- Maanasi Hattangadi
Assitant Editor, Indian Architect & Builder Magazine
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'Architecture ‘is no longer part of any urban tissue. It exists; at the most co-exists.' What is your take on Architecture and 'identity'?
The search for identity is a slow process of assimilation, internalisation and reaction that requires a long engagement with the context. The apparent mis- interpretation or a superficial reading of the issue of identity then results in a recursive reaction that comes from a purely aesthetic judgement which disregards the process and focuses only on the object. How crucial are fundamentals and values like 'context', 'roots' in architecture?