Amit Aurora & Ar. Rahul Bansal, group.dca

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MGS Architecture - - Changing Face of Indian Architecture -

Peo­ple have be­come re­cep­tive to newer styles and so­lu­tions due to avail­abil­ity of in­for­ma­tion.

We are in a phase de­fined by start-ups and the dot­com era. So, peo­ple have be­come re­cep­tive to newer styles and so­lu­tions due to avail­abil­ity of in­for­ma­tion, and easy com­mu­ni­ca­tion within the pro­fes­sion it­self. This has not only added knowl­edge at our end as pro­duc­ers, but also on the clients’ end as con­sumers. With the vast va­ri­ety of ma­te­ri­als, prod­ucts and in­ter­ven­tions avail­able, it has be­come eas­ier to pro­vide response to con­text and ad­dress crit­i­cal so­cio-cul­tural is­sues. So, the idea is to drive the thought process away from cookie cut­ter so­lu­tions to more sen­si­tive state­ments that are able to craft a more suit­able lan­guage of spa­ces.

Tech­nol­ogy has added to de­tail not only at the de­sign level but also in the man­age­ment and vi­su­al­i­sa­tion of a project.

BIM is a tech­no­log­i­cal as­pect in the hands of an artist nec­es­sary not only to al­low play­ful­ness but to en­sure de­liv­er­ance. Such sys­tems have al­lowed our de­sign in­ter­ven­tions to find greater speci­ficity in their en­vi­ron­ments, and build­ing ser­vices to be­come as much a part of our de­sign

process as our ma­te­ri­als. These tech­nolo­gies have added to de­tail not only at the de­sign level but in the man­age­ment and vi­su­al­i­sa­tion too of a project.

The tra­di­tional ma­te­ri­als in their mod­ern form find great ap­pli­ca­bil­ity and rel­e­vance in present day con­struc­tions.

To­day, de­signs not only em­ploy com­pos­ite ma­te­ri­als but com­pos­ite struc­tural sys­tems also. There is a di­verse pal­ette of com­pos­ite ma­te­ri­als crafted out of nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als to tran­scend their orig­i­nal lim­i­ta­tions and find place in mod­ern con­struc­tions. That said, look­ing at de­signs of spa­ces and at­mos­pheres, one has to use ma­te­ri­als in the cor­rect pro­por­tion and scale, to pro­duce an emo­tional response. Here, the tra­di­tional ma­te­ri­als in their mod­ern form find great ap­pli­ca­bil­ity and rel­e­vance by be­stow­ing warmth and depth.

Con­struc­tion sys­tems like Pre­cast, PEB, and Dry­wall will con­tinue to pro­lif­er­ate and di­ver­sify to the needs of each project and user.

Con­struc­tion tech­niques like Pre­cast, PEB, Dry­wall are lim­ited to a par­tic­u­lar scale of projects and haven’t re­ally found their way into the com­mon ar­chi­tec­tural lan­guage of the time. But, these sys­tems will con­tinue to pro­lif­er­ate and di­ver­sify to the needs of each project and user. The ad­van­tage of such sys­tems is that they are sus­tain­able, and driven by au­to­ma­tion. So, in the fu­ture, we will see greater ap­pli­ca­bil­ity, eco­nomic ac­ces­si­bil­ity, and ease of em­ploy­a­bil­ity of these so­lu­tions, whilst pro­vid­ing speci­ficity to de­sign and con­text.

We are see­ing a break­away from tra­di­tional forms of de­signs to cre­ate more in­clu­sive paradigms.

We are finding greater so­cial rel­e­vance in our projects in an ef­fort to craft a new ar­chi­tec­tural lan­guage and thought for the time. There is greater fo­cus on learn­ing how the cur­rent gen­er­a­tion and fu­ture gen­er­a­tion uses or is ex­pected to use the space. There is tremen­dous ef­fort in re­duc­ing the car­bon foot­print and bring ef­fi­ciency to the con­struc­tion process, and sen­si­tiv­ity towards all strata and cul­tures of our so­ci­ety. Ar­chi­tec­ture is un­der­go­ing a trans­for­ma­tion and re-ap­proach­ing ear­lier con­cepts and method­olo­gies, which is largely a re­sult of the tech­no­log­i­cal break­through we have wit­nessed in the last few decades.

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