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Gurjit Singh Matharoo

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Friday 12 October 2018

Matharoo Associates, Prathama Blood Centre, Ahmedabad, India, 2001. Courtesy: Matharoo Associates

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‘EAT LOVE PLAY DISCOURSE’

Gurjit Singh Matharoo has played a significant role in reviving the Indian architectural scene. In 2013 he was awarded an International Fellowship by The Royal Institute of British Architects, one of the youngest recipients of the lifetime honour “for services to international architecture”.

Inspired by the High Modernism of Le Corbusier, Kahn and Mies van der Rohe, as well as the Swiss Tendenza movement with its simplicity, rationalism and use of materials in their truest bare form, Matharoo’s architectural vernacular focuses on concrete, raw natural materials and spaces flooded with natural light.

Matharoo Associates is a 25 year-old practice that began operations in Ahmedabad, India, in 1992 – ‘romantics’ governed by emotion over calculation, and affected by beauty more than gain. Projects are injected with a potent dose of wit so that buildings are not sterile but playful and fun to be in. The studio’s working philosophy is of extreme restraint: ‘when in doubt, reduce; when not in doubt, surely reduce’.

This presentation charts the generation, incorporation and growth of ideas of Matharoo Associates, culminating in the construction of their own studio, ‘Pool’, that embodies their core philosophy and practice.

Matharoo Associates’ diverse range of projects have brought the firm international and domestic recognition, including the 2011 International Architecture Award by the Chicago Athenaeum, the 2010 Architectural Review House Award, and the 2009 AR Emerging Architecture Award. Gurjit Matharoo is currently Chair for Architectural Design at his alma mater, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, where he has been visiting faculty since 1990, and is the founder member of the architectural workshop ‘Pan India Travel Studio’.


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Booking Information

Paid event $40. This event is booked through MAAS

Gurjit Singh Matharoo
Friday 12 October 2018
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
MAAS 500 Harris St Ultimo

Participants

Gurjit Singh Matharoo

Matharoo Associates is a 25 year old practice that began operations in Ahmedabad, India in 1992. In 2013, Gurjit Singh Matharoo was Conferred an International Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.The diverse range of projects have brought the firm International and Domestic recognition, including the 2011 International Architecture Award by the Chicago Athenaeum, the 2010 Architectural Review House Award and the 2009 AR Emerging Architecture Award, to name a few.

The studio calls themselves romantics-governed by emotion over calculation, and affected by beauty more than gain. Projects are injected with a potent dose of wit, so buildings are not sterile, but playful fun to be in. It is coupled with their internal working philosophy of extreme restraint, ‘when in doubt, reduce; when not in doubt, surely reduce'.

Gurjit is currently Chair for Architectural Design at his alma mater CEPT University, Ahmedabad where he has been visiting faculty since 1990, and is the founder member of the Architectural workshop ‘Pan India Travel Studio’.

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