Im an architecture student in Mumbai, India. For my final year dissertation, I have chosen to explore the topic of Vernacular architecture/technology in today's world and sustainability. Since, a lot of these so called modern buildings like office blocks and malls are springing up in mumbai and consuming immense amount of energy in its operation, I wanted to explore the possibility of designing a mall with vernacular architecture as the prime directive and creating a more sustainable mall environment.
I would appreciate any advice, help, comments on the topic. Also, if any architect in the Mumbai-Pune region who deals with either Vernacular or Mall architecture, could meet me for an interview, i would be most grateful for the opportunity.