The Architecture of Sustainability

Manit Rastogi & Sonali Rastogi Founder Partners, Morphogenesis Morphogenesis is a 21 year old architectural firm founded by architects Sonali and Manit Rastogi. Ever since their inception in 1996, Morphogenesis has had a reputation of being an innovative practice at the forefront of thought leadership in design. They look at all aspects of the context …

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We Have Always Delivered Transformative Solutions That Use Space More Productively

WFM: Tell us about your design firm, your journey as an architect, and a few of your recently completed innovative and iconic projects? Yatin Patel : With a vision to establish a multi-faceted design consultancy firm and to extend its services pan India, I co-founded DSP Design Associates with Mehul Shah and Bimal Desai, two …

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Hardware Supporting Energy-Efficient Building Elements is in Dire Demand

Hiten Sethi, Founder, Hiten Sethi & Associates WFM: Please comment on the need for choosing right kind of hardware for windows, doors and façades? Hiten Sethi (HS): Architectural hardware is becoming increasingly design-oriented. Any architectural hardware shall ideally provide the highest level of performance, security & safety without compromising on aesthetics. Hardware used for doors, …

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In Pursuit of a Sustainable Future

WFM: Please introduce your firm and yourself James Law (JL): My architectural firm is called James Law Cybertecture and the name Cybertecture represents the kind of work I have been pursuing and hope to continue in the future as well. We do very forward looking futuristic architecture, which tries to marry the latest innovation and …

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An Efficient Approach towards Building Sustainable Façades

WFM: Tell us briefly the purpose of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the GRIHA Council. Sanjay Seth (SS): TERI was established in 1974 with an initial focus on documentation and information dissemination. Over the years, it has emerged as a research institute and a think tank, to provide efficient utilization of energy and …

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Sandeep Shikre, President & CEO of SSA Architects – An Interview with WFM

Ar. Sandeep Shikre, Presid- ent & CEO Sandeep Shikre & Associates Architect Sandeep Shikre started his fi rm Sandeep Shikre & Associates (SSA Architects) more than 26 years ago. Headquartered in Mumbai, the fi rm provides engineering, design, planning, architectural and consulting services for all aspects of the built environment from their three offi ces …

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“In Search of Perfection”

“Mighty spirited in progressing from a 2 member team setup, in a small rental office premises to a team of 230 highly talented group of Architects, Interior Designers, Engineers andProfessionals in a spacious office premises of 50,000 sq. ft. floor space. He has recently received several prestigious awards and recognitions in multiple categories, HSBC Sponsored …

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Our Style is Always Evolving, Growing and Expanding

Ar. Karl Wadia,Senior Associate Architect, Architect Hafeez Contractor Ar. Karl Wadia, Senior Associate; Architect Hafeez Contractor; has always had a penchant for design. He graduated from The Academy of Architecture, Mumbai in 2003 and completed post graduate degree from the Columbia University in New York. His humble beginning in the field of architecture started as …

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“CONSTANT DRIVE FOR INNOVATION CHALLENGES US AND BRINGS OUT THE BEST IN OUR BUILDINGS”

Developing the most prestigious buildings of south India, from UB City to Shantiniketan, from the Golfshire to the Polygon, Prestige group is the uncrowned king, at the helm of real estate development scenario of Bangalore and other parts of South India. Known to rule the high end as well as the mass scale residential developments …

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“Productivity is the Combination of Quality, Progress and Cost.”

Er. Cyrus Pithawalla Enter the most upmarket locale of suburban neighborhood in north eastern Mumbai – Powai. Amidst the upscale hotels and commercial buildings, the place is marked by a distinct neo-classical styled architecture – Hiranandani Gardens. After 1985 , Hiranandani Developers purchasedlarge tracts of land betweenVikhroli hill and Powai lake and set up the …

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