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The Ideal Home and Garden - - Artist Speak -

A frus­trated mu­si­cian in an ar­chi­tect’s at­tire. Ar­chi­tec­ture marvel I worked are… The HSBC head­quar­ters, the Cen­tre Pom­pi­dou, the Shard and the Water­loo Sta­tion. De­sign In­spi­ra­tion for me is… That I find ar­chi­tec­tural thought and dis­course in­spir­ing. Best ma­te­rial to work with... I avoid in­dulging in tech­nol­ogy and ma­te­rial fetish - these are univer­sal re­sources. It’s usu­ally more pro­duc­tive and sat­is­fy­ing to in­dulge in tech­nique as it al­lows for deep per­sonal ex­pres­sion. Must-have travel ac­ces­sory for me… Used to be a cam­era with a wide an­gle lens. That’s been re­placed by a smart phone and a lens adapter. I be­lieve that de­sign is… About peo­ple first. One thing that I need to keep in mind while de­sign­ing is... A build­ing has two lives - the way I imag­ine it and the way it’s ac­tu­ally used, the closer these get the bet­ter it is.

Ar. Akshat Bhatt (Ar­chi­tec­ture Dis­ci­pline)

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