It gives me immense pleasure to invite you to attend the launch of our ‘Gujarat
Special’, the first of an introductory Design Detail State Special Series. The event
will be presided over by HH Radhikaraje Gaekwad (Maharani of Vadodara) on
Friday 6 pm, May 3, 2019, at Lukshmi Villas Palace, Vadodara.
Commemorating his contributions to the architecture of the region, the event would
also felicitate Padma Shri Ar. B V Doshi, the first Indian Pritzker Laureate.
India is a land of extreme diversities. Be it terrains ranging from snow-capped
mountains to grasslands and sunny beaches; or culture, language, race or even
religion, the multi-faceted face of the country rightfully reflect onto the architectural
domain too. The idea of the Special Series is to document such a rich mélange of
built forms segregated state wise, eventually providing a comprehensive compilation
of the vivid architectural typologies of India. Design Detail will thus be the only
magazine in India that provides such an exclusive coverage of state specific
architectural character. The magazine will be published and managed under
the watchful eyes of eminent architects- Ar. Raj Rewal, Ar. Christopher Charles
Benninger, Prof. K. T. Ravindran, Prof. K Jaisim, Ar. Dulal Mukherjee,
Ar. P. K Das, Ar. Dean D’Cruz, Ar. Abha Narain Lambah, Ar. Arjun Malik, Ar. Sharukh
Mistry and Ar. Hafeez Contractor* among others.
Other publications from Designer Publications headed by Ar L Gopakumar
and Dr Rema S Kartha include the first Malayalam magazine in architecture
– Designer + Builder, residential architecture magazine-Veedum Planum and
Building Services and Utilities, a technical journal on the auxiliary services of a
structure. Designer Institute of Interior Design (DiiD) an accredited interior design
training institute is also under its wings.
As one of our esteemed associates, it would be our honour to have your presence at
this auspicious event.
Ar. KARAN GROVER
Chief Editor, Design Detail