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?
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