Work-Place Studio Mumbai

Catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition ‘Work-Place’ produced for the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2010. Studio Mumbai is composed of a few architects and nearly a hundred craftsmen – carpenters, masons, plumbers, electricians, and stonecutters – all working full time. Their work is based on a constant dialogue: “In India, a country with a population of 1,2 billion, the majority of construction is carried out without architects, which does not prevent them from being human in the largest sense. This reflection also forms part of one of our work’s most critical aspect…” reveals Bijoy Jain, the founder of Studio Mumbai. The Studio is a human infrastructure of skilled craftsmen and architects who design and build the work directly.