d6thD design studio

d6thD design studio


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Ar. Himanshu Patel

Himanshu Patel is an ardent architect, graduated in 2006 from M.S.University. After graduation, he has worked in one of the foremost international architectural firms (arif & bintoak) in Emirates. His research work with EX. CM Shri Narendra Modi (2009) on high- profile Gujarat tourism projects has been well recognized on social development under the Chief Minister’s Fellowship Program.

His work in various regions of Gujarat reflects his perseverance to design with the overt principle of vernacular architecture. He has lectured and conducted workshops widely related to vernacular architecture among several colleges and universities in India.

His work and philosophy have also received significant media attention—print, news, and digital. Over the past decade, he has been the recipient of various national awards, namely, the All India Stone Architecture Awards 2022 for Green Architecture, the Glitz Architecture & Interiors Design Award 2021 for Best Architecture Hospitality and for the best institutional project, and the National Architecture & Interior Design Excellence Awards 2020 for the best architecture firm of the year under the Vernacular Architecture category. He also received the Geevees 2022 Award for Hospitality, was a nominee for the “Building of the Year 2021” Archdaily, and was listed among 25 emerging Indian cultural names by American Express Essential.

Practice Ideology

d6thD Design Studio is an architecture practice based in Khanderaopura village, which is 40 km from Ahmedabad. The Principal Architect Himanshu Patel’s practice in vernacular architecture is inextricably bound to his entire childhood spent in a village. Studio provides economic and ecological design solutions that promote the use of locally available materials and traditional building techniques. 

6thD: The 6th dimension to “feel good” 

The 6th dimension is not restricted to measuring the physical world but to exploring the Feel Good Spaces. Any object or space can be measured in 3 dimensions, but to feel good about it, it must be measured in 6D. 

They are interested in exploring the ways in which spaces can create experiential happiness. They visualise the practice as a sheltered and collaborative place for reflection, where a community (including clients and other collaborators) can reflect on how to make life happy and feel good through architecture.

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