Ar. Vishank Kapoor Kapoor & Associates

Ar. Vishank Kapoor Kapoor & Associates
I have an avid interest in achieving the desired aesthetics while consuming minimal resources. My architectural style is largely influenced by the Japanese philosophy of Wabi Sabi - accepting the world as imperfect, unfinished, and transient, and then going deeper and celebrating that reality. Wabi is defined as rustic simplicity or understated elegance and Sabi is translated to taking pleasure in the imperfect. I believe that this approach fits perfectly in a scenario like India where a Wabi-Sabi way of life can help embrace natural materials, reduce costs, increase efficiency in construction and cater to larger demographics.

In 2013 I was invited to Italy for a program on Urban Acupuncture & Neuroergonomics under the mentorship of architect Marco Casagrande and bio-urbanist Stefano Serafini where I established a broader vision of built human environment, which tied into social consciousness and environmental awareness.

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As a firm, we believe in visualising multiple design approaches to the same problem and designing projects which positively affect the surroundings as well as users of the space. Our primary philosophy is research-based intuitive design. We believe in creating a sense of belonging among all users of the building such that they use the space in a sensible, efficient, environment friendly and socially profitable way, and yet each building has a story to tell. The design of a building should reflect the essence and character of the client/organisation. This quality of making spaces experiential and story based is reflected keenly in the Punjab State War Heroes Memorial and Museum in Amritsar which showcases nearly 500 years of history. Here, our design approach represents a shift from a curatorial-driven to a visitor-focused experience. The story is deeply passionate and inspirational and enables the visitors to create personal and emotional bonds. The Development Management Institute in Patna is built with natural materials and locally available materials like clay jaali’s and Indian stone.

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Artizen Interiors: Offering Long-Term Value Creation

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A Contemporary Interpretation

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Vibrant Interiors

The Soch Office, designed by Saniya Kantawala Design, embodies the spirit, ethos, and entrepreneurship of the company Read More ...

Striking a Balance Between Aesthetics & Functionality

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Expressing Light As Art

Hive Home transforms glass into breath-taking light and design experiences, with every bespoke art piece making a unique style statement. Mumbai-based light design studio Hive Home offers a range of bespoke light installations to enhance hotel lobbies Read More ...

Ar. Sumit Dhawan, Cityspace’82 Architects

Building materials play a prominent role in the technical aspects of a built form, including factors like insulation, acoustics, etc. Building material selection is as important as the form development process in order to improve the quality of the built form Read More ...

Ar. Nilanjan Bhowal, Design Consortium India

We have reached a point where architects and engineers are planning for the entire life cycle of a building: from conception to demolition, providing alternatives at every step of the way to reduce harm to the environment during the entire process Read More ...

Ar. Manish Kumat Manish, Kumat Design Cell

A series of modular walls, breathable walls, and porous osmosis walls to ensure a controlled transfer of moisture and odour in the air, use of materials such as reclaimed wood, cork, AAC blocks, energy-efficient lighting fixtures, double glazed windows and automation Read More ...

Rohit Suraj, Founder & CEO, Urban Zen

Material selection is a crucial part of the design process and also depends on the client’s likes and expectations to a large extent. While choosing a material to work with, its intrinsic physical characteristics and experiential qualities are always the best parameters Read More ...

Ar. Harish Tripathi, Arhta

The role of local materials and technology cannot be undermined and their acceptability at the government and public level can create appropriate solutions. Amidst the mass movement and decline in trade as repercussions of the pandemic, the importance of using local Read More ...

Ar. Sandeep Joshi, Artisan

The trend is moving towards stronger materials that can better withstand the test of time, natural disasters, and give back to the environment instead of taking away from it. As the supply of natural resources becomes scarcer, we will be forced to use renewable and recyclable Read More ...

The Value of Material Choices

Context, functionality, and aesthetics play a crucial role in architecture with one of the most influential aspects being the value of material choices. For most buildings, the key features defining their ‘iconicity’ can be summarized as strong concept design, relevant Read More ...

Ar. Akshat Bhatt - Architecture Discipline

The pandemic and the current human condition have become markers in our collective history as the forbearers of change –– of a push towards minimal resource consumption and sustainable living. Our homes today have re-emerged as sanctuaries –– places of safe and ‘socially-distanced’ Read More ...

Ar. Aahana Miller - ABM Architects

There needs to be a change in the mindset of designers who must do away with fussy detailing and specify materials that would show dirt and be easy to clean. Homeowners are looking for alternate homes and homes away from the cities. They also want fabrics and materials Read More ...

Ar. Dinesh Verma & Ar. Akshara Verma - ACE Group Architects

In the name of development, we have overdone, over-consumed, and overlooked nature, and instead of being friendly, have turned hostile towards it. Society has knowingly compromised on the average area required by a person to be naturally comfortable, in the name of ‘expensive real estate’ Read More ...

Ar. Shobhan Kothari - ADND

Homes will now begin to address not only the pragmatic aspect of design but also question the ‘wellness’ quotient in design. Designs will evolve from having ‘curb-appeal’ to a more socially contributing device. Homegrown compost from waste to manure for plants, design with less frills Read More ...