Poetics of Parametricism: Notation to fabrication | Live Interview with Manish Gulati

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Technology in Architecture: Live Interview Series

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An architect’s ability to be able to notate a design leads a way to construct it. Negotiating with the natural patterns of living and harmonizing the design to replicate the complexities of life is what led to the algorithmic thinking in design.
‘Design’ is not a singular idea or a statement but, rather a bodiless fluid cloud, trying to negotiate its identity constantly, with its multiple contexts. The contexts in this case are not limited to just the physical space but also, cultural, economic, political contexts and many more undefined, unpredicted.
These negotiations done over a strong framework of technology helps deliver concrete results. It took us two decades to fully understand the potential of technology in design. From parametric form building in the first decade of the practice to the systems integration in the second decade, we are already stepping into our next phase which integrates the complex intuitive mind of a designer with hundreds of layers that one negotiates, over a million data points to get iterations that are organically generated but logically vetted.

About Manish Gulati

Manish Gulati, an architect alumni of CEPT, Ahmedabad, started his career in the Events and exhibition industry. He moved from there as a creative director to start his own firm, MOFA Studios alongwith his partner Tanushree Gulati. Under their leadership, they have won multiple awards, special mentions and competitions.
Their works have been published widely in leading design journals and are counted amongst the top firms of India. They have established themselves as specialists in the design of Public Spaces and Institutional buildings and their works range from large stadiums to Private Homes, Humanitarian research projects and Public Art installations. Their work generates from an intense stimulation invigorated by life itself. Each project undertaken by the firm goes through exhaustive research and interactions to eventually derive intuitive spaces. Manish believes that a sustainable ideology can never be an isolated entity and should be a part of an all-inclusive process of design. His forte and driving passion till date remains design & innovation. He believes, through design we can provide solutions to any problem in the world.

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