Author: Aarushi Kalra

I am an Interior Designer and an Architect, recently graduated from the MA Interior Design at Royal College of Art. Prior to RCA, I completed my undergraduate studies in Architecture from Sushant School of Art and Architecture (India); and worked as a senior designer for RMDK Architects (Delhi, India), a well-known name in hospitality and retail design. In just 4 years of working, I was named as one of the upcoming designers to look out for by Edida Gen Next by Elle Décor in December 2016. I was also named as one of the top 100 Design Divas in India by Good Homes Magazine and Home & Design: Trends in February 2018. My undergraduate thesis, “Adaptive Reuse of the Rajghat Power Plant”, gained wide appreciation and was featured by A as Architecture Magazine in February 2018. While at the RCA, I received a distinction for my dissertation, “It was a dress that triggered it all…A personal exploration of Fashion and Architecture” (2019). Recently, one of my projects at the RCA, ‘The Art of Disinformation’, was published by The Design Collective, India for their feature on Unbuilt Projects in April 2020. Currently, I am focusing on new project collaborations with fellow RCA graduates. I am also working on exploring the correlation of different forms and materials in an experiential context – as a series of sculptures and installations.


India: Unbuilt Architecture (VOl 1.0) features around 50 curated unbuilt ideas from across India and a number of intriguing essays and conversations among design professionals on the theme.