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Building blocks

Building blocks
Studio Mumbai was founded in 2005 by Bijoy Jain, it 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 interactive 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.

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 Architecture Biennale and at the Victoria & Albert Museum. In recognition of its work, Studio Mumbai has received several prizes, including the Global Award in Sustainable Architecture (2009). It has been the finalist for the 11th cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (2010), winner of the seventh Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award: Finland (2012), and most recently winner of the third BSI Swiss Architecture Award (2012).

WHEN: 11 to 17 November, 11 am onwards
WHERE: The Embassy of Switzerland, Chanakyapuri, Nyaya Marg
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