Educated in India and abroad, Mr. Kingshuk Datta holds a B. Arch degree from Sir J J College of Architecture and M. Arch from School of Built Environment, Oxford Brookes University. He has been an educator for architecture over a span of 12 years and is currently, both an academician and a practicing architect.
Mr. Datta has a rich teaching experience and has been associated with the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi, Sushant School of Architecture in Gurugram and his alma mater, Sir J J College of Architecture in Mumbai. His teaching interests include Biomimicry, Architecture and Urbanism and Visual Representation Techniques amongst projections on Trans-Technological Pollination of Architecture.
His industry experience includes various prominent projects on interiors and architecture of up-scale residences, Resorts, Rurban Public libraries, and Sports and Leisure properties. He has also managed residential projects in the UK such as Wheatly House, Staverton Road Residence and High Littleton Housing. He is also the co-founder of SHIDA Architecture, an architectural studio set up in New Delhi catering to green building, architecture, interiors and parametric design.
He has been a keen attendee at multiple workshops and seminars conducted for architecture such as India Design and DesignXDesign held in New Delhi, and Oxford School of Architecture Year-End Exhibition and Architectural Association Year-End Project Review held in London.
Being a British MENSA-n, his interests are widespread, ranging from Emergence in Architecture & its analogies in Ancient Indian Architecture, to Mythology, along with healthy doses of Sci-Fi & Travelling.
Mr. Datta is a believer in emergent design. He learns his architecture by observing what nature does and how architecture evolves laterally in our surroundings. He is currently mentoring the students of Interior Architecture and Design at IIAD and his progressive teaching practices include covering crucial aspects of interior and architectural principles that nurture budding designers.
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