Several leading architects of India on Friday pitched for significantly incorporating the element of sustainability while designing future buildings, with a noted conservation expert saying that the old and the new can harmoniously coexist in this development model.

The occasion was the launch of the book ‘Five Decades of India’s Built Environment’ at the ongoing Festival of Architecture and Interior Design (FOAID) here.

A panel discussion was held after the book launch in which Council of Architecture’s president Habeeb Khan, noted conservation architect Abha Narain Lambah, architect Dikshu C Kukreja and Prof. Vivek Sabherwal, director of Apeejay School of Architecture took part.

Khan pitched for incorporating sustainability in future architecture, saying, “architecture should be oriented toward environment”.

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