Peter Gast is an architect, interior designer and city planner. He studied and taught at Technical University of Braunschweig in Germany. He is one of the few foreign Architects in India permanently practicing for the last decade. Living and practicing in Kerala, his architectural work is based on a minimalistic, timeless design approach beyond short-lived fashions. He focuses on contemporary architecture in India according to the specific Indian conditions.
An author of several books on architecture, his attempt is to contribute to a better quality of environmental planning in South India with buildings which include housing, housing for the poor, total city planning, sustainability of buildings, use of renewable energies and ecological considerations.