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MANAV SADHNA - Set amidst the largest slum of the Ahmedabad city, Manavsadhna centres are a cluster of multipurpose activity campuses consisting of school for the young,vocational training centre for the ladies, gymnasium, crèche, health camp on weekends. The centre is an apt example of sustainable design using recycled waste as the building components.
GLOBAL MISSION - Global mission school campus at Sanskardham , Ahmedabad- had been one such exploration to define campus as learning environment that is informative, inspiring and interactive for its students as well as teachers. The building was reorganised around five courtyards placed in each quadrant as well as the centre.
EVOSYS - Interior space designing for Evolutionary Systems Pvt. Ltd. – an Information technology multinational corporate on an eleventh floor of a commercial tower at Ahmedabad. It is an account of design explorations to evolve humane, interactive and eco friendly interiors within an Information Technology corporate office.
ESI - The built form, an effort in maintaining the ecological balance and harmonizing with nature in the hot, dry climate of Gandhinagar. Materials and design thus, compliments sustainability. Increased massing towards the south west exploits shaded areas to the north east by accommodating the activity areas, courts and streets along them.
SHAHJAHAN - a home for the Shah family in Vadodara is alchemy of paradoxical demands of places and people, climate and construction, utility and legislation, user and designer resolving to unique solutions. Image of home to be contemporary yet classicsober yet with glamour, environmentally controlled yet energy efficient and so on were enough of paradoxical programmatic.
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YATIN PANDYA

FOOTPRINTS E.A.R.T.H

Yatin Pandya born on 6th July, 1960, is an author, activist, academician, researcher as well as the practising architect, with his firm FOOTPRINTS E.A.R.T.H. (Environment Architecture Research Technology Housing). Graduate of CEPT university, Ahmedabad he has availed Master of Architecture degree from McGill University, Montreal.

Yatin has been involved with city planning, urban design, mass housing, architecture, interior design, product design as well as conservation projects. He has written over two hundred articles in National and International Journals. Several books authored by him on architecture, especially "Concepts of space in traditional Indian architecture", and "Elements of space making" have been published internationally.

He has also been involved in preparing over 30 video documentaries on Architecture. He has been visiting faculty at National Institute of design and CEPT University and guest lecturer/ critic to various universities in India and abroad. He has served as thesis guide to nearly 200 Graduate, Masters and PhD students. He has lectured in over fifteen countries in over hundred fora.