Sameep Padora is a practicing architect and principal of the design studio sP+a in Mumbai. Sameep is in a pursuit and encouragement of sustainable, contextual and innovative practices that arise ‘from a site itself’. He received his diploma in architecture from Academy of Architecture went on to study at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles, and received his Masters from the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University in 2005. He is a member of the Academic Councils of a number of schools and is a member of the National Technical Committee of Habitat for Humanity, India. And today we are here to discuss his approach towards context in the world of architecture
- Can you start by telling us your broad areas of work? How does your practise work in case of commissioned projects?
- Can you share any particular case study of yours where you dealt with latent local resources and built things?
- What are your observation w.r.t Human Resources / labour in urban India & then rural India?
- How do you practise "good amount of" research time for a particular site / project in this competitive world?
- What would be your top 3 suggestions to the upcoming world of designers and architects (Of India) to keep in mind the world of 2050 and then design?