History of Architecture Winner!

Arun Kumar | History of Architecture Competition
1st Prize Winner

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Arun Kumar, 26 is an experienced architect based out of Bangalore, India. With a strong passion to innovate and tell unheard, unseen and unimagined stories, he uses his design skills coupled with digital tools to constantly innovate and tell a tale.

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1. Can you introduce yourself in a personal and professional way?

Some say I love buildings more than people, I often wonder what I would speak if the buildings started talking back to me. An Architect, a creative soul and a tad oversensitive about food.



2. What is your design philosophy?

My design philosophy revolves around the amalgamation of sustainability, minimalism and futuristic design. I find joy in adopting different textures and materials in my design.



3. What was your feeling when the winners were announced?

Ecstatic. It’s a great feeling to win in the subject I am most passionate about.



4. Can you briefly explain your essay writing process, the source of ideas and, your understanding of the topic?

Living in a secular country like ours and being an architect, I have always had an inquisitive eye towards our architectural history, and how kings played their roles in shaping it. An apparent flipside was always evident! Our topic is one of those cases which required attention. We conducted thorough research, sought out professionals who worked around the same, and started framing the piece.



5. When and how you were first introduced to the topic of History of Architecture?

Initially, it lingered around me when I read special editions of daily newspaper. Later on, it became a part of my curriculum while I was studying architecture.



6. What measures will you take/ taking to introduce your understanding of the essay to the architecture practice?

After working on the essay for Archiol’s - History of Architecture competition we were able to identify some major gaps in the design of the subject area. Not only were there ergonomic ways but also scope for environmental-friendly and sustainable design implementations. It would be a humbling experience to work on the design and contribute my part to the society.




©Roshni Gera, Darsan babu & Arun Kumar

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