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Chennai House

Chennai House

Part of

People

  • Bijoy Jain (architect)
  • Studio Mumbai (architectural firm)
  • Bijoy Jain (archive creator)

Title

Chennai House

Dates of creation

2013-2014

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 72 drawings
  • 6 photographs
  • 10 models

Scope and Content

File documents a project for a private house in Chennai, India. The design takes the form of a rectangular pavilion surrounding an open-air courtyard. The site is a former cricket pitch surrounded by a tropical garden. The structure is in granite, a material commonly used in Chennai, paired with lighter materials such as brick and timber. To address the city's hot and humid climate, the house is conceived as a porous structure that allows free circulation of air and water. An integrated irrigation system carries water between the home's corrugated roof, its exterior walls, and a series of surrounding lotus ponds and gardens. This movement mimics the visual and cooling effects of a rain shower multiple times each day.

File contains drawings, photographs, and models.

Reference Number

AP182.S1.2013.D1

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: ARCH274096
    • Title: House in Chennai : study models
    • Dates of creation: 2013
    • Form: models
    • Catalogued items within this file 7

    People:

    • Bijoy Jain (architect)
    • Studio Mumbai (architectural firm)
    • Bijoy Jain (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    7 model(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • study models

    Technique and media:

    4 wood, metal wire, with traces of graphite; 1 wood with traces of graphite and pen and ink; 1 wood with traces of graphite; 1 wood, metal wire.

    Dimensions:

    model (largest): 7,37 × 34,04 × 44,45 cm (2 7/8 × 13 3/8 × 17 1/2 in.) model (smallest): 3,3 × 13,4 × 17,5 cm (1 5/16 × 5 1/4 × 6 7/8 in.) case: 43,2 × 68,6 × 29,5 cm

    Physical Description:

    - The models are in a wooden case labeled "Small study models".

    Subject Descriptive Terms:

    • houses

    Credit line:

    Bijoy Jain fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Bijoy Jain/
    Gift of Bijoy Jain

    Copyright:

    Model © Bijoy Jain / Photo © CCA

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    • Reference Number: ARCH275567
    • Title: Chennai House digital photograph(s)
    • Dates of creation: November 2013
    • Form: photographs, born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 6

    People:

    • Bijoy Jain (archive creator)

    Description:

    Photographs of the building site prior to construction.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 6 digital files (136 MB)

    Subject Descriptive Terms:

    • building sites

    Credit line:

    Bijoy Jain fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Bijoy Jain/
    Gift of Bijoy Jain

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: ARCH276501
    • Title: Digital reproductions of Chennai House schematic and plan sketches
    • Dates of creation: Between October 2013 and October 2014
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 67

    People:

    • Bijoy Jain (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 67 digital files (1.5 GB)

    Credit line:

    Bijoy Jain fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Bijoy Jain/
    Gift of Bijoy Jain

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: ARCH278234
    • Title: Chennai House sketches
    • Dates of creation: Between October 2013 and October 2014
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Bijoy Jain (archive creator)

    Description:

    Schematic and plan sketches.
    The drawings were reproduced by the CCA from digital scans (ARCH276501) for the exhibition Rooms You May Have Missed, held at the CCA November 4, 2014-April 19, 2015.

    Quantity / Object type:

    56 reprographic copy(ies)

    Dimensions:

    sheets (smallest): 14.2 × 9.3 cm (5 9/16 × 3 11/16 in.) sheets (largest): 59.2 × 42 cm (23 5/16 × 16 9/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    Bijoy Jain fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Bijoy Jain/
    Gift of Bijoy Jain

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272122
    • Title: House in Chennai : wooden model
    • Dates of creation: October 2013
    • Form: models

    People:

    • Studio Mumbai (architectural firm)
    • Bijoy Jain (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 model(s)

    Technique and media:

    Wood and metal

    Dimensions:

    model: 8,3 × 38,3 × 35,6 cm (3 1/4 × 15 1/16 × 14 in.) case: 12,4 × 40,5 × 46,7 cm

    Physical Description:

    - The model is in a wooden case labeled "chennai Model".

    Subject Descriptive Terms:

    • houses

    Credit line:

    Bijoy Jain fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Bijoy Jain/
    Gift of Bijoy Jain

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272132
    • Title: House in Chennai : wooden model
    • Dates of creation: 2013
    • Form: models

    People:

    • Studio Mumbai (architectural firm)
    • Bijoy Jain (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 model(s)

    Technique and media:

    Wood, metal, ink, traces of graphite

    Dimensions:

    model: 7.6 × 22.2 × 25.5 cm (3 × 8 3/4 × 10 1/16 in.)

    Subject Descriptive Terms:

    • houses

    Credit line:

    Bijoy Jain fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Bijoy Jain/
    Gift of Bijoy Jain

    Copyright:

    Model © Bijoy Jain

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272133
    • Title: House in Chennai : Araceae – Candidum caladium or Elephant ear
    • Dates of creation: July 2014
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Studio Mumbai (architectural firm)
    • Bijoy Jain (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 drawing(s)

    Technique and media:

    Watercolour, graphite on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 41 × 31 cm (16 1/8 × 12 3/16 in.)

    Drawing Type:

    • sketches

    Subject Descriptive Terms:

    • plants (vegetation)
    • leaves (plant materials)

    Credit line:

    Bijoy Jain fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Bijoy Jain/
    Gift of Bijoy Jain

    Copyright:

    © Bijoy Jain

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272134
    • Title: House in Chennai : Bromeliaceae – Billbergia pyramidalis or Foolproof plant
    • Dates of creation: September 2014
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Studio Mumbai (architectural firm)
    • Bijoy Jain (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 drawing(s)

    Technique and media:

    Watercolour, graphite on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 41 × 31 cm (16 1/8 × 12 3/16 in.)

    Drawing Type:

    • sketches

    Subject Descriptive Terms:

    • plants (vegetation)

    Credit line:

    Bijoy Jain fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Bijoy Jain/
    Gift of Bijoy Jain

    Copyright:

    © Bijoy Jain

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272135
    • Title: House in Chennai : Commelinaceae – Rhoeo spathacea or Oyster plant
    • Dates of creation: September 2014
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Studio Mumbai (architectural firm)
    • Bijoy Jain (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 drawing(s)

    Technique and media:

    Watercolour, graphite on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 41 × 31 cm (16 1/8 × 12 3/16 in.)

    Drawing Type:

    • sketches

    Subject Descriptive Terms:

    • plants (vegetation)
    • flowers (plant materials)

    Credit line:

    Bijoy Jain fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Bijoy Jain/
    Gift of Bijoy Jain

    Copyright:

    © Bijoy Jain

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272136
    • Title: House in Chennai : Alismataceae – Sagittaria platyphylla or Arrowhead
    • Dates of creation: September 2014
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Studio Mumbai (architectural firm)
    • Bijoy Jain (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 drawing(s)

    Technique and media:

    Coloured pencil, watercolour, graphite on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 50 × 35 cm (19 11/16 × 13 3/4 in.)

    Drawing Type:

    • sketches

    Subject Descriptive Terms:

    • plants (vegetation)
    • leaves (plant materials)
    • flowers (plants)

    Credit line:

    Bijoy Jain fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Bijoy Jain/
    Gift of Bijoy Jain

    Copyright:

    © Bijoy Jain

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272777
    • Title: House in Chennai : wooden model
    • Dates of creation: 2013
    • Form: models

    People:

    • Studio Mumbai (architectural firm)
    • Bijoy Jain (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 model(s)

    Technique and media:

    Wood, metal

    Dimensions:

    model: 9.8 × 20.3 × 24.1 cm (3 7/8 × 8 × 9 1/2 in.)

    Subject Descriptive Terms:

    • houses

    Credit line:

    Bijoy Jain fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Bijoy Jain/
    Gift of Bijoy Jain

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    • Reference Number: ARCH275750
    • Title: House in Chennai : Bromeliaceae – Billbergia pyramidalis or Foolproof plant
    • Dates of creation: September 2014
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Studio Mumbai (architectural firm)
    • Bijoy Jain (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 drawing(s)

    Technique and media:

    Watercolour, opaque watercolour and graphite on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 41 × 31 cm (16 1/8 × 12 3/16 in.)

    Drawing Type:

    • sketches

    Subject Descriptive Terms:

    • plants (vegetation)

    Credit line:

    Bijoy Jain fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Bijoy Jain/
    Gift of Bijoy Jain
    Bijoy Jain fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Bijoy Jain/
    Gift of Bijoy Jain

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    • Reference Number: ARCH276537
    • Title: House in Chennai : plan sketch showing aqueducts and vegetation at night
    • Dates of creation: October 2014
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Studio Mumbai (architectural firm)
    • Bijoy Jain (archive creator)

    Description:

    Reproduced by the CCA from digital scans (ARCH276501) for the exhibition Rooms You May Have Missed, held at the CCA November 4, 2014-April 19, 2015.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 reprographic copy(ies)

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 92.9 × 69.4 cm (36 9/16 × 27 5/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    Bijoy Jain fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Bijoy Jain/
    Gift of Bijoy Jain
    Bijoy Jain fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Bijoy Jain/
    Gift of Bijoy Jain

    Copyright:

    © Bijoy Jain

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