Architecture Paradigm is a Bangalore-based architecture firm headed by Manoj Ladhad, Sandeep J & Vimal Jain. Started in 1996, the firm specializes in architecture and interior design with projects ranging from residential, institutional, commercial, and pubic buildings.
Their characteristic design philosophies are based on optimism that architecture can change people’s lives. Their belief is in a collaborative and human-centric approach towards design. The built forms are a product of creating experiences and spaces that are loved.
The projects are characterized by the use of materials, raw surface finishes, and stark geometric shapes.
Here are a few examples of contemporary architecture and striking designs put forth by this firm:
1. Courtyard House
This contemporary house is located in Bangalore, India on a rocky hillock. Designed in 2018, the courtyard house has a courtyard which functions to amalgamate the built structure with nature. The house is strategically divided into public, semi-public, and private spaces around this central courtyard.
2. House of Pavilions
The house of Pavilions is a residential bungalow completed in 2011 located in Bangalore. In this structure, issues of privacy, security, cultural orientations, and pollution shape the architecture. The house satisfies the needs of three generations of a family living together in the structure. The site catered to a designed of a pavilion-like structure, bringing the outside inside.
3. Stacked House
The house is built on a steeply sloped site in Bangalore. The existing house of the family was refurbished with the addition of a floor for another generation of the family. The upper floor is supported by steel columns, standing tall like silver oak trees. There is a combination of built and unbuilt spaces at different levels in the house.
4. Ramnath Bysani
The site is located in Bangalore, shaded by a dense canopy of trees. The design is a response to the site, with the upper levels of the house porous letting light in, and lower levels like a cave inspired from the rocky terrain. The western façade is characterized by movable fins designed to take in light and views, and also provide privacy.
5. The Deck House
The house designed with social space and an office is built on a 15,000 sq. ft of land with Zen garden, multipurpose play court, and water features. The traditional courtyard, the varying volumes, and functionally divided spaces connected the internal living spaces with landscapes.
6. Brick House
Based in Mysore, the L-shaped plan of the house integrates the open spaces in the west with the building spaces. There is intimacy, privacy as well as openness. The traditional brick walls, floors, and vaults in the spaces bring in a sense of warmth. The various spaces and skylights bring in light.
MyRa is a School of Business based in Mysore. The project was designed to reflect a strong identity, a participatory environment, encouraging living and learning, promoting excellence. The structure is an inspiration from the landscape, carved to get in light into the interior spaces.
8. CMRIT Student Campus
The CMRIT Student Campus is an institutional project in Bangalore which was completed in 2012. The multi-use facility inhabits the campus with multipurpose spaces and basketball courts. The design is a series of pavilions that are levelled making interesting spaces.
The group housing project of Parksyde is located in Raipur. There are 21 blocks with Stilt+ 6 and Stilt+ 9 floors. Parksyde is a housing that provides community interaction and amenities to fulfill the contemporary lifestyle.
Kapasi is a commercial project in Bangalore completed in 2012. The corporate office is designed with the cutting-edge technology that the client deals with which is also used in the structure.
The Centre of Indian Music Experience in Bangalore is a 4-storey building built at a cost of Rs. 40 crores. The state-of-art interactive music museum incorporates interactive exhibit areas, instruments gallery, sound garden, and learning centre. There are computer-based music installations that demonstrate music-making. There is also a café and a gift store.
12. Kodi Mosque
The religious building of Kodi Mosque is built in Mangalore. The design was established to cater to religious thoughts, with historic significance. The design is a contemporary answer to the demands of the small and growing community. There is a use of modern materials and structure with light screens that cover the space to get in light and the coastal breeze.
13. MLR Centre
The MLR Centre, located in the south Bangalore is a convention centre in a residential development. The design aims to achieve interactive and participatory environments. It is symbolic like a space for celebration and gathering inspired by our culture.
14. Ferghana Lounge
The upper floors of an existing commercial building house a restaurant and a bar lounge. Outdoor terraces are used to create connected spaces. The ceiling gives a feeling like light entering from a canopy of trees or skies full of stars.
15. Purple Lotus
The Bangalore based project was completed in 2005. The design encompasses intimacy and warmth, with spaces like restaurant, spa, reception, care-takers apartment, and suites, and house rooms. The corridors are spaces that promote interaction; design well-suited for contemporary life in Bangalore.