EP 131 . 10 Jul 19

“Context” in the world of architecture – Part 1

With Sameep Padora

In the episode

  • What does the word context mean to you? How important it is wr.t. Space design or architecture?
  • Is there any dominant pattern that is seen when we consider “context”; especially when you look at India?
  • What are been your observations about how dynamic and versatile context has been when it comes to urban India?
  • What is the process to identify the soul of the project wr.t? Material, resources, labor, environment, etc…?
  • What is your long-term vision about the future of architecture in the Indian context? Maybe 100 years out? How would you define “dignity in living”?

About Sameep Padora

Sameep Padora is a practicing architect and principal of the design studio sP+a in Mumbai. Sameep is in pursuit and encouragement of sustainable, contextual, and innovative practices that arise ‘from a site itself’. He received his diploma in architecture from the 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 several 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 the context in the world of architecture.