ARCHITECTURE, URBANISM & DESIGN

Working In Mumbai RMA ARCHITECTS

RMA ARCHITECTS

Rahul Mehrotra

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RMA’s approach to working in Mumbai has been to use the city and region of their operation as a generator of practice. It’s a way for them to evolve an approach, and architectural vocabulary, that draws from a more elastic definition of the profession – one that sees multiple disciplines as being simultaneously valid in engaging with the kinetic landscape of India.

 

Specifications

Size: 
11.375"x9.625" Portrait
Pages: 
280
Binding: 
Trade Cloth
Publication date: 
Fall 2014
ISBN: 
978-1-940743-03-5
Weight: 
1.95kg/4.3lb
Rights world: 
Available
Overview: 

 

RMA’s approach to working in Mumbai has been to use the city and region of their operation as a generator of practice. It’s a way for them to evolve an approach, and architectural vocabulary, that draws from a more elastic definition of the profession – one that sees multiple disciplines as being simultaneously valid in engaging with the kinetic landscape of India.

Working in Mumbai is not monographic in its format or disposition. Rather, it weaves a series of rich narratives around the gamut of issues and questions that intersect at many moments as these different narratives unfold. Architecture, emergent urbanism, critical conservation, research and writing, reuse of urban spaces, and social engagement are some of the issues that become the focus of these narratives. The narratives are richly represented with illustrations from their practice and collaborations, as well as other relevant images from across India. 

 

About the author: 

Rahul Mehrotra is the principal of architecture firm RMA Architects (founded in 1990 as Rahul Mehrotra Associates) of Mumbai, India, and is Professor of Urban Design and Planning and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) in Cambridge, Mass., USA. He has been one of the activists behind the declaration of urban precincts as conservation areas in Mumbai and one of the founder members of the Kala Ghoda area rejuvenation movement, the restoration of the Oval Maidan, and the formulation of several citizens' associations in the historic Fort District in Mumbai.

He was also executive director of the Urban Design Research Institute (1994-2004), where he is now a trustee. The UDRI is also actively involved in researching and influencing policy for the historic district, and the city more generally.