Architecture

We believe that architecture is the living extension and physical representation of who we are as a culture and as a people. Mumbai is a treasure trove of architectural heritage, boasting the enigmatic Victorian Gothic ensemble including the CSMT and Art Deco edificesThey form an integral part of the city's cultural ecosystem and can be infinitely enriched with local dialogue and cross-pollination with other cultural contexts. In this respect, we regularly collaborate with architects, local historians, intellectuals, visiting international scholars, and institutions. Whether it's a full-day workshop decoding the motifs, materials, and makers of Deco or a lecture demonstration on radically sustainable plans from Bombay's unbuilt past, or discovering architectural gems and Naval enclaves within a city anchored by the Indian Ocean, our programs actively immerse the enthusiastic participants in celebrating the built heritage and legacy of Mumbai, India, and beyond. 

UPCOMING EVENTS
Architecture Speaks - Internationally Celebrated Swiss Architect and Pritzker Laureate  Peter Zumthor in conversation with Abha Narain Lambah
Monday, 26th February 2024
From 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
Royal Opera House, Mama Parmanand Marg, Mumbai - 400004
PAST EVENTS
A Tale of Two Metros: Urban Planning Insights from Tokyo and Mumbai
Wednesday, 25th October 2023
From 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
National Gallery of Modern Art, Sir Cowasji Jahangir Public Hall, Fort, Mumbai - 400032
Reimagining Architecture - Making Heritage Alive
Tuesday, 18th April 2023
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
National Gallery of Modern Art, Sir Cowasji Jahangir Public Hall, M. G. Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400032.
Louis Kahn's Tiger City: The Making of his Magnum Opus
Thursday, 6th April 2023
From 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
National Gallery of Modern Art, Sir Cowasji Jahangir Public Hall, Fort, Mumbai - 400032
Fantasy Architecture
Sunday, 12th February 2023
From 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (IST)
MNC Shed, Sassoon Docks, Azad Nagar, Colaba - 400005
Motifs, Materials, and Makers of Art Deco Architecture
Saturday, 4th February 2023
From 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (IST)
MNC Shed, Sassoon Docks, Azad Nagar, Colaba, Mumbai 400005
Motifs, Materials & Makers of Art Deco
Saturday, 12th November 2022
From 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (IST)
Essar House, 11 K. K. Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai - 400034.
Sustainability NOW: Arts for Placemaking in Mumbai
Wednesday, 7th September 2022
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
IFBE, 10-12 Calicut Road, Ballard Estate, Fort, Mumbai - 400001.
Sustainability NOW: Reimagining Bombay
Friday, 15th July 2022
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
IFBE, 10-12 Calicut Road, Ballard Estate, Fort, Mumbai - 400001.
Indian Ocean Architecture in Bombay
Thursday, 8th April 2021
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online
Landscape Architecture, Technology and The Future of Outdoor Design
Thursday, 11th February 2021
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online
Enduring Legacies: Cultural Heritage and Architecture in a Future India
Thursday, 10th December 2020
From 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM (IST)
Online
Past/Present: Reinventing Heritage
Saturday, 5th December 2020
From 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (IST)
Online
Fantasy Architecture
Thursday, 8th October 2020
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online
Sustainability NOW: Architecture + Urbanism
Friday, 5th June 2020
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online
Multipolis Mumbai: Art and Architecture in the city
Wednesday, 15th January 2020
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
NGMA, Sir Cowasji Jahangir Public Hall, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400032
Beyond Bawa: Tropical Modernism in Architecture Today
Monday, 25th March 2019
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
Essar House, 11 K. K. Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai - 400034.
Gargoyles to Gateway : The Architectural Legacy of the British Raj in Bombay
Saturday, 18th August 2018
From 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (IST)
Essar House, 11 K. K. Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai - 400034.
The Secret Lives of Buildings: Historical Architecture and Human Nature
Friday, 13th April 2018
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
National Gallery of Modern Art, Sir Cowasji Jahangir Public Hall, M. G. Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400032.
Decoding Art Deco : Revisiting Modernity
Saturday, 3rd February 2018
From 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (IST)
Essar House, 11 K. K. Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai - 400034.
Multipolis Mumbai : Revitalizing Historic Precincts
Wednesday, 14th June 2017
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
Gateway Building, Stevens Road, Next to Royal Bombay Yacht Club, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai - 400005.
Capturing the City An Architectural Photography workshop
Saturday, 27th May 2017
From 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM (IST)
Essar House, 11 K. K. Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai - 400034.
AVID Roundtable - Designing Tomorrow
Thursday, 11th May 2017
From 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (IST)
Essar House, 11 K. K. Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai - 400034.
The Future of Design Thinking - Mapping the past to the present
Saturday, 21st January 2017
From 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM (IST)
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, 159-161, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400023.
Art Maps of India
Thursday, 3rd November 2016
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, 159-161, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400023.
AVID Ideology Roundtable - How Cities Grow ? A Discussion on Design, Growth and Sustainability of Urban Spaces
Friday, 19th August 2016
From 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (IST)
Essar House, 11 K. K. Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai - 400034.
Intersections: Art, Design and Architecture
Thursday, 16th June 2016
From 4:14 PM to 8:30 PM (IST)
Design Temple , Churchill Chambers, 32 Mereweather Road, Colaba, Mumbai - 400001.
Decoding Art Deco
Saturday, 19th January 2013
From 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (IST)
Studio X, 4th Floor, Kitab Mahal, Fort, Mumbai - 400001.
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