Monday 15th October 2012
18.00 Lecture by Bijoy Jain – Introduced by Francesco Garofalo and Margherita Guccione
19.00-21.00 Exhibition Opening
The British School at Rome, Via Gramsci 61
In Praxis, the third event in Urban Landscapes-Indian Case Studies, The British School at Rome will present the work of the highly acclaimed Indian practice Studio Mumbai.
The exhibition will concentrate on the unique working method of Studio Mumbai and will present, for the first time, documentary photographic studies that describe how the merging of the formal and informal city has influenced the design of their buildings. Preparatory drawings, working drawings and films will also be exhibited as well as illustrations of the completed work, including Palmyra House, Tara House and Copper House. The spectator will feel transported into the studio of the practice.
Studio Mumbai was founded by Bijoy Jain in 1995. It is a human infrastructure of skilled craftsmen and architects who design and build the work directly. The essence of the work lies in the relationship between land and architecture. The endeavour is to show the genuine possibility in creating buildings that emerge through a process of collective dialogue and a face-to –face sharing of knowledge.
MAXXI Architettura is proud to present a meeting with Bijoy Jain, founder of Studio Mumbai, during which the Indian designer will present the students with some of his works, as well as explain his firm’s design approach and its peculiar working process.
Studio Mumbai was awarded a special mention by the jury at the 2010 Venice Biennale and won the BSI Swiss Architectural Award in 2012. The practice is exhibiting in the 2012 Venice Biennale and at the Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo in September 2012.
We are grateful to the Pantheon Institute, directed by Romolo Martemucci, for its help with the production of this exhibit. We would particularly like to thank the Institute’s Urban Design studio, led by David Sabatello and Jody Patterson, with participating architecture students from Pennsylvania State University and landscape architecture students from University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Architectural Association, London | Domus | FOTOGRAFIA Festival Internazionale di Roma | MAXXI – Museo Nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo
With the support of:
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris | Bryan Guinness Charitable Trust | Cochemé Charitable Trust | John S. Cohen Foundation
Photo Credit: Photo Mitul Desai