Category Archives: Video Stories

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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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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“Architecture is crying for a neutral set of alphabets” – Architect Sabu Francis

Trained as an architect from IIT Kharagpur (1984), Architect Sabu Francis is an expert in several domains such as Computer Aided Design, Knowledge Management, Artificial Intelligence, Web Technology; in fact, many areas of Information Technology that includes software architecting and development. He strongly believes that the practice of architecture requires both abstract thinking and delivery on the ground. Hence he got involved in both research along with the realization of architecture projects. Sabu Francis has carried out research in the field of architecture representation systems and…

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