Celebrated architect Bijoy Jain is gearing up towards a serious exhibition this 12 months. The to-be-announced showcase takes place on the Fondation Cartier pour l’artwork contemporain in Paris. Jain’s Studio Mumbai Architects will current the large-scale present from December 2023 to Could 2024.
Solely final week, the Cartier Basis had invited a number of worldwide journalists to Mumbai to see first-hand Jain’s studio in addition to a few of his stellar works in and across the metropolis. The group was additionally taken to Ganga Maki Textile Studio, a weaving facility run by Japanese textile designer Chiaki Maki and designed by the sensible Jain and his workforce, on the foothills of the Himalayas, close to Rishikesh.
Jain, 58, is amongst India’s most revered architects for his sustainable architectural practices, and equally for being a well-known recluse. Jain is alleged to tackle work that pleases him, no matter business implications. Jain grew up in Mumbai and studied structure at Washington College within the USA. He then labored in Los Angeles and London with Richar Meier. He returned to India and based his workplace, Studio Mumbai, in 2005.
The Cartier Basis describes it as “Studio Mumbai’s work explores the boundaries between artwork, structure and materials. The studio operates as an interdisciplinary group that shares an surroundings created from an iterative course of, the place concepts are explored utilizing course of and time as an integral a part of its expression; water, air and light-weight being the premise of all materiality within the synthesis of the work.”
Bijoy at the moment teaches on the Academia of Structure in Mendrisio, Switzerland. He has additionally taught as a visiting Professor at Yale College within the USA and the Royal Danish Academy of Tremendous Arts and Structure in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Jain’s works have been exhibited in quite a few galleries all over the world and have been acquired within the everlasting collections of the Canadian Centre for Structure, MOMA San Francisco and The Pompidou Centre in Paris. His studio has additionally exhibited on the Victoria and Albert Museum, London in 2010, Sharjah Biennial in 2013, and the Venice Structure Biennial in 2010 and 2016.
A number of the awards Jain’s studio has obtained embody the Dean’s Medal, Washington College, St. Louis (2021), Grande Medaille d’Or from L’Académie d’structure, Paris, France (2014), the BSI Swiss Structure Award (2012), the Spirit of Nature Wooden Structure Award: Finland (2012) and was a finalist on the Aga Khan Award for Structure (2009).
Studio Mumbai has designed a cluster of homes in Mumbai’s Saat Rasta space with an interior courtyard, in an effort to advertise neighborhood residing within the metropolis. A number of the studio’s different works in Maharashtra embody Belavali Home in Badlapur, Copper Home in Alibaug, Tara Home in Kashid, Palmyra Home in Nandgaon in addition to a non-public residence in Pali Hill, Mumbai. Jain has additionally designed the MPavilion within the Victoria Gardens, in Melbourne, Australia.