Firmness; Utility & Delight -these are the three basic purposes
architecture must serve as defined by Vitruvius, the ancient Roman architect.
Being the mother of all art forms, the creations of an Architect are live
testaments of his work which are timeless. No Architect can disown or deny his
The purpose of this book -Introduction to Architecture- is to act as an
initiation to this noble subject for newcomers and simultaneously be a
refresher for experienced professionals.
A line is not only a line in Architecture. It is a part of a dream. A
dream nurtured by the interplay of solids and voids, light and shade, colour
and texture, foreground and background against a canvas called Nature.
Since the target audience of this book is primarily fresher’s, the
contents of the book has been kept plain and simple. The idea is to inculcate
the basics of this learning called Architecture and prepare them mentally to
take the wonderful challenges in life as successful Architects.
Indranil Sen was born in Kolkata and is an
architecture graduate from the Bengal Engineering College, Sibpur, (erstwhile
BESU and now IIEST). He has been a serious professional ever since.
In the last glorious thirty-six years of his
career, he has worked in senior positions with leading architectural
organizations. The footprints of his project exposure can be found in eight
countries, including Oman, Mauritius and Bangladesh. He has also worked on
projects across India.
He has also acted as
External Jury on invitation from IIT Kharagpur, Dep’t. of Architecture for
assessing the Project Dissertation and conducting Viva-voce Examination for the
Final Year B Arch. Degree Thesis program.
He has travelled extensively nationally and
internationally and during this time, has worked on several prestigious
projects with well-known architects and engineers.
Presently, he is a practicing architect in
Kolkata and is the Principal Architect in Interface Design Studio, a firm
jointly owned with his architect wife.
He is also a visiting faculty in the School of
Architecture, Techno India University, Kolkata.