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Top architects take part in Canadian Wood’s third webinar


FII-India, popularly known as Canadian Wood, has been conducting webinars on topics of interest to the wood working industry at large. Its third webinar titled ‘Architecture with wood in India’ conducted on July 24 was a part of the continuing series and a first-of-its-kind virtual panel discussion, presented by Indo-Canadian Business Chamber (ICBC) and sponsored by Artius Interior Products. 

As the webinar progressed, exciting sections began to slowly unfold in the form of extensive, informative presentations by eminent Indian architects N Mahesh from Iyer & Mahesh, Gurpreet Singh from Aakar Design Consultants and Kamal Malik from Malik Architecture. Each glorified through their unique pieces of work the various features, strengths, and possibilities in the world of architecture with wood. 

Mahesh resented beautiful pieces of work that drew inspiration from heritage architecture in Kerala and merged it with the technological prowess of changing times. His presentation showcased rich examples of wooden buildings and captivating visuals of projects spanning across premium hotels and resorts.

This was followed with a presentation by Gurpreet Singh who unveiled some truly exemplary work. His projects included well-recognised and awarded ventures like the Royal Academy of Bhutan and large scale in-making projects like the Dining hall for the World School of Environment in Coorg. 

The final presentation was made by Malik. His slides were iconic in their representation of his love for nature and the inspiration drawn from it. He defined architecture as a synthesis of ‘Ecology’ and ‘Spirit’. 



The three presentations were followed by an engaging panel discussion curated by Gurdev Singh. The event concluded with a Q&A session of the panelists with the audience.