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TEMPLE OF STEPS - ur proposal was for a CSR project for one of India’s largest renewable energy companies involved a reorganization of client program, social need, and material resource.
INDIGO DELI - The design of the Indigo Delicatessen at Palladium was conceptualized to subvert the trappings of its mall context and the repetitive manifestation of most brand architecture.
GALEECHA PAVILION ’09 A temporary structure measuring 20 meters by 6 meters designed for an exhibitor in a trade show was designed to be 100% recyclable in sharp contrast to the usual wasteful nature of such typologies.
PROJECTIVE HISTORIES The exhibition brings together selected projects from almost a decade of practice by the firm sP+a (Sameep Padora & Associates).
MANAS TOWER A 40 storey tower for Manas Shelters in Tardeo, Mumbai was designed as a two tier structural system, one a primary structure that attempts to connect diagonally across the major circulation cores while channeling gravitational watering mechanisms for terrace gardens and a secondary
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Sameep Padora

sP+a

As a practice we at sP+a believe that India’s vast breadth of socio-cultural environments require multifarious means of engaging with the country’s varying contexts. Type, Program, Design and Building processes are subservient to the immediacy of each project’s unique frame of reference.

The studio’s approach hence is to look to context as a repository of latent resources connecting production process and network’s, appropriating techniques beyond their traditional use while allowing them to evolve and persist not just through preservation but more so through evolution.

Our practice questions the nostalgia involved with the static ‘museumification’ of craft and tradition as well as the nature of what today comprises the ‘regional’ in contexts amplified by their place in global and regional networks. This attitude enables the practice to look at traditional project types, projecting their formal / relational history within the paradigms of current socio-economic forces.

The studio structure actively