Dining Pavilion-4

The Dining Pavilion is a partially open dining space, is an addition/extension to an existing indoor cafeteria at the K.J. Somaiya Institute on their Sion campus in Northern Mumbai. The site for the new building is flanked on the west by an existing adjoining 8 storey engineering college building within which the café kitchen is […]

Dining Pavilion-3

The Dining Pavilion is a partially open dining space, is an addition/extension to an existing indoor cafeteria at the K.J. Somaiya Institute on their Sion campus in Northern Mumbai. The site for the new building is flanked on the west by an existing adjoining 8 storey engineering college building within which the café kitchen is […]

Dining Pavilion-2

The Dining Pavilion is a partially open dining space, is an addition/extension to an existing indoor cafeteria at the K.J. Somaiya Institute on their Sion campus in Northern Mumbai. The site for the new building is flanked on the west by an existing adjoining 8 storey engineering college building within which the café kitchen is […]

de(Coding) Mumbai

AuthorsSameep Padora, Shreyank Khemalapure EditorsAayushi Joshi, Tanushree Agrawal PhotographerPhilippe Calia, Sunil Thakkar PublisherCEPT University Press Publication Date25th March 2023 Research About the book (de) Coding Mumbai documents the development of Mumbai’s housing fabric through the evolution of building and development codes. From the first regulations emerging as a panacea for the plague of 1896 to […]

Maharashtra Nature Park

Mumbai, the financial capital of India, is often deemed as the city of dreams, hopes, and aspirations. It may be all that and more, but there is one thing that the city is always in dire need of – open spaces. With the imagery of a concrete jungle at large, the city lacks green spaces. Some amount of relief is provided by the green pockets in the form of Sanjay Gandhi National Park at Borivali and Maharashtra Nature Park in Sion. The latter, although lesser known, is an important ecosystem, built on a land that was once a dumping ground. It is unfortunate, that in a city that craves green space, there thrives a 37 acres’ park in the heart of the city, yet unused to its full potential. In the hope of tapping into that potential, and enticing more visitors, Mumbai’s MMRDA and Observer Research Foundation (ORF) organized an international design competition to execute the facelift.

Sameep Padora and Associates (sP+a) in association with Design Cell & Ratan J. Batliboi Consultants with Schlaich Bergman & Partner, and Ladybird Environment Consulting were elected as winners from a total of 30 reputed teams from around the globe.

Holywrit School, Badlapur

A campus by definition is, at a purely facilitative level, an armature of infrastructure and open space. Its real potential however lies in its role as a network of event spaces that create the potential of interaction, where the collision of disparate realms of knowledge inspires creativity.

Zama Villas, Goa

Zama villas situates itself amidst the scale of the Zama Village in Goa. It attempts to deconstruct the density of a typical village and rethinks the single family housing typology by imbibing the street and cultural sense of community from a village.

Vana Villa

The property boasts a truly unique elongated plot of land, characterized by an impressive 1:8 ratio, coupled with a slender wooded area that runs parallel to it. This slender forested strip adds a touch of natural beauty and serenity to the landscape. Furthermore, the terrain itself gently slopes at a 1:10 gradient, reminiscent of historical land divisions commonly found in traditional settings, where the land gradually slopes from the access road towards fields or bodies of water located at the opposite end.

Dining Pavilion, Vidyavihar

The Dining Pavilion is a partially open dining space, is an addition/extension to an existing indoor cafeteria at the K.J. Somaiya Institute on their Sion campus in Northern Mumbai.

Mohameddi Park Housing Competition

In this competition, the plot under consideration, located in Karachi were separated by a thoroughfare, and the Mosques were to be the anchor points of this community development. After various iterations of grid planning, street development, row house development, etc., we settled upon a mixed cluster development plan.
Climatically, shaded pathways provided maximum benefit to the community as they went through their daily activities, to the mosque and back many times a day and thus became the cornerstone of the mixed cluster development plan. – Sameep Padora and Associates