Thinking in Practice: Ruturaj Parikh

A talk was organised by KRVIA on 28th August 2021 as a part of the series of talks ‘Encounters’.

This lecture outlines some core principles / values with loose threads to work – a reflective, introspective discussion on the ideas and efforts that shape our practice today. 

Ruturaj Parikh and Maanasi Hattangadi founded MATTER, an interdisciplinary Architecture, Design and Publishing studio deeply invested in professional design discourse in India. Matter works in the interface between architecture and content consistently experimenting with new ways of engaging with the built environment.

Ruturaj is former director of the Charles Correa Foundation where he led social projects and public-forum initiatives. He is curator and editor of thinkmatter – a digital media platform for contemporary Indian architecture and [IN]SIDE, a bi-annual professional design journal. 

PRAXIS | 03: BETWEENSPACES

An editorial project by Matter in partnership with Şişecam Flat Glass, PRAXIS investigates the work and positions of diverse contemporary architecture practices in India. We discuss the core concerns and architectural preoccupations of Bengaluru-based BetweenSpaces; a partnership that designs buildings with restraint, and a keen focus on spatial quality and articulation. 

The feature can be viewed here: thinkmatter.in/praxis-03-betweenspaces

PRAXIS | 02: SEALAB

An editorial project by Matter in partnership with Şişecam Flat Glass, PRAXIS investigates the work and positions of diverse contemporary architecture practices in India. Ahmedabad-based SEALAB has designed and executed projects that stand out for their simplicity, eloquence, rigour and social context. In this conversation with Anand Sonecha, we discuss the work, the ideas and important processes that compose their practice.

The feature can be viewed here: thinkmatter.in/praxis-sealab

PRAXIS | 01: PLAYGROUP STUDIO

An editorial project by Matter in partnership with Şişecam Flat Glass, PRAXIS investigates the work and positions of diverse contemporary architecture practices in India. Based out of Goa, Playgroup Studio represents a pragmatic yet experimental spirit of working across multiple scales and typologies. The discussion touches upon the foundational principles of Playgroup Studio and the personal narratives of the founders, Harsh Patel and Bhavana Hameed.

The feature can be viewed here: thinkmatter.in/praxis/playgroupstudio