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Deepti Maithil

mumbai, maharashtra, India

Designer (architecture)

Member since May 22, 2007

  • Practising Architecture in India

    Education, Environmental Design

    Ever since I joined architecture practice , every day has been a new experience for me.For all the time spent in various work places in all these years , I am still left wondering if I will really be able to put into practice all that I have learnt in school. My first year after school was spent in learning autocad - a draughting tool which has gained prime importance in our field so much so that till date I am trying to measure upto draughtsmen who probably didnt spend 5 yrs getting an architecture education. Then I was told that building elevation should be good looking almost like it was separate from the entire design process....I was put through gathering photos from all over the world of glossy buildings whether or not they fitted our climate and environment. Another biggie was the 'builders perspective'....someone who wants quick business and cannot wait for a design process, my teachers didnt tell me of this demi-god. I am still wondering if they are workplaces where transition from school is easier or its a said and done thing to accept everything and go on.What future does this field hold in this country?

  • deepti.. i don't think you have the right perspective.. i agree to your certain statements.. very true... and appreciate that you think like that... but indian work mind has changed.. there won't be 80% offices working to inspire but then we don't need so many to inspire.. it's few... and they are growing... this field is ever growing.. it's ever experimenting process.. what do you think about music.. it's a never ending process of change... similarly. ok i should stick to our country.. you are in mumbai i guess.. come on you shouldnot be saying like that... see some south indian firms.. they are doing extremely good work in terms of our context and still global and responsive architecture.. if you want further details i would provide you their work and names.. well.. it's tough to be in a country of billion people.. but we have more challenges in terms of architecture than other places of the world.. we should take this as opportunity.. god bless


  • In response to change in perspectives.., posted by polaris021,
    in the thread Practising Architecture in India

    well it may be a transitory period and can only hope for better thoughtful practices which can stand the race against very big apparently 'successful' commercial types

    mumbai at this point really really reflects how power of capital can quite diminish social sensitivity , environmental responses...no one to blame expect economic imperatives

    not sure if any efforts are being made to look at education & practice .....and even if they are ....they have to be encouraged greatly

    good to know that you are positive ....good luck


  • In response to transition, posted by Deepti Maithil,
    in the thread Practising Architecture in India

    True Deepti but u know there is always good and bad... people follow where their interest lies.. some just get swayed away.. (talking about the upcoming generation of students of architecture) but if better examples are set in our field.. i am sure the response would change.. and it also requires a well eduated mass whom we are serving.. oh! one thing i forgot to tell you deepti that i suffer from severe lack of good guiding process at my college and then living in delhi and all the real estate mania (mess) happening here, i can very well understand what you were trying to say. My point is even if this exists.. some people have to come further to curb this.. for the goal we all are prepared for.. the change comes wen somebody takes a step ahead.. in past history of architecture also.. change came with a person or two.. people followed.. you know it i am sure... have you heard of Morphogenesis (delhi), Inform architects (banglore), Mindspace (sanjay mohe, Banglore), Cadence (Banglore), Anagram archtects (Delhi).. there are many more.. try to google them once.. c everybody is here to earn.. but point is what priority they set.. total money or good work and money.. i would like to share more thoughts with you... thanks for the post...


  • In response to transition, posted by Deepti Maithil,
    in the thread Practising Architecture in India

    True Deepti but u know there is always good and bad... people follow where their interest lies.. some just get swayed away.. (talking about the upcoming generation of students of architecture) but if better examples are set in our field.. i am sure the response would change.. and it also requires a well eduated mass whom we are serving.. oh! one thing i forgot to tell you deepti that i suffer from severe lack of good guiding process at my college and then living in delhi and all the real estate mania (mess) happening here, i can very well understand what you were trying to say. My point is even if this exists.. some people have to come further to curb this.. for the goal we all are prepared for.. the change comes wen somebody takes a step ahead.. in past history of architecture also.. change came with a person or two.. people followed.. you know it i am sure... have you heard of Morphogenesis (delhi), Inform architects (banglore), Mindspace (sanjay mohe, Banglore), Cadence (Banglore), Anagram archtects (Delhi).. there are many more.. try to google them once.. c everybody is here to earn.. but point is what priority they set.. total money or good work and money.. i would like to share more thoughts with you... thanks for the post...

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My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design