HP Inc. India in association with Architecture + Design—the national journal of architecture organized Design Summit 2017 recently. The event supported by Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) Pune chapter was attended by over 150 top architects along with several design experts.
The summit focused on the innovations in architecture design sector and new age design elements. The attendees also witnessed highly interactive sessions by veteran architects Brinda Somaya, Founder, Somaya and Kalappa Consultants and Christopher Benninger, Christopher Charles Benninger Architects. The architectural veterans shared their experiences on the changes in design elements in the last few decades brought about by innovation in technology and printing solutions.
On this occasion, HP Inc. India also showcased their innovative large format print product portfolio and launched HP Designjet T830, a multi-function printer now available with armoured casing. HP Designjet T830’s tough exterior casing makes it a preferred choice for on-site large format printing for the armed forces, disaster management groups, engineering and construction, mining, oil and gas sectors. HP showcased its technical print portfolio for the AEC industry including T-120, T-830 , Z 5600 and PageWide 4000 XL printers.
Speaking on the event, Devang Karia, Country Manager-Large Format Design, PPS-GSB, HP Inc. India, commented, “For the last 25 years, HP has been a pioneer in large format printing and has empowered architects to push the envelope in their craft and support creativity. The latest HP Designjet portfolio which comes with the PageWide technology, is enabling architects to explore new boundaries and usher in a new era of architectural design which will benefit millions of users.”
Present at the summit the leading architect, Brinda Somaya, Founder, Somaya and Kalappa Consultants, said, ““The Architect’s role is that of guardian – he or she is the conscience of the built and un-built environment”.
Highlighting the association Ar. Christopher Charles Benninger, Founder, Christopher Charles Benninger Architects said “ Events like “Design Summit” highlighting smart architecture share new ideas and innovations within the profession. Architecture plus design is India’s oldest and highly respected journal showcasing the best designs and architectural creative in the sub-continent.
Elaborating on the association with HP, Paul, Editor-in-chief A+D said ,“It has been an invigorating experience for us to have associated with HP Large format design to organize Design Summit at Pune, with ‘smart design’ as the broad thematic content for the evening. And who better could have been here to share their thoughts with us but two stalwarts of Indian architecture- Ar. Brinda Somaya from Mumbai and Pune based Ar. Christopher Benninger. The IIA chapter of Pune was as enthusiastic in supporting this event as we were as a magazine to act as a binding force between the professionals and the technological innovation in large format print industry brought by HP. A memorable evening indeed with industry stalwarts & architects.”