Contemporary House India


A major overview of the most innovative, ambitious and beautiful houses on the Indian subcontinent, where dramatic new approaches to building have been bolstered by a generation of design-savvy home-owners


ISBN: 9780500021330 Category:

Rob Gregory


This survey of over twenty examples of India’s finest contemporary residential architecture gives exclusive, and often unprecedented, insight into private houses across the country built by an array of leading and up-and-coming architects, including Architecture Brio, Matharoo Associates, Abraham John Architects, Khosla Associates, the Pritzker Prize-winning B. V. Doshi and more. Revealing India’s thriving architectural scene, the featured projects span the country, from the western coasts of Goa and Maharashtra and the inland waters of the Western Ghats, to inner-city havens in Ahmedabad and Mumbai and the banks of the river Ganges in the north. Illustrated with photography by Edmund Sumner, and including architectural plans, the book also features introductory essays that explore India’s residential architecture in the context of the country’s varied landscapes and climates and historical influences.

With over 360 illustrations

Additional information

Weight 1606 g
Dimensions 23.8 x 29.6 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 21 October 2021
Number of pages 272
Format Hardback
Contributors Photographs by Edmund Sumner
Dimensions 23.8 x 29.6 cm
Weight 1606 g


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Rob Gregory is senior campus architect at the University of Bristol and Lecturer at the University of Bath. He was previously senior editor of Architectural Review magazine and programme manager at The Architecture Centre. He has worked as a consultant critic and curator for RIBA, the Royal Academy and the British Council. Edmund Sumner is a London-based architectural photographer, who has collaborated with leading architects from around the world since 1998. He has served as guest editor for both Wallpaper and Architectural Review magazines for their respective India issues, and focuses particularly on the work of emerging young architects in Japan, India and Mexico. Notable clients include Tadao Ando, RSHP and John McAslan + Partners.