The pandemic situation brought the world to a halt. The lockdown meant that many had to pause their immediate business operations and revise long term strategies.
Every cloud has a silver lining and at NITCO, this break brought us an opportunity to connect with the world's esteemed architects, interior designers and real estate tycoons. It was a welcome move and we were overwhelmed with the participation we saw from our partners and customers globally.
That's how #NITCOTalks - Webinars by NITCO was born and every weekend saw an insightful exchange of ideas, stories, experiences, challenges and solutions. To date, we have successfully engaged with over 100 designers and are extremely thankful to them for obliging to be on our panel of discussion.
If you missed on attending these webinars live, don't worry as we have brought together all the recordings here in one place. So sit back and immerse yourself in some interesting and insightful #NITCOTalks!
Interior design involves a lot of strong aesthetic sensibilities and psychology, often related to colour. Working in tandem with the client, the designer is responsible for creating the concept, the mood, and shaping the user experience. Colour is key in generating the feel, the tone, and telling the story of a space. Materials complement the mood of the space and work in harmony with colour.
On #NITCO? TALKS, Vivek Talwar, MD-NITCO and Anikaa Wasan, Head-BD engaged with the industry’s finest designers, Natasha Aggarwal, Ar. Shalini Chandrashekar and Maninder Kaur on this beautiful play of materials and colours.
One of the biggest challenges we have grown to realize is that while India is blessed with so many art and craft forms, unlike Italy, we have not been able to organize the sector enough for it to be brought to the forefront with world-class quality and design standards.
Creative Dignity (creativedignity.org) is a movement that has brought together diverse creative producers, practitioners, and professionals to energize the ecosystem that Indian artisans need in this time of COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 impact. Their focus is to provide relief, and rejuvenation of the sector.
Together with NITCO, the team at Creative Dignity wishes to bridge this gap and bring our traditional arts and crafts to the world platform.
Watch yet another interesting session of #NITCOTALKS? where our panelists Parul Zhaveri, Abin Chowdhary and Ayush Kasliwal engaged in an insightful discussion with Vivek Talwar, MD - NITCO and Anikaa Wasan, Head - Business Development.
Contextual architecture responds to its surroundings by respecting what is already present. During the design process, sometimes there is a rejection of context while sometimes there is acceptance for the design to exist in a coherent fashion.
Architecture has to respond to the whole, rather than being an entity in itself. How have things evolved in 2020 and what does the future entail?
Watch yet another interesting session of #NITCOTALKS? where our panelists Badrinath Kaleru, Arun Sharma, Anand Sharma
and Aman Aggarwal engaged in an insightful discussion with Vivek Talwar, MD - NITCO and Anikaa Wasan, Head - Business Development.
The current pandemic has made designers go back to the drawing board to redesign homes. Its impact on global wellness and the economy has forced organizations in every industry — including our own — to flex and evolve, both in real-time and in the long-term.
Watch yet another interesting session with our esteemed panelists Shruti Choudhari, Kashish Raheja, Leila Erfan and Meena Murthy Kakkar on #NITCOTALKS, who engaged with the NITCO team and explored how design and functionality can play a role in making the world a healthier place.
With over 558 institutions offering degree courses in India, is architecture loosing its charm as a profession of serious building design loyalists?
Watch yet another interesting session to get a professionals perspective from some of the top architects of India, Jamshed Banaji, Kunal Khandelwal, Mitu Mathur and Sachin Rastogi who engaged with Vivek Talwar, MD – NITCO and Anikaa Wasan, Head – Business Development.
Architecture has undergone a number of changes through the centuries. Architects are shapers of not just private but public spaces as well. How geared are they, to adapt to the ever-evolving market dynamics, redefine their vision and do all that it takes to keep up with the changing times?
Watch yet another interesting conversation with Vivek Talwar, MD – NITCO and Anikaa Wasan, Head – Business Development in this #NITCOTalks session with panelists Manoj Choudhury, Amit Khanna and Malcolm Daruwalla.
Sustaianable Architecture is the need of the hour. How can architects help minimize the negative environmental impact of buildings by efficiently using materials, energy, development space and the ecosystem at large?
Vivek Talwar, MD - NITCO and Anikaa Wasan, Head - Business Development, engage our panelists Wong Chiu Man, Ratan Batliboi, Nejeeb Khan and Indraneel Dutta in this interesting conversation!
The purpose of good design is to identify the aspects that contribute to obtaining the most functionality from a given space. Iconic architecture, on the other hand, is an ongoing debate in the industry when it comes to the built environment.
How are the narratives changing in the new normal? Watch this video, as Vivek Talwar, MD - NITCO and Anikaa Wasan, Head - Business Development, engage our panelists Alpa Shikre and Maithili Raut, Fenny Ganatra and Rajeev Trehan in this interesting conversation!
With “Built Environment” taking even more prominence now, how are architects preparing for the smart management of assets? Watch this video as our panellists Yatin Patel, Karl Wadia, Kapil Gupta and Akhil Ganatra discuss multifaceted solutions, asset programming and provisioning, designing purpose-built spaces and more, only on #NITCOTalks, along with Vivek Talwar, MD - NITCO and Anikaa Wasan, Head - Business Development.
Interior Designers shoulder huge responsibilities, especially with the ever changing dynamics that affect the industry. In the wake of this evolving scenario, esteemed designers discuss the need for a governing body for the community, to provide a framework that empowers them and brings them together on issues that matter in their challenging profession.
Watch this interesting discussion on #NITCOTalks, between Vivek Talwar, MD - NITCO, Anikaa Wasan, Head - Business Development and Alhad Gore, Rakhi Makwana, Enakshi Bakshi and Sheetal Bokria.
It's a timeless debate! Aesthetics Vs Function. Art Vs Design.
Finding the right balance between functional and experiential design is a challenge every designer faces.
In this interesting discussion on #NITCOTalks, know what goes on in the minds of our designers, Sonali Bhagwati, Indrajit Kembhavi, Akshat Bhatt and Priyamwada Singh, when it comes to balancing the two.
Ever wondered what inspires some of India's finest architects and interior designers? What do they reflect upon, before beginning their ground breaking projects?
Take a sneak peek into the lives of Manish Kumat, Swanzal Kak Kapoor, Dipen Gada, Amrita Guha and Hiren Patel, their vision and inspirations, in this video, as they chat along with Vivek Talwar, MD - NITCO and Anikaa Wasan, Head - Business Development.
“In the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity.” – Albert Einstein. As the nation faces an economic blow, there are still some steps that we can proactively take to seize new opportunities. Agility in business, an open mindset and a paradigm shift at all levels is the need of the hour.
Find out what lies ahead, on #NITCOTalks.
Watch as Vivek Talwar, MD - NITCO and Anikaa Wasan, Head - Business Development, engage with our esteemed panelists Raman Sikka, Shiv Dada, Sujit Nair and Vaibhav Dimri.
Technological evolution is changing the way we work, think and create. Digitalisation within architecture is gradually advancing along a road that involves the adoption of new methodologies.
How have architects embraced this digital revolution? How do these technical achievements serve as tools to optimise work processes?
Know more in this video, as we converse with Shilpa Jain Balvally, Zarir Aibara and Jehan-Ara Poonawala.
They are young, optimistic, remarkably innovative and unstoppable!
Their careers might have just begun but they have already proved their mettle in some prestigious projects in India and across the globe.
From designing the interiors of India’s first lab-grown diamond jewellery store, getting involved in a project of a mixed use winery campus in Israel, working on a practical housing-rehabilitation project for Tsunami victims to designing a monumental sculpture of 40,000 shell casings for Art Basel to create awareness about gun violence, they have done it all!
While Design runs in the family, they have begun on a voyage of their own.
On #NITCOTALKS, we engaged with these talented architects Ayesha Puri, Aahana Miller, Zoish Contractor and Riya Patel and found out how they plan to make their architect-parents proud!
The stalwarts of the design industry talk about the art of Storytelling through Design. What are the tales they tell to win in User Experience Design? What is their strategy to get customers emotionally invested and engaged even after their experiences? This and much more, only on #NITCOTalks with our panelists Tarun Tahiliani, Raseel Gujral Ansal, Alfaz Miller and Saket Sethi.
Conversing with these celebrity designers is Rashmi Uday Singh, Indian food expert, TV host and multi-award winning author.
Christopher Alexander quoted in his book, The Timeless Way of Building, "This is a fundamental view of the world. It says that when you build a thing, you cannot merely build that thing in isolation, but must repair the world around it, and within it, so that the larger world at that one place becomes more coherent, and more whole; and the thing which you make takes its place in the web of nature, as you make it". We couldn't agree more!
Our panelists Ravindra Kumar, Poonam Lunawat Mehta, Ashmit Alag and Hiren A Gandhi discuss the timelessness of architecture & design with Vivek Talwar, MD - NITCO and Anikaa Wasan, Head - Business Development.
Watch it now!
Ever wondered how architects begin their journey? What inspires them? What challenges they come across?
Travel down memory lane with some of India's notable architects Kanhai Gandhi, Shobhan Kothari, Piyush Mehra and Prashant Chauhan, to know about their journey into architecture, their lives as students, memories of their first project and how they made their dreams of setting up their own firms, come true!
Know where your favourite architects travelled across the globe, as they reminisce about their memorable journeys and the architectural structures that mesmerised them on #NITCOTalks, with Vivek Talwar, MD - NITCO and Anikaa Wasan, Head - Business Development. Watch this video as Prashant Sutaria, Reza Kabul, Khozema Chitalwala and Vivek Bhole immerse you in their travel tales.
The life of a boutique designer doesn't come easy. From putting in efforts to scale up, keeping employees motivated, multitasking, to dealing with multiple clients at once; it definitely is a challenging yet fulfilling journey.
India's talented designers Ali Baldiwala, Arjun Rathi, Priya Lakhotia and Rajiv Khushalani discuss the many hats they don.
The world of architecture has shaped history and defined societies since the dawn of mankind. But there are challenges architects and interior designers have to contend with, in a world that’s constantly transitioning and redefining itself.
Prominent designers of India Zubin Master, Neesha Alwani, Rajan Goregaoker and Pronit Nathdiscuss how they are navigating into today’s digital age, combating stereotypes, finding the right materials and more.
The New Normal in Nepal – What does it look like? How will architecture change? This and much more in this webinar video, in association with the Society of Nepalese Architects (SONA).
Nepal’s esteemed architects Arun Dev Pant, Damodar Acharya, Dr. Jharna Joshi, Suyog Kayastha, Arjun Basnet engaged with Vivek Talwar, MD – NITCO and Moderator Prof. Dr. Bharat Sharma.
How exciting does the future of Design look?
What does Digital Design entail and what will be the new tools to communicate effectively with clients? What will be the new forms of collaboration? All this and much more, in our webinar tomorrow!
Watch as India’s young, famous and dynamic designers, Vivek Talwar, MD – NITCO and Anikaa Wasan, Head - Business Development, engage with Rohit Bhoite, Sarah Sham, Jannat Vasi and Shantanu Garg in all things Design!
Achieving a fine balance between functionality, aesthetics, context, climate, material, cost & time-frame is a super skill these architects have mastered over the years. Vivek Talwar, MD - NITCO, explores their favourite projects and the thought behind them with Bobby Mukherji, Salil Ranadive and Alan Abraham
Has COVID-19 brought about a change in buyer preferences? How is the Real Estate scenario changing in India?
Hear the views of the top Industry Stalwarts of India, as Vivek Talwar, MD - NITCO and Boman Irani, Chairman & MD - Rustomjee, discuss The Short & Long Term of Real Estate with Mohit Malhotra - MD & CEO - Godrej Properties, Getamber Anand - Chairman & MD - ATS Infrastructure and Sanjay Dutt - MD & CEO - Tata Realty
It is time to step back, internalize individually and as a collective breed, to make the right choices from materials to processes, to sustain humanity.
Join our MD, Vivek Talwar, as he engages with the Industry Stalwarts, Bose Krishnamachari, K T Ravindran, G Shankar and Jaigopal Rao.
How are architects and interior designers addressing the key global issues, from climate change to sourcing of their products? What are the sustainable strategies they are adopting?
This and much more! Watch our MD, Vivek Talwar, as he engages with Anjali Goel, CEO – La Sorogeeka, Kaif Faquih of Faquih & Associates, Zaki Shaikh of Parthenon Architects and Abhishek Mathur of Studio HBA.
Meet the legends who transformed Powai into an Iconic Residential Township in India and find out how they did it!
Vivek Talwar, MD – NITCO engages with one of India's top Real Estate Tycoons - Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani, Co-founder & MD – Hiranandani Group and The Man Who Draws India – Padma Bhushan Ar. Hafeez Contractor.
How are Interior Designers adapting to the current challenges and changes ahead? Is digital going to take centrestage, with professionals exploring eDesigns & more?
Vivek Talwar, MD - NITCO invites India's favourite Interior Designers & Architects - Iram Sultan, Supraja Rao, Annkur Khosla and Husna Rahaman in an interesting chat.
What does the future behold for Design and Real Estate?
Vivek Talwar, MD - NITCO, engages with India's prominent architects and realtors, Amit Thacker (MD - S.D Corporation), Dhaval Ajmera (Director - Ajmera Realty), Ar. Sandeep Shikre and Ar. Rajiv Parekh, on this interesting topic.
"We have not inherited the earth from our ancestors. We have borrowed it from our kids", Padma Bhushan Ar. Hafeez Contractor.
Watch the Industry Experts talk on “Live and Let Live”.
Vivek Talwar, MD – NITCO engaged Padma Bhushan Ar. Hafeez Contractor, Ar. Sanjay Puri, Boman Irani (MD – Rustomjee) and M.R. Jaishankar (MD – Brigade Group) in an interesting conversation about sustainable architecture and life post COVID..
Watch how Vivek Talwar, MD - NITCO, indulges eminent architects, Ar. Sanjay Puri, Ar. Yatin Patel, Ar. Gayathri Shetty and Ar. Vivek Gupta in an interesting conversation on "Architecture Anew - Synchronized Synergies".