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There is a huge difference between social distancing and social disconnection. As we are practising social distancing and each one is doing our bit to reduce the spread of this pandemic, let us stay connected and grow through collective learning. Join this talk series and stay updated with some of the best practices in the field.

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This Talk Series is in collaboration with IIID Hyderabad Regional Chapter and supported by Saint Gobain. Architecture Live is the Media partner and National Association of Students of Architecture is the student partner. Special discounts for NASA & IIID members and Architecture Live subscribers will be shared by the respective organisation. For other student and group discount Whatsapp 8208434171.

Impact of Covid-19 on Built Environment

Sonali Rastogi, Morphogenesis

How will COVID-19 change the way we design, plan our cities, and experience our built environment? Join this session with Sonali Rastogi, Founding Partner, Morphogenesis to hear her views on the future of our cities. Morphogenesis is one of India’s leading Architecture and Urban Design practices. The Firm is recognised for reinterpreting India’s architectural roots and consistently employing passive design solutions for a unique contextual language. Its work encompasses a range of typologies across Architecture, Interiors and Landscape Urbanism. The Firm has won over 110 international and national awards which include being India’s first World Architecture Festival Award winners and has been published in over 850 international and national publications.

A conversation with the BASE Group

Anchored by Bijoy Ramachandran

“BASE” is the name adopted by a group of architects in Bangalore, spanning across seven different practices. They call it the Beer And Slides Evening! Bijoy Ramachandran will be in conversation with Prem Chandavarkar, Edgar D'Mello, Sanjay Mohe, Shankar Kanade & Clare Arni from BASE for an online get-together to talk about beginnings, inspirations, teachers, mentors, the aura of architecture, the IGNCA competition, singing in quarries, midnights at IIM, Amitabh Bachchan & Om Puri and much more. Join this enthralling chat to get a sneak-peek into the world of some of the Masters. They have been meeting informally over the years, sometimes to discuss architecture, and sometimes to travel. Travel has often taken them to a village or small town around Bangalore, and on their return, there has always been a session of retrospective analysis. Join this session to listen to their stories and more.

From within to without

Mona Doctor-Pingel

Ever since her first visit as a trainee in 1987 and later as an architect in 1990, Auroville has been Mona’s “playfield”. Join this lecture series as she shares her process of design and building: From within to without. Her practice at Auroville allows Mona to constantly formulate and re-evaluate her ideas and ideals.  It has supported her growth as an individual in multifarious activities which are synergistic with architecture. The inside-outside relationship does form an important part of her practice since she likes to see the built form with its surroundings rather than in isolation. Her firm Studio Naqshbandi engages with architecture, interior and landscape design in every project they take up. She believes that the consciousness one puts into the design and building process is bound to show in the end result.

Ideas are your only Currency

Pinkish Shah & Shilpa Gore, S+PS Architects

As most of us envision a paradigm shift in the way we perform architecture, in the last session of Architects Connect 2.0, Shilpa Gore-Shah & Pinkish Shah will discuss the value of ideas. They are the founding partners and design principals of S+PS Architects, which they founded in 1997. The firm believes that good design is produced from careful study and research, combined with technical knowledge and artistic judgment. Random and unforeseen events are examined for the possibility of adding richness and new possibilities to the design. Attention to detail, proportions and scale, together with common sense ensure that the end result fully develops the potential within the concept.