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Aman Aggarwal is the Principal Architect at Charged Voids, an architecture and design practice that seeks to infuse a spiritual character in built forms through knowledge of the elements and response to climate. His design philosophy and thinking have been shaped by Le Corbusier’s core principles of modernism and experiences working under Pritzker Prize-winning architect BV Doshi. Through his practice, he aims to search for a sense of temporal continuity that can bind our glorious past with the future beads.
Charged Voids is a Chandigarh-based architectural firm that explores the possibilities of a transcendent and spiritual character in architecture. Spearheaded by Aman Aggarwal, the work of the award-winning practice is underpinned by a purposeful dialogue between Western modernism and elements of Indian architecture. Each project’s objective is to honor architecture’s universals: gravity, light, human perception, and nature.
Aggarwal’s unique approach derives from a critical examination of the times we live in and the ecological and environmental factors that shape our collective experiences. The firm’s body of work is inspired by Le Corbusier’s core principles of modernism, which are informed by knowledge of the elements and respond to the climate. The practice infuses a sense of continuity into the built form to bind our glorious past with the future beads.
Charged Voids’ portfolio comprises projects ranging from small-scale interiors to sprawling master plans across numerous typologies such as private residences, schools, universities, and revitalization of institutional buildings, commercial buildings, offices, hotels, and holiday homes. Some of their most noteworthy projects have been finalists at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2019, including the Student Hostel for Chandigarh Group of Colleges; Office 543, Mohali, and Residence 91, Chandigarh.