Budh International Circuit

On the boundaries of Delhi in Noida is where you will locate the racetrack. It was inaugurated in 2011 and quickly distinguished itself as a premium site by hosting the first Formula One race on the Indian subcontinent. This 5-kilometer racing circuit has a broad array of rapid straight roads, tricky curves, and well-balanced architecture. The track’s setting in a hilly area becomes another attraction. Hermann Tilke, a German racetrack designer, designed it. The topography practically turns the route into a “rollercoaster ride,” making for an exhilarating and difficult circuit. In this setting, the safety notion is quite critical.

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View of the seating area stands from the racing track_https://tilke.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/169-Kurve-300dpi-cmyk.jpg
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View of the track alongside the stands_ ©Kasturi Kunte

Rashtriya Dalit prerna Sthal 

In Noida, Uttar Pradesh, there’s a memorial titled the National Dalit Inspiration Sthal and Green Garden. It is built on an area of about 82 acres of land and the monument itself is built on thirty-three acres of land. The monument features sculptures of individuals who struggled and dedicated their lives in pursuit of quality improvement, humanity, social justice, and many other issues. 

The design has a vast garden and landscaping space. Many elements of Buddhist architecture have been incorporated into the monument. The central park plaza has a big central dome structure, surrounded by majestic and mesmerizing icons in the green areas. The memorial honors and dedicates the soldiers who battled for the cause of altering social transformation and is a tribute to the revolutionary fight of the Dalits

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The front view of the Rashtriya Dalit prerna Sthal_https://yometro.com/travel-guide/attraction-rashtriya-dalit-prerna-sthal-noida
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Interior space and volume play of the memorial_https://www.ildlimited.com/portfolio/park-rashtriya-dalit-prerna-sthal/
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Rashtriya Dalit prerna Sthal side elevation_© SarangiB
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View at evening_https://www.ildlimited.com/portfolio/park-rashtriya-dalit-prerna-sthal/

c-28c / Archohm

The studio’s design, which is often characterized as a “design fort,” epitomizes the “crazy and entertaining” design ethos of Archomites. The triangle-shaped land is surrounded by three different types of urban development: the Jama Mosque on one side, industrial factories on the other, and a sizable slum complex on the third. Five unique elements make up the primary structure: concrete, glass, brick, stone, and metal. Each element is further characterized and highlighted by the other elements. Every element was created with concern for the functional, contextual, and climatic demands. As a result of the Archohmites’ many artistic efforts, the workplace area is a dynamic canvas, and the vistas are always transforming. The overall studio space is a journey through the multiple subgenres of architecture and art. To feel the attributes of space, it is a must-visit for any designer.

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Exterior view of the 28-c building_ ©Andre Fanthome
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View of the rotunda and exterior façade along side the 10m grand door entrance_©Andre Fanthome
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Image of the working spaces in the studio_©Andre Fanthome

Institute for Integrated learning in management, morphogenesis 

The project is a student housing complex located on the Institute for Integrated Learning in Management’s current campus in Greater Noida, India. The campus was designed to resemble Shahjahanabad, an ancient Delhi neighborhood, with its court, cluster, and street life. The goal was to design a building that would serve as a sociocultural environment for encouraging the intermixing of views in young minds. The street court layout was created by adapting Jane Jacobs’ conception of “eyes on the street”. This project is a good example of a design that illustrates the nexus between context, materials, users, and designs. If you’re an architect who is touring through Noida city, this location is a must-visit. 

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Exterior view of the Institute_©Jatinder Marwaha
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Diagram explaining the urban streetscape for the institute_© Urban Streetscape
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Perspective through the passageways_© Jatinder Marwaha
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View through the interior streets of the structure_© Jatinder Marwaha

Artrovert, office, anagram

If you are someone who enjoys a blend of Art along with Architecture, Artovert is a project which would intrigue you. Located in Greater Noida, It is a studio project in a peri-urban artist’s colony named Kaladham. The workplace offers installations and an immersive art experience. The studio consists of rugged, large-volume workplaces with a front lawn that has been made accessible for theater-style screenings and discussions. Instead of camouflaging it from those entering the structure, it unravels itself. The architecture of the studio takes into account passive cooling and heating techniques throughout the year. 

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Panorama shot of the office_© Anita Dubey
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Interior view of the studio space_©Suryan Dang
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_Exterior view of louvres for microclimate maintenance ©Suryan Dang

Tri-tessellate

One such unique illustration of how the satellite city of Noida is emerging based on industries and manufacturing is The Tri-Tessellate. A cool grey glass structure connected with a combination of blue, grey, and white tones rises from the ground to the clear open sky. It is one of those cities recognized for having the largest planned areas. In the vicinity of an industrial and manufacturing zone is where this structure is situated. Fabrics and their repeating multiplying patterns are associated with the tessellation pattern. The workplaces are made of white and blank to function as a canvas for creativity. Making workplaces seem more welcoming would not only result in improved working conditions and more productivity, but also in a much-needed shift to the background that hasn’t been changed in a decade.

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Exterior Façade view of the Tri-Tessellate_©AKDA
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View from the street of the building_©AKDA
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Tessellation ideation diagrams_©AKDA

Visage Beauty and health care 

The corporate office project in Noida for Visage Beauty and Health Care Products Pvt. Ltd. aims to provide a vibrant workplace that encourages interaction, teamwork, and individual viability. The 20,000-square-foot space is split up into several segments and unique areas where the workstations, conference rooms, and collaboration areas serve as hotspots for interactions with coworkers, clients, and partners. The centerpiece of this new office is the three-story gap void or amphitheater that aesthetically and vertically integrates the building. Because of the breathtaking horizontal and vertical vistas across and between floors, provides a clear perspective of Visage’s everyday operations at the office and encourage a sense of connection.

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Exterior view of the building_©Suryan Dang
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Facade view at night_https://www.futurarc.com/project/office-visage-beauty-health-care/
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The spiral staircase view_©Suryan Dang
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Sectional View of the building_© groupDCA
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Atrium view of Visage Centre_©Suryan Dang

The Design Village 

The Design Village is an interdisciplinary, industry-centric design institute, based out of Noida, New Delhi in India. At TDV, all fields of design come together for essential interdisciplinary interactions. Much like an actual village, the design village is an organic whole where culture is respected and rediscovered. All the essential factors were already there in all the wrong physical circumstances in the Kattha plant that functioned as the framework for the TDV project. An architectural concern has been how to make temporary areas permanent without losing their character. It’s fascinating to observe how monstrous machinery like compressors and boilers have evolved into sculptures and landmarks in space, taking on new meanings unrelated to their original purposes and becoming acquaintances of the students.

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Exterior classes spaces in Design village_ https://architecture.live/the-design-village-noida-by-sourabh-gupta-archohm-studio/
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Aerial view of outdoor learning area_ https://thedesignvillage.org/campus/
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Spaces in the design village for interaction and seating_ https://thedesignvillage.org/campus/
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Learning space which transforms into multipurpose area_ https://thedesignvillage.org/campus/

ISKCON Temple

If some spirituality is what you crave, this is a must-visit spot during your Noida travels The ISKCON Temple in Noida was built on a narrow portion of land, thus to accommodate all the distinctive components of a temple, the temple was built “go vertical.” The temple is a seven-story structure with a height of approximately 160 feet. The complex is divided into 4 broad sections which, incorporate a lot of classic and ancient architectural characteristics. The ISKCON Temple of Noida has a big temple hall, an auditorium, a guest house, a restaurant, a hall for wedding and birthday celebrations, a hall for education, a kitchen, and a bedroom in a residential wing. Temple shops, offices, and halls are ready for use.

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Facade of Iskcon Temple, Noida_©https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-iskcon-temple-noida-uttar-pradesh-india-magnificent-temple-dedicated-103750187.html
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Interior of Iskcon Temple,Noida_https://www.tripoto.com/india/trips/iskcon-temple-noida
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Exterior statue of deity_https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-golden-chariot-at-iskcon-temple-noida-uttar-pradesh-india-on-raised-103750188.html

Stupa 18 Gallery 

The Grand Venice Mall sometimes referred to as TGV Mall, is an Indian retail Centre with an Italian theme located in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. It was inaugurated in 2015 and has a square footage of 947,000. It includes two canals with gondola rides for guests and is embellished with reconstructions of Venetian architecture and Roman monuments. It has a mixture of all sorts of shops and stores for shopping. The outside included arches, gothic roofs, light colors, and golden Romanesque statues, and the inside featured vaulted ceilings. A fountain outside the main structure was modeled after Rome’s renowned Trevi Fountain. 

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Interior view of Stupa 18 gallery_https://yometro.com/travel-guide/attraction-stupa-18-gallery-noida
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Display wall of Stupa 18 Gallery_©Dr.Naseem http://www.stupa18.com/
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Interior space for exhibition_ ©Manoj Jain http://www.stupa18.com/

Grand Venice Mall

The Grand Venice Mall sometimes referred to as TGV Mall, is an Indian retail Centre with an Italian theme located in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. It was inaugurated in 2015 and has a square footage of 947,000. It includes two canals with gondola rides for guests and is embellished with reconstructions of Venetian architecture and Roman monuments. It has a mixture of all sorts of shops and stores for shopping. The outside included arches, gothic roofs, light colors, and golden Romanesque statues, and the inside featured vaulted ceilings. A fountain outside the main structure was modeled after Rome’s renowned Trevi Fountain.

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Exterior View of the mall_©https://www.outlookindia.com/outlooktraveller/explore/story/60610/greater-noida-grand-venice-mall
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Interior View of the mall_©https://twitter.com/vijayy_31/status/1441665261560471553
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View from the staircase_©https://www.whatshot.in/delhi-ncr/gondola-ride-in-venice-mall-v-160933

Okhla Sanctuary 

At the Okhla barrage over the Yamuna River, there is a bird refuge called Okhla Bird Sanctuary. Known as a home for more than 300 bird species, particularly waterbirds, it is located in Noida’s Gautam Buddh Nagar district on the state boundary between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. The location of the place is where the river flows into Uttar Pradesh. The enormous lake that was formed by damming the river and is located between the villages of Okhla and Gautam Budh Nagar in the sanctuary is its most notable feature. Due to its location, the sanctuary is home to thorny scrub, grassland, and wetland bird species.

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View of lake of Okhla Sanctuary_©Tushar M
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Bridgeview point to view waterbirds-_©Kousalya
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The birds at the Okhla Sanctuary_©Kamal Dalakoti

The Hanging residence 

The Hanging Residence, located in the residential area of Noida, varies from concepts that centered on the previous features of vernacular Indian families and pursues a more contemporary theme. The design aims to infuse liveliness and a cool quotient into the home of the Ladhani family. The simplicity of the exterior with strategically punctured cutouts creates a strong communication between the house and the surroundings, while also maintaining privacy. The whole informal and simplistic ambiance with the amalgamation of spatial elements is the result of the deeply engaging conversations between the designers and client to create a space that reminisces the sentiment of being at home. A visit to this house will be a journey for an architect which unfolds various realms of designing a simple habitat.

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Interior picture of the entrance area_ https://architecture.live/ladhani-house-hanging-house-noida-archohm-consults/
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The living room_ https://architecture.live/ladhani-house-hanging-house-noida-archohm-consults/
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Exterior façade of Ladhani Residence_ https://architecture.live/ladhani-house-hanging-house-noida-archohm-consults/
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Interior space_https://architecture.live/ladhani-house-hanging-house-noida-archohm-consults/
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exterior façade_https://architecture.live/ladhani-house-hanging-house-noida-archohm-consults/

Omaxe Connaught mall 

Omaxe recreates the enchantment of Delhi’s historic Connaught Place, bringing the most sought-after business, commercial, and entertainment Centre in North India. It is one of the largest retail and entertainment complexes in the world, including ultramodern office space and a world-class shopping Centre. The project is spread around 15 acres of land. The structure has 400 units in the project. It is well accessible by multiple kinds of transportation and is close to a variety of municipal amenities. The mall’s layout and design are incredibly well-thought-out to create a dynamic culture. The multi-story buildings surrounded by planted greens provide a great environment for calm efficiency and production. Most locations are accessible with ease.

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Aerial view of Omaxe Place_https://www.omaxeconnaughtplace.co.in/
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Interiors of Omaxe Connaught place_https://www.99acres.com/omaxe-connaught-place-beta-2-gr-noida-greater-noida-npxid-c92
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Exteriors of Omaxe mall elevation_https://www.omaxeconnaughtplace.co.in/

Akshardham

‘Akshardham’ means the divine abode of God. Swaminarayan Akshardham complex in Noida is more than just a temple; it is also a cultural and spiritual campus where various activities and exhibitions connected to Hindu religion and peace are organized. The skillfully carved-out temple houses various idols of Bhagwans and goddesses. The whole temple structure is built from intricately carved sandstone and marble blocks. A lot of elements of the Indian traditional temples like open gardens, water bodies, step-well style courtyards, and seating spaces are incorporated in the design efficiently. The temple is an architectural marvel that preserves the spirit of temple history and its connection to the people.

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aerial view of the landscape and structure_https://www.easemytrip.com/blog/akshardham-temple-delhi-information
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Night view of temple along side the serene waterbody _https://www.tripoto.com/new-delhi/trips/akshardham-mandir-delhi
Facade Details of the temple_https://akshardham.com/

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An explorer at heart, Kasturi Kunte is on a journey to discover the diverse world of art, architecture, and technology. She is a young architect who believes architecture is about binding humans, nature, art and built spaces together. She is currently exploring the field of writing and researching Architecture.

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