A TALK WITH AR. KALHAN K MATTOO


AR. KALHAN K MATTOO

  • WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ARCHITECTURE ?

Arundathi Roy, was about teen and her movie on this fantasy bohemian world had me by, like things drives young boys to utter foolishness. Transpired that she was pretty on spot in being and in depicting one thing that defines this profession, ‘compelling storytelling of the absurd’!

In simple words, people are at such a age where they take big decisions based on their perpetual motivations that they don't fully comprehend.


  • WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY?

Thankfully, even my limited intellect allows me sufficient self reflection to comprehend that any such claims to philosophical significance are flights to pedantic reason, a comforting substitute for instinctively unpredictable raw creative output, such that blows one away.


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

Do both, absolutely. Our job is that or else Engineering or Art were valid available options. Admittedly balancing is not my thing, maxing certainly. Again, both.


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

Keeping suits well pressed, pretensions of success with an odd accessory or few, Jesuit school pseudo-elitist language, being doggedly foolhardy. List is longer but I will gracefully concede space to wiser spoken words.


  • 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?

How to make money. Apparently it’s the biggest talent deficit & cause of many many spectacular failures in our profession!


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

Yawn. Please, spare the readers of another architect spiel.


  • WHO HAS BEEN YOUR INSPIRATION IN DESIGN?

Anyone who has done god awesome work and been paid god bloody awesomely for it! Deep bow to the very few those.


  • WHAT ARE A FEW OF YOUR FAVOURITE ARCHITECTURAL/DESIGN PIECES AROUND THE GLOBE?

If I list all, I would need speedy counselling. We do tend to live in reflected glories and I must be no exception.


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

Aside from what cannot be spoken here, Two Dots, BlokuDoku and Netflix a dozen episodes of whatever at a time.


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

Please don’t look for advice from most, including me totally. Most just hustle to dignity. Look, we must all discover own hacks to give meaning to the absurdity of it all, so go boy, go girl! Get it done. Do have a swell time doing whatever!

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