de(Coding) Mumbai Book Front sP+a

Sameep Padora, Shreyank Khemalapure

Aayushi Joshi, Tanushree Agrawal

Philippe Calia, Sunil Thakkar

CEPT University Press

Publication Date
25th March 2023

About the book

(de)Coding Mumbai documents the development of Mumbai’s housing fabric through the evolution of building and development codes. From the first regulations emerging as a panacea for the plague of 1896 to building codes today that allow an architecture that spreads disease, it seems that the city of Mumbai has come full circle. Through 18 case studies, the book attempts to document and analyze the trajectories of Mumbai’s building codes. Tracing its interrelationships with socio-political and economic currents both domestic and international, (de)Coding attempts to make explicit the making of Mumbai’s physical form.