By Nitika Agarwal
Ideas Designed Executed (IDE) Global, introduces itself for the first time in Delhi with an initiative – the India Interiors Summit 2012, at a time when the city is bustling with cultural fetes, performances and many more events!
Organized to put together interior designers, architects, real estate developers, PMC’s and hotel operators, all at one place, the convention proposes to facilitate common interests and initiatives and strengthen business relationships.
The inaugural day was set in motion by an internationally renowned architect, James Law, founder and CEO of James Law Cybertecture, who emotively discussed the current and future implications of design and developments around the world. “We may perhaps realize and rouse in few years from now, but it might be too late by then,” he said, while he argued on the hasty consumption of natural resources and a lot of energy, allegedly in quest of a better life. We certainly cannot cease building houses, roads, networks, infrastructure or more cities but, are we doing it the right way? The question here is, how do we evolve a 21st century city? We have discovered and learnt a lot from our past, and one must; however, we should not overlook the requirements and essentials of this day and age, he explained.
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James affirmed his innate belief in every individual, in the vision and ability to design for our future and counseled that if only each of us adapted, thought out and created sustainably to give way to a balanced, evolved and healthy living, our living spaces would speak a very meaningful language. The architect continued by presenting some of his noteworthy works in India and overseas to reinforce his thought process.
Among the diverse projects showcased were the Pad Tower in Dubai that integrates nature, architecture and technology to enhance everyday experiences through virtual reality projections in living areas; ‘I Health’ technology, fit in a mirror that monitors blood pressure, body temperature, weight etc; ‘Nodal Points’, a network pole product designed to regulate pollution, acoustics, activities and so on, proposed to be installed in communities, housings and even cities; and a green building proposal in Mumbai, apart from ideas on planetary cities, which shall not be produced just from concrete, glass and steel but with intangible dimensions of technology, power and intelligence.
This enriching presentation by James Law was followed by IDE Awards, presented by Kavea Chavda, the master of the ceremony from IDE Design Mission and conferred in categories that included Best Interior Design, Architect India, Emerging Architect India, Most Appreciated Developer, Best Luxury Resort and the Best Property Consultant.
A 40 minute’s session of Face-to-Face meetings was scheduled for product suppliers, developers and buyers to facilitate better relations amongst different divisions seeking common interest. The event was commemorated by cocktails, dinner and discussions.