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NUDES @ the AA : Honoured to be featured on the AA Architectural Association, School of Architecture, London web page


The Bad Cafe wins Golden A' Design Award

We are pleased to announce that The Bad Cafe Cafe have been awarded the Golden A' Design Award in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category by the International Design Academy, the grand jury panel of the A' Design Award& Competition which consists of internationally influential press members, established designers, leading academics and prominent entrepreneurs.

The A' Design Awards are the World's most influential and largest design awards, presented each year in Italy. It is a great honor for us to receive this prestigious award and we would like to thank all of our friends and partners for their continued support and help along the way.

 The Bad Cafe wins the Golden A'Design Award, 2017

The Bad Cafe wins the Golden A'Design Award, 2017


NUDES listed as one of the top 50 influential architectural design firms in India

 NUDES listed in the Avante Garde category : Top 50 influential architectural design firms in India

NUDES listed in the Avante Garde category : Top 50 influential architectural design firms in India


Nuru Karim presents "NUDES in India" at the "State of Architecture" symposium  : Practices and Processes curated by Rahul Mehrotra, Ranjit Hoskote & Kaiwan Mehta at the NGMA, Mumbai




MathSurface wins EDIDA 2015, Mumbai

 Nuru Karim receives the EDIDA Award 2015 from Harsh Goenka

Nuru Karim receives the EDIDA Award 2015 from Harsh Goenka


4th Annual iGEN Design Forum 2015. 

Panel Discussions 2 : The I’s in Design – Imagination, Information & Innovation      

Guest Speaker & Panelist : Nuru Karim


The Economic Times Design Summit2015 “Tactical Architecture: Designing for Expanding India ” , Mumbai

Panelist  : Nuru Karim



Design by Data  : Hosted by IIID and IIIA SURAT CHAPTER


Parsing Parametricism : Studio X, Columbia University, Mumbai


Architect and Interiors India Publication : WRAPSODY IN BLUE


Designboom Publication : NUDES interpolates crystalline forms on "Emporio" showroom in India

Designboom is a daily web magazine covering the fields of industrial design, architecture, and art internationally. Launched in 1999, the publication was the first web magazine to focus on these fields.

The online magazine was named one of the top 100 design influences in the world by Time Magazine, as well as one of the top 'Les 100 qui competent' ('People who count') by the French magazine Architectural Digest.


NUDES wins the prestigious NDTV Design & Architecture Award for the Deployable Arts Pavilion


Decor People : Architects Studio feature - Elle Decor

Image : Elle Decor publication; Decor People


The "iTepee" is unveiled at the India Design Week, New Delhi. The iTepee is a digitally designed and fabricated urban tent set in the 21st century.

Image : NU.DE in New Delhi


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"Pollution Mapping ... Grow Fresh Air" co-presented by NUDES and RIIDL at the Kalagodha "Unclog Mumbai", Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, (formerly Prince of Wales Museum)


Key Note address at the AKPBSI book launch "Design for Everyone" at the Habitat Center, New Delhi


The "Rath" public art project for Tata Structura tubes division in Bhubaneshwar, Odhisha is commissioned to NU.DE


Press Release : Mumbai Mirror, Times of India Group

The new Yahoo! CEO, Marissa Mayer’s decision to ban working from home has ignited a wildfire debate on the internet on the merits and demerits of allowing one’s employees to work from home. Considering the specific needs of your industry and as a management leader of your organisation, what are your views on the concept of working from home?
Nuru Karim incl. leading Experts from various industries  were invited to present their views on the same.


Nuru Karim presents at the IIID Showcase 10 x 10 Event, Mumbai – “Design – Ideating the Idea”



Project "RYEWOOD INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL" was rated in DesignBoom Top 10 Educational Facilities of 2012!


"Sustainable equals Beauty" paper presented by Nuru Karim at the "Design for Everyone". Symposium organised and curated by the AKPBSI


Workshop by Anna Herringer and Nuru Karim at Columbia University - Studio X, Mumbai curated by the AKPBSI


Read "Contemporary & Contextual" - Pool Magazine Interview with Nuru Karim, Principal Architect and Founder of NU.DE.



"Charkha-Spinning Wheel" has been nominated for the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture 

Aga Khan Award for Architecture nomination, 2013


Nuru Karim, Key Note Speaker @ the Cyber Architecture book launch, Trident Mumbai.


Nuru Karim on the jury panel for the Ace Tech awards, Taj Lands End


Light show at the "Charkha", Cross Maidan, Mumbai


Interview with Home Review, MY SPACE

An architect today, designs for tomorrow (read six months down the line or a year or two at the most). He is stuck with making the deadline and meeting the client’s demand, only to realize that the building he has designed is now a thing of the past.

Nuru Karim likes to address the firm as an experimental office; the studio loves to experiment with new theories and explore the possibilities of technology, material and design. When you quiz him about the meticulous research that they embark on for each of their projects (big or small is immaterial), he says that asking the right questions is more important for them than the answers that invariably follow.

"We are primarily a design and research based architectural / urban studio that thrives on immersing itself into “real-world” constraints; striving towards the realization of uncharted territories, honest and truthful to the design process, budgetary constraints and socio-economic forces that govern the world of design and the built environment.

The dichotomy of “experimental” and “real-world constraints” is hypnotic and acts as a fuel for systems innovation. But really more than focusing on the answers it’s more important to ask the right questions! That’s what we fundamentally aspire to do for a living, keep asking the right questions irrespective of the nature of the programmatic typology or scale.

The ability to move seamlessly between scales and sizes ranging from a few square inches to acres and acres of land mass, could be highly intoxicating"


Designing Inspiring Work Spaces - Nuru Karim @ Studio X, Columbia University, Mumbai. 


Lecture at Arbour - Research Initiatives in Architecture, South Mumbai. 


Winner Elle Decor International Design Awards for "Blob Skin"


NUDES presents at the India Architecture Design Festival, Mumbai


Award winning "Charkha" unveiled on Mahatma Gandhi's birthday ! 


Nuru Karim presents NUDES at work "Design Practice for the Future" - Habitat Center, New Delhi.


"Innovative Architectures of Nuru Karim" - interview at Creative GAGA July/August 2011. 


Installation at the Bodhi Space in Mumbai

Nuru Karim NUDES[India] produced a set of pieces in collaboration with LaN co-director Luis Fraguada [Spain] for an exhibition called ‘Relative Visa’ held in a gallery Bodhi Space in Mumbai.  The main idea was to develop a physical resonance in response to the brief of the exhibition. A script was written which takes an input surface and through a sin function, modulates surface coordinates in the positive and negative z axis. Each side of the surface was given a distinct frequency. When brought together, a new interference pattern emerges.