Interesting quotes by Design Professionals at the ET- AD Summit, Bangalore

Events Diary Dated:  Sept. 22, 2015
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ET AD Architecture and Design Summit 2015
  • (Kofi Annan, the 7th Secretary-General of the UN)

     Re-quoted by Deepak Lamba, President, TCL – BCCL

    'Arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity.'

  • Abhishek Somany, MD, Somany Ceramics - Keynote Address

    'Let's bring together a platform which for sure is a way forward.'           

  • P. K. Das, Principal Architect at P. K. Das & Associates

     (Influencing urban transformation and changing the context by design)

    'Growth is necessarily not development.'

    'Democratization of urban planning is a significant step towards sustainable cities.'

    'Quality of public spaces reflects quality of life.'

    'Let streams of open spaces flow across landscapes.'

    'Cities are rich depositories of multiple and pluralist ideas.' 

  • Dikshu Kukreja, Proprietor, C. P. Kukreja Architects

    (Urban transformation- the spontaneous or the predicted?)

    Re-quoted Henri Lefbvre – 'Social space is a social product.'

    'Change is reflected in physical and non-physical manifestations.'

    'When a particular factor becomes uncontrolled, transformation often becomes unhealthy.'

  • Anabelle Viegas, CEO & Co-Founder, The Workshop

    (Perspective vision- what will the future hold?)

    'Design should be more collaborative and educative. But sadly, designers have been working in silos.'

  • Naresh Narasimhan, Principal Architect, Venkataraman Associates

    'We are getting connected, but we are forgetting that we are actually getting disconnected.'              

  • Harish Bijoor, Owner, Harish Bijoor consultants Inc. & Business Strategy expert

    (Leverage, build & brand- understanding the importance of creating a brand) 

    'The brand is a thought, a powerful thought.'                 

  • Boman Irani, CMD, Rustomjee

     (Transformation 2020- The broad vision for India)

     'Find a purpose and money will flow.'

  • Ratan J. Batliboi, Principal Architect, Ratan J. Batliboi consultants

     (Realizing the vision 2020- Relevance to the Indian Framework)

     'Why just build brand for ourselves, let's create city brands. Dubai is an example.'

  • Zubin Zainuddin, Principal Architect, ZZ Architects

     'Every city should have its own cultural identity.'

  • Kapil Gupta, Co-Founder & Principal Architect, SERIE

     'Nowadays, cities are no longer realms of culture, but just realms of infrastructure.'

  • Shirish Beri, Principal Architect, Shirish Beri Architects

     'We are suffering from NDD- Nature Deficit Disorder and poverty of time.'

  • Michael Foley, Founder, Foley designs

     (Making changes today for tomorrow) 

     'Let's build a culture that breathes design thinking.'

  • Dr. Amardeep M. Dugar, Founder & Principal, Lighting Research & Design

     (Role of lighting in transforming spaces- Residential) 

     'There is no architecture without light.'

     'When spaces get tighter, we have to get more innovative.'

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