iGen 2018- THIS BATCH OF INSPIRED YOUNG ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS OF 2018 HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO CHANGE OUR LIFESTYLES AND CITY SKYLINESICONS
It has been an exciting and hectic time at Architect and Interiors India, for we embarked on our annual mission of looking for the brightest, most passionate and idealistic young architects
and designers in the country. Adding a celebratory flavour to our ninth anniversary issue this month, are the iGen 50 of 2018 – a truly remarkable bunch of young trendsetters. Trust us, we are not
exaggerating when we say we have found some of the very best, surpassing even our own expectations. What you will read and be impressed about in the following pages
are the efforts of a dynamic group, spread all over the country, in pursuit of idealism, intelligence, inspiration and ingenuity. Strangely enough, there seems to be a common thread among them all.
Names like Charles Correa, BV Doshi, Charles & Ray Eames…are cited over and over again as their design heroes. Sensitivity towards the environment, commitment to contexual architecture, a simultaneous drive to explore technology and materials to produce the best design that’s possible – there is no stone left unturned when it comes to creative exploration with this group. We have a diverse crop this year – young entrepreneurs who started their practice early on in their professional career, associates and senior architects from the leading design practices in the nation; we even have globe-trotters who are taking their design genius across continents. While they represent their time perfectly through their work, their design philosophy is still rooted in tradition and a genuine desire to pursue all that is good and worthy.
They take forward these noble aspirations while unfolding their clients’ dreams and wishes into marvellous built forms that not only make for picture-perfect sites – but also extremely liveable spaces!