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Mission

The core idea of the practice is based on the notion that the impact of architecture extends beyond individual buildings.



We seek to develop an architectural language that is contemporary yet rooted to the place. We try to draw inspiration from vernacular architecture which is sustainable and try to retain cultural, climatic and materialistic influences from the past in a pragmatic solution.
The practice is committed to rethinking the boundaries between the urban, the rural and the natural, promising new possibilities for architecture to interact with and shape the future. Every project has a mission and we believe that collaboration throughout the design process is key to achieving that mission.

“At the heart of our work is the optimistic belief that it is possible to create an environment that positively impacts peoples lives.”

Approach

SOCIAL
Social commitment in architecture plays an important role in responding to the needs of creating a balanced environment for all that coexists – people, land, vegetation, water and other organisms.
In our practice, we believe
that we have a social responsibility to create a balance between utopia and pragmatism.
With effective design solutions, we can certainly contribute to solving challenges such as poverty, inequality, hunger, segregation, population growth and urban sprawl.

LOCAL
The term 'Local' has many layers. We believe that to build in a particular place is to actively engage with all aspects of that place’s building culture. The existing built fabric is probably the most significant local resource that can show us how to respond to the particular context. Local building techniques and know-how of local craftspeople brings authenticity to a project. The use of locally available materials is fundamental to a harmonious and sustainable way of building.

SUSTAINABLE
Sustainability has lost much of its meaning over time, due to disingenuous and narrow interpretations. We aim to embrace not only the environmental, but also the social and economic aspects of sustainability. This implies addressing the numerous impacts of each design decision, throughout the construction and life cycle of a completed project.

People

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An architect and urban designer, Dipayan has always been fascinated by the close interconnection of social, economic, cultural, and political factors in connection with architecture and urban planning. He hails from a very remote area in the north-eastern state of Tripura and studied architecture and urban design in Chandigarh, India, and Stuttgart, Germany. The traditional, sustainable way of leading life and building structures in the north-eastern part of India has always inspired him to pursue architecture as a profession.

 

Before venturing out on his own, he gained valuable international experience working with renowned architecture and urban design firms in India and Germany. His extensive travel throughout Europe, North America, and South America gave him a better understanding of different building cultures and urban development. Dipayan is particularly enthusiastic about social design and sustainable construction.

Education

University of Stuttgart

MSc. Architecture and Urban Design, 2016-2018

Stuttgart, Germany

Chandigarh College of Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture, 2006-2011

Chandigarh, India

Collaborations

Clients

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