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Addressesing the complex issues of design - Sanjay Mohe, Mindspace Architects, Bengaluru

Addressesing the complex issues of design - Sanjay Mohe, Mindspace Architects, Bengaluru

With a focus to evolve new typologies for each project type, the process of evolution allows them to look afresh at standard practices, opening up the architectural diagram to innovative interpretations.

Mohe’s architecture displays a strong research and analytical based approach that lies at the core of his philosophy. With a focus to evolve new typologies for each project type, the process of evolution allows them to look afresh at standard practices, opening up the architectural diagram to innovative interpretations. Each project executed by him addresses the complex issues of design, context climate, materials, sustainability, and technology, amidst the client’s programmatic needs. The entire range of materiality plays a major role in the studio’s search for beauty. Though the overall formal and aesthetic language varies from project to project, the attitude towards architecture as a vehicle of expression of identity stays central to his projects.


Alexandria Centre for Science and Innovation, Hyderabad
The idea of design for the institute departs from a basic concept built on a sensitive and contextual base. While being expressive in its architectural language, the building adheres to passive climatic control techniques to establish a comfortable environment throughout the institute, while saving energy in the process.


As a confluence of modern design expressions, the three curved arcs that frame its entry gate define the structure. The design, while representing an aspiring image of a progressive institute building, derives its contextual relevance and effectiveness through adoption of the site’s inherent features and characteristics.


CARE School of Engineering, Trichy
The architecture of the engineering campus is an attempt to seek a design solution that converses with nature by opening up spaces.  This seamless intergration of teh interior and exteriors boundaries is established by bringing in water bodies (via the lake situated nearby) and greenery into the heart of the building. 

Transitional spaces merge with the circulation spine of the building thus expanding into more defined activity spaces and finally opening up as community space for the students.  All these nodes offer framed views of the water body, thus enlivening the experience with nature.  Even the core activity zones like the classrooms opens out into a private green court, which acts as a shield from the noisy circulation spine.  For the labs as well as the classrooms, these green areas double up as outdoor interaction zones. 

Ekya School, Bengaluru
With the size of the plot becoming a constraint to having green spaces, the section of the building is designed to make up for this inadequacy. The building is connected visually across its many floors and levels with multiple openings and bridges.

The layout of classrooms and the location of openings are aimed at improving natural air circulation across the building. The extruded geometry of the building gives it a unique character, as does the structure from within through visual accessibility from all the floors, providing a focus for interactive events.

Sreenidhi International School, Hyderabad
The design of the school integrates contemporary architectural styles into the Indian educational culture, which symbolizes ‘learning under the tree’. 

This resulted in a design, which communicates with the user, the community, the place and with the nature itself. The school campus is planned along a central spine, which gradually unfolds along an ascending path.  It gives a strong sense of direction to the campus and binds it together. The contours of the site have been used effectively to create a play of levels, which makes it a very dynamic space of interlocking volumes to create an energy that is synonymous with a child.

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