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The Economic Times’ 4th edition of Architecture & Design Summit in Kolkata

The Economic Times Architecture & Design Summit charmed Kolkata with its third session on August 5th. This Summit, in its 4th edition this year, showcased the world of design, its trends and impacts not just in India but across the globe.

The summit had industry sleuths deliberate on new trends like disruptive change – new design thinking for new times and new generation where eminent architect Shakuntala Ghosh, addressed the audience. She quoted “Architecture must innovate in order to grow and maintain relevance and currency in the wake of technological, cultural, and environmental change. Such innovation pushes the boundaries of building, resulting in unanticipated forms and material applications”.

Commenting on the event, Rahul Mishra,Founder Director, Rahul Mishra Designs said” I have always believed from the beginning of my career about sustainability, that is why sustainable luxury is the world for me”.

Apart from presenting a case study on Principles of Design explained using texture, the event also facilitated discussions on elements and principles of design through texture and impact of texture on built environment. Addressing the topic, industry stalwart Abhishek Somany, MD, Somany Ceramics elaborated on the international best practices in the design space and the impact of texture, which are the key drivers of the next phase of growth for the A&D industry.

The panelists came from different industries and professions who gave their feedback on texture and design through their industry point of view.

The summit was the third episode among the other scheduled across five regional markets, highlighting the work from top designers in each region. The culmination event will be a grand finale in Mumbai which will showcase top designers from across the globe. The curtain closure event will be a star studded evening hosting the Crème de la crème of the design fraternity.

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