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SMEF's Brick Group of Institutes: The Architects of a New Nation

The era of university corridors lined with doors that open into tiny classrooms, artfully decorated with posters, inspiring quotes and research ideas on scraps of paper may be over. A wave of new building work has followed the trend for open-plan study paces, complete with soft seating, breakout areas and numerous hubs. Bringing this change to India is Pune based Satish Misal Educational Foundation's Brick Group of Institutes, a centre for creative architecture learning. With open format spaces - some expansive, some cosy - the college looks more like an architectural museum than a traditional brick and mortar educational institution. At the SMEF's Brick Group of Institutes, students and teachers can change the space to meet their needs - even they conduct classes on the rooftop - and...

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