Leading Architects Pitch For Sustainability In Future Architecture
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Leading Architects Pitch For Sustainability In Future Architecture

Several prominent Indian architects spoke out on Friday in favour of incorporating sustainability into the design of future buildings, with one famous conservation specialist stating that the old and new can coexist peacefully under this development paradigm.

At the current Festival of Architecture and Interior Design (FOAID), the book 'Five Decades of India's Built Environment' was launched.

Following the book presentation, a panel discussion with Council of Architecture president Habeeb Khan, prominent conservation architect Abha Narain Lambah, architect Dikshu C. Kukreja, and Prof. Vivek Sabherwal, director of Apeejay School of Architecture was conducted. "Building should be geared toward the environment," Khan argued for incorporating sustainability into future architecture.

He emphasised the lineage of Indian architectural styles, from antiquity to the Mughal Empire, British domination, and finally the post-Independence style. "Given the direction we're going now, it appears like the future of architecture (in India) is in good hands," he remarked. "We have to construct not at the expense of the environment, but beside it," experts agreed while planning future structures. "New avenues are developing up in the area of architecture in India, and that is a really encouraging indication," said Kukreja, who co-authored the book with his wife Arunima Kukreja.

Roli's book commemorates the last 50 years of India's built environment (from the 1970s) via the work of CP Kukreja Architect, which includes the JNU buildings and other notable monuments.

"The architects' community will have to join together, when it comes to sustainability, because we breathe the same air and drink the same water," the Delhi-based architect added.

According to Lambah, Indian architects created a lot of "cookie-cutter standard" work in the 1980s and 1990s, but "today we are leaning towards the proper way."

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Several prominent Indian architects spoke out on Friday in favour of incorporating sustainability into the design of future buildings, with one famous conservation specialist stating that the old and new can coexist peacefully under this development paradigm. At the current Festival of Architecture and Interior Design (FOAID), the book 'Five Decades of India's Built Environment' was launched. Following the book presentation, a panel discussion with Council of Architecture president Habeeb Khan, prominent conservation architect Abha Narain Lambah, architect Dikshu C. Kukreja, and Prof. Vivek Sabherwal, director of Apeejay School of Architecture was conducted. Building should be geared toward the environment, Khan argued for incorporating sustainability into future architecture. He emphasised the lineage of Indian architectural styles, from antiquity to the Mughal Empire, British domination, and finally the post-Independence style. Given the direction we're going now, it appears like the future of architecture (in India) is in good hands, he remarked. We have to construct not at the expense of the environment, but beside it, experts agreed while planning future structures. New avenues are developing up in the area of architecture in India, and that is a really encouraging indication, said Kukreja, who co-authored the book with his wife Arunima Kukreja. Roli's book commemorates the last 50 years of India's built environment (from the 1970s) via the work of CP Kukreja Architect, which includes the JNU buildings and other notable monuments. The architects' community will have to join together, when it comes to sustainability, because we breathe the same air and drink the same water, the Delhi-based architect added. According to Lambah, Indian architects created a lot of cookie-cutter standard work in the 1980s and 1990s, but today we are leaning towards the proper way.Also read https://www.constructionworld.in/latest-construction-news/real-estate-news/interiors/here---s-how-hot-housing-market-killed-property-flipping-by-middle-class/31607 https://www.constructionworld.in/latest-construction-news/real-estate-news/interiors/charming-and-luxurious-family-lounges-by-aparna-kaushik/31456

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