The Second Studio Podcast: Interview with Jai Kumaran
The Second Studio (previously The Midnight Charette) is an specific podcast about design, structure, and the on a regular basis. Hosted by Architects David Lee and Marina Bourderonnet, it options totally different artistic professionals in unscripted conversations that enable for considerate takes and private discussions.
A wide range of topics are lined with honesty and humor: some episodes are interviews, whereas others are suggestions for fellow designers, opinions of buildings and different tasks, or informal explorations of on a regular basis life and design. The Second Studio can also be obtainable on iTunes, Spotify, and YouTube.
This week David and Marina of FAME Structure & Design are joined by Architect Jai Kumaran, founding companion of West of West to debate his background; the affect his father’s work had on his profession; attending structure faculty; why he pursued a grasp’s diploma; beginning and rising an workplace; exploring challenge varieties; branding in structure; and extra!
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Highlights & Timestamps
I am all the time trying outdoors of structure as a occupation for inspiration. And it is so vital to proceed to try this each as a scholar but in addition as a working skilled throughout, as a result of there’s so, a lot inspiration that we are able to pull from artists, writers and even the land and nature and issues which can be a bit of bit extra natural in the best way that they that they’ve developed. (13:18)
(16:07) First curiosity in Structure
(24:20) Causes for getting a Grasp’s in Structure
(36:22) Assembly Clayton Taylor
To some extent we knew that working collectively… There was one thing highly effective to it and we loved it. The outcomes had been greater than what certainly one of us was working independently can be. (42:04)
(42:58) West of West first challenge
The naivety or the flexibility to say sure to issues with out overthinking it… Clearly there’s some hazard to it… However I believe there’s one thing actually highly effective additionally about simply saying sure. After which figuring it out and having the religion that you just, as an architect, have a stage of talent that you are able to do that factor. (45:30)
(50:43) Challenge varieties
What we do as architects advantages or enhances the expertise of somebody that does not learn about structure. And so we have all the time had a observe that is targeted on constructing tasks and excited about tasks for the higher tradition or the higher society versus simply working in our nook and being self-referential. (51:40)
Finally, I believe it’s an ego situation… I believe the underside up dialog is available in there and excited about our studio as a model and never as a figurehead led observe is absolutely the start line. (57:48)
(58:45) West of West as a model
(01:11:14) Concerning the workplace
(01:29:30) Studying from observe
(01:38:31) Future plans for the workplace
(01:42:46) Favourite constructing
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