Interview with Architect Sunil Kulkarni, Pune
What kind of projects have you been working on?
We at core believe that Architecture can evoke sensibilities of the society and has the power to influence the path that individuals and groups can follow. We take it as a huge responsibility and work towards achieving these goals with absolute integrity. Energy efficiency in building has been our driving force and has always been the starting point in all our work. We have been mostly working on Hospitality, Healthcare and Office buildings.
Tell us something about your approach to projects?
I can’t put pencil to paper unless there is an all encompassing idea. Every project will provide a unique opportunity to the designer. Once that opportunity is identified, one can direct all energies in completely exploring the same and coming up with Architectural solutions, sometimes subtle, sometimes radical, ending in an extremely satisfying and invigorating journey. We feel that the process and the journey itself is the end. If that is exciting and vibrant, the resulting architecture will also embody these intangibles. Timelessness is an objective that keeps challenging our intellect and pushes us to experiment, in order to understand and comprehend this in a spiritual manner.
How do you build sustainability into your projects?
Green/ Sustainable have become fashionable words in an Architects lexicon. There are, even today, communities who lead a largely sustainable life. Architects, on the other hand have limited their contribution to selection of materials and technology. Both are not created by them. We believe that we need to innovate ourselves and to contribute in an architectural manner. Materials and technology can enhance a deeply thought out architectural solution even further. In today’s age, it is impossible to have a sustainable solution, especially in the metros. But as Architects we can only contribute in reducing consumption of materials and energy as much as possible.
Source: Zingy Homes