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post updated 11 February 2024

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We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Indian Architecture. We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across India. The focus is on contemporary Indian buildings but information on traditional buildings in India is also welcome.

We have 4 pages of Indian Architecture selections.

Indian Architecture : news + key projects (this page)

Indian Buildings : A-G

Indian Architecture Designs : H-M

Indian Building Designs : N-Z

Indian Architecture News

Architecture News for India – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

New Delhi Architecture Walking Tours – new photos of major buildings
Lotus Temple Delhi Indian Architecture
photo from Ashu Jais
New Delhi Architecture Walking Tours
New images of major buildings in the capital city of India. The city is the seat of executive, legislative, and judiciary branches of the Government of India. Architect Edwin Lutyens collaborated with Herbert Baker in building the city. Key buildings include the Lotus Temple, Red Fort, President’s House and the Qutub Minar. Famous architects with buildings in the city include Morphogenesis and Kerry Hill Architects.

18 Oct 2016
Museum of Socialism, Jayaprakash Narayan Interpretation Centre, Lucknow
Design: Archohm Consults
JPN Museum Lucknow Indian Architecture
photo from architects
Jayaprakash Narayan Interpretation Centre Lucknow

31 Dec 2015
Chhatrapti Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2 Building, Mumbai, India
Architects: Skimore, Owings & Merrill LLP – SOM
Chhatrapti Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2 Building
photograph © Robert Polidori
Chhatrapti Shivaji International Airport Building

11 Sep 2013
Hyatt Regency Pune, Maharashtra, western India
Hardscape design: Odyssey
Hyatt Regency Pune Building - Indian Architecture
photo : Ruchika Grover
Odyssey was responsible for the Hardscape at the Hyatt Regency Pune. The principal architects Bilkey Linas Design and Landscape architect Joel Burega envisioned a tropical feel for the external area of the hotel. Odyssey was involved in the stonework for various elements of the building including its landscape.

30 Jul 2013
Golden Tusk Resort, Uttarakhand
Design: M:OFA
Golden Tusk Resort India
photo : Dev Singh / Mridul Sharma
M:OFA designs a true Agro Resort. The design intent was to give a firsthand experience of countryside living to the urban travelers and sensitize them to the idea of living with nature, effectively utilizing resources and minimizing waste. Apart from being amidst nature in the cottages that resonate the local materials expressed in a contemporary design, the program also includes an animal farm with poultry, cattle, goats, fish and even an elephant for the rides around the forest.

28 Jun 2013
ITM School of Business, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, northern India building news
Design: M:ofa
ITM School of Business Building - Indian Architecture
photo from architect
India in its last ten years has seen a new business environment, where the younger generation is no longer threatened by the western big brothers. They embrace the traditional business idioms, while continuously flying across international waters, marrying the two together at every step; an image of a head soaring high up in the sky with its feet trudging a solid, leveled ground.

18 Jun 2013
Nagaur Fort Rehabilitation, Rajasthan, northwest India
Design: Minakshi Jain
Nagaur Fort Rehabilitation Indian Architecture
photo : Minakshi Jain
Nagaur Fort Rehabilitation
The project for rehabilitation of this building, involving the training of many artisanal craftsmen, adhered to principles of minimum intervention. Materials and construction methods of an earlier era were rediscovered, paintings and architectural features conserved, and the historic pattern of access through seven successive gates re-created.

Awards for Indian Architecture Practice
Architect Sanjay Puri wins three AR Future Projects Awards
Sanjay Puri Architects, India, was the only firm globally to win three awards at MIPIM ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW Future Projects Awards 2013.
Information for e-architect by ArchitectureLive!

27 Mar 2013
RIBA Charles Correa Exhibition, London
Celebrating the gift of Charles Correa’s archive to the RIBA Library
Champalimaud Foundation Centre Building - Indian Architecture
photo : Rui Ochôa/Champalimaud Foundation
Charles Correa RIBA Exhibition
‘Charles Correa : India’s Greatest Architect’

Recent Indian Architecture Developments

24 Jan 2013
Indian Hut Workshop, Kanataka, west India
Design: Rintala Eggertsson, Oslo
Indian Hut Project
photo from architect
Indian Hut Workshop
Establishing projects that are affecting the “bottom of the pyramid”, and try to make people think of a more sustainable way of living might be a way to rewrite the future of the few last quiet retreats on earth. This is where the Panchabhuta foundation and Eco-Tourism are routed.

20 Nov 2012
Calicut Restaurant, Kerala, south west India
Design: Collaborative Architecture
New Indian Restaurant Building
photograph : Lalita Tharani
Calicut Restaurant
The project is a part of a business hotel (Not classified in Star category), in a tier 3 city in the country, which has been redesigned by the firm as repositioning exercise. The strategy was to create a new identity to the already popular restaurant through interior architecture, making it a new destination dining in the city to spur the business of the hotel.

Indian Architecture Projects
New Architectural Portal for India
ArchitectureLive! Indian Architecture
image from ArchitectureLive!
Indian Architecture Projects – news
ArchitectureLive! is India’s unique architectural Portalthat allows Indian architects, interior designers and students to upload, share and manage their projects efficiently. The Portal allows each project to be tagged with huge data that makes it easily searchable on the Internet.
e-architect will occasionally carry a selection of key buildings from ArchitectureLive!

29 Oct 2012
Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Kathmandu, Nepal (not India of course but relevant to this page)
Design: Morphogenesis
Nepal Hotel Building
image from architects
Soaltee Crowne Plaza
The project brief calls for the refurbishment and interiors of a 40-year-old heritage hotel: the original planning of the building is contemporary in nature but is infused with traditional motifs. The architectural intent and the design approach behind the refurbishment of the hotel follows a similar thought process, embracing both tradition and modernity simultaneously.

1 Feb 2012
Indian Institute of Architects Awards
Indian Institute of Architects Awards
Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) salutes the political and cultural city of Delhi, on completing 100 years of its re-emergence as modern India’s capital. Commemorating the centenary of the Capital, this year the coveted annual ‘IIA Awards 2011’ were held at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi, northern India.

Indian Buildings

Key Architecture in India, alphabetical:

Bangalore International Airport Building
HOK Architects
Bangalore Airport Building - Indian Architecture
image : HOK
Bangalore Airport Building

Delhi Airport Building
HOK Architects
Delhi Airport
image : HOK
Delhi Airport Building

Future Towers, Pune, western India
MVRDV Architects
Future Towers Indian Architecture
image from architects
Future Towers

India Glycols Corporate Office, Noida
India Glycols Corporate Office Noida
image from architects
India Glycols Corporate Office

Kolkata Airport, Kolkata
Kolkata Airport
image from architect
Kolkata Airport Building

Kolkata International Convention Centre
Indian Architecture
image from architects
Kolkata International Convention Centre

Nariman Point, Mumbai
Chapman Taylor
Nariman Point
image from architect
Nariman Point Building

Pearl Academy of Fashion, Jaipur
Pearl Academy of Fashion Jaipur
photo from architect
Pearl Academy of Fashion Jaipur

Tata Housing, Gurgaon, North India
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Housing Gurgaon
image by architect
Tata Housing Gurgaon

Victory Valley, Gurgaon, North India
WOW Architects
Victory Valley
image from TM
Victory Valley Development

VidyalankarTechnology Institute, Mumbai
Architect: Planet 3 Studios Architecture
Mumbai techonology building
photo from architects
Mumbai techonology building, Wadala

Vivanta by Taj – Whitefield, Bangalore
Warner Wong Design
Vivanta by Taj – Whitefield, Bangalore
photo from the hotel
Vivanta by Taj

More Indian Architecture online soon

Location: India, South Asia

Architectural Design India

Indian Architect

New Delhi Architecture
Aman New Delhi
image from architect

Mumbai Architecture

Indian Architecture Contest News
The SPIRETEC Competition, India
Open architectural design competition in Greater Noida
Indian Architecture Competition

India Build 2011

Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai : Building Re-opens

Indian Masterplanning – New Delhi
Architect Edwin Lutyens collaborated with Herbert Baker in building New Delhi.

Sir Basil (Urwin) Spence, Architect – born 13.08.07 in Bombay

South Asian Buildings

Pakistan Buildings
KPT Tower Pakistan
image from architects

Sri Lanka Developments

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