Ten key projects by Indian architect Anupama Kundoo - architecture and design

Ten key projects by Indian architect Anupama Kundoo



Here's a look at 10 pivotal projects by Indian architect Anupama Kundoo, whose work is currently on show in a retrospective at the Louisiana Museum in Denmark.
Kundoo's architecture centres around traditional craft traditions and construction techniques. Her buildings features handmade materials assembled by local craftsmen, which she favours over mass-produced production methods.
Many of her buildings can be found in Auroville, southeastern India. Kundoo moved to this experimental city after graduating from the University of Mumbai in 1989, and it has had a strong influence on her work.
It was in Auroville where she met modernist architect Roger Anger, who became a long-time collaborator. It was also here that she built her first house, Hut Petite Ferme, experimenting with materials including granite, clay and coconut fibre.
Although she now lives in Berlin, Kundoo is still heavily involved in the planning of this city. She has designed many of its institutional buildings, including the town hall.
She has also designed a range of other influential projects for India, including her affordable housing concept Full Fill Homes, which allows new homes to be erected in a matter of days.
Here's a look at 10 of her key projects, captured by photographer Javier Callejas:

Wall House, 2000, Auroville, India
The second house that Kundoo built for herself became a prototype for many of her subsequent projects.
Working with local craftsman, she opted to use preindustrial "achaka...
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