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The Architect

Rajeev Agarwal is a graduate of School of Planning in Architecture, New Delhi. With over 30 years of experience in the profession, he has strived to bring order into the chaotic construction industry through rigorous detailing and documentation of drawings. Each project is given special care and designed as a unique environment. He has taught for over 20 years and brings the academic rigor to his design process. Personally, he enjoys collaborating with international practices of excellence.


The practice

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

It took me close to 10 years to unlearn the design process as gathered in architecture school. The design process is actually closer to the one experienced by an artist while creating a work of art. Of course, the site, context, materials and use do play a role in defining the actual design moves but to my mind these are incidental. These get absorbed and internalized to aid the design process unselfconsciously. Architecture is an embodiment of a way of life and the values that determine its path. A successful work of architectural design has SIMPLICITY & CLARITY with crystallization of design thought to a degree that the design is simple, almost austere. The construction techniques and materials are used to explore all their intrinsic qualities like strength, density, and texture in their bare HONESTY form. They explore all facets of the material to do JUSTICE to it. A constantly changing experience jogs the mind and it continues to shape the built environment making it PLAYFUL. Constant play between two contrasts like changing views, light and shadow, change in axis, smooth and rough texture, hard and soft landscape. Each one enhances the opposite in close proximity. There is always a duality at play two opposite materials, two colours, two spaces, two geometries and two textures. Eventually the built environment consists of SPACES, which are sensed through a play of LIGHT. These are the both, the tools as well as the end products in architecture.

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