This Is an Indian House

India is a country where Modernism — both the philosophy and the aesthetic — has always sat uneasily alongside the traditional. By turning his gaze backward, the architect Bijoy Jain is offering a new concept of what an Indian building might be.

By Aatish Taseer Photographs by Tobias Alexander Harvey
On Architecture


“COME INSIDE,” SAID Bijoy Jain. It was a bright April day of prodigious heat in Mumbai, India, with the monsoon still weeks away, and I wondered if the 54-year-old architect enjoyed witnessing that first beguiling effect his building had upon me. No...

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