Indian architectural firm Studio Mumbai was founded in 1995 by Bijoy Jain (b. 1965, Mumbai, IND). Its registered office is in Alibaug, Mumbai. In an age of digital design and outsourcing, the firm bucks the trend by relying on a cross-pollination of skills to combine design and craft in one interactive studio. Studio Mumbai consists of eight architects and several local craftsmen, including carpenters and stone masons, who are all involved in the design and construction process. This interactive approach allows for the mutual exchange of skills and experience. All designs are executed in its own workshop using local materials. This practice allows Studio Mumbai to realise each project from beginning to end and through this to inject their concepts with a stronger element of self expression.
Studio Mumbai designed a bridge house that unites different potential functions: you can live, eat, sleep and hide from the prying eyes of passers by. But the one thing that you can't do is to cross over the water.