October 23rd, 2023 | The BougainVILLA wins SONA Awards
We are pleased to announce that our project the BougainVILLA has won the 2022 Society of Nepalese Architects (SONA) Awards for Architectural Excellence Year 2022. The residential building celebrates moderate climate of Kathmandu. Integrated greenery on the balconies are essential part of ecological response as much as creating biophilic experiences. All these responses together create a commercial architecture with a distinct identity. For details : https://www.mapdesign.co/bougainvilla/
April 1st, 2022 | The EYE wins Asia-Pacific Property Awards 2021-2022
We are pleased to announce that our project the EYE (officially known as LALITA BHAWAN) has won the 2021-2022 Asia Pacific Property Awards in the Office Development category.
The building celebrates moderate climate of Kathmandu. Interior spaces are mostly ventilated naturally. Passive architectural elements such as vertical louvers, solid walls and glazing are meticulously appointed to optimize daylighting and shade. Integrated greenery and water feature are essential part of ecological response as much as creating biophilic experiences. Located in high seismic zone, the structural challenges are leveraged to create irregular geometries. All these responses together create a commercial architecture with a distinct identity.
Kiran MathemaAjaya MathemaDipesh ShresthaBipin Niraulaparmila maharjanAjay JayswalBibek Shresthaanu maharjanAastha ShresthaR.K. Mallik Umesh Agrawal Sushmita RanjitIñigo(Indi) Iriarte ArdanazDinesh BhattaraiNiranjan Bharati
September 28th, 2019 | MAP @ SONA
Kiran Mathema, the founding partner of MAP takes the stage at Society of Nepalese Architects to present a series of works that show how designing with the climate can directly address the worlds most pressing challenge while creating new generation of buildings and public spaces.
May 19th, 2019 | The EYE opens
Mostly wrapped with vertical louvers that shields summer sun without blocking the breeze and daylight, the envelop of this office building at strategic corners are cut open to expose the interior of the building -announcing its important uses to the outside world and to capture views of surrounding landmarks. Designed as in-situ reinforced concrete frame structure, the elements that define the ‘cut outs’ on the facade are actually cross-bracing members that are necessary to provide structural rigidity for building located in a high seismic zone. For more details, https://www.mapdesign.co/the-eye/
July 21st, 2018 | BVS under construction
300,000 SF High School expansion designed by MAP (aka. MAP Design, MAP architects, MAP architecture) is under construction. Designed to offer a different approach to learning, the architecture transcends being just a building to a series of interconnected, open spaces at multiple floors. In essence, the barrier between ‘building’ and ‘outdoor space’ that usually dominates the conventional schools in this case is blurred. For more details regarding the project, visit https://www.mapdesign.co/learning-terraces-of-bvs/
June 29th, 2018 | Kiran Mathema on SPACES
Interview of our founding partner, Kiran Mathema is on SPACES magazine. Go to https://issuu.com/spacesnepal5/docs/spaces_june_2018 for his interview.
December 22nd, 2015 | New Design unvailed for Porta de Capao
The new design for Porta de Capao, an arrival facility for Island of Capao responds to programmatic changes. For details visit the link here.
September 12th, 2015 | The LEAF on the rise
The first phase of hillside resort located in Nagarkot – a famous location to see Himalayan Range – is nearing completion. For design details, visit link here.
May 16th, 2014 | Tropical House published
April 22nd, 2014 | Qian Li joins MAP as Partner
Mr. Li is a registered architect with over a decade of experience in large-scale architectural projects. Previously, he served as senior associate at Ehrenkrantz Eckstut and Kuhn Architects, and subsequently as a senior architect at Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s NYC office.
Qian’s introduction to MAP comes at a critical time, as the firm begins projects in China. As a partner, Qian will play an invaluable role in the design direction and client relationship for all PRC projects.MAP is extremely delighted to have Qian Li in its leadership. We are confident that he will have substantial impact in diversifying the firm’s portfolio and reinforcing our high design standards. Go to https://www.mapdesign.co/qian-li/ to read more on Qian LI’s background.
April 15th, 2014 | The LEAF Phase 1 Breaks Ground
Site grading and stabilization work on full swing. Building piling to start next week. Lots to accomplish before monsoon. For more on the project, visit www.mapdesign.co
March 28th, 2014 | The Leaf sample room in-progress
All interior design, furnishings and fittings – including the lamps, door lattice + handles, and fireplace – are custom-designed and manufactured by local craftsmen. Extreme care has been taken to ensure that imported building materials and components are limited to those that cannot be sourced or manufactured locally.
March 5th, 2014 | The LEAF wins International Property Awards 2014-15
The LEAF, a residential cum resort development in Nepal, designed by MAP won International Properties Awards under residential category in Asia-Pacific region.The awards gala will be held in Kuala Lumpur on May 8 and 9. For more details on the awards visit http://propertyawards.net. For details on the project, https://www.mapdesign.co/the-leaf/
March 2nd, 2014 | Jobs openings at MAP’s Kathmandu Office
We are looking for young and energetic architects (starting from fresh graduates up to 5 years of experience) to work on exciting large-scale projects. Please email your resume and portfolio (not to exceed 10MB) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Help us share this!!
February 27th, 2014 | Launch of brand new website
MAP relaunches its official website www.mapdesign.co with an upgraded look and feel including the smartphone and tablet adaptations.
January 19th, 2014 | The LEAF: Construction Permitted Granted
The Phase 1 of the LEAF, a residential cum resort development has been granted construction permit. Located in Nagarkot, one of the tallest hills of Kathmandu Valley, the development commands panoramic views of the Himalayan range. The groundbreaking is scheduled for march end. For project details, https://www.mapdesign.co/the-leaf/
December 12th, 2013 | Vision Unveiled for a New Township in Kathmandu Valley
Kiran Mathema, Founding Partner unveiled the vision for a new township in Kathmandu Valley to a delegation of government officials, bankers and civic leaders. The river running through the township is integrated to become the center – socially and ecologically. The development blocks follow a unique pattern shaped by the movement of summer breeze and infiltration of winter sun. Transit ways, walkways and recreation trails knit the town into a healthy and ‘greener’ living environment. Further details to follow.
June 3rd, 2012 | Highest and Fastest Zipride Launched
The highest and fastest Zipride in the world is now open to public. Located in Pokhara, Nepal, the open-air pavilions designed by MAP, one located on the top of Sarangkot hills and the other in the Hemja plateau are designed to capture mountain views, collect rainwater for re-use and enhance the thrill associated with the ride. The design deploys local material as well as sophisticated manufacturing techniques appropriate for construction in a remote location.