We believe working as architects in a globalised and interconnected world is particularly rewarding. Absorbing global influences and adapting them to context-sensitive regional solutions is a challenge we enjoy. Ever since the studio was founded, we have made it a ritual to journey to sites of design significance around the world. The immense and almost spiritual order in the works of Japanese architects like Tadao Ando and SAANA have enormously influenced our design thinking.
The studio’s design solutions evolve from a drive to strike a perfect balance between opposing parameters. Starting with the client’s vision and weighing it against real world constraints. Considering the site environment and harmonising the built form with its natural surrounds. Reconciling functional requirements with elements that add to the sensorial experience of the building. Satisfying the need for shelter while opening the building to nature and bringing the outside in. When the right balance is achieved, we believe an overwhelming experience of serenity in the built spaces is the end result.
To achieve the totality of our aspirations for a project, we find it necessary to operate as a DESIGN-BUILD firm. From early on in the project lifecycle, our creative thinking is tempered by a full understanding of the construction process. With complete control over every aspect from design to construction, we offer high levels of responsibility for the final outcome of the built form - whether it is a complex, an individual building, its interiors or a landscape. Our team composition reflects this design philosophy.
Vinay founded the studio in 2014, bringing with him 7 years of experience with a prominent architectural firm designing and managing large scale architectural projects. This includes a hotel project that has won a national award and was shortlisted at an international architecture festival among the best hotels of the world. Vinay, with his combined skills in design, construction and project management is the driving force behind the studio's long-term vision.
Vinay then teamed with Geeth to execute interior and landscape projects. Though originally trained as an electronics engineer from BITS Pilani, Geeth discovered his true passion for design while on his several travels to design capitals around the world. His experience with executing residential interior projects and knowledge base of products in the market allowed expansion into the turnkey interior business.
Vidya, a PhD in horticulture, is the plant expert at the studio and consults on plant selection for landscape projects while overseeing business functions including employee and site management.
Sudaiva's execution team comprises a talented and resourceful group of engineers led by Shekhar and including Suhas and Ajith, who are at site and ensure that all the designs are faithfully translated into robust built solutions.