Ayan Sen, Architect / Planner/Urban Designer
(Principal Architect ASAUDP)
ASAUDP was started in India with the thought of providing collaborative, creative and international professional systems in the growing architectural environs of emerging India. The premise, ‘Locally Sensitive Regional thinking can get integrated with the best of International Practices and Systems’ has been Ayan’s founding pillar. Therefore, the philosophies and design ideologies have tried to invoke the regional vernacular and its expression in the modern contemporary idiom and integrate the two in a holistic manner.
Ayan has principally articulated himself in two Languages – one of a contemporized colonial design which is inspired from both India’s colonial past and her current awareness of her place in the world. The second language explores contemporary tropical expressions in an amalgamation with the local context, be it Calcutta or any other Indian metropolis. The projects, which are architectural expressions as a product of the context and these design languages, explore these at some length.
Ayan Sen is a graduate of School of Architecture, CEPT, India and has done his masters from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He has been working on a range of Architecture, Urban Design and Planning Projects in the United States and India as well as consulted on several Real Estate and Economic Development initiatives.