A TALK WITH AR. ANNKUR KHOSLA


AR. ANNKUR KHOSLA

  • WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ARCHITECTURE ?

I grew up with this firm belief that I would dedicate my life to a cause for greater good and where I could transform the lives of an individual at a more humanistic level.. My options being medicine , biomedical engineering to design medical equipment or architecture.. Medicine – I opted out as at that young age I was unable to come to terms with the concept of death. I had enrolled myself for the engineering course when the architecture entrance test results were declared where I had stood first mystically!

At a more genetic level – My mother is a very aesthetical woman and she has transmitted her sensitivity to design and culture to both her daughters. The veering towards a design course came more as natural instinct.


  • WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY?

Architecture and Interiors, perhaps not in a pure sense because of its technical and functional requirements, but due to its form and materials are similar to sculpture. The aim is to always “sculpt humanistic spaces” that transform the experience of an individual to sublime joy. The firm’s “soul- searching” spirit permeates in their design with a continuous strive to contribute change in the cultural ethos of society and the nation at large.


  • WHAT IS THE MANTRA THAT YOU'VE RELIED ON IN BALANCING FUNCTIONING WITH AESTHETICS?

DESIGN WITH A HEART AND A HEAD


  • TALK ABOUT THE SKILLS THAT HAVE SERVED YOU BEST IN YOUR CAREER.

PATIENCE AND PERSISTENCE


  • WHAT ARE THE THINGS A BUDDING ARCHITECT SHOULD PAY ATTENTION TO WHILE HANDLING PROJECTS? WHAT ACCORDING TO YOU ARE THE DO'S AND THE DONT'S IN THIS FIELD?

Do – pay attention to your project planning and details. If you're unclear about these aspects it's extremely difficult for the project to be well done.

Don't get disheartened if there are challenges on the way.


  • MENTION FEW OF YOUR NOTABLE PROJECTS AND WHY THEY ARE CLOSE TO YOU.

Penthouse Canopy House and Connect House



  • WHERE DO YOU SEE THE FUTURE OF INDIA'S ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGNING IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS?

Design is a more organised culture abroad and I think that ethic will filter into the industry. The other aspect I envisage will grow is the several endeavours of designers collaborating and creating a new aesthetic.


  • WHO HAS BEEN YOUR INSPIRATION IN DESIGN?

Inspiration can come from anyone and anywhere – there has been no fixed formula to it.


  • WHAT DO YOU LOVE DOING WHEN YOU'RE NOT DESIGNING?

My family members are my pillars and spending time with them is an important aspect of my life.


  • SHARE SOME OF YOUR VALUABLE ADVICE FOR OUR READERS TO GET INSPIRED OF.

Each one is the author of their own creative story. The mighty pen lies in the hands of the author. It's just a thought quoting from Rumi to “Trade your cleverness for bewilderment".


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