to BA-KPB & Co. Architects & Consultants. A firm of dedicated
and creative Architects, Interior and Environmental Designers, Visual
and Mass Communication Consultants practicing over 35 years.
GUIDING PRINCIPLES of the firm:
A creative professional firm which
strongly believes in designing with the local climate, culture and
building materials so as to be part and parcel of the local built
environment. The firm believes in creating GREEN and SUSTAINABLE buildings
which must not generate any form of pollution.
The Architects of the firm believe that Architecture is a discipline
combining science, technology and arts. It is the responsibility
of architects to create spaces suitable for comfortable living and
working and this in turn creates sustainable living environment
for the civil society. Architects must be exposed to arts, literature,
visual and mass communication.
The initiative for establishing such a professional
firm in 1968 was taken by Mr. K.P.BHATTACHARJEE, Architect, Author
and Social Activist. He is an Old Paulite, Xaverian and an alumnus
of Bengal Engineering and Science University, Calcutta and University
of California at Berkeley, USA, where he was a research scholar
and conducted studies on a major building projects designed by the
famous Architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, San Francisco.
CONTACT WITH EMINENT ARCHITECTS AND PERSONALITIES:
During his course of study in India
and in the USA and while participating in International conferences,
Prof.K.P.Bhattacharjee has come in to contact with eminent architects
and personalities some of whom have influenced him:-
Louis Khan, Architect, Joseph Allan Stein, Architect, A. Kanvinde,
Buckminster Fuller, Engineer and Innovator, Nathan Glazer, Sociologist
Satyajit Ray , film maker & writer, and Maheswata Debi, eminent
author and Social Worker with the Tribals of West Bengal.