By Accommodation Times Times
Renowned Architect Premnath have won Award at Florida, seen in the photo with President Elect Donald Trump.
“An architect in today’s scenario is both an artist and an Engineer, who must combine knowledge of design and construction with the available resources in labor techniques and materials to produce a harmonious and functional work. He should foresee the changes anticipated with time and act upon it, to benefit society and promote excellence in the profession for a better World.”Ar. Prem Nath
On his entrance in the architectural and design work, Prem Nath says, “I was introduced to architecture by destiny as I was bad in English but good at sketching. Due to my bad English I could not work as typist or clerk and had to settle as a blue printing boy in an engineering firm. There I was encouraged to develop my talent in drawing and become a draftsman. So I joined JJ school of architecture in Mumbai.”
Ar. Prem Nath is also a chartered engineer, certified valuer and a real estate appraiser and one of the few people in India to have ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) certificate to practice in USA. He is broadly experienced in Eco-friendly and energy efficient Building Architecture & is a member of U.S Green Building Council & IGBC. Hence, the ‘Green Norms’ are followed in most of his projects.
Prem Nath believes that “The Architect today is both an artist and an engineer, who must combine knowledge of design and construction and of the available resources in labor techniques and materials to produce a harmonious and functional work.”
His design philosophy is ‘Stay ahead of time.’ He puts in, “Nothing comes readymade in life but we have to take inspirations from various people in our life. I have been inspired and stimulated by works of many other designers, which help me to get a cue or an idea to create my own individualistic work. In my journey as an architect, I have continued to learn and grow as a designer. I found fault with some of my previous works but I didn’t feel bad or shy as I believe that through our mistakes we learn a lot of good things. I am still working at bettering myself and my works.”
Sharing his views about the current architectural trends, he says, “In the contemporary age, the scope of architecture is vast. When I started practicing architecture, the scenario was quite different from now, the profession was limited, scale was very diminutive, resources was inadequate, at that time pen & ink was the architecture. In the Evolution of last decade, there has been a glut of designers, manufacturers, vendors, suppliers, international clients, causing the shift more towards commercialization. There is an ocean of changes in availability of resources from overseas countries, from materials to finishes. Designing is no more detailing all the parts, now it is setting up of resources available and assembling them. Now, architecture is getting smarter day-by-day as we are using Hi-Tech solutions.