ABOUT THE ISSUE
With this issue Design Essentia launches its fourth edition for the year 2020.
DE introduces its special made In India edition with a sole intention to put forward and promote the local talents of the country. This edition’s theme is “Make in India”.
In this edition we focus upon the vernacular and traditional wisdom along with a sustainable and local mix in the modern design approach.
Now it’s the time to go against the grain and embrace sustainability as a defining feature in design. It’s the time to learn from the past to move ahead in future while harnessing the vernacular wisdom to build the future. A future that is sustainable, a future that tells our local story, a future that envisions a better tomorrow.
DE spotlight includes a special tribute to one of the renowned architects of our time Architect Pradeep Sachdeva who we know as the creator of iconic Dilli Haat, sadly passed away this end of May. The sad demise of Architect Pradeep Sachdeva, who has left a legacy behind that, will continue to inspire many generations to come.
DE shares the conversation with renowned architecture duo Sandeep Khosla and Amaresh Anand principal architects at Khosla Associates from Bangalore, India. Also sharing with our audience a conversation with another acclaimed Architect Hiren Patel – principal architect at Hiren Patel Architects, Ahmedabad. The architects share their thoughts on the “Make in India” concept as well as the situation in architecture post COVID-19.
On Cover with Make in India highlight story involves a vernacular – traditional inspired retreat in Karnataka by Int-Hab Architecture+Design Studio from Bangalore. This edition showcases various homegrown architects & designers of the country promoting the Make In India campaign by putting forward their thoughts and works towards promoting the local in design.
Let’s highlight the Make in India design and craft story. Let’s talk local, traditional and sustainable. “Let’s go local”.
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