Third Edition 2011-2012
Studio Mumbai Architects
Founded by Bijoy Jain, Studio Mumbai is a human infrastructure of skilled craftsmen and architects who design and build the work directly. Gathered through time, this group shares an environment created from an iterative process, where ideas are explored through the production of large-scale mock-ups, models, material studies, sketches and drawings. Projects are developed through careful consideration of place and practice that draws from traditional skills, local building techniques, materials, and an ingenuity arising from limited resources.
The essence of the work lies in the relationship between land and architecture. The endeavor is to show the genuine possibility in creating buildings that emerge through a process of collective dialogue and face-to-face sharing of knowledge.
Bijoy Jain was born in Mumbai, India in 1965 and received his M. Arch from Washington University in St Louis, USA in 1990. He worked in Los Angeles and London between 1989 and 1995 and returned to India in 1995 to found his practice.
The work of Studio Mumbai has been presented at the XII Venice Biennale and the Victoria & Albert Museum, and received several prizes, among which the Global Award in Sustainable Architecture (2009).
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