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The Ideal Home and Garden - - Artist Speak -

A prac­tic­ing ar­chi­tect and founder prin­ci­pal of the de­sign stu­dio SML Ar­chi­tects in Mum­bai. I en­joy de­sign­ing, do­ing re­search and ex­e­cut­ing projects at all scales. I also teach ar­chi­tec­ture de­sign and con­duct work­shop at NMIMS BSSA, Mum­bai.

Ar­chi­tec­ture marvel I worked are…

I am not sure if there is such a thing as an ar­chi­tec­ture marvel. As an ar­chi­tect you have to do your best work for ev­ery pro­ject, but I re­ally en­joyed de­tail­ing my per­sonal res­i­den­tial in­te­rior pro­ject called ‘Birch Ply House’ where we used birch ply in its raw, ex­posed form in var­i­ous ca­pac­i­ties and scale through­out the house.

De­sign In­spi­ra­tion for me is…

Too many and in var­i­ous de­sign fields. Works of sculp­tor Richard Serra, Ola­fur Elias­son, paint­ings of Hun­dert­wasser, ar­chi­tec­tural works of Car­los Scarpa, Frei Otto, Tadao Ando, Richard Rogers, Peter Zumthor, Ate­lier Bow-Wow, RCR, Ni­eto Sobe­jano, Junya Ishigami, Al­varo Siza, En­ric Mi­ralles, Toyo, and lot more.

Best ma­te­rial to work with...

Con­crete for its qual­ity of be­ing pure, mal­leable and un­pre­ten­tious.

A must have travel ac­ces­sory for me…

Print of the map of the place that I am trav­el­ing

I’m cur­rently read­ing…

‘Slightly out of Fo­cus’ by pho­to­jour­nal­ist Robert Capa, which is a mem­oir of World War II. I like to read, know and un­der­stand what’s go­ing on in other artis­tic sec­tors like mu­sic, art, pho­tog­ra­phy and lit­er­a­ture.

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