FAMOUS INDIAN ARCHITECT: BRINDA SOMAYA
Brinda Somaya is an Indian architect and urban conservationist. Somaya completed her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Mumbai University and her Master of Arts from Smith College in Northampton, MA, USA. She started her practice in 1978 in Mumbai, India. From 1978 to 1981 she was joined by her sister Ranjini Kalappa, also an architect. In May 2012 she was the recipient of an honorary doctorate from her alma mater, Smith College.In 2014 she was awarded the Indian Institute of Architects – Baburao Mhatre Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement.She was named an Andrew Dickson White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University in 2017.
For more than three decades, Brinda Somaya has merged architecture, conservation and social equity in projects ranging from institutional campuses and rehabilitation of an earthquake-torn village to the restoration of an 18th-century Cathedral, showing that progress and history need not be at odds.Her philosophy: 'the Architect's role is that of guardian – his is the conscience of the built and un-built environment.' This belief underlines her work that spans large corporate, industrial and institutional campuses and extends to public spaces, which she has rebuilt and sometimes reinvented as pavements, parks and plazas.Master-planning and building design of multiple corporate and educational campuses has become one of her areas of expertise. Some of these award-winning campuses include Tata Consultancy Services, Banyan Park, Mumbai; Nalanda International School, Vadodara; and Zensar Technologies, Pune. Her firm has recently won the competition for the `Restoration and Upgradation of the historic Louis Kahn Buildings of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) as well as the new Academic Buildings of the Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay (IIT-B). She is currently the Chairperson of Board of Governors for School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada, a premier architecture institute in the country.
ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS : Sendai Mediatheque
Architects : Toyo Ito & Associates
Location : Sendai-shi, Japan
From the architect. With the intentions of designing a transparent cultural media center that is supported by a unique system to allow complete visibility and transparency to the surrounding community, the Sendai Mediatheque by Toyo Ito is revolutionary in it's engineering and aesthetic. Six steel-ribbed slabs slabs, each 15-3/4" thick, appear to float from the street, supported by only thirteen vertical steel lattice columns that stretch from ground plane to the roof. This striking visual quality that is one of the most identifiable characteristics of the project is comparable to large trees in a forest, and function as light shafts as well as storage for all of the utilities, networks and systems.Each plan is free form, as the structural column lattices are independent of the facade and fluctuate in diameter as they stretch from floor to floor. The simplest intentions of focusing on plates (floors), tubes (columns), and skin (facade/exterior walls) allows for a poetic and visually intriguing design, as well as a complex system of activities and informational systems.The four largest tubes are situated at the corners of the plates, which serve as the principal means of support and bracing. Five of the nine smaller tubes are straight and contain elevators, while the other four are more crooked and carry the ducts and wires. #interiornetworks#interiors#architecturelovers#SendaiMediatheque#architecturestudents#architect#famousarchitects#MondayMotivation
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