Communiqué lecture series: Bijoy Jain, Studio Mumbai

Wednesday, 08 May, 6:30 p.m.
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House on Pali Hill by Studio Mumbai

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University of Auckland

Wednesday 8 May - 6:30pm
Communiqué is organised in conjunction with the School of Architecture and Planning at The University of Auckland and presented in association with the 5th Auckland Triennial If you were to live here...

Studio Mumbai, led by Indian-born, United States-trained architect Bijoy Jain, is recognised as an architectural practice almost unique in the world. Making positive use of the distinctive social and economic conditions defining India’s construction industry, the firm operates as a workshop in which carpenters, masons, electricians, plumbers, architects, and engineers all share the same workspace. Following an iterative process and employing open communication, ideas are explored through the production of sketches, drawings, material studies and large-scale mock-ups. Making innovative use of both modern technology and traditional Indian building techniques, the team design and directly construct every aspect of their buildings, down to the handles and hinges.

Studio Mumbai’s work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, the subject of an El Croquis monograph, and the recipient of numerous international awards. Most recently, Jain received the 2012 Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award, the world’s most prestigious prize in this field. Jain will also lecture in Wellington and Christchurch.

University of Auckland

20 Symonds street, Auckland
The University of Auckland Engineering Lecture Theatre, 439

6.30pm
The University of Auckland Engineering Lecture Theatre, 439
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