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Sen Kapadia
Founder, Sen Kapadia Architect, Founder Director KRV Institute for Conceptual Architecture, Mumbai
“Sustainable Cluster Vertical Neighborhood Development”

Sen is a proponent of Passive Solar Architecture and his practice actively pursues energy conscious design approach. His own studio uses no artificial light. As a member of government’s high power committee to propose redevelopment of vacant Mill land in Mumbai, he was exposed to vast piece of land in the middle of the city offening unique possibilities. His presentation on Mill Land proves the viability of Clustered Vertical development that suggests a new prototype by including various strata of population, development of alternate energy sources and creating a thriving vertical neighbourhood. With aerial Linkases this module is replicable in vast Dockland yard land and other clusters of amalgamated land parcels in aging central Mumbai imploring to be transferred into new urban habitats.


Sen Kapadia is an Architect, Planner and Educationist, based in Bombay. He has worked with eminent American Architect Louis Kahn in Philadelphia and the Space Management office in New York. Recipient of several awards for architectural design including recent Competition Winning Design for N.I.D. new P.G.Campus at Gandhinagar, His works are widely published in journals and newspapers. He has authored several theoretical articles and lectured at various universities in India and abroad. He was the founder Director of KRV Institute for Conceptual Architecture in Mumbai. Kapadia has created distinctive Energy Conscious architectural designs that include Corporate Offices, Educational Institutions, Housing, Sports Clubs and Commercial Complexes. These works display a judicious blend of international techniques, acquired through long American exposure and local aesthetic sensibilities, imbibed through deep study of Indian traditional architecture. He has recently collaborated with Dr.Doshi on a book IN CONVERSATION on Contours of Contemporary Indian Architecture.

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