Vidur Bharadwaj’s exhibition drives home the message of protecting the Earth for future.
Architect Vidur Bharadwaj, a proponent of sustainable development in Delhi NCR, held his first solo art exhibition recently at the India Habitat Centre.
Titled “Soul In Structure” the show had 15 mixed media works in which Bharadwaj juxtaposed the design ethos of historical architecture, found in Fatehpur Sikri, Ghats of Benaras and Rajasthani havelis, with the aesthetics of modern art to focus on the concept of sustainability in both architecture and environment. “For me, to combine these two concepts is a very natural process of design. This is and should be the future of design. If we do not construct projects keeping in mind sustainability, there will not be any future,” explains the artist.
Bharadwaj reveals being inspired by Indian architects of past since childhood.
“As a child, I was always fascinated by monuments and designs in Delhi and by the fact that these monuments are still standing in all their glory and around them, there is just so much greenery, birds and cattle. When I was studying architecture I forgot about this fascination and later I wasn’t happy with my work. But then, I decided to go to back to history and that shaped my presented thinking about sustainable development. I understood the importance of using sun’s energy and building structures according to how they react to that energy.”
3C Architect and consultant Vidur BHaradwaj is known for delivering Gold and Platinum rated LEED Certified residential, commercial and workplaces in multiple cities in India