Craftquest

About us



  • Founder, Craft Quest
  • Head Workshops, CEPT University
  • Secretary, CAADRIA

Principal

Urvi Sheth is passionate about mixing state of the art technology, regional materials and crafts. Her research and practice has a global design approach and regional/local in execution. Her work aims to define contemporary construction-craft by generating designs through computational tools and structural concepts. These designs are meticulously constructed by digital fabrication and craftsmanship in India.

She has mentored innovation competitions, facilitated workshops and created learning experiences on invitation by foreign nations. Her work is published in reputed architectural magazines like Domus India and international organisations like CAADRIA and eCAADe.

She has been appointed as Workshop Head with CEPT University from 15th November 2014. As Workshop and Exhibition Head, she is involved in deepening “the culture of making” at CEPT University. She is elected as the Secretary of CAADRIA (The association of Computer-Aided Design Research in Asia) this year (2020).

Professional affiliations, Memberships and Certifications

2014 Empaneled Architect at Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC)

2010 Empaneled member of Mumbai Building Repairs and Reconstruction Board (MHADA)

2010 Registered Architect with Stichting Bureau Architecten, The Netherlands 1.100701.008

2005 Registered Architect with The Council of Architecture, India CA/2007/39598

Staff

Shylaja Regunathan, Sameera Bommisetty, Siddharth Saksena

Former Staff

Ankita Diwan, Arshich Chaudri, Arunima Sen, Avishek Das, Danish J Farooqui, Hardik Panchal, Kirti Vaghela, Kusum Soitawala, Makarand Kuntewar, Mit Patel, Rajdeep Deshpande, Sarah De Angelis, Zeba Farhin

Consultants

Mukesh Chauhan,Sam Sarjan,Strucart,Vidhyut Consultants

Former Consultants

Anjali Jain, Ashi Engineering, Ashish Tiwari, Jinto George, Priyanka Balian, Silicon Consultancy Pvt. Ltd.

Association & Collaboration

Professional

Publication

Awards + Competitions

20192019 iDAC Intelligence Series, Mumbai

2017 Empanelment for various Lake Development Projects in Ahmedabad

2015 conic Structure in biological park at Sabarmati Riverfront Development, Ahmedabad Leading in technical bid

2014 Indian Architect & Builder; Young designer Award ‘14 Short listed in first five

2010 Excellence in Interior and Architecture (IAD) Award ‘09 Best Presentation

Research

2020Topological assemblies for funicular structures; Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on CAADRIA, 7th – 9th April 2020.

2019 Bridging the gaps – Computation to Construction in india; Domus India November 2019; Pgs. 68-79

2019 Bridging the gaps – Computation to Construction in india; eCAADe SIGraDi Annual Journal 2019 Architecture in the age of the 4th Industrial Revolution; Pgs. 295-304

2016 Customized brick

2016 Digital Crafts: understanding through computational design; Architectural Digest March – April 2016 India; Pg. 219

2014 Digital Crafts: understanding generative design; Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on CAADRIA (Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia).

2014 Dynamic Jali – rotating interactive artwork

2014“The World Within – A home cinema”; Surfaces (magazine)

2013“The World Within – A home cinema”; Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on CAADRIA.

2012“Parametricism: Indian social need in complexity and chaos”; Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on CAADRIA

2010Deployable/kinetic structures

2009Architectenweb (dutch magazine) AWM29/page 128 – 131

2009Interactive architecture – paper

2004Image of the street in Jaipur, India – paper

2003Fatehpur Sikri, India

2002Deconstruction in Architecture focusing Ar. Peter Eisenmen’s works

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