PRAXIS 12 | _Opolis

An editorial project by Matter in partnership with Şişecam Flat Glass, PRAXIS investigates the work and positions of diverse contemporary architecture practices in India. In this episode, Rahul Gore and Sonal Sancheti of _Opolis elaborate on the formal values that shape their outlook and approach to design. The discussion examines in detail aspects of partnerships – internally and externally – especially in public projects, the active role teaching and collegial culture plays in their studio.

View the feature here: thinkmatter.in/praxis-12-_opolis

The Merit List Publication

To chronicle the 2020-21 cycle of The Merit List, we are happy to announce the release of The Merit List publication. The book records the Citations and Commendations in detail along with select project data reproduced in a compilation as well as a glimpse into the previous cycles of the initiative.

To obtain a copy, write to think@matter.co.in

Young Architects Festival: Crossroads 2022

The curatorial theme of YAF||CROSSROADS 2022, “Architecture for everyone” reflects the ideology of a democratic practice that, we as a fraternity of built environment experts extend our arms to offer services to people, society and the state. 

Ruturaj Parikh of Matter will be moderating the panel ‘Lokasamagraha’ on 28th October 2022.

Talk: Research in Architectural Practice: AOA Literary Club

The second session of AOA literary Club’s series on Research in Architectural Practice, Maanasi Hattangadi presented on behalf of Studio Matter. The talk provided a detailed insight into academic research, research methodologies and future prospects as a professional researcher in Architecture, narrated through their own journey.

Three Projects won titles at Eduwik Architecture Excellence Awards 2022

We are excited to announce that our projects: Narindrapur Market (Design and Place-Making for a Local Produce Market), A Shrine and a Well in Asaon (Design of a Small Shrine and a Public Space, and Rejuvenation and Public Space Intervention for a Village Well) and Waste Wagon (An Upcycled Vehicle for Collecting Waste) have been awarded Second in Public Utility (Built), Second in Institutional (Built) and Third in Industrial / Warehouse (Built) respectively at Eduwik Architecture Excellence Awards 2022.
For more: http://www.eduwik.com

PRAXIS: A PANORAMA ON CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE IN INDIA

PRAXIS is a curatorial project to chronicle contemporary architecture practice in India, with a particular emphasis on the principles, the structure, the challenges and the ideology. This film – a panorama of the first phase of the PRAXIS initiative – documents eleven studios from across India.  

View the film here: https://thinkmatter.in/2022/08/17/praxis-a-panorama-on-contemporary-architecture-in-india/

PRAXIS 11 | BARD Studio

An editorial project by Matter in partnership with Şişecam Flat Glass, PRAXIS investigates the work and positions of diverse contemporary architecture practices in India.  Rupali Gupte and Prasad Shetty discuss their work as curators, urban thinkers and educators, pondering upon new tools and ideas to comprehend the city and the human relationships within. Their work, through collectives of the likes of BARD StudioCRITSEA and many others, engages the domains of practice and pedagogy through the principles of spatial economy, culture, ethics and justice.

View the feature here: https://thinkmatter.in/2022/04/29/praxis-bard-studio/

Imagination in Architecture – Essay Competition | Jury

Artuminate | Archiol is an International Design Competition platform that welcomes professionals and students from all around the world to contribute their share in the world of architecture by presenting their creativity and competing with the best in the field. They recently organised a competition which intends to understand the role of Imagination in Architecture. Maanasi Hattangadi was one of the jurors.


Praxis 10 | Studio ii

An editorial project by Matter in partnership with Şişecam Flat Glass, PRAXIS investigates the work and positions of diverse contemporary architecture practices in India. In this conversation, Mitul Desai and Priyank Parmar of Surat-based Studio ii reflect on their influences, and reveal the intensive process behind understanding architecture, details and the making of projects that lies at the core of their practice. They provide an insight into the ethos of a collaborative dynamic, and modes of thinking based on values and meaning.

View the feature here: https://thinkmatter.in/2022/03/30/praxis-10-studio-ii/