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Retreat Center Design Competition
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Dinky Purohit

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Karan Patel

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Priyank Patel

Name: Dinky Purohit, Karan Patel, Priyank Patel
Team: Rigour Design Studio

Dinky Purohit: I am an Architect. I have completed my B.Arch, M.Arch (Landscape Architecture) from G.C.P.I.A., V.N.S.G.U., Surat.
A strong believer in the ability of Architecture and research combined with design thinking for strengthening our societies and having a positive effect.

Karan Patel: I am an Architect from Surat, Gujarat. I have completed my B.Arch, M.Arch (Landscape Architecture) from G.C.P.I.A., V.N.S.G.U.
Architecture is my Affection. The Architectural approach to the work I create is very much simplistic but also function inspired. I love what I do, and adore the creative process; it is addictive and can give never ending possibilities.

Priyank Patel: I am an architecture student. I am currently in my final year of B.Arch from M.S. University, Baroda
Designing has always been my favourite, whether that's designing products, logos or artwork for a specific project. I thoroughly enjoy doing so. I adore working with both traditional (pen, ink) along with incorporating the digital medium.

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1. Please introduce yourself in a personal and professional way.
Dinky Purohit: An architect, I have completed my master’s in landscape Architecture from V.N.S.G.U., Surat. Apart from designing I like reading, painting, cooking and I am also into art and craft.

Karan Patel: An architect with specialization in landscape design from V.N.S.G.U., Surat. We run a studio named Rigour Design. Apart from designing, I like to invest my time doing sketches, creating artworks and playing video games.

Priyank Patel: Final year student of B. Arch in M.S. University Baroda, Gujarat. My hobbies are reading, playing video games, watching movies. Apart from architecture, graphic design has always been my second field of interest.

2. What is your design philosophy?
The initial thought was to design a building in such a way that it blends with the surrounding topography like a hidden shelter from busy day to day life and at the same time stands out as a unique architectural landmark.

3. Can you briefly explain your understanding of the topic and the source of ideas?
A retreat centre was thought as a place where one can escape from everyday life and thoughtfully contemplate. A place that focuses on connecting man with the realm of nature and a shelter that is intimate to body and soul. The idea was to create a centre that is organic in nature that would resemble caves which were the primeval home of man.

4. When and how you were first introduced to architecture?
Dinky Purohit:I was always intrigued by historic buildings and how they were created and why were they different from present buildings. I was always keen about buildings and wanted to learn further about it in detail and that’s how I came across this field.

5. What does architecture mean to you?
Much more than designing buildings or whole communities, I think architects have a greater task. As an architect we uniquely positioned to improve life on numerous levels for professional clients, cities and private individuals.

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