Category Archives: Trail Blazer

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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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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Life is short. Let’s build stuff that matters – Ar. Sabeena Khanna

Architect Sabeena believes in Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Simplicity is the intimate sophistication”. Architectural inspiration came to her at an early age from her father, Ar. V.N Shah, who spearheaded Haryana and Himachal Pradesh for almost 20 years as Chief Architect. Sabeena Khanna travelled the length and breadth of these states with him and was fascinated to see new places and cultures, meet people and even visit construction sites. Little did she realize that by participating in daily discussions or travelling with her father, she was…

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