1. What is your definition of architecture? How has it changed over the last 3 decades?
  2. How do you see the relationship between urban design and architecture and how have your post-graduate studies in urban design influenced your architecture?
  3. You use the word “craft” when referring to the act of designing. In India, we have a very different connotation to craft. Could you talk a little about your understanding in the context of Architecture and especially why you pursue minimalism/reductivism in your architecture?
  4. What does minimalism/reductivism mean to you? In my understanding, for the majority of developing nations, people aspire towards having more (maximalism maybe). How do you acknowledge these people in the projects you work?
  5. Where do ideas come from while designing something minimalist, especially when the whole philosophy is reductionist?
  6. How do you avoid things becoming too much the same or boring?
  7. One of URBA’s philosophies is, “A search for timeless qualities in architecture” How do you define timeless in today’s time?
  8. What are your ways of searching for timeless qualities in your work? What few top (3-4) characteristics does a minimalist (Urban) architecture demand?
  9. When did you first hear about Charles Correa and how has his work influenced your own work, if at all? (What lessons are there in his work that stands out for you?)
  10. This year’s design brief at TDB is, to design a memorial for Charles Correa. What will be your judging criteria and what are you looking for? Any specific Charles Correa pattern?