Designing built environment for comfort, wellbeing and happiness in Bhutan
The State of Economic Development in South Asia – #EconDevDiscussion with Prof Utpal K De on Designing built environment for comfort, wellbeing and happiness in Bhutan.
Greetings from Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi!
On behalf of South Asian Studies Center (SASC), IMPRI, Counterview and Centre for Development Communication & Studies (CDECS), Jaipur, Design Studio, Bhutan and i HUB we invite you to
The State of Economic Development in South Asia
#EconDevDiscussion with Prof Utpal K De
Deependra Pourel, Environmental Architect/ Founder Design Studio, Bhutan
An Architect, Environmental design consultant, researcher and entrepreneur. Enthusiast on integrated approach to design development with additional expertize on Sustainable Consumption & Production, Building performance evaluation and Renewable energy application & analysis, envisioning a built environment that supports comfort, health and wellbeing.
Presented at national and International conferences and published papers at reputed journals. Over 12 years of experience in the building design industry, worked on EU funded projects and with multinational companies. Won prestigious awards from agencies as UNEP, CIBSE and the Westminster city council.
A diverse education background across architecture, renewable energy and environmental design enabling low energy and sustainable built environment driven by technology and science.
Founded Design studio, an multidisciplinary firm in 2010, providing services in
- Infrastructure design
- Interior design
- High performance building
- Energy auditing
- Sustainability and climate change
- Solar solutions
Prof Utpal K De, Professor, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong
Registration and Facebook Live Link for Designing built environment for comfort, wellbeing and happiness in Bhutan
About the Talk:
The talk would explore the following questions:
1. How happiness and wellbeing is linked to the Built Environment ( The intangibles- social, cultural, comfort and the Tangibles – economics) – Lessons from Bhutan.
2. Lessons from the Pandemic and how it affected the design and build Industry (changes in spatial requirement, design approaches, HVAC issues, WASH facilities etc)
3. The need to design better spaces (thermally comfortable, daylight, social aspects, culture aspects, connected) to ensure physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
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Registration Deadline Time - 12:00 AM