Introduction of the book of " Spaces inspired by nature " (12/03/2017)

Shirish Beri

spaces inspired by nature

Shirish Beri


This book tries to explore the many ways in which Shirish Beri attempts to address his concern for man’s alienation from Nature through his work as an architect. His Nature inspired designs featured here aspire to directly and indirectly help in bringing man closer to Nature. Eleven projects through a number of relevant images and drawings, discuss their genesis and basic concepts along with their expression in the actual design, technology, construction materials  and users feedback. Eight illustrated essays discuss his views on various issues concerning architecture and life. They range from sustainability to art; from the immeasurable spirit dimension to the vernacular architecture; from aesthetics to ethics in the architectural profession; from the various tools for connecting to Nature to architectural education. A number of his own poems are also published here to give us a deeper insight into his thinking as well as to reinforce his thoughts that are expressed in the essays. Along with this book, comes a dvd of his award winning film “The unfolding white” which delves into his work that searches for the oneness and wholeness in life. Can the quality of our life improve when we live and work in spaces inspired by Nature?

This book answers this question in the affirmative.