DREAMLAND | Design + Direct  DREAMLAND is an inventive architecture and design lab and office supported by an aligned and humane working process. Our particular interest is to promote understanding and empathy as the core of pioneering ideas.  We aspire to a future of connected living.Our holistic, design process comes to life at DREAMLAND through our L.A.B. The L.A.B. consists of three interconnected branches: DREAMLAND LEARNING, DREAMLAND ALLIANCE and DREAMLAND BUILDING.

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New Orleans, Louisiana

This 'Make it Right' Affordable Prototype House was built in response to the Katrina Hurricane in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. Dictated by the Make it Right Foundation, the project program and sustainability requirements were based on the ‘cradle to cradle’ philosophy. The house design with the familiar typology of the Shotgun Style of New Orleans, opens connections to the exterior and community with a porch and terrace. Prefabricated structural furniture units provide bracing, insulation and storage. As Director for Shigeru Ban Architects.


Kolkata, India

The Saree Garden is a building design for Swayam, a non profit organization committed to ending violence against women and children, based in Kolkata, India. The saree, the beautiful, dignified, everyday, iconic, symbol of womanhood is reframed as a draping landscape and planted veil which wraps the building. These flowering panels, based on the dimensions of a saree, screen an undulating stair, where women and their children can circulate, rest and play, shaded from the hot sun. From the interior of the building, views look at nature, introduced to the narrow streets of the city. From the exterior, the symbol of woman is announced powerfully to the public. Instead of seeking contextual cues from surrounding buildings, Swayam's new home sets the architectural tone for the street. It empowers women through visible, recognizable and cultural symbolism. With Dreamland.

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