Hi Architecture enthusiast. My name is Sreekanth Puthenpurackal Sreekumar. I’m an Architecture graduate from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, a nerdy first rank holder who later decided to become a generalist by doing MBA from Indian Institute of Management(IIM) Kozhikode. I started my professional career with Dar Al-Handasah Consultants as a project manager. After graduating from IIM Kozhikode, I joined a then relatively unknown startup in the hospitality tech industry, OYO. OYO gave me the opportunity to quickly grow from an individual contributor to a team leader. I also got to work in multiple cities across India and Malaysia. Currently, I am working with Amazon Advertising as a Business Development Manager.
Feel free to contact me in case you have any queries.
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Facebook page: TheArchiBlog
Now some interesting facts about The Archi Blog.
Why did you start The Archi Blog ?
Well, as students of architecture we had to make a lot of presentations, mainly on architects and their projects. Most of the time we were alloted certain architects by our professors. The main obstacle in the preparation of these presentations was finding the drawings of the buildings. So we had to either spend hours searching data on the world wide web or go to our institute library and find books on these architects and get the drawings scanned. Overall a very time consuming work. So I decided that I would save the precious time of my juniors and other people around the globe. And hence TheArchiBlog was born.
When and Where was TheArchiBlog born?
If you go through my first few posts you can see that they are basically my personnel accounts on my visit to the architectural master pieces during my internship at Torino, Italy. So it all starts in the month of July, 2010 at Torino, Italy.
Where did you get these datas from ?
The initial posts are a personnel account on the buildings in Europe which I had actually visited during my internship.Even the photos belong to me and my friend.
The post on Vernacular Architecture of Kerala are from around the world wide web. The purpose was to provide a integrated collection on the Architecture of Kerala, as it was scattered over the web space. The reason for doing it is, well love for one’s native state and it’s decaying culture.
The recent posts are however from presentation made by my classmates, my seniors and I. I hope I have rightly acknowledged them my retaining their names on the presentations.
Anyone you would like to thank for the data?
Well yes. Three batches of B.Arch from IIT Roorkee.
- Batch of 2012(my very own batch)
- Batch of 2011
- Batch of 2010
Any request to your readers?
Yes. Please help me spread my blog. Here is the link to my Facebook page. TheArchiBlog