5th Edition of Economic Times Architecture & Design Summit Delhi
The 5th Edition of The Economic Times Architectural and Design Summit 2017, held on 6 September 2017 at The Sheraton Hotel in New Delhi, witnessed the presence of leading architects, interior designers and senior delegates from renowned organizations across the country. Co-powered by Nerolac, the theme of the summit was Designing for Diversified India.
Manit Rastogi, Founder Partner of Morphogenesis, gave a presentation on glocal views on Design Personalisation, wherein he talked about India’s diversity from an architectural perspective and how passive design, resource optimization, contextual identity and liveability is the new architectural mantra.
The spotlight sessions addressed by Sanjay Joshi, Senior VP & Business Head, Everest Industries, and Niraj Borikar, Head Marketing at Fundermax, gave insights on how the materials used in architecture can be used across locations and with different applications, keeping in mind the huge diversity of the country.
A panel discussion hosted by Srinivas Murthy G., Chief Executive and Architect at SMG Design, on Chaos Theory: Designing for Diversified India, discussed why technological solutions don’t really bring out the real architecture of our past or the real India. Panelists included Dikshu C Kukreja, Architect and Urban Planner, CP Kukreja Architects; Sapna Kumar, Director at Chapman Taylor; Amit Gupta, Founding Partner at Studio Symbiosis; Kamal Meattle, Chairman of Paharpur Business Centre, and Dr. Vibhuti Sachdev, Dean, Ansal University.
The closing session was marked by the launch of the book “Interior and Exterior Color Guides” by Peeyush Bachlaus, Head Marketing at Kansai Nerolac Paints who expressed his views on the importance of colors in our lives.
Expressing pleasure at the success of the event, Deepak Lamba, President – Times Strategic Solutions, commented: “This is indeed a pivotal summit where leaders can converge on a common platform and share their views and thoughts on how India, being a complex market due to its different languages, culture, habits and climate differences, can be taken as an opportunity for the A&D community and multiply opportunities by being more innovative.