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It started at a very young age. My father, who was an artist, used to keep clay in his studio which I ended up playing with most of the time, making miniature anthills and snake holes. But it was during my student days in School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, when mud began to fascinate me as a medium of construction.

Eugene Pandala

Also, my own house in Kerala, a beautiful one with lime-plastered walls, and the hostel that I stayed in New Delhi, were both built with mud. They were still standing strong, so I was convinced that mud architecture is what I should practice.

Eugene Pandala

I have had one foot in practice and another in academia, and each area of my engagement has enriched the other. 

Anupama Kundoo

The journey has certainly been a very adventurous and exciting one, but not without its share of struggles and challenges.

Anupama Kundoo

Architecture is never an easy matter, and if one cannot counter challenges (whatever they may be) then one is not likely to ever create something new and relevant to the current context.

Anupama Kundoo

Architects’ ability to synthesise is crucial to help Indian cities keep up with unprecedented migration and provide necessary infrastructure to its newcomers.

Anupama Kundoo

The Sabarmati Riverfront project design derives from every city that has successfully integrated multi-dimensional goals and socialised its waterfront.

Bimal Patel

One of the many challenges was addressing people’s apprehensions and dispelling their misconceptions due to lack of clear understanding of the serious dimensions of the project.

Bimal Patel

Since the late sixties, when Soviet-style central economic planning gripped the imagination of India’s policymakers, Indian urban planning has been all about replacing markets by planning.

Bimal Patel

Many see SRFD as a pioneering urban development project, which is already showing Indian cities the way forward.

Bimal Patel

Urban planners have attempted to ‘design’ cities instead of enabling their growth.

Bimal Patel

Planners believe they can accumulate all the information that is necessary to be able to project this future and then make a plan that everybody had to follow.

Bimal Patel

There will never be great architects or great architecture without great patrons.

Edwin Lutyens

And any stone being mentally handled must become endowed with such poetry and artistry as God has given you.

Edwin Lutyens

A garden scheme should have a backbone - a central idea beautifully phrased.

Edwin Lutyens

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