The quantum and diversity of Indian architecture is something to which we all stand witness to. With such a rich culture and history, the country has become a birthplace for architects, designers, and artists. The design field is constantly evolving with each generation of designers contributing something valuable. The relatively newer batches of designers have been having their own share of successes. They have had history to learn from and the latest technology to execute with. These designers have been contributing to innovation in residential, commercial, landscape, sustainable, and conservational architecture.

Some of these young designers of the country doing such inspirational work are listed below:

1. Abin Design Studio, Kolkata

Abin Design Studio was started in 2005 by Abin Chaudhuri. It is involved in residential, hospitality, and educational architecture. The firm has an exceptional eye for detail when it comes to materials, light, and site context. It has been recognized among the top architects in the country because of its consistency in innovation.

The pictures are shown below highlight a residential project, the Gallery House taken up by the firm. The house, keeping in with the firm’s ideology, celebrates the material, brick.

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Interior view. ©www.abindesignstudio.com
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Zoomed-in view of brickwork. ©www.abindesignstudio.com
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Exterior view of the house. ©www.abindesignstudio.com

2. Modo Design, Ahmedabad

The firm was founded in 2002 by architect Arpan Shah, and undertakes projects from the residential and corporate spheres. Modo Design has been recognized by several media companies for its projects. The firm believes in designing the site and user-specific projects while also focussing on the relationship between the built spaces to the open spaces. Each project is also prioritized in terms of its construction.

One of the firm’s projects, the Verandah House is shown below. It is an amalgamation of contemporary interiors and raw exteriors.

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Interior view. ©www.mododesigns.co.in
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Exterior view of house. ©www.mododesigns.co.in
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Exterior view of house. ©www.mododesigns.co.in

3. Made in Earth, Bengaluru

The firm was founded as a sustainable design practice in 2015 by Shruthi Ramakrishna, Agnimitra Bachi, Ajinkya Unhale, and Jeremie Gauden. Made in Earthworks, with locally sourced and natural building materials to minimize environmental impact; it also conducts several workshops on materials and construction techniques.

The project shown below is the Brick Kiln House. It was executed with earth blocks and thatch as materials.

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Materials: Earth block and thatch. ©madeinearth.in
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Exterior view of house. ©madeinearth.in
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Exterior view of house. ©madeinearth.in

4. Architecture BRIO, Mumbai

The firm was started in 2006 by Shefali Balwani and Robert Verrijt. Although the firm deals with projects throughout the spectrum, its main focus lies in residential designs. The firm’s ideology is to not let the built form take center stage but instead, weave it along with the site. The design formed is a deep understanding of the climate, site, topography, and user.

The pictures shown below are from a residential project, the House on a Stream.

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Interior view. ©architecturebrio.com
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Exterior view of house. ©architecturebrio.com
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Exterior view of house. ©architecturebrio.com

5. Wallmakers, Kerala

Wallmakers was founded in 2007 by architect Vinu Daniel. The firm focuses on sustainable and cost-effective designs with mud and waste as the primary construction materials.

The pictures shown below are from the Kurien Phillip residence designed by the firm. The architecture explores material and construction techniques to produce an eco-friendly but elegant but, elegant solution.

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Interior view. ©www.wallmakers.org
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Exterior view of house. ©www.wallmakers.org
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Exterior view of house. ©www.wallmakers.org

6. 1leapingfrog Studio, Bengaluru

The firm was started in 2012 by architects Bhyrav B R and Aatira L. Zacharias. The firm lays emphasis on ‘space’ and tries to weave its design around it. Urban context, climate, and sustainability are considered while designing simple and minimalistic designs.

The project shown below is the Sampada house. The images communicate the firm’s ideal to create better and liveable interiors.

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Sectional elevation showing various inlets for light. ©www.1leapingfrog.com
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Interior view. ©www.1leapingfrog.com
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Exterior view of house. ©www.1leapingfrog.com

7. Opolis, Mumbai

The firm was started as a multidisciplinary studio by Rahul Gore and Sonal Sancheti in 2001. It is recognized in the country amongst the top architectural firms. The firm invests itself in the individuality and quality of each project. As a result, its projects are contemporary and responsive.

The images shown below are of the Bihar Museum in Patna designed by the firm.

 

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Exterior view of museum. ©opolis.in
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Interior view of museum. ©opolis.in
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Interior view of museum. ©opolis.in

8. Charged Voids, Haryana

Charged Voids was founded in 2007 by principal architect, Aman Aggarwal. The award-winning firm has undertaken several projects from the residential and commercial spheres. It combines Western aesthetics with Indian sensitivity to produce modern and elegant solutions.

The project shown below is Residence 1065.

 

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Exterior view of residence. ©www.dezeen.com
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Interior view of residence. ©www.dezeen.com
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Interior view of residence. ©www.dezeen.com

9. Studio Organon, New Delhi

Studio Organon is an interdisciplinary studio founded in 2006 by Saurabh Dakshini. The firm’s approach to a design solution is through an intense process of understanding the client and site. Each space is crafted with sensitivity to material, light, and user mobility.

The images shown below are from a residential project, A 626.

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Exterior view of residence. ©studioorganon.org
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Interior view of residence. ©studioorganon.org
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Interior view of residence. ©studioorganon.org

10. d6thD Design Studio, Ahmedabad

d6thD is a young firm started by architect Himanshu Patel. The studio focuses on vernacular architecture and has been widely recognized for the same. It lays focus on traditional building techniques, natural materials, and sustainable buildings. The firm is popular for its material innovation and eye for detail.

The images shown below are from a hospitality project, Aaranya Farmstay Resort.

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Exterior view of residence. ©www.archdaily.com
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Exterior view of residence. ©www.archdaily.com
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Interior view of residence. ©www.archdaily.com

11. MuseLAB, Mumbai

MuseLAB was started in the year 2012 by Huzefa Rangwala and Jasem Pirani. It deals with projects from the architectural scale to the product scale. The firm follows an instinctive and traditional methodology of delivering high-quality solutions. For its cutting-edge designs, it has been recognized by several popular media all over the country.

The images shown below are from a residential project, Colour Story.

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Interior view of house. ©www.muselab.in
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Interior view of house. ©www.muselab.in
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Interior view of house. ©www.muselab.in

12. Neogenesis+Studi0261, Surat

The firm was started in 2011 by Chinmay Laiwala, Jigar Asarawala, and Tarika Asarawala. Every project is carefully crafted with the site and client in mind. The relationship of the interior space to the exterior is also prioritized. As a result, the designs produced are minimal, functional, and fresh.

The pictures shown below are from a residential project, the Jungalow House.

 

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Interior view of house. ©www.archdaily.com
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Interior view of house. ©www.archdaily.com
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Interior view of house. ©www.archdaily.com

13. reD Architects, Mumbai

The firm was started in 2004 by architects Rajiv Parekh and Ekta Puri. It is a multidisciplinary firm that lays the utmost emphasis on the design process. It creates a spatial environment that is contemporary and innovative but also in line with the client’s needs.

The pictures shown below are from a residential project, A Spanish Hacienda.

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Exterior view of house. ©www.redarchitects.in
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Interior view of house. ©www.redarchitects.in
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Interior view of house. ©www.redarchitects.in

14. Biome Environmental Solutions, Bengaluru

The studio was created in 2008 by the merging of the Rainwater Club and Chitra Vishwanath Architects. Its primary goal is to create sustainable and ecological solutions. The firm constantly uses architecture to explore land, energy, and water management systems while also serving the client’s functional and aesthetic needs.

The pictures shown below are from an institutional project, ASA.

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Exterior view of house. ©www.biome-solutions.com
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Interior view of house. ©www.biome-solutions.com
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Interior view of house. ©www.biome-solutions.com

15. Architecture Discipline, New Delhi

The firm was started as a multidisciplinary studio in 2007 by architect Akshat Bhatt. The essence of the firm lies in its process-driven solution. As a result, the projects produced are inventive and sensorial.

The images shown below are from the Discovery Centre project.

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Exterior view of house. ©www.archdaily.com
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Interior view of house. ©www.archdaily.com
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Interior view of house. ©www.archdaily.com

16. NOTE-D, Mumbai

The award-winning firm was founded by principal architects Hemant Purohit and Smita Khanna in 2009. Every project is treated as an experiment in the design project. This has led to the firm developing comprehensive, responsive, and innovative designs across the various disciplines of architecture.

The images shown below are from the Tomoe Villas project.

 

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Exterior view of house. ©note-d.in
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Interior view of house. ©note-d.in
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Interior view of house. ©note-d.in

17. The Company of Design, Surat

The firm was started in 2015 by architects Niel Parekh and Pooja Shah. The firm deals with projects across different scales and disciplines. Their ideology revolves around the translation of the intangibles in spaces to create a wholesome environment.

The pictures shown below are from an institutional project, the MES auditorium.

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Interior view of house. ©thecompanyofdesign.com
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Exterior view of house. ©thecompanyofdesign.com
Interior view of house. ©thecompanyofdesign.com

18. The Busride Design Studio, Mumbai

The firm was started by brothers Ayaz and Zameer Basrai in 2006. The studio has been recognized among the leading designers in the country for its trendy and cutting-edge solutions. Their design process is free-flowing and spontaneous which helps them generate new ideas.

The pictures shown below are from a residential project, The Folly House.

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Interior view of house. ©www.archdaily.com
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Interior view of house. ©www.archdaily.com
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Interior view of house. ©www.archdaily.com

19. Mozaic, Goa

The firm was started in 2001 by Dean D’Cruz and Reboni Saha. The firm undertakes projects across different architectural disciplines and scales. It practices sustainable design, by creating eco-friendly environments.

The images shown below are from the firm’s own office in Goa.

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Interior view of house. ©www.mozaic.in
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Exterior view of house. ©www.mozaic.in
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Exterior view of house. ©www.mozaic.in

20. Aishwarya Tipnis Architects, New Delhi

The firm was founded by architect Aishwarya Tipnis in 2007 as a conservation and restoration practice. The firm’s ideology is to engage in and execute multi-scale projects with an intense focus on research and process.

The pictures shown below are from a restoration project of Gobindgarh Fort.

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Exterior view of house. ©www.aishwaryatipnisarchitects.com
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Interior view of house. ©www.aishwaryatipnisarchitects.com
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Interior view of house. ©www.aishwaryatipnisarchitects.com

 

Author

Devika Sharma is currently a fourth-year student pursuing Bachelor’s in Interior Design from Faculty of Design, CEPT University. With a constant desire to learn and research, she aims to explore all areas of the design field. She combines her love for writing with this zeal to express her design interpretations of the things she sees, hears, imagines and creates.

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