studio mumbai focuses on the unauthorized architecture of mumbai with the installation ‘in-between architecture’, on show at the V&A museum in london. the project is part of the exhibit ‘1:1 – architects build small spaces’ and located among the cast sculptures in the v&a cast court. the structure is directly based on a dwelling that is crammed into narrow urban allotments located right behind the studio’s building. while quite tiny, the original structure houses a family of eight. though seen as parasitic, these homes offer intelligent design solutions in a city where space is scarce. like its neighbouring sculptures, ‘in-between architecture’ is a cast of the space in mumbai. however the architects are not trying to replicate the building exactly, instead their new version aims to distill the poetic qualities of the space.

studio mumbai investigates unauthorized architecture at the V&A museum
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studio mumbai investigates unauthorized architecture at the V&A museum
image by pasi aalto

studio mumbai investigates unauthorized architecture at the V&A museum
image by pasi aalto

studio mumbai investigates unauthorized architecture at the V&A museum
image by pasi aalto

studio mumbai investigates unauthorized architecture at the V&A museum
image by pasi aalto

studio mumbai investigates unauthorized architecture at the V&A museum
image by pasi aalto

studio mumbai investigates unauthorized architecture at the V&A museum
image by pasi aalto

studio mumbai investigates unauthorized architecture at the V&A museum
image by pasi aalto