IFJ Likes: WAF Special
Raas Houses, Sanjay Puri Architects
Ras house is a composition of rectilinear volumes rendered in bright colors derived from the traditional Rajasthani color palette. The design is a contextual response to the desert climate and the culture of Rajasthan in addition to being site-specific and imbibing the old Indian city’s organic character.
Secure Sanand, Studio Saar
The firm was commissioned to build an industrial facility for the Indian multi-national electronics manufacturer Secure Meters, in a city famed for automobile manufacturing. Intending to create a positive environment to promote staff wellbeing, the project also reduces energy consumption with a canteen and recreational centre and high-tech manufacturing facilities.
Narendra Modi Stadium, Populous Architects
The project was conceptualized as the world’s largest cricket stadium and a prominent new landmark on the Ahmedabad skyline. The master plan includes a community indoor cricket academy under the stadium, a dormitory for forty athletes, six indoor practice pitches, and three outdoor practice fields.