Abin Chaudhuri- Hot 100/2019

Abin Chaudhuri

Abin Design Studio
09 Jul 2019

Abin Chaudhuri was on a solid wicket professionally, after graduating from Kolkata’s Jadavpur University in 1998. He worked as creative head for Lafarge, and then served as director at Adler & Associates. But the call of more education — he pursued Industrial Design at Domus Academy, Milan, in 2005 — was followed by the desire to go solo, and realised with the establishment of Abin Design Studio (ADS) in October of that year. While Chaudhuri’s initial aspiration, to be involved in the design and construction of a public building, was realised with his very first project — the International Management Institute, Kolkata — his sensitivity to the social aspects of design is demonstrated by assignments such as the Bamboo Pavilion, a temporary temple built as a shelter for the deity during a local festival, and the museum and academic research centre Nazrul Tirtha, which pays tribute to revolutionary poet Kazi Nazrul Islam by attempting to embody his philosophy through design. Currently, ADS is on the quest for projects that have scope for experimentation — dynamic explorations that allow them to realise the philosophy of providing a “soul in a shell.”  Parallelly, the admirer of Charles Correa keeps dreaming of many things, among them “the paths that we build as we move from one design to another.”

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