Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Eminent Architects, Designers Win WB Honours at Gnosis Sixth Edition of Design and Dialogues

Gnosis Services Pvt Ltd held the Sixth edition of Design and Dialogues and WB Honours at the JW Marriott – Bangalore on February 28,, 2017.

 Sheital Shetty – Founder and editor of Design Dialogues and Washrooms and Beyond  welcomed all the guests . The session started with Benjamin Beller of Bao Architects, Beijing talking about Luxury Washrooms and Technology in Washrooms. He was joined by Lipika Sud of Lipika Sud Interiors,  Ponni Concessao – Principal Architect – OCI Architects,  Smitha Zachariah of SZ Designs and Behzad Kharas – BNK Realty Limited.

This was followed by a session on Joys and Perils of Open Kitchen – moderated by Leena Kumar – Chairperson – The Indian Institute of Archtiects – panellists were Kanan Modi – Principal Architect, ELPLUSD, Kalpak Bhandrai – Principal Architect, Veekas Studio, Sunitha Kondur, Director – Hundred Hands and Dinesh Verma.

Materials and Designs in Washroom – was moderated by Milind Nulkar – panellists for which were Kayur Patel – Founder and Creative Director – SCG for Glass Fusion, Nitin Saolapurkar – President IIID, Dr Sujit Kumar, and Shyamala prabhu.

Waste Water Reuse was moderated by S. Vishwanath – Director – Biome Environmental Solutions Pvt Ltd, Panellist for which were Anil Sharma, Principal Architect, ASA Architectural Consultancy  Amol Prabhu, Co-founder, Shashi Prabhu and Associates, Oscar Concessao, Principal Architect, OCI Architects, Nejeeb Khan, Managing Director, AIA and RIBA

Challenge in Public Washroom Designs was moderated by Gayathri Shetty, Principal Architect, Gayathri & Namith Associates, panellists were Sharukh Mistry, Principal Architect, Mistry Architects and Kavita Sastry, Architect, Interiors and Landscape Design Services.
Dr Chandrashekar Hariharan, Chairperson, Biodiversity Conservation India
Kiran Venkatesh, Co-founder, InFORM Architects and Sandeep Jadhav, Founder, Architecture Paradigm

Designers Wishlist  was moderated by  Sheital Shetty, Editor/Publisher,  Washroooms and Beyond and Kitchen Ideas for which panellists were  Kumar Ravindra, Principal Architect, PRAGRUP - Pratap Jadhav, President, IIIDS. Gopakumar, Managing Partner, Kumar Group Total Designers Vivin Agarwal, Chief Mentor, BIO Design Farm.

The event coverage will be telecasted on NDTV Goodtimes over the next new weeks.

Evening lit up with WB Honours where the following people were honoured in their respective fields –

Ø  Pune Municipal Corporation – Development of Model Public Washrooms by State Government Body
Ø  Agasti – Mumbai – Innovation in Public Washroom design – restroom for women.
Ø  Atmantan Wellness Resort – Light Design in Spa
Ø  Mr BSA Narayan – Special Contribution to Plumbing Design and development.
Ø  JW Marriott – Chandigarh – Technology Driven Washrooms
Ø  Dharampura Haveli, Delhi – Washroom restoration in Heritage Building

Ø  Architect Sarukh Mistry - WB Lifetime Achievement Honour

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