WHEN DID YOU COME TO
In 1987, as a
trainee, and finally in 1990.
BACKGROUND, SOME INFO
OF YOUR TRAINING
Diploma in Architecture, 1984-1990, at School of Architecture, CEPT, Ahmedabad.
Diploma Thesis: Form, Structure and Energy, A study of the Great Pyramid
Masters in Science, ARTES (Appropriate Rural Technology and Extension
Skills), 1992-1994, at University of Flensburg, Germany.
Masters Thesis: Does modern architecture lead to "Civilization sicknesses"? - Consequences of Building Technologies in modern Living
taken as a sign of Progress - shown in case studies on Electrobiology.
OF THE NATURE OF YOUR WORK
Designing and constructing with the principles of Baubiology, such as
earth-energies, electromagnetic fields, natural materials which are ecological
and sustainable in the long run. Exploration of domes and vaults in the
tropical climate. Stress on details, client interaction, landscaping with
indigenous plants, rocks and water as elements.
One of the communities where this has been explored is 'Yantra', a community
trying to integrate residences with workshops /offices in the 'Auroshilpam'
(Industrial) area of Auroville – see
Another ongoing project "Udyogam" is a complex of buildings designed to have only food processing and related units in the Industrial Zone.
Here there are exoeruments with local rough limestones for load-bearing walls, lime mortar and plaster, and combining vaults with flat roofs.
THROUGH YOUR WORK WHAT
ARE YOU TRYING TO SEEK OR EXPRESS?
which lead to the well-being of the users.., taking into account the five
senses of the human being and activating them through architecture..,
exploring the relation between music and architecture.. "Architecture
is frozen music", - Goethe!
WHICH OF YOUR WORKS
BEST EXPRESSES YOUR VISION, PHILOSOPHY?
As Picasso puts
it, "Always the next one!"
PROJECT IN AUROVILLE OTHER THAN YOURS DO YOU APPRECIATE THE MOST?
Many.., in bits
and parts.. Since no individual is perfect, so is the architecture created:
never perfect. The process is as important as the end result.. Architecture
is a means and not an end in itself.
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