February 17, 2021

"Glimpse into architecture's skilled workforce and allied industries in India during the pandemic" - AvDC

A glimpse into architecture and its allied industries in India during the pandemic – Suhasini Ayer – Guigan, AvDC

Architect Suhasini Ayer – Guigan , principal of Auroville Design Consultants, Auroville, shared insights on how the industries associated with Architecture practice were already facing a recessive market. The pandemic, hence, was not a fresh disaster to our practice, and perhaps possessed opportunities for youngsters to improve their interpersonal skills. Architect Suhasini also shares insights on how Indian manufacturing is deeply connected with global production cycles, thereby causing a chain of shutdowns to Indian work. Additionally, she also shares the significance of the shifting thought and behaviour patterns of the general Indian working population toward more efficient practices, from being disorganized and spontaneous.

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Contemporary Corporate Office, at Gurugram, Haryana, by Parag Singal Architects

Contemporary Corporate Office, at Gurugram, Haryana, by Parag Singal Architects

From over two decades, Hi Tours Pvt. Ltd. has been crafting journeys which are people, culture & experience centric rather than destination focused. Since the company was looking for an office which reflected the ethos of the organisation, a modern and appealing interior was the need of the hour. Parag Singal Architects came up with a powerful concept which had the caliber of striking balance between contemporary and corporate elements. The end product turned out to be a perfect amalgamation of both.

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After the Snake Moves, at Gujrat, by Nipun Prabhakar

After the Snake Moves: Essay on re-urbanisation in Kutch district, by Nipun Prabhakar

In Bhuj, a municipality in the Kutch district of western India’s Gujarat, a network of community members, government officials and non-profit development organisations worked together to devise an emergency re-urbanisation plan following the disastrous 2001 earthquake. One particular case study takes us to Sardar Nagar, a rehousing settlement that threatened to become a slum of thousands.

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