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Archgyan Podcast - An Indian Architecture Podcast

Archgyan Podcast - An Indian Architecture Podcast

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Archgyan is a podcast that brings a selection of original interviews with architects, planners and designers from across India in the field of architecture.

By an architect, for architects in India, the podcast aims to serve as a well-stocked cellar of information for reference and inspiration that will help them stay informed, get creative new ideas and engage with the architecture community.

Tune in for a weekly dose of interesting information, innovation and original research that comments on modern architecture and focuses on creating sustainable architecture worldwide.

Check out our website http://archgyan.com/ for more!
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In this episode, we speak to a second-generation Architecture and partner of Rathi Associates, Rohan Rathi. Rathi associates is a Bangalore based Architecture firm that was started by Rohan's father, BH Rathi in the year 1976. They have since completed over 800+ projects pan India and across the world. And have gone to win various national & international awards for their work. We’re going to be talking about Rohan’s journey in Architecture, how Rathi Associates got started in the 80s, the various projects that they’ve completed over the years, the indian design industry, adoption of technology in India and implementation of BIM, improving the quality of Architectural education in India, the Rathi Learning Space which is an interior design institute started by Rathi Associates, how they’ve made a smooth transition to remote working, and we have a special section in this episode, where Rohan is going to be explaining one of his favourite projects which was an experience center for Wipro in Bangalore and there’s a lot more in this episode. For more on the episode, head to Archgyan (http://archgyan.com/45)
In this episode, we speak to Prof. Anuradha Chatterjee, who is presently the Dean of Faculty of Design at Manipal University Jaipur. She shares her journey from Architecture to Academia and teaching across the world. We dive deep into the Architectural Education system in India, the various challenges it faces, integrating more of Site into Studio, tips for final year students working on their thesis, how do we teach Architectural Design, plagiarism in PHDs, Architectural Journalism, the importance of writing in Architecture, the future of Architectural Education, advice for young architects and a whole lot more. Professor (PhD) Anuradha Chatterjee is Dean, Faculty of Design, Manipal University Jaipur. She is a registered architect in India, with M. Arch and PhD from the University of New South Wales, Australia. For close to two decades, she has taught at and has held leadership positions in premier higher education institutions in Australia (University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney, University of Tasmania, and University of South Australia); China (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University); and India (Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Srishti Institute of Art Design and Technology, and Pearl Academy). Prior to joining Manipal University Jaipur, Dr Chatterjee was the Dean Academics at Avani Institute of Design, where she was responsible for establishing culture and systems for academic excellence.  Dr Chatterjee is the Area Editor for Asia, Bloomsbury Global Encyclopedia of Women in Architecture 1960-2015 (edited by Karen Burns and Lori Brown, forthcoming in 2021), and has edited and authored three well received and endorsed academic books, Surface and Deep Histories: Critiques, and Practices in Art, Architecture, and Design, (Cambridge Scholars Publishing); Built, Unbuilt, and Imagined Sydney (Copal Publishing); and John Ruskin and the Fabric of Architecture (Routledge). Her recent prestigious appointments include 1) Member of Board of Review for CEPT University’s M Arch / MA in Architectural History and Theory Programme; 2) Elected Companion to The Guild of St George; 3) Member of Editorial Board for Architecture, Cambridge Scholars Publishing; 4) Senior Research Fellow (Honorary), Centre for Architecture Theory Criticism History at the University of Queensland; 5) Regional Editor (Asia Pacific), Textile; Journal of Cloth and Culture. For more information, see: https://jaipur.manipal.edu/fod/schools-faculty/faculty-list/Dr_Anuradha_Chatterjee.html and https://anuradhachatterjee.wixsite.com/architecture
In this episode, we get to hear the fascinating story of Rina Sahay (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rsahay1/) , who is presently a BIM Manager at Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc. She shares her journey in Architecture right from completing her BArch in India, to pursuing her Masters from Michigan University, working and also teaching in various firms and Universities across the US, how she transitioned to become a BIM Manager, leveraging the Autodesk forums, working for BV Doshi, advice for young architects and also immigrants and a whole lot more. For more on the episode, head to Archgyan (http://archgyan.com/43)
In this episode, we speak to Kean Walmsley (https://www.linkedin.com/in/keanw/) who has been part of Autodesk for more than 25 years and has played many roles over the years. He’s presently part of the research team where he works on emerging areas related to design technology, generative design, virtual and augmented reality and the internet of things. We discuss his journey and experience working at Autodesk, travel and working around the world including Bangalore, Autodesk Forge,  and the rise in web development frameworks, generative design & Autodesk refinery, digital twins and neural networks, remote working, AI at Autodesk, Autodesk University Las Vegas, advice for young architects & more Kean also has an awesome blog (https://www.keanw.com/) where he shares a lot about the latest in technology, autodesk, his persona life, and also his travel tales.  Shownotes for this episode is available on http://archgyan.com/42
Nicholas has lived every aspiring computational designer's dream which is to work for some of the biggest firms in the world who are at the forefront of computation, travel and also acquire new skills and technologies. In this episode, you will get to listen to Nicholas's journey into Architecture and inevitably Computational Design, studying Architecture at Universidad de Los Andes Columbia, working at MAD Architects, 3XN & Fojab Code, discussions on Architectural Education, learning how to code, BIM, Automation,  visual programming, and a whole lot more.  Here's a brief on Nicholas. He completed his Bachelor in Architecture in 2015 from Universidad de Los Andes. He then went on to work as a Graduate Architecture Intern at MAD Architects and also at 3XN/GXN. After which he pursued his M.Arch in the DRL Program at Architectural Association, London.  He worked as a Computational Designer and Software Developer at FOJAB for about a year and then went on to work as a Computational Designer at Zaha Hadid Architects.  He is always found studying something related to computational design and always pushing his own boundaries. There's a lot to learn from this episode and hopefully it inspires to become a computational designer too. Head to our website Archgyan (http://archgyan.com/41) for more!
Today we have with us an Iranian based Architect who is a Design Technologist, Creative Designer & Startup Co-Founder, Masih Davari (https://www.linkedin.com/in/masih-davari-b1693a78/) . Masih who hails from an Architecture background quickly made the transition to the startup world. He is now the co-founder of InnoBrain AB (https://innobrain.se/) , a NeuroTech company offering innovative BCI Brain-Computer Interface applications. He shares the various benefits of how an Architect can be a positive influence to any startup. And he also shares the various challenges and obstacles that comes with running a startup. There's a lot of good stuff in the episode and Masih selflessly shares his journey and struggles. This is definitely going to be an inspiration to all those Architects who are trying to jump into the Startup space. For more on the episode, head to the Archgyan Website. (http://archgyan.com/40)
On this week's episode, we have with us Jero Juujärvi (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerojuujarvi/) who presently works as a BIM Coordinator for Kreate Oy in Finland. Kreate is one of Finland's leading infrastructure builders with net sales of over 200 Million Euros in 2018.  So they don't just deal with buildings but infrastructure projects like roads, bridges and so on. Jero hails from a background of game design & development. In this episode, Jero shares how he transitioned to BIM from the world of gaming, BIM for contractors, the BIM Scene in Finland, leveraging BIM for infrastructure projects & facilities management, the role of the government & building a central repository, BIM Standards in Europe, Virtual Reality, Drones, Robotics, Automation, Working remotely & BIM Utopia. This is a BIM packed episode and lots to learn from. For more on the episode head to Archgyan (http://archgyan.com/) Follow us on Instagram (https://audioboom.com/channel/archgyan-podcast) for daily content on Architecture, BIM & more.
In this week's episode, we speak to the founder of Designaware (https://designaware.org/) Takbir Fatima. She was one of the first guests on the show and it's always a treat to interview her as she shares a plethora of useful information. In this episode, we’re going to be discussing about the Covid Pandemic and how it has affected us Architects, how Takbir started various awesome initiatives that has helped students & architects like Studio to Site, Fractals Workshop, Buildaware, Designaware House, & the importance of being an innovative & entrepreneurial architecture firm in this day & age. You’ll get to listen to what exactly those initiatives are and how you too can start something innovative,  We talk more about the positive aspects of working from home, how you can make the best use of this time and upskill yourself and the various programs or tools that you could use to better manage your firm virtually and run things smoothly.  We also talk about the recent ruling by the Supreme court of India stating that Unregistered Individuals not prohibited from practice of Architecture but they can’t designate themselves as Architects. We talk about the impact of this ridiculous ruling and how it’s going to impact us as registered Architects. For more on the episode, head to archgyan.com/38 Follow Designware (https://www.instagram.com/designaware/) on Instagram Follow Archgyan (https://www.instagram.com/archgyan/) on Instagram Check out the Archgyan Website (http://archgyan.com/) for more such content!
Today we have with us Antonio Tort, who is an Architect, BIM Consultant & founder of BIM Skills Antonio completed his Architectural Education  from Universidad de Santiago de Compostela in Spain. He then opened his own practice in 1990 called Antonio Tort Architects. He stumbled upon Archicad in 1995 and a few months later he made the jump from CAD to BIM. He  has since worked with BIM & successfully co-founded BIM Freelance which unites all those in the AECO sector and helps in the implementation & learning BIM methodology.  Antonio has an experience spanning over 20 years in the BIM & Architecture space and he has lots to share,  he takes us on his journey in Architecture, studying in Architecture school in the 90s, how he was introduced to BIM, what is openBIM, how BIM Freelance has helped many become leaders in the BIM field, BIM seminar & workshops, future of the AECO industry, & loads more. For more on the episode head to Archgyan (http://archgyan.com/37) Follow us on Instagram (http://instagram.com/archgyan) for daily Archgyan content.
Today we have with us  Amey Kandalgaonkar who is an Architect, Architectural Photographer & founder of Ameyzing_Architect on Instagram, where he explores & pushes his creative abilities to the limit through photorealistic renders of  Utopian & surreal architecture. Here’s a brief on Amey  He completed his BArch from Sr JJ College of Architecture in 2009 and then went on to pursue his MArch from UCL, London. He’s worked for various international practices like RTA-Office Shanghai, RMJM London, Planet 3 Studios Mumbai & now runs his own firm called Kandal Design in Vancouver. He’s also an accomplished architectural photographer and he has provided professional photography services for various clients across China. His works have been published widely on designboom, dezeen, archdaily & the top architectural publications of the world. There’s a lot to talk about and you’ll get to hear his journey & also some top secrets on how he gets his work done. If you want to check out his work & more, check out the podcast shownotes & links on Archgyan.com/ (http://archgyan.com/21) 36 Follow Archgyan: Instagram (http://instagram.com/archgyan) Twitter (https://twitter.com/thearchgyan) Support Us: Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/archgyan) #architecturepodcast #indianpodcast #indianarchitecturepodcast
Today we have with us a BIM Expert, Architect & the founder of Aussie BIM Guru (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCry22yTdpgEDdzIZig7NSMQ)  Youtube Channel, Gavin Crump A brief history of Gavin Crump: Gavin completed his Bachelor & Masters in Architecture from University of South Australia in 2012, post which he got the opportunity to work for the biggest firms in the industry like HDR, Woods Baggot, Crone Architects, among many and quickly worked his way up to being a BIM Manager. He now runs his own BIM Consulting firm called BIM Guru  and he provides various BIM related services. But what stands out the most for him is undoubtedly his Youtube channel. Yes, there are tons of tutorials on Revit but most of those tutorials are made by students who have not really had infield experience. But what if you could learn from an industry leader who has over 9 years of experience and all for free? Gavin not only releases tutorials on Revit, but also on Dynamo, Python, Grasshopper, Rhino, & of course BIM. If you want to check out his videos, head to Aussie BIM guru on youtube. (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCry22yTdpgEDdzIZig7NSMQ) In this episode, Gavin is going to be taking us on his journey in Architecture, his time at University of South Australia, why he feels 3 years in Architecture school is too long, how he picked up on Revit, his transition to a BIM Manager in a very short span of time, scope of work for a BIM Manager, the Aussie BIM Guru story, BIM ISO Standards, advice for those learning Dynamo, transition from Dynamo to Grasshopper, starting his BIM Consulting firm called BIM Guru, the BIM Market in Australia, advice for young architects and towards the end we shift gears a bit and talk about applying for the Australian PR which is going to interest all those listeners planning on applying for migration.  For more on the episode, head to http://archgyan.com/35 Follow Gavin on Social Media : Linkedin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gavincrump) Twitter (https://twitter.com/thebimguru) Website : https://www.bimguru.com.au/ Follow Archgyan: Instagram (http://instagram.com/archgyan) Twitter (https://twitter.com/thearchgyan) Support Us: Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/archgyan) 02:30 How Gavin got into Architecture 04:00 Studying at University of South Australia 06:30 How Gavin picked up his Revit skills 08:30 Working with a BIM Manager 09:30 How Gavin transitioned to a BIM Manager in a very short span of time (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mDESAsqpec) BIM Standards 12:20 Scope of work for a BIM Manager 14:30 Is the BIM team involved in Facilities Management? 15:30 The Aussie BIM Guru story (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCry22yTdpgEDdzIZig7NSMQ) Learning from his own videos How to write a pattern file (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEZDJc7gNeY) 18:00 How did Gavin come up with the name "Aussie BIM Guru"? 19:11 What can we expect from Aussie BIM Guru for 2020? Custom Package creation on Dynamo Python in Dynamo Navisworks Free Revit Templates 22:00 The BIM Guru Naming Standards BIM ISO Standards  BRE, International ISO 23:30 Advice for those learning Dynamo Walk before you run 27:00 The Aussie BIM Guru Github (https://github.com/aussieBIMguru) 28:20 Transition from Dynamo to Grasshopper Ladybug Breps Dynamo Community (https://forum.dynamobim.com/) 31:10 BIM Guru - A BIM Consulting Firm 35:00 Business Development 36:50 The BIM Market in Australia 37:30 Has BIM implementation become compulsory in Australia? 39:00 The Australian government & BIM ISO 19650 40:30 Projects that have implemented BIM the right way in Australia The Egyptian Museum (https://www.bimcommunity.com/experiences/load/98/grand-egyptian-museum) 43:00 BIM Levels & Digital Twins 45:20 Tech Giants & BIM - The Samsung City (https://medium.com/@matevstraus/samsung-in-suwon-a-city-of-its-own-a8b9020fa942) 46:30 Does BIM compromise our creative abilities as architects? 48:00 Applying for the Australian PR Subclass 189 seek.com.au 53:00 Advice to young architects & architecture students. 54:20 Quick Fire Round 57:30 The Aussie BIM Guru Cats 58:40 Quick Fire Round #architecturepodcast #indianpodcast #indianarchitecturepodcast
Today we have with us the alluring, super charismatic, and magnetic founder of BlessedArch, Rishabh Wadhwa.   Here’s a brief of Blessedarch & Rishabh to give you some context and in Rishabh’s own style DID YOU KNOW??? Rishabh completed his BArch from Manipal University Jaipur. He worked as an Intern Architect for DesignQube Architects in Jaipur & then Studio Ardete in Chandigarh. He also got to work as a Social Media Marketing Intern for Naya Sawera NGO. And it was after all this, that he started BlessedArch. A platform that he created, where he shares daily facts on everything related to Architecture. This platform has grown rapidly in the past 2 years with over 22k+ followers on Instagram, 14k+ subscribers on youtube and he teaches us something new everyday with a lot of charm & energy. We’ll learn more about his journey and how he got started in this episode. We have written extensive show notes for this episode along with links on archgyan.com (http://archgyan.com/21) /35 02:50 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT-mLWQ1ldA&t=170s) How Rishabh got into Architecture 05:50 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT-mLWQ1ldA&t=350s) Manipal Jaipur 08:10 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT-mLWQ1ldA&t=490s) The Blessedarch story "If you put all that energy and put it one thing,  you can go really ahead." Archiviews 14:00 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT-mLWQ1ldA&t=840s) The Deadline Tactics 17:00 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT-mLWQ1ldA&t=1020s) Watching Nasdaily Videos 17:30 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT-mLWQ1ldA&t=1050s) Archifacts 20:00 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT-mLWQ1ldA&t=1200s) Tripmachine 22:00 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT-mLWQ1ldA&t=1320s) Revenue from Blessedarch 22:40 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT-mLWQ1ldA&t=1360s) The Blessedarch schedule 26:00 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT-mLWQ1ldA&t=1560s) Intermittent Fasting 28:30 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT-mLWQ1ldA&t=1710s) How did Rishabh come up with the name 'Blessedarch'? 29:30 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT-mLWQ1ldA&t=1770s) Coming up with content everyday 32:30 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT-mLWQ1ldA&t=1950s) The Blessedarch work process. 34:00 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT-mLWQ1ldA&t=2040s) Perseverance 35:10 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT-mLWQ1ldA&t=2110s) Focusing on one thing vs Focusing on multiple things at a time. 37:30 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT-mLWQ1ldA&t=2250s) Teaching through Blessedarch 39:30 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT-mLWQ1ldA&t=2370s) Depression in Architecture 42:30 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT-mLWQ1ldA&t=2550s) Grass in Architecture 45:00 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT-mLWQ1ldA&t=2700s) The Blessedarch journey & future transitions 47:30 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT-mLWQ1ldA&t=2850s) Branching off from Architecture 49:00 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT-mLWQ1ldA&t=2940s) How Blessedarch is helping the architectural education system? 51:10 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT-mLWQ1ldA&t=3070s) Working with groups 54:00 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT-mLWQ1ldA&t=3240s) Getting back to Architecture 56:00 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT-mLWQ1ldA&t=3360s) Quick Fire Round 57:42 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT-mLWQ1ldA&t=3462s) Advice for young Architects Follow Blessedarch on Instagram & Youtube https://www.instagram.com/blessedarch/ (https://www.instagram.com/blessedarch/?hl=en) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSp1I5DAJX6CnW_FutqNj5g Follow Archgyan on Instagram & Youtube https://www.instagram.com/archgyan/ (https://www.instagram.com/archgyan/?hl=en) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7fM8x_xJ8of8nvYtTSzSmw
Today we have with us Petar Penchev, who is an Architect, BIM Expert & Lecturer, based in Bulgaria.  He completed his Architecture & Construction Course  from "Angel Popov" Vocational High School of Building, Architecture and Geodesy in Bulgaria. After which he pursued a Master of Architecture from University of Architecture, Civil Eng. and Geodesy in Sofia Bulgaria. He’s worked as a CAD draftsman, Interior Designer, Lecturer, Architect, Project Manager, and as a BIM Expert. He is now a partner of All 1 Studio and also works as a part time Lecturer in the same University he studied in. In addition to Architecture & design, he likes hiking and being in the wild. In this episode, Petar takes us on his journey in Architecture and his experience in Architecture school in Bulgaria, his introduction to Revit & the world of BIM, his take on where the AEC industry is headed for Bulgaria, teaching, advice for young Architects & loads more. We have written extensive show notes for this episode along with links on Archgyan.com/ (http://archgyan.com/21) 33 If you like the episode and would like more such content, follow us on Instagram (http://instagram.com/archgyan) & support us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/archgyan)
In this episode, we have with us a Bangalore based Architect who is a dynamo expert, computational designer and principal of Testing Waters Architecture Studio, Vikram Subbaiah. Vikram completed his Bachelor of Architecture from BMSCE in 2001. He’s worked in the industry for more than 18 years and has played many a role, right from being an architect, to a project manager,  and finally as a computational BIM Design consultant. He now runs his own firm called Testing Waters based in Bangalore and he is always looking at pushing the boundaries of design using computation,  which is seen in most of his residential works.  He is well known in the AEC industry for his computational design & problem solving capabilities and he is an active member of dynamo forums where he regularly takes up complex challenges and solves them.  Vikram shares his journey in architecture, why it is better to scale down rather than scale up, design script, dynamo, revit, BIM, and loads more. For more on the episode, head to archgyan.com/32
In this week's episode, learn what it takes to become a global leader of design computation at NBBJ & also a full-stack developer with Architect Petr Mitev. Petr completed his Bachelor & Masters of Architecture from University of Cincinnati. Post which, he worked for the some of the biggest firm in the world like GBBN Architekten, HENN Architekten, & KieranTimberlake. He presently works as a Global Leader of Design Computation at NBBJ. NBBJ was the No.1 most innovative architecture firm in 2018 and is considered one of the best architecture firms in the world. He's also a full stack developer and explores interfaces & frameworks for web development. There's so much to learn from this episode as Petr shares how he got started as an Architect, his time in architecture school, what a global leader in design computation is and what work it entails, being a community leader and helping others, where he sees the industry headed, advice for young architects, & loads more. For more on the episode, head to http://archgyan.com/31
Today we have with us a Ukranian based Architect who is a BIM Manager & a computational designer, Pavlo Menshykh He completed his Bachelor of Architecture & also his MArch from Lviv Polytechnic National University in 2017. He presently works as a BIM Manager for Savytskyy Design in Ukraine and he also works remotely part time as a computational designer for Finch 3D & Splash Modular.  In this episode, Pavlo shares how he got into Architecture, his experience in Architecture school, how he picked up on various coding languages and BIM softwares, renting out bikes in Washington DC, Design Automation, Blender, IFC, 3D Scans, Photogrammetry, BIM in Ukraine, BIM ISO Standards & more.  For more on the episode, head to archgyan.com/30 03:35 How Pavlo got into Architecture 05:00 Studying in Lviv Polytechnic National University 07:25 Getting into Architecture software - Archicad. 09:00 Differences between Revit & Archicad 11:30 Masters in Architecture Most people pursue Masters in Architecture in Ukraine 14:00 "You can't learn to be a generic Architect by yourself. You really need a university for that." 15:30 Studying in University of Lubin Poland Learning European Union building codes. 17:10 First steps in computational design Coding Language of Archicad - GDL  GDL Reference Guide - GDL is a subset of BASIC 20:30 Jumping to Grasshopper & Dynamo 23:00 Learning Python for photogrammetry & eventually C# 24:30 Next steps after learning so much coding Shapediver 26:30 Getting into BIM and getting a deeper understanding of the software. 27:40 Working in Washing DC renting bikes. 30:10 These days it's not enough to just be an Architect. "Architecture shouldn't be a career at all, it should be your passion." 34:00 Would AI replace architects in the near future? 36:10 Design Automation 37:40 Projects that have implemented Design Automat ion. 38:00 Should coding be included in the Architectural education system? 40:00 Getting into Javascript & web-based platforms. 40:30 Working on Blender & its API. 48:15 IFC is like the PDF 50:00 Should coding be included in the Architectural education system? 51:00 Getting into Javascript & web-based platforms. 52:30 Working on Blender & its API. 53:15 IFC is like the PDF 55:00  3D Scans, point scans & photogrammetry  Agisoft Capturing Reality  56:00 BIM in Ukraine 57:30 BIM ISO standards 58:15 Quick Fire Round 59:00  3D Scans, point scans & photogrammetry
Today we have with us a Nigerian based Architect who is a Design Technologist, Computational Designer & BIM Specialist, Architect Christopher Ibegbulem. Here’s a brief on Christopher to give you some context. He finished his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from University of Nigeria Nsukka in 2017. He then went on to work as an Architectural Assistant with Harcourt Adukeh Associates where we played a major role in the implementation of BIM & BIM training. He’s now working full time with Blaze Inc, a design Technology firm based out of Abuja, which helps AEC firms work smarter through the implementation of BIM, Technology & more. Christopher takes us on his journey in Architecture and his experience in Architecture school in Nigeria, how he was introduced to the world of BIM, what plans he has in store for the future, and his take on the AEC industry is headed for Africa & the world. 03:35 How Christopher got into Architecture 05:00 Studying in University of Nigeria, Nsukka 07:25 Architectural Thesis  09:00 Learning Revit 11:30 Getting into Building Information Modeling (BIM) 14:00 BIM Levels & using the Common Data Environment (CDE) 15:30 Learning Revit & BIM with online resources. Autodesk University 17:10 Journey into Computational Design Dynamo for Geometry Optimization PyRevit C# in Revit 20:30 How to think as a computational designer? Rhino Inside 23:00 AEC & BIM in Africa 24:30 Blaze Inc & Teaching BIM Talking to Schools about BIM & Collaborative work culture. 26:30 Online course on Smart Homes by Blaze Inc. 27:40 BIM Training & Implementation of BIM 30:10 Most challenging BIM project  Clash Detection in Revit 34:00 What is bigger than BIM that is fast approaching? Digital Twin 36:10 Future goals & working smart - Smart Projects 37:40 Masters in Architecture 38:00 Technology diminishing the role of an Architect 40:00 Hiring programmers over Architects in the future. 40:30 Advice for young architects & students. "GO BEYOND THE NORM" Support us on patreon.com/archgyan
Today we have the founder of Infinity Designs, Ajinkya Dhumal, who is an industry veteran in the Interior Design field with over 15+ years of experience and who has completed over 1000+ projects.  In this episode, Ajinkya takes us on his journey in becoming an established Interior Designer in India, what are the various roles & responsibilities that an Interior designer plays which is not taught in Interior Design schools, what are the various materials used, how much do interior designers charge their clients, how healthy competition is helping the interior design sector, what this field has in store for us in the future, and great advice for young Architects & interior designers. His Favorite books : Interior Design by Ahmed Kasu (https://amzn.to/39xbVO5) You can Win by Shiv Khera (https://amzn.to/31MvRcY) The Monk who sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma (https://amzn.to/31L1xj7) Shownotes : 02:15 How Ajinkya got into Interior Design 03:30 Graduating from Jagannath Rathi Interior Design institute in Pune in 1999 and working with Architect Rahul Gupta 04:25 Starting Infinity Designs in 2002 & coming up with the name. 06:00 Initial Struggles as a firm owner. 08:30 Ajinkya's design process 09:10 Is budget a constraint?  10:30 How do you approach a smaller space as a Interior Designer? 11:30 Different materials in Interior Design and keeping yourself updated. 12:30 Is MDF a bad material? 13:00 Interior Decor in interior design. 15:30 Different consultants involved in interior design. 17:00 Building your contacts & network. 18:06 Landing the bigger projects and bigger clients. 19:10 Unorganized to organized in Interior Design. 20:30 Different tools that you use as an interior designer. 21:00 How much do you charge your clients as a interior designer? 22:40 Marketing in Social Media 23:00 What advice would you give to someone who wants to start on their own? 25:00 Where do you see the industry headed in the future? 27:30 Advice for young architects & Interior designers. For more on the episode, head to archgyan.com/28 Follow us on Instagram for more updates by following our handle @archgyan
In this episode, we go in-depth with Principal Architect & founder of Hundredhands. An award winning Architecture practiced based out of Bangalore, India. We dwell into Bijoy's journey in Architecture like his time at BMS School of Architecture, Masters in Architecture & Urbanism from MIT, his transition back to India and setting up shop, Architectural Education, Technology and various other aspects of Architecture. We also dwell into what exactly is Architecture and how architecture when done right can evoke all our senses beyond the banal and ordinary.  For extended shownotes on this episode, head to archgyan.com/27 Follow us on Instagram for weekly updates and more, by heading to instagram.com/archgyan
In this episode, we have a candid conversation with a leading Sustainable Architect in India, Vinu Daniel. He is the principal Architect & Founder of Wallmakers, based out of Kerala. Wallmakers have been constructing all their buildings out of sustainable earth materials ever since 2007. They have garnered various awards for their works and have b een published widely on Archdaily, Dezeen and various other famous publications.     Born and brought up in Sharjah, Vinu was never interested in Architecture but rather wanted to become a musician. It was only through a chance meeting with Laurie Baker, that turned the table for him. He believes in respecting your brethren and working along with them in order to truly become a responsible Architect. He shares valuable lessons for us and we discuss various topics like how he got into Architecture, his time at the Auroville Earth Institute, building his first project, Sustainable Construction & dealing with clients, learning from masons and helpers, future endeavors, the Architectural Education System in India and loads more. For more on the episode, head to archgyan.com/26
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Cobi Simon

Great podcast on Indian architects & architecture!

Jan 20th
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