In my formative years in architectural school Zaha Hadid and Lebbeus Woods were my idols. I modelled myself and my work on them, religiously following Zaha's idea of the 'Trace', an unrelated sketch that becomes the theoretical backing of a project.
As I look back upon old projects and sketches I can see how I have developed artistically and architecturally. Interesting to note that the staircase and vaults in this sketch done years back for an unbuilt project have manifested themselves in the design of a new designbuild project in Noida. Even more amusing to note that the final design of the building based upon this sketch ultimately didn't even have this staircase ... the conscious and sub-conscious mind works in interesting ways....#archiopteryx - 6 days ago