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Rajeev Agarwal, Architects

Profile of the Indian architecture firm Rajeev Agarwal, Architects.

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Profile of Rajeev Agarwal, Architects

Business Name
Rajeev Agarwal, Architects
Location
India
Services
Architecture
Website
http://www.rajeevagarwal.com

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Rajeev Agarwal

Principal(s)

Rajeev Agarwal (1965)

  • B. Arch, School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi, 1988

Philosophy

Architecture is an embodiment of 'a way of life' and the values that determine its path. The 'design process' is closer to the one experienced by an artist while creating a work of art. Of course, the site, context, materials and function do play a role in defining the actual design moves and these get absorbed and internalized to aid the design process unselfconsciously. A successful work of architectural design has SIMPLICITY & CLARITY with crystallization of design thought and moves to a degree that the design is simple, almost austere. The construction techniques and materials are used to explore all their intrinsic qualities like strength, density, and texture in their bare HONEST form. A constantly changing experience jogs the mind constantly and it continues to absorb and react to the built environment making it PLAYFUL. Constant play between two contrasts like changing views, light and shadow, change in axis, smooth and rough texture, hard and soft landscape. Each one enhances the opposite by contrast in close proximity. There is always a duality at play - two opposite materials, two colors, two spaces, two geometries and two textures.

Eventually the built environment consists of SPACES, which are sensed through a play of LIGHT. These are the both, the tools as well as the end products in architecture.

Background

  • Founded: 1990
  • Offices: 1
  • Design team: 9

Key projects

  • Nair House, Gurgaon, India, 2006-2007, Single Family Home
  • Vedic Village, Kolkata, India, 2000-2006, Leisure Resort
  • Galaxy Hotel, 2001 - 2005, Gurgaon, India, Hotel
  • Sanjeeva Town, Kolkata, 2000-2007, India, Residential Development
  • Time Tower, Gurgaon, India, 2005-2008, Commercial Development
  • Time Centre, Gurgaon, India, 2007-2008, Commercial development
  • Euro School, Kolkata, India, 2007-2009, School
  • Duplex Estate, Kolkata, India, 2007-2009, Residential Development

Key publications

  • JIIA Awards 1996, Interior, Journal of the Indian Institute of Architects, Vol 61, Issue 3, May - June 1996
  • Full Circle - Vedic Village, Indian Architect & Builder, Vol 13, No 7, March 2000
  • Catch the Master, Swagat lead - Pablo Picasso, Swagat Jan 2002
  • Not Only About pots & Pans, Art India, The Art News, Magazine of India, Vol IX, Issue 2
  • Vedic Village, Society Interiors, Annual 2004
  • Towards A Holistic Architecture, Inside Outside, March 2005
  • Design Today, Anniversary Issue, Oct-Nov 2005
  • Office Spaces, Design Today, April 2006
  • Oxford Cut, Award Winning Architecture International Yearbook, 1997
  • Marching to a different drum, Inside Outside, September 2007

Key awards

  • 2006, 11th IIID MK Awards ( in the North India Regional Jury), Indian Institute of Interior Designers, New Delhi. 2nd Prize
  • 2006, 11th IIID MK Awards ( in the National Level), Indian Institute of Interior Designers, Bombay. 1st Prize
  • 2004, 10th IIID MK Awards ( in the North India Regional Jury), Indian Institute of Interior Designers, New Delhi. 1st Prize
  • 1996, JIIA Awards - Interior Architecture, Journal of the Indian Institute of Architects, Bombay. Gold Medal

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