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.
Development Management Institute
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.
Punjab State War Heroes Memorial and Museum