Manu Rewal, tells the story and presents the design philosophy of his father, the famous Indian Architect, Raj Rewal by juxtaposing interviews of Raj Rewal and of leading international experts, with a cinematic exploration of the buildings, archival documents and architectural drawings animated by user-friendly graphics.

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Rasa & Structure
Raj Rewal’s formative influences, as well as the context in which he started practicing in India in 1962, is followed by a presentation of his early works, such as the bold and innovative Hall of Nations complex, through the theme of “Rasa & Structure”.

Stone and the Courtyard
From the1970s, Raj Rewal used stone and the courtyard, traditional design elements, with a modern sensibility. The Central Institute of Educational Technology, the World Bank regional office and the Grape City Software Centre are explored in this section.

The Habitat
In the Rewal house, elements of the Indian Haveli are fused with a modernist space and vocabulary. In the Asian games village, and the National Institute of Immunology, inspired by a traditional city, Jaisalmer, he renewed the thinking on mass housing.

Context and Singularity
Through an in depth exploration of two of his masterpieces, the Parliament library in Delhi and the Ismaeli Centre in Lisbon, we are introduced to Raj Rewal’s understanding of context and its impact on his designs.

In the Visual arts University complex in Rohtak and Coal India Ltd headquarters in Kolkata, Raj Rewal combines traditional Indian design solutions to counter the climate with solar panels and creates sustainable buildings that reinvent Indian modernity.