Himanshu Patel is an ardent architect (2006) from M.S. University. After graduation, he has worked in one of the foremost international architectural firms (arif & bintoak) in Emirates. His research work as a cm fellow (2009) on high-profile Gujarat tourism projects has been well recognized on social development under the Chief Minister’s Fellowship Program. His practice in vernacular architecture is inextricably bound with his entire childhood spent in a village. Since last five years, his Ahmadabad based d6thD design studio promotes the use of locally available materials, traditional building techniques, culturally and climatically relevant building design. Retrospective of his work in various region of Gujarat reflects his perseverance to design with overt principle of vernacular architecture. He has lectured and conducted workshops widely related to vernacular architecture among several colleges and universities in India. You can follow him on Instagram as his handle is called as “the6thd”.
d6thD means The 6th dimension to “feel good”
They design to let you feel good. The 6th dimension is not restricted to measure the physical world but to explore the Feel Good Spaces. Any object or space can be measure in 3 Dimension but to feel good about it is the 6th dimension.
d6thD promotes the use of locally available materials, traditional building techniques, culturally and climatically relevant building design. They are passionate about design, but driven by ideas rather than personalities. They are interested in exploring the ways in which spaces can create experiential happiness.
d6thD visualizes the practice as a sheltered and collaborative place for reflection, where a community (including clients and other collaborators) can reflect on how to make life happy and feel good through architecture.