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While Archumen, Bending Moment, Transparence and IGBC Green Design Competition aim at spurring the budding professional's already keen eye into observing and imbibing, Ethos' intention is to go beyond and direct the enthusiasm that it has generated even from remote nooks and corners of India positively towards a healthy interchange of ideas. Ethos will showcase works and projects of students and young architects. We invite students and young architects to send in their work which could be award winning designs or thought provoking papers on the built environment.

We also welcome colleges to nominate such noteworthy projects of their students. Please send your work to us in JPEG/PDF/PPT format at . Ethos reserves the right of selecting the projects that would be suitable for showcasing.

The other projects that would be sent would be stored in our resource library for sharing with anybody who seeks specific information.

Please use this resource submission page to submit your resource.

Current Resources

Architecture and Neuroscience Research_Call for SUPPORT

The ROOMS research collective seeks to bridge architecture and neuroscience by involving the five continents in investigating the emotional relationships we share with rooms from our daily lives: 


  • Rooms of learning 
  • Rooms of healing 
  • Rooms of assembling
  • Rooms of departing

For 15€ per book, you can pre-order the results of the research, and help make this crowdfunded study a reality here:

The research is spearheaded by architects Juhani Pallasmaa (Finland), Alberto Perez-Gomez (Mexico), Harry Francis Mallgrave (US), Rohit Shinkre (India); among many others. Find out more here and join us! 

Plan-o-gram at XVI Annual NOSPlan Convention

Plan-O-GramEthos and NOSPlan together introduced the first edition of PLAN-O-GRAM - a 48-hour design marathon for planning students at the National convention hosted by SPA Bhopal on 26th,27th and 28th of December 2014. The site for in situ rehousing of urban poor slum dwellers was located in Bengaluru.

The contest brief, format and winning designs

The contest brief, format and winning designs are showcased below

PLAN-O-GRAM Contest brief

First Prize - SPA Bhopal
Second Prize - SPA VIjayawada
Third Prize - (Joint winners) SPA Delhi and CEPT Ahmedabad


Archumen Questioning Architecture

The book "Archumen Questioning Architecture" is published

ROCA Tidings

ROCA Tidings

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IN:CH Transcultural Studio

IN:CH Studio is a multi-cultural architectural studio, which has brought Indian and Swiss architecture students together for a semester for close to a decade now. In its tenth year, it is opening its doors to students from other parts of the sphere.

The fundamental innovation of IN:CH studio lies in the fact that the teaching and learning processes all take place in an intercultural environment. Tasks are formulated with Indian and Swiss teaching staff and specialists, as well as people on site, while the students come from both cultural backgrounds. Working together in this way helps us discover the strengths and weaknesses of our own culture. It is this immersion in India’s and Swiss’ culture and everyday life that helps us to question and reflect on aspects of sustainability as we know it.

The IN:CH studio 2013 is divided into two different parts. The first part will be carried out in three Indian cities and will include four workshops. Every workshop will start with a cultural introduction, so that students can visit places and sites having also time for processing experiences and for resting. In the second part of the studio, the students will take part in a 3 weeks summer school at the Bern University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland. Following the summer school, the students will have the option to do an internship in a Swiss architectural firm for a length of 6 months.

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FINISH Sanitation Challenge

The SANITATION CHALLENGE was a contest organised by FINISH in association with WASTE, World Toilet Organisation, FIN Trust, Ethos and Ideaken. The report and the winning entries are available for viewing.

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A Guide to Universal Design

‘Universal Design India Principles’ is a design guide for inclusive environments in hotels. It has been compiled for ITC Hotels based on international best practices and on ground experience gained from evaluating the accessibility of all ITC Hotels Division properties. 

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