Rooms You May Have Missed reclaims the significance of inhabitation and is for that reason a collection of domestic spaces—entry porticos, kitchens, bedrooms, closets, dining rooms, courtyards, gardens, vestibules, living rooms, offices, dens, and washrooms—as reinvented in the work of two very different architects: Umberto Riva in Milan and Bijoy Jain in Mumbai.

Common to their practices is a genuine concern for the details that support living in and our common rituals of waking, bathing, eating, entertaining, and sleeping. Together, they point to other paths—modest and particular, but also ambitions and resonant–toward conceiving and making architecture today.

Curator: Mirko Zardini
Installations: Umberto Riva (with Emilio Scarano), Milan, and Bijoy Jain (with Mitul Desai), Mumbai
Graphic design: Common Name, New York

Studio Mumbai workshop

Studio Mumbai Workshop (excerpt)
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Studio Mumbai Workshop (excerpt) Bijoy Jain fonds, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal Gift of Bijoy Jain © Bijoy Jain 2012

Umberto Riva’s office

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Umberto Riva’s office in Milan. Video by Studio RGB/XYZ. Commissioned by the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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