Footprints E.A.R.T.H

Footprints E.A.R.T.H. is a professional service organisation involved in environmental studies, architectural design, indigenous research, alternative technology and affordable housing. Research, applied research and dissemination are tri prong activities of the organisation. Contextual relevance, socio cultural appropriateness, affordability, sustainability and humaneness are the primary concerns for the design at FOOTPRINTS E.A.R.T.H. It deals with diverse scales of projects ranging from eco townships, institutional campuses, mass housing schemes, slum improvement initiatives, residences, exhibitions, interior design as well as graphic and product designs. The practice is research based and the endeavour is to evolve development norms and standards which are indigenous and stems from socio cultural realities of our contexts in India. In addition to architectural practice and research the organisation also is involved in academic endeavours. It conducts short term design studios as training programmes for national and international students. Organisation has also taken initiatives in raising awareness for cultural and architectural heritage of the city, to develop educational material in print and audio visual format, as well as to charter the cause of barrier free/ universal designs.


Design Philosophy :

"Holistic architecture is experientially engaging, environmentally sustaining, socio-culturally responsive and most importantly contextually appropriate. Context in terms of culture, climate and construction. In the context of India history is alive through lived in traditions. We are lucky to find repository of traditional wisdom through its deep long passage of time. We endeavor to create contextually relevant contemporary resolutions that inspire from the rich Indian traditions and yet aspire for its future dreams."

Yatin Pandya

Yatin Pandya born on 6th July, 1960, is an author, activist, academician, researcher as well as the practising architect, with his firm FOOTPRINTS E.A.R.T.H. (Environment Architecture Research Technology Housing). Graduate of CEPT university, Ahmedabad he has availed Master of Architecture degree from McGill University, Montreal. Yatin has been involved with city planning, urban design, mass housing,...

Yatin Pandya born on 6th July, 1960, is an author, activist, academician, researcher as well as the practising architect, with his firm FOOTPRINTS E.A.R.T.H. (Environment Architecture Research Technology Housing). Graduate of CEPT university, Ahmedabad he has availed Master of Architecture degree from McGill University, Montreal.

 

Yatin has been involved with city planning, urban design, mass housing, architecture, interior design, product design as well as conservation projects. He has written over two hundred articles in National and International Journals. Several books authored by him on architecture, especially "Concepts of space in traditional Indian architecture", and "Elements of space making" have been published internationally.

 

He has also been involved in preparing over 30 video documentaries on Architecture. He has been visiting faculty at National Institute of design and CEPT University and guest lecturer/ critic to various universities in India and abroad. He has served as thesis guide to nearly 200 Graduate, Masters and PhD students. He has lectured in over fifteen countries in over hundred fora.

 

Yatin has won over twenty five National and International awards for architectural design, research as well as dissemination. Environmental sustainability, Socio-cultural appropriateness, Timeless aesthetics and Economic affordability are key principles of his work.

Footprints E.A.R.T.H

Footprints E.A.R.T.H. is a professional service organisation involved in environmental studies, architectural design, indigenous research, alternative technology and affordable housing. Research, applied research and dissemination are tri prong activities of the organisation. Contextual relevance, socio cultural appropriateness, affordability, sustainability and humaneness are the primary concerns for the design at FOOTPRINTS E.A.R.T.H. It deals with diverse scales of projects ranging from eco townships, institutional campuses, mass housing schemes, slum improvement initiatives, residences, exhibitions, interior design as well as graphic and product designs. The practice is research based and the endeavour is to evolve development norms and standards which are indigenous and stems from socio cultural realities of our contexts in India. In addition to architectural practice and research the organisation also is involved in academic endeavours. It conducts short term design studios as training programmes for national and international students. Organisation has also taken initiatives in raising awareness for cultural and architectural heritage of the city, to develop educational material in print and audio visual format, as well as to charter the cause of barrier free/ universal designs.

 

Design Philosophy :

"Holistic architecture is experientially engaging, environmentally sustaining, socio-culturally responsive and most importantly contextually appropriate. Context in terms of culture, climate and construction. In the context of India history is alive through lived in traditions. We are lucky to find repository of traditional wisdom through its deep long passage of time. We endeavor to create contextually relevant contemporary resolutions that inspire from the rich Indian traditions and yet aspire for its future dreams."

 

Yatin Pandya

Yatin Pandya born on 6th July, 1960, is an author, activist, academician, researcher as well as the practising architect, with his firm FOOTPRINTS E.A.R.T.H. (Environment Architecture Research Technology Housing). Graduate of CEPT university, Ahmedabad he has availed Master of Architecture degree from McGill University, Montreal.

 

Yatin has been involved with city planning, urban design, mass housing, architecture, interior design, product design as well as conservation projects. He has written over two hundred articles in National and International Journals. Several books authored by him on architecture, especially "Concepts of space in traditional Indian architecture", and "Elements of space making" have been published internationally.

 

He has also been involved in preparing over 30 video documentaries on Architecture. He has been visiting faculty at National Institute of design and CEPT University and guest lecturer/ critic to various universities in India and abroad. He has served as thesis guide to nearly 200 Graduate, Masters and PhD students. He has lectured in over fifteen countries in over hundred fora.

 

Yatin has won over twenty five National and International awards for architectural design, research as well as dissemination. Environmental sustainability, Socio-cultural appropriateness, Timeless aesthetics and Economic affordability are key principles of his work.