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Saubhagya founded idieq in 2015. His interest in urban practice pushed him to join Urban Practice after receiving a bachelor’s degree in architecture. He is a hill-development practitioner and architect known for building with debris. He has been practicing in the remote Himalayas towards ecological/social infrastructure, skill development & affordable architecture since then. In this regard, his interests are bent towards issues relating to Ghost Villages, migration/reverse-migration extensively happening in the central Himalayan region. He has extensively researched Pine eradication, physical development methodology and natural/manmade disasters in India & Nepal lately. Other than this, Saubhagya has special interests in the development of artificially intelligent frameworks and combines his practice along. He is also a documentary filmmaker with a portfolio ranging from films about infrastructure in large metropolis to small architectural details. He finds methodologies and ideas of modern India by Laurie Baker as one of his inspirations and influences, which, he believes, if combined with modern-day technologies, would be a step forward towards resilience.
IDIEQ stands for ‘International Design Imagineering and Environmental Quorum.’ IDIEQ is a team of architects and urbanists, a start-up from Uttarakhand in India, working for private, government, and corporate clients in India and the world over. We believe good design practice is about working with the client and transforming the brief into something more than you ever imagined. We constantly try to generate innovative solutions and attention to minute details is the core of our practice.
Our practice has developed from carefully analyzing how contemporary life constantly evolves and changes. Not least due to the influence of the multicultural exchange, global economic flows and communication technologies that altogether require new ways of architectural and urban organization. We are a team of people innovating in small groups. We believe that the best ideas are formulated with one-to-one interaction in the office. To maintain the global standards in our designs, we have clearly adopted a ‘3 projects at a time approach until the construction of the product/service is finished. This helped us to create benchmarks globally.
IDIEQ upholds the latest standards of sustainability and bioclimatic architecture and guides clients through the entire building process, from renewables and water management, right down to beautiful light fittings and furniture. In a series of projects, we have tested the effects of scale and the balance of programmatic mixtures on the social, economic, and ecological outcomes. We always have energy-responsible initiatives in our projects.