjay Puri Architects, Mumbai

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Project: Amdavad ni Gufa, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad Architects: Vastu Shilpa Consultants, Ahmedabad
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Photo: Yatin Pandya

n what is essentially an art gallery, climatic considerations, notion of ablution, essence of Buddhist rock-cut architecture and plastic space all contributed to the image of the space as a cave. Relying on fundamental aspects of space perception, which are sensorial, it evokes feelings through intuitive responses generated by elements of nature, especially light. Contiguous spaces defined by continuous planes get further articulated through incident

light. Skylights and shell apertures of various shapes and sizes orient differently to allow varying intensity of light from different directions, changing moods and spatial definition within. These dynamics of space and light makes it sculptural and mysterious. The plan evolves out of intersecting circles and ellipses, the spaces formed within being contiguous and amorphous through inclined planes of domes, curvilinear planes of

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Environment Responsive Forms


Project: Nalanda International School, Vadodara Architects: Somaya and Kalappa Consultants, Mumbai

Brinda Somaya

s architects, one has to achieve the balance between client requirements and aspirations with technology and good architecture as well as the landscape within the master plan. To achieve this requires a complex and committed effort. Today in the world of architecture, as in the world of business, how well we cope with change will depend entirely on their willingness to change too and on

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