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Kiron Cheerla, to whom context, client, materials and technology matter

Kiron Cheerla, lead at Kiron Cheerla Architecture (kca) is committed to the design of buildings, not just its function, appearance and spatial quality, but also other important factors such as context, client, materials, technology etc. Kiron Cheerla wanted to become an architect at a very early age and he passed with a gold medal from the school of planning and architecture, J.N.T.University in 1994. He pursued Master of Architecture from University of Texas, at Arlington and later. worked in R.P.G.A. design group in Texas (a small…

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Evolving with ever changing time and environment – Matai Associates

“In these fast changing times, the desire to keep abreast, requires exploration and understanding of emerging trends in all walks of life. Architectural Design has to address the spatial, physiological and technical needs of the users/consumers in this multi-cultural environment. Our desire and attempt is to, constantly, excel, improvise and innovate, with all the available resources – to create environments which can establish new standards. The responsibility of our profession demands accountability, not just to our users orconsumers, but also to the society at large.…

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Ingenuity is a gift – Architect Harsh Boghani

“Ingenuity is a gift, and often, it is the most talented, intelligent and artistic minds that have the ability to observe, imbibe and  react to circumstances to create something that is out-of-the-box. Most of the time, these discoveries or creations are a result of weird interventions, random conversations or chance encounters.”  reflects Architect Harsh Boghani in an introspective note. The founder member of The Crossboundaries in coherence with Ar. Shailesh Boghani, Ar.Harsh Boghani pursued his B.Arch from SVIT, India with a gold medal and further…

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Merging aesthetics and functionality – Rohan Haksar

RRH Design started out of Rohan Haksar’s interest in merging aesthetics and functionality. It is this philosophy which ensures that they innovate and design and that no two projects are even remotely the same. RRH Design, a boutique architectural studio, designs and executes projects that are tailor-made to the requisite of each client – an approach that allows the end-user to appreciate personalised design in a whole new light. RRH Designs is a successful union between a unique choice of materials and contemporary new-age technologies that…

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A Candid Video Interview with the Legend, Architect Prem Nath

Premier Architect Prem Nath, established Prem Nath and Associates in 1967 as an Architectural and Interior Designing Firm offering engineering services all over India. Prem Nath is a cheerful and passionate human being and his demeanor is almost infectious. He has a child-like enthusiasm and passion to think way ahead of his time.  Here is a candid interview with the legend. Premier Architect Prem Nath, is one of the most celebrated architects of India.  He is the recipient of “Design Legend” felicitation from Society Interiors in 2015 and One…

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A stickler for detail – Urvi Singhania

A meticulous eye for detail and style from early days combined with an urge to create design and bring it to life, brought Mumbai based designer Urvi Singhania to do a foundation course on the principles of design at B. D. Somani with Kanika Bawa and thereon pursue a course in interior design at Rachna Sansad. A few years later and having trained under the tutelage of renowned Interior Designer Tejal Mathur, Urvi has made her mark in the profession as a stickler for detail where…

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Video interview with Architect & Urban Sanitation interventionalist Pratima Joshi

Pratima Joshi, Director and Founder, Shelter Associates, has worked in the area of sustainable low cost housing and sanitation for the urban poor for nearly 25 years. Using concepts like multi-stakeholder consultation, user-centered design and participative governance long before they were fashionable, her approach has evolved to include the following principles: 1. Understanding the true situation before making plans—collect data and speak with all involved parties 2. Designing spaces, whether building for the poor or toilets, must account for habits and ambitions of residents/users, rather than…

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Scaling down details to make children friendly spaces – Mrinal Bhatia

To have a conversation about Peppa pig, sea astronauts, gymnastics or play kitchen-kitchen with my toddler clients has been tougher than sketching the skyline of Chicago at -4 degrees with my fingers numb wrapped in woollen gloves for a sketching class or even being up until wee hours of morning trying to send out a door and hardware schedule for 100 odd doors. My research and home work was actually watching these shows and spending more time with this age group while working on their…

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“From Concept to Concrete”, work-mantra of Medha & Pavan Kakade

“From Concept to Concrete”, is the work-mantra of Kreative House – a young and vibrant, multi-disciplinary firm with a team of architects, interior designers, civil engineers, research assistants and surveyors. Founded in 2002 by Medha Kakade, who received her architectural degree from Appasaheb Birnale College of Architecture in 1999. Her first job was with the reputed architectural and interiors’ firm of Sangli–Parikh Associates. Kreative House has grown in size and credibility – handling more than twenty five projects a year. In 2012 Pavan Kakade joined Medha and her team. Pavan,…

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Gallopper identifying Speakers for its next……

It is that time of the year when we are in the midst of identifying Speakers who would like to be heard at our next! “Transform India” conclave to be held in Goa in July 2017. The Transform India conclave will be a coming together of those who have and those who wish to play a role in the growth and development of India, in big or small ways. The over-arching focus for the 2017 conclave will revolve around effecting this through providing the best in…

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Good design is what works the best – Architect Amey Dahanukar

“Design is a journey of discovery and a good design is what works the best”, believes Amey Dahanukar. Having completed his Architecture from Rachana Sansad’s Academy of Architecture in Mumbai, he went on to do a Master’s Degree from University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in UK. Amey founded ARA Designs in 2011 and is the inspiration behind it. He is also a partner of Dahanukar Associates. ARA Designs is a young and dynamic Architecture, Urbanism and Design firm. From large architectural ideas to the smallest of furniture details,…

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Inventive Architect Abin Chaudhuri on holistic development – Video interview

Spending his initial years in rural West Bengal, attending a ‘Pathshala’, with sheer grit and determination, he has risen to become a front-runner with projects across the globe. Architect Abin Chaudhuri has never done it conventionally; post Architecture he went on to do a course on Industrial Design. Abin graduated from Jadavpur University, Kolkata in 1998 and pursued specialisation in Industrial Design at Domus Academy, Milan in 2003. He is an architect, innovator, quirky designer and inspired entrepreneur. His creative mind is constantly in the…

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