The life touching works of Alejandro Aravena

While it is a dream of most of the architects to design a unique creation, the Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena disregards the notion and follows the path of his own. For him, architecture is about improving lives of the people. He feels that if the architecture is unique, it means it cannot be replicated and hence it cannot reach a larger number of people. Continue reading The life touching works of Alejandro Aravena

Aluminium composite panels: A material that fascinated Indian architects at the turn of the century.

In the 1990s India became an open economy. First foreign products poured into the markets, then came the services. Indians were suddenly exposed to a whole new world. Everything suddenly changed around us, so did the architecture. New markets developed, … Continue reading Aluminium composite panels: A material that fascinated Indian architects at the turn of the century.

A sneak-peek inside Ar. Nilesh Chopda’s life

Every architectural design includes 3 aspects: beauty, utility and most importantly, psychology. The first and foremost important role for any architectural design is to satisfy the human psyche of growth. It doesn’t mean that the design has to be just flashy or futuristic. It means that it should become an aspiration. The harmony between a design based on human psychology and the ecosystem is what architecture has to be about. Studying this aspect and gaining a thorough knowledge of the matter helped me in planning the township on a micro as well as a macro scale. I have also seen that the design that pays attention to the human psychology of growth is the only kind of design that lasts long. Continue reading A sneak-peek inside Ar. Nilesh Chopda’s life