Setting unparalleled benchmarks of excellence, the KOHLER Bold
Design Awards is nothing short of an arena that has witnessed
stalwarts from the field of architecture and design contend for
the coveted Golden Pencil. Famed across the globe for their
treasure trove of impeccable design sensibilities, creations and
projects, the KBDA has acknowledged and accoladed India’s finest
architects and interior designers over the last two editions.
Since its inception, the KBDA strives to applaud and grant a podium like no other to the crème de la crème in the field of design and innovation. To ensure this, a jury of eminent international and Indian architects and designers will select the most outstanding projects. The Golden Pencil isn't made of wood and lead but of steel and gold. And while it may not draw on paper it demarcates the ordinary from the sublime. The KBDA is making a comeback after four long years that have taught us immense lessons and learnings in the way we lead our lives. In the light of new awakenings, renewed thought-processes that focus upon multifaceted aspects will have the Golden Pencil outline their exemplary achievements.
The KBDA celebrates the futuristic vision of designers and architects who can inspire others and establish a culture of design that is thought-provoking. Immortalising the winners, The Golden Pencil will etch their names in letters of gold within history books.
Raj Rewal is an Indian architect and urban design consultant who studied architecture in New Delhi and London. His humanist approach to architecture responds to the complexities of rapid urbanisation, the demands of climate, cultural traditions, and building crafts and technologies. His built works comprise a wide range of building types, including the Nehru Pavilion, the Scope office complex, the Central Institute of Educational Technology, the World Bank building, the National Institute of Immunology, the Parliament Library, and the Asian Games Village, all located in New Delhi, India, as well as the Ismaïli Centre in Lisbon, Portugal. Mr. Rewal's commitment to housing is also central to his built works. In 1989, Mr. Rewal was awarded the Gold Medal of the Indian Institute of Architects, and the Robert Mathew Award of the Commonwealth Association of Architects; in 1993, he was presented the Mexican Association of Architects Award, and is also the recipient of the Great Masters Award of the JK Trust. Mr. Rewal's works have been widely exhibited and published, with monographs in English and French; his most recent publication is entitled Humane Habitat at Low Cost. Mr. Rewal was a professor at the New Delhi School of Architecture and Planning, and has taught and delivered lectures at universities in Asia, America, and Europe.