Bijoy Jain lecture

Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai presents recent projects in India.

July 8, 2012

Recorded on March 14, 2011.

Current Work is a lecture series featuring leading figures in the worlds of architecture, urbanism, design, and art.

In this excerpt from his March 2011 Current Work lecture at the League, Bijoy Jain, principal of Studio Mumbai, presents the projects Tara House, Palmyra House, and the House on Pali Hill, all in India.

Bijoy Jain was born in Mumbai, India, in 1965 and received his MArch from Washington University in St. Louis in 1990. He worked in Los Angeles and London between 1989 and 1995 and returned to India in 1995 to found his practice.

Jain’s work endeavors to explore “the genuine possibility in creating buildings that emerge through a process of collective dialogue, a face-to-face sharing of knowledge through imagination, intimacy, and modesty.” The studio designs through “an iterative process, where ideas are explored through the production of large-scale mock-ups, models, material studies, sketches, and drawings. Here projects are developed through careful consideration of place and a practice that draws from traditional skills, local building techniques, materials, and an ingenuity arising from limited resources.” In this spirit, the studio consists of both architects and skilled craftsmen who design and build each project from start to finish.