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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Architecture is mostly Common Sense – Laurie Baker

Laurence Wilfred “Laurie” Baker, born on  2 March 1917 , a British by birth was a practising Indian architect, renowned for his initiatives in cost-effective energy-efficient architecture and designs that maximized space, ventilation and light and maintained an uncluttered yet striking aesthetic sensibility. He effectively combined  traditional techniques, with indigenous innovations to bring down the cost of construction dramatically. Baker studied architecture in Birmingham Institute of Art and Design  and graduated in 1937, at the age of 20 and became an Associate Member of the Royal Institute of Architects…

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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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Freedom of Expression through Art and Design – Rajan Bhatt with The Mool Foundation

“Giving due credit for my Design learning to the best of the Design Schools that I went to, I would like to share that my maximum understanding of design keeps coming from – the places I visit, the streets I walk on or ride my bicycle on, the people I meet and from their experiences that they share and of course my constant companion – my camera, which I frequently use and capture moments and visuals which I revisit time to time,” expresses Rajan Bhatt.…

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“Dream. Design. Discover. Deliver”, the unique ethos of DCA Architects

Amit Aurora along with Rahul Bansal, both architecture graduates of 1993 from the esteemed School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, founded DCA Architects in 1996. Envisioned as a 360 degree integrated architecture and interior design solutions firm with a unique ethos of “Dream. Design. Discover. Deliver”, DCA ARCHITECTS provides services in Architecture, Interior design and Design Coordination across a wide range of buildings. For them every project is a successful result of a structured collaboration between the design team, clients and the spaces, thereby…

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