Can you give us your date of birth?
What are your favourite monuments – in India and abroad?
In India, I find Mandu quite fascinating especially the JahazMahal complex and abroad my favourites would have to be SagradaFamilia in Barcelona.
If you had an opportunity to redesign an architectural marvel, what would it be and why?
It’s important to see and understand an architectural marvel in its context and how it addressed the issue/programme that made it a marvel in the first place. There will always be a few details that you think that may have done better. I think it’s more important to learn from them.
Who is your role model?
There are many different things to learn from the many people that I admire. There are many different aspects that I admire about people from different walks of life. I don’t have one single role model.
What is the most memorable day in your life so far?
There have been a few and it’s hard to single one out of them.
Can you tell us about the project that has been the closest to your heart?
The next one. Each project is an opportunity to experiment and create something beautiful and interesting. To create something that is fitting to its context, which addresses the brief. Hoping that the next one will be it!
What has been your biggest achievement professionally and the most proud moment?
Every project is an opportunity to create something that has not been done before, don’t waste it.
Your favourite holiday destination?
I love to travel and again feel that there is so much that I have not seen and experienced. Till now there are two. In India, the best has been Spiti valley. The untouched landscapes and the wonderfully friendly people made that trip through the valley very memorable.
The other one would have to be Rome. The beautiful architecture, food and again wonderfully warm people made it a place that I would keep going back to.