Brick by Brick

Gu­jarat’s creative minds who build spa­ces, struc­tures and prod­ucts that are high on de­sign and style.

India Today - - INSIDE - Eclec­tic Ideas By Aditi Pai

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FAnthill De­sign rom re­build­ing pri­mary schools in Uri af­ter the 2008 earth­quake in Kash­mir to op­ti­mally util­is­ing 221 acres of highly con­toured land to house the Ma­hatma Gandhi In­ter­na­tional Hindi Univer­sity, Anthill De­sign has nu­mer­ous and var­ied projects— ur­ban and ru­ral—in their reper­toire. In 2015, they de­signed a con­tem­po­rary look­ing law of­fice in Mum­bai but with the char­ac­ter­is­tic touch of tra­di­tional wood and books, in­tact. “The de­sign process at anthill de­sign is a multi-medium based ap­proach that uses col­lages, hand sketch­ing, phys­i­cal and com­puter gen­er­ated mod­els,” ex­plains Riyaz Tayy­ibji, 44, for­mer pro­fes­sor at CEPT his alma mater.

THE CREATOR A lead­ing ar­chi­tect based in Ahmed­abad, he’s also been the project co­or­di­na­tor of the Gandhi Her­itage Sites Mission for the doc­u­men­ta­tion of 39 core ar­chi­tec­tural sites re­lated to the life and work of Ma­hatma Gandhi.

Riyaz Tayy­ibji

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