Munir Vahanvati

Munir is an architect and urban designer with more than 8 years of industry experience. He has been involved in working with bamboo since last 7 years. He is passionate about designing and using the natural form of bamboo to create rhythmic structures that create a play of light and shade.
Munir's first bamboo project involved teaching local craftsmen of Dang, the importance of design and creating market value by design. Since then his main focus has been on creating designs that are efficient, attractive and minimise labour input to maximise productivity. He has designed various products and structures out of bamboo and also likes to get hands-on making some of the products.
In Sep 2009 Munir presented a paper at World Bamboo Congress in Bangkok titled ‘Our Explorations in Bamboo Construction’.

Email:   munir@giantgrassdesign.com
Phone: +61 404 400 396

Mittul Vahanvati

Mittul is an architect with a post graduate qualification in Sustainable Development. Her main interest lies in conducting active-learning construction workshops amongst community about bamboo as an ecologically and socially sustainable material.
She has been involved in working with bamboo for past 7 years. She was introduced to bamboo by M P Ranjan from NID when she engaged in teaching basic design skills to the local craftsmen at NID-BCDI in Agartala, NE India. Since then, she has continued spreading awareness about design possibilities with bamboo with varied strata of people from craftsmen, tribal, community to University students. She aims at designing contemporary eco-tourist cabins utilizing bamboo in combination with other materials, and raising the standard of bamboo in design industry.

Email:   mittul@giantgrassdesign.com
Phone: +61 404 978 179

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