The Jury, while debating on the project selections for the 2018-19 Merit List, inferred that although the eleven projects in the final list represent a cross-section of quality contemporary architecture, these ‘Special Mention’ projects exemplify commendable approaches towards resolution of critical concerns that contemporary architecture must address and in their wake, raise critical issues worth discussing in the larger forum. With this intent, The Merit List attempts to articulate the core issues raised by the Special Mention projects and their relevance in the discussion on practice and pedagogy of architecture in India. The clusters chronicled here are an attempt to provoke thought and discussion on the ambition of architecture practice in India.
Exceptional Architectonics and Resolution
House of Three Streams, Malik Architecture
House of Stories, Mathew and Ghosh Architects
Carving the Urban Block for Large Civic Projects
SPA, Vijaywada – The Institute, Mobile Offices
Bihar Museum, Maki and Associates + _Opolis
Innovating in Construction
Sultanbaba Dargah, Prasanna Morey Architects
Maya Somaya Library, Sameep Padora and Associates
Eloquent Ways of Dealing with Heritage
Sree Vadakunnathan Temple Conservation, DD Architects
Udajee Early Years, Dhananjay Shinde Design Studio
Imagine Studio At The Trees, Studio Lotus + GPL Design Studio
Responding to the demands of Context and Community
Hilltop School / Bright Horizon Academy, DesignAware
The Atelier, Biome Environmental Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Studio Advaita
Small Urban Projects with Intelligent Spatial Strategies
House S, Design Integratus
House With A Brick Veil, Studio Lotus
Atech Solutions, Studio 4A
VALEDICTION CEREMONY AT FRAME CONCLAVE 2019
The FRAME Conclave 2019 hosted the valediction ceremony of the 2018-19 cycle of The Merit List. A discussion with the members of the jury was moderated by Mahesh Radhakrihhnan followed by an interaction with the audience.