AUDS

Renewal is my passion, and by extension of AUDS; which is more a collection of personal works than a firm. Expanding horizons beyond piece meal conservation, I nurture an urge to revitalize not just buildings but their settings as well. I have been engaged in pioneering urban renewal works in India and hope to be associated with more meaningful works of similar kind.

Abdul Bari, Architect

FEATURE PROJECT: COCHIN HOUSE, NEW DELHI
 

Located at 3, Jantar Mantar Road, in the Kerala House premises, the old palace of the erstwhile Raja of Cochin; now referred to as Cochin House accommodated the offices of the Resident Commissioner of the Kerala State government. The Bungalow, which is a typical example of early 20th century architecture in New Delhi, falls in the regulated Lutyen’s Bungalow Zone. It also has the distinction of being the residence of renowned Indian writer, late Khushwanth Singh during the 1920’s (named ‘Vykunt’ then) before being sold by his father to the Raja of Cochin. Owing to its poor state of repair and maintenance with regards to its historic value, the building was taken up for conservation and adaptive re-use as a VVIP guest house for the Honorable Governor, Chief Minister and other important political authorities of the State of Kerala. It is worthy of mention here that Cochin House building being in the Lutyen’s Bungalow Zone, is one of the very few buildings which has been taken up for repair and renovation in a sensitive manner.
 

2010

West Facade
West Facade

 

East Side Courtyard
East Side Courtyard

 

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2015

After Renovation
After Renovation

 

Recreated Verandah & Courtyard
Recreated Verandah & Courtyard

 

After Renovation
After Renovation

Travancore Palace – Adaptive Re-use, New Delhi
[For M/s. Susparsa]
2017 – Under Construction

Hand Sketch by Ar. Richard Sadokpam

Hyderabad City Gateway, Hyderabad
[For Phoenix Group]
2015 – National Design Competition Winner


Osmania General Hospital Renewal & Campus Redevelopment, Hyderabad
[For M/s. Kshetra & SS Consultants]
2013 – 2015 Proposal


Erram Manzil – Campus Architecture, Hyderabad
[For M/s. Kshetra]
2014 Proposal


New Delhi Urban Roads Streetscaping, Delhi
[Under Pradeep Sachdeva Design Associates]
2009 – 2010


Jama Masjid Precinct Redevelopment, Shahjahanabad
[Under Pradeep Sachdeva Design Associates]
2009 – 2010


Brahmaputra Riverfront Redevelopment, Guwahati
[Under Pradeep Sachdeva Design Associates]
2008 Proposal


PG College Campus – Rural Technology Park, Hyderabad
[For M/s. Kshetra]
2008 National Design Competition Winner


Hotel & Resort Development, Nagpur
[For M/s. Dezign Elementz]
2008 Proposal


Madina – Pathergatti Streetscape & Conservation, Hyderabad
[For M/s. Kshetra]
2007 – 2010


Cultural Village – Parking, Landscape & Floating Restaurant, Doha
[For Qatar Design Consortium]
2006 – 2009


Allusive Architecture, Hyderabad
[Undergrad Design Thesis]
2007