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One of my projects wins "Design for Asia Grand Award" next to the GRD?!?

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Boid, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    Design for Asia Award 2012

    I laughed my butt off, was quite chuffed at the same time.

    edit - My project is called "Raas", a small boutique hotel in Rajasthan. And oops, it's not the GRD, rather the GXR.
     
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  2. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    cool, congrats! :smile: I googled the hotel, it looks really nice!
     
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  3. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    how sharp is the hotel wide open?
     
  4. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    Since is was made entirely by local craftsmen in stone, there is severe chromatic aberration while using smaller apertures.
     
  5. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Congratulations on the award. It certainly is a case of spot the odd one out!
     
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  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    hard to tell from the thumbnail (am I missing somewhere to click to see the winners larger?), but it looks good to me. Congrats!
     
  7. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    Luke, this link showcases the project a bit.

    http://www.designhotels.com/RAAS
     
  8. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    Congrats :clap2:
     
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  9. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Congrats, hotel looks great, I googled too.
     
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  10. dixeyk

    dixeyk Guest

    Congratualtions!
     
  11. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro

    Jul 11, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Stephen
    Well congratulation!
     
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  12. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    well done - we have a celeb in our midst
     
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  13. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    wow wow wow! I love how the materials, textures, and forms complement the existing architecture without aping them. And I love love LOVE those perforated screens - what are they made of? The finish makes them look like stone or terra cotta.

    Very lovely. Congrats.
     
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  14. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    Aw shucks. Thanks guys. This particular project has been winning a number of awards. Last year it won at the World Architecture Festival as the Best Holiday Building 2011, beating projects like the W at Leicester Square, etc (News 2011 - Holiday winner: Raas Jodhpur, India - World Architecture Festival - Singapore 3-5 October 2012), so this award is a bit anti-climatic. I was just excited the project was featured alongside the GXR. Made my day that.

    John, I'm so glad you noticed that. We put a lot of effort into making sure that even though we were using local materials and technologies, the new construction stood in its own right without sullying the past or trying to ape it. We actually worked on over 26 different iterations of the building (ya, a bit excessive I know) before we settled on the final built form. We were also lucky to have a jury panel who completely understood what we had set out to achieve and had this to say in summation -

    "We were impressed by this sophisticated response to the historic city. The masterplan and form are both modern and authentic to the place. Without aping the past, local craftsmanship is adopted and expressed in a contemporary language. The architects have produced a timeless building which is exemplary and uniquely Indian, and could become a role model for future development in India."

    The problem with creating an experiential project like this though, is that its really difficult for a photograph to match up to the experience of being there.
     
  15. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    26 iterations seems appropriate for a structure that will hopefully exist for decades (if not centuries) alongside what looks to be a beautiful ancient city. It's refreshing to see architecture that's more than just an ego-statement of the architect-rock star (see Libeskind at the Royal Ontario Museum, and Gehry, just about anywhere). I've always been partial to Louis Kahn and the like. I do admit to liking Calatrava though; it's the engineer in me...
     
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  16. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Great work. Are you planing to do a camera in the near future? ;-)
     
  17. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    I'm cutting open the X100 and stuffing a medium format sensor in it as we speak.
     
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  18. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I'll buy 2
     
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  19. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Stunning hotel! GRAND award, no less, well done and congratulations :)
     
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