Category Archives: Trail Blazer

Architect Samruddha Mogal : In search of the perfect angle & composition

“I couldn’t understand how photography became my passion from a hobby,” reminisces Samruddha Mogal, an architect in private practice, in Nashik for last 18 years for whom photography has been a hobby since childhood as he learned the basics from his architect father. Samruddha received his first digital camera in year 2002 and started doing digital photography. While in a study tour to Jaipur –Ajmer in 2003, he discovered that, some of the images shot by him were good compositions and needed to be preserved.…

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Architect Chandrashekhar Kanetkar | Designing with integrity, creativity and conviction

Architect Chandrashekhar Kanetkar believes that the emotional make up of the client and his relationship with his built form is of utmost importance and that is what sustains his team as they plan each project. Here is a video interview of Architect Chandrashekhar Kanetkar with Architect Sibani Sarma, CEO of Gallopper, as he bares the soul behind his designs. Architect Chandrashekhar Kanetkar, a graduate from M.S. University, Baroda with a Gold Medal in design, has won many design competitions held by Lalit Kala Academy, NASA, MSSIDC…

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Architecture can change the world – Kingshuk Datta (KD)

Kingshuk Datta once re-mastered Laurie Baker’s famous quote as: ‘I learn my architecture by watching what nature does; in any case it is always the pragmatic and laterally evolving because nature does it. They don’t even employ builders, or for that matter architects, the living beings do it themselves. Every being builds. The job works. You can see it in the various manifestations of nature – the way a tree fractal structure works with a lot of complexities that arise from simple programming. I’m absolutely certain that Emergent Design is one of the answers.” Kingshuk…

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