What is Parcel?
Parcel is one man’s take on the world around us. Parcel is a nomadic office for film & architecture. We focus on programming human behaviour using architecture, since 2009. Here, you can find a series of example projects illustrating this programming. We are based at in Seattle, CDMX, Buenos Aires, Maastricht, Torino, Kaapstad, Tampere, Mumbai, Panjim, Bangalore, Manila, and Sydney.
Why is Parcel?
‘Parcel’ can be ‘Parc El’. ‘Parc’ means ‘Park’ in French. ‘El’ means ‘The’ in Spanish. I am fascinated by these two cultures. So ‘El Parc’ means ‘The Park’. And in my belief people take walks in parks, and think about things. So at parcel I think about the way we parcel ourselves as a civilization. Civilization because that’s the core of architecture. That’s how it all fits in.
How is Parcel?
Disclaimer: Parcel is a nomadic office for film & architecture. We share our ideas, vent our chaos, showcase our details, and journal our impromptu thoughts in an intrepid, uncensored manner.
Film making has been an useful means to document the world around us. We produce content in the following formats — vlogs, videos, short films, one minute short videos, and lectures on— YouTube.
Architecture has been a means for us to understand the workings of the world around us. We help declutter lives, and make things simpler on all scales. We share our works in the following formats — Imagery, grids, drawings, and architectural graphics on — Instagram.
Who is Parcel?
Kushal Dhananjay Samant started his journey by selling stationery on the streets. He graduated in the year 2013 with a distinction in Bachelors of Architecture from Karnatak Law Society’s Gogte Institute of Technology, Belgaum, under Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. Since 2009, he has been designing competition architecture in collaboration with offices worldwide. The practice focuses on programming human behaviour using architecture. He has worked with brands like Thomas Albert Music, The Hive, The Black Canvas, SoundCloud, Scootsy, OpenDesk, Maker’s Asylum, Ketto, funKtion design, EDStudio Architects, de.Sign Architecture | Urban Design, Airbnb, and Adidas. He has been an Airbnb Superhost, an artist on SoundCloud, and a curated Medium writer. He leads the WikiHouse/BOM chapter of The WikiHouse Project in Bombay, as an architect with works featured on The Economic Times, and Future Architecture Platform. He is a visiting faculty at Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Architecture, Navi Mumbai. He has stopped a country from deporting a friend.
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The thoughts, and actions of these people have been an inspiration.
Kunal Samant, Geeta Jayarajan, Ashwin Jayarajan, Adolf D Souza, Winston D Souza, Annie Fernandes, Pradeep Rana, Siddhi Kenkre, Sarthak Patkar, EPG Nambiar, Dhananjay Samant, Raghunandan Samant, Mitalee Samant, Thies Timmermans, Elke Van Gelder, Richard DSouza, Mark DSouza, Sebastian Philip, T Jayarajan, Ashutosh Desai, Gauri Desai, Manjusha Mohandas, Neha Samant, Sara Martin, Shirish Samant, Nilima Samant, Neha Varadkar, Santosh Varadkar, Ramchandra Varadkar, Shirish Desai, Praveen Alva, Vishal Sadalage, AV Suchendra, Yusuf Ansari, Balwant Modak, Ezra Leih Quimson, Pallavi Patkar, Shalmali Patkar Barve, Michala Konarikova, Prashant Koutumbeerkar, Penelope Hernandez, HN Srikanth Gupta, Eric Gregory Lovell-Renteria, Jayesh Masurkar, Prasoon G Das, Shreyank Khemalapure, Rohit Mohite, Prasad Mutkekar, Sharan Saboji, Prachi Shah, Suyash Khanolkar, Mohit Yalgi, Padma Sangolli, Rohit Anvekar, Akshay Shiroshi, Anand Aknoji, Mushab MD, Praveen Dongare, Mandar Patkar, Yugandhar Patade, Pawan Hegde, Nagesh Ingalagi, Prashin Jagger, Deepa Kamath, Thomas Albert, Anis Allagui, Aditya Barve Patkar, Shyam Vora, Akshat Kedia, Krishna Rastogi, Anool Mahidharia, Khyati Dodhia, Avani Tavargeri, T Mohandas, Sachin Maheshwari, Surabhi Naik, Asoni Maheo, Monica Pesswani, Prajakta Sawalkar, Dapinder Chahal, Shashank Jha, Arjit Sahai, Bharat Agarwal, Nikita Pesswani, Sukhda Kalra, and Pooja Talreja.
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