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An Infinity of Traces | Charles Correa, by H. Masud Taj

This article was part of the published book- Icons, a tribute to Independent India’s sixty years and 20 greatest living personalities who set exemplary examples for the nation. The book’s editor Anil Dharker found H. Masud Taj’s essay on Charles Correa and the journey of post-independence architecture “erudite, readable, provocative and comprehensive.

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“Senior professionals are crucial for a holistic and a natural growth of young practices.” – Nilesh bansal, Chaukor Studio

Continuing our dialogue; today we have Nilesh Bansal from Chaukor Studio to share his views. Along with his partner Tejeshwi Bansal, he started Chaukor Studio in the year 2012 in Noida. The studio aspires to provide regenerative design solutions. By integrating traditional formal expressions and design subtleties with modern materials and technologies, they strive to create ecologically sound and elegant building environments.

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“Believe in yourself. Acknowledge the opportunities that can be grasped upon and deliver on them.” – Akshay Heranjal The Purple Ink Studio Interview

In conversation with Akshay Heranjal, Principal Architect and co – founder of The Purple Ink Studio; a multiple award winning practice which was started in 2011. The brainchild of architects Akshay Heranjal and Aditi Pai , this Bangalore based firm evolved as a confluence of two distinct architectural backgrounds – one being extremely rational, aesthetic yet responsive and the other being based on strong responses to nature and inclusion of natural elements in design.

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Studio Symbiosis

“For us we see each challenge as put forth here as an opportunity” – Amit Gupta and Britta Knobel Gupta, Studio Symbiosis

Established in 2010, the firm has received several awards and accolades since then. The firm has been involved in varied ranges of projects including villas, hotels, sports city, masterplan and other projects of various scales. Their design philosophy is to create integrated design solutions imbibing amalgamated, efficient, robust and sustainable designs leading to performative architecture.

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Gaurav Kapoor, Layers Design Studio

“In the beginning keep your expectations low, and focus on producing good work.” – Gaurav Kapoor, Layers Studios for Design & Architecture

In conversation with Gaurav Kapoor, principle architect and co-founder of Layers Studios for Design & Architecture in Delhi. Along with partner Neha Bhardwaj, he works in the field of architecture, landscape design and interior design with the pursuit of developing an architecture practice which can incorporate local traditions, international ideas, respect for the environment and cutting-edge technology in its design sensibilities.

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