STAPATI x Chintan

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Today the world is grappling with the menace of plastic, which has grown to unimaginable proportions. Yet, when it was discovered, it was a material with endless possibilities, a material which found almost unlimited applications in a wide range of areas. One could almost argue that the story of plastic is a story of technological advances, of increased social mobility and consumerism, which defines the human race presently. However, today, we find ourselves at crossroads. Uninhibited use of plastic has caused it to be one of the most important causes of environmental pollution – right from our landmasses to our rivers, oceans and water bodies. Plastic waste is clogging up the earth at an unprecedented scale. The possibility of a sustainable solution is inevitable. It is only a matter of time before human ingenuity comes up with ways in which plastic can be effectively accumulated through efficient collection mechanisms, legal frameworks and protocols, to open up endless possibilities of reusing in a positive manner.


Tony Joseph

STAPATI is an architecture practice established by Tony Joseph in 1989. The firm’s architecture emerges from a sensitive understanding of the context; one where the evolution of design is firmly rooted in the region’s traditional narratives, while interpreting the elements in a modern context. There is an underlying acuity in the design approach, which responds to the site uniquely, rendering it relevant and timeless. STAPATI’s hospitality projects have been recognized for their innovative and regionalistic architectural interpretations and are the most successful in their respective areas of operation. These include the Kumarakom Lake resort in Kerala, rated as one of the top five resorts in India; the Alila Diwa, Goa and the Enchanted Island Resort in Seychelles, to name a few. The practice has evolved continuously since its inception, constantly exploring new directions in architecture.

Material Partner


Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group is a non-profit, non-government organisation addressing issues of sustainable consumption, environmental and social justice. Its mission is to ensure solid and electronic waste prevention and management that is inclusive of the informal sector, environmentally sustainable and based on the principles of circular economy. Chintan, having served in the government sector, has impacted several policies and rules related to solid waste. It has also undertaken cutting edge research with over 18 widely circulated publications to its credit. The company’s implementation and research spans across Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Haryana.


6:30 pm, 11 JAN 2019

(by invite only)


12 JAN – 16 MAR 2019

(daily 3 pm – 7:30 pm, except Sundays and Public Holidays)


STIR Gallery

2 North Drive, DLF Chattarpur Farms, New Delhi


for a guided walkthrough, write to us at:

+91 11 2680 9377/8/9, +91 7838120015