Alumni 2021

Filza Parmar

Filza Parmar is an Indian interior architect. Her work explores the relationship between design and architecture, with a specific focus on the boundaries between tradition and modernity, local resources, and craftsmanship that can form the basis of contemporary designs.

Diploma Project
kitA

kitA is envisioned as a children’s day care center, where old building components find a new spatial dimension, responding to the contemporary necessity of climatic issues. It investigates the changing patterns of migration between the city and the villages and their potential to become a new social institution. The project aims to re-use materials from the abandoned rural landscape, reflecting upon the existing material resources, the embedded heritage of the previous uses, and its economic circulation through architecture and sustainability. The project engages with both local and global issues, reinterpreting the local and addressing traces of the past while fulfilling new purposes for a new generation of users, as buildings become obsolete with time.



Filza Parmar


Tutor:
Philippe Rahm

Project:
kitA

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