Founded in 2006, ET ACETECH was conceptualized to bring all the architects, designers, developers, engineers, contracting companies, material suppliers and technology providers under one roof for displaying and sourcing products expediently. Encouraged by the optimistic response to ACETECH each year, ACETECH 2015 embarked on the road to pursue its aim and vision, to widen the reach of the platform, in order to ensure it becomes the converging point for Industry specialists across the globe. To accomplish the objective ACETECH launched ACE INTERFACE.
Puran Kumar, along with 4 other eminent architects, was invited to participate as a panelist at ACE INTERFACE 2016, Bangalore. Moderated by Jürgen Mayer of J. Mayer H. Architects, the panel was titled: “The Tactile Form – Patterns of Architecture and Materiality”. The discourse sought to explore the ideas of repetition, ornament, materiality and sensual experience in architecture.
The Mango House was presented and discussed not only through the haptic qualities of surfaces but also experiential aspects of space – atmospheres, smell, lighting, daily rhythms and temporal repeats like seasonal patterns.