Archinect - News 2014-04-23T13:20:27-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/91157264/som-designed-mumbai-airport-terminal-2-celebrates-its-inauguration SOM-designed Mumbai Airport Terminal 2 celebrates its inauguration Justine Testado 2014-01-13T18:34:00-05:00 >2014-01-14T00:39:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3d/3djflqv5b84fe721.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The Chhatrapatri Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2 designed by <a href="http://WWW.SOM.COM" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skidmore, Owings, &amp; Merrill</a> celebrated its opening late last week in Mumbai. India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, along with visiting dignitaries and representatives from the developer GVK, inaugurated the new terminal. The structure's design combines domestic and international services, reduces passenger walking distances, and adds 4.4 million square feet to accommodate the airport's 40 million passengers a year.<br><br> Here's some more details on the project:<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l7/l71y44j2fv9ou9hv.jpg" title=""><br><br> "Inspired by the form of traditional Indian pavilions, the four-story terminal stacks a grand "headhouse," or central processing podium, on top of highly adaptable and modular concourses below. Rather than compartmentalizing terminal functions, three symmetrical concourses radiate outwards from a central processing core and are therefore easily reconfigured to "swing" between serving domestic flights or international flights.<br><br> All international and domestic ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72425358/mumbai-s-tallest-skyscraper-designed-to-confuse-the-wind Mumbai's tallest skyscraper designed to "confuse the wind" Archinect 2013-05-03T14:48:00-04:00 >2013-05-06T15:08:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7p/7pqkjl0kufgg422v.jpg" width="514" height="824" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture has unveiled plans for Imperial Tower, which would become Mumbai's tallest building and surely one of the world's most slender skyscrapers, should it come to be built. The 116-story, 400-m (1,300-ft) tall residential skyscraper has a distinctive curved shape, which AS+GG says has been designed to "confuse the wind."</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2q/2qcvu81volxyc0jc.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/60385660/city-of-paper-urbanism-how-mumbai-can-make-plans-it-may-actually-implement City of paper urbanism: how Mumbai can make plans it may actually implement anthony dong 2012-10-30T18:58:00-04:00 >2013-11-30T16:32:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6y/6yvhexremhvn37tg.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Problems...will continue to plague Mumbai as long as the government continues to pretend to put all its faith into a thoroughly planned city-wide manifesto that is ultimately tossed aside... In rethinking the grandiose nature of the Development Plan, perhaps the government can engage in smaller scale implementations and allow new regulations and ideas to...move beyond its paper urbanity.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/53759034/powering-mumbai-with-magic-mushrooms Powering Mumbai with Magic Mushrooms Paul Petrunia 2012-07-18T14:52:00-04:00 >2012-07-25T01:46:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8u/8ugcwt09jn00d237.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>... a cache of biological samples appeared through the criminal networks of Mumbai, in the vain hope that it might provide new marketable narcotic opportunities. The collective drive and expertise of the refugees managed to turn theses genetically-engineered fungal samples into a new type of infrastructure - providing heat, light and building material for the refugees. Dharavi rapidly evolved it's own micro-economy based around the mushrooms.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6u/6um7le8jvmei8ylf.jpg" title=""></p>