PLATFORM MAG

In my final year, I decided to research the building craft of India. The culture of building is a co-ordinated system of knowledge, rules, procedures and habits that surrounds the building process in a given place and time. Within a building culture, construction is rarely a solitary act, isolated from the material, social and aesthetic world around it. Realising that the architect didn’t originally exist in traditional building culture, the study shifted into understanding this role of the architect vs the craftsmen. As a method of documentation, I hand illustrated a series of postcards for it. These in turn, inspired kalakaarihaath…