We thank conservation architect Gaurav Mathur for the highly enriching and stimulating discussion recently held at arch i platform as a part of our monthly discussion series.
The issue of harmonizing heritage passed down over generations with contemporary or new construction, has perplexed architects, conservationists and urban planners for a long time. Several debates have been spurred and many questions left unanswered.
While the discussion reinforced the fact that there is no one solution, what is for certain is that a bottom up approach could aid a better solution.
The audience and the speaker, shared ideas and personal experiences, their own unique solutions. While there is no prototypical design which will fit all situations, sharing these unique ideas and approaches can definitely inspire designs.
arch i would like to document these experiences and create a common archive for public use. All are welcome to contribute and help it grow.