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Diwakar Chintala

Diwakar Chintala

Gensler, India

With the belief that "simple and honest" design is the answer to the many complex challenges we face, Diwakar has designed projects in the United States, the Middle-East, China and India over the past 18 years. His design process involves challenging preconceived notions about buildings and typologies and starting with a “clean-slate” and developing concepts based on logic, context and the aspirations of the users.

"Style and aesthetics" are purely a consequence of this creative process. From designing high-rise buildings, to developing the $1,500 House, his work has acknowledged the impact of the built-environment on human behavior often offering a minimalist approach to design. Diwakar's work spans designs for several products, a furniture line, graphic design, video documentaries and User Experience.

Indian Design?

Short Talk (15min)

A discussion that asks and attempts to answer the questions "what makes good design", "should all design respond to context"? Is there such a thing as "Indian Design"? When does "cultural identity" become a design requirement.