Architecture as Resonant Value: rewilding,regeneration,healing and belonging.
Swanzal Kak Kapoor
Architecture has always been a practice that has been a search for meaning and a means of value creation.In the current position in history,we see our primary impetus as a search for wholeness and inclusiveness.Ecology,
Swanzal is a practising architect, civic activist, songstress and closet philosopher..
She is passionate about design, ecology, music and a humanistic approach to life that serves the collective good. A practising Buddhist, mindfulness,
She is the design principal and co-founder at Saka studio, based in Gurgaon. She has 22 years of experience of working in a diversity of contexts and scales
At the heart of her design practice(and life)is a deep belief in thoughtfulness, sensitivity, innovation, playfulness and passion: the springboard for great ideas. Her architectural and interior work celebrates cultural specificity,craft, embodied emotions, ecological consciousness and collaborative synergy.
Her interest in civic action and the environment led to her co-founding iamgurgaon in 2009, a platform to enable change through community participation.She has been an integral member of the team that has revived a forest at the 385 acre Aravali Biodiversity Park in Gurgaon.
She believes that each of us should ‘be the change we wish to see in the world’.