Shob­han Kothari & Ar. Anand Menon, ADND


MGS Architecture - - Changing Face of Indian Architecture -

Ar­chi­tects and de­sign­ers are main­tain­ing a healthy bal­ance of In­dia’s rich cul­tural dis­po­si­tion and global in­ter­ven­tions.

Creative fields are see­ing many in­no­va­tions in our coun­try, which has had a slow but steady growth in real es­tate with some sig­nif­i­cant de­vel­op­ments in the last decade. The de­signs have be­gun to blend with the in­no­va­tive tech­nol­ogy avail­able. Ar­chi­tects and de­sign­ers are now keep­ing one eye in the fu­ture with one on the past with re­gards to keep­ing a healthy bal­ance of our rich cul­tural dis­po­si­tion and global in­ter­ven­tions.

De­sign­ing is about imag­i­na­tion. Tech­nol­ogy is a medium. Once an idea is con­ceived, tech­nol­ogy will as­sist in that di­rec­tion. De­sign tools to­day are as­sist­ing in op­ti­miz­ing hu­man re­source and avoid du­pli­ca­tion of work.

In­dian real es­tate is still un­ex­plored largely in tier 2-3 cities.

If the con­struc­tion in these cities is to be en­cour­aged and newer tech­niques have to as­sist the in­dus­try, then both the dis­tri­bu­tion chan­nel for ma­te­ri­als to reach the source as well as the skill set for im­ple­men­ta­tion will need to be de­vel­oped.

Ar­chi­tec­ture has al­ways been tec­tonic. Ma­te­rial, whether tra­di­tional or new age, will con­tinue to be a part of de­sign. Their se­lec­tion will be de­ter­mined on nu­mer­ous fac­tors and will vary from project to project. For ex­am­ple, avail­abil­ity, cost, skilled la­bor for ex­e­cut­ing them vs. indige­nous con­struc­tion, are some fac­tors that will de­ter­mine us­age of ma­te­ri­als for a project.

Ur­ban projects with in­put higher costs of con­struc­tion will be the fron­trun­ners for con­struc­tion tech­niques like pre­cast, PEB, dry­wall, etc. The ac­cel­er­a­tion of con­struc­tion phase and lesser loads on high den­sity projects will be some of the rea­sons to con­sider these tech­niques.

Cest La Vie bun­glow in Alibagh

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