Nari Gandhi (1934–1993) was an Indian architect known for his profoundly inventive works in traditional buildings. While working in India, Nari kept on chipping away at Wright’s belief system of organic architecture and further built up his one of a kind style with an inconspicuous impact of neighborhood atmosphere and culture. He incessantly kept on taking a shot at Wright’s concept of ‘streaming space.’ Nari worked without an office and infrequently made any drawings for any of his undertakings. Nari invested a great deal of energy in his destinations and worked intimately with the specialists and frequently took an interest in the development procedure himself.

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Nari Gandhi ©

Nari dismissed regular thoughts and standards and presented his own through his work. Through his work, he began reexamining normalized practices to set up his own. At the point when you visit any of his designed residences, you will see a clear reconsidering of the game plan of different capacities inside the house. Each building structured by Nari is for instance of eccentric intuition in architecture.

He made fabricated spaces that remained always associated with their unbuilt environmental factors permitting daylight and wind to connect within and vitalize the space with time. Each house is a series of discourse between the built and the unbuilt.

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A bungalow by Nari Gandhi ©

While now, it is a completely new era, and here we are discussing the modern architects and architectural firms, whose projects are spiritually inspired by the great Nariman Gandhi’s design ideas and principles.

1. Shirish Beri

Firm: Shirish Beri and Associates, Kolhapur

Ar. Shirish Beri’s works, which will in general, mirror his qualities and worries in life, have been bearing their particular blemish on current Indian architecture since 1975. They endeavor to address his life worries of man, who is moving further away from nature, from his kindred people, and his own-self.

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Ar. Shirish Beri ©2A Magazine

Through his work, Shirish Beri tests the multisensory and the inconceivable element of a room, while attempting to direct an intelligent stay amid today’s mess and foundation commotion. He feels that issues of manageability can be suitably managed just through accurate perspectives and objectives. His edifices attempt to accomplish an inborn feeling of solidarity and agreement with different common and man-made components and powers.

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Neelai Lake House ©

His residence, which is the Neelai Lake House in Andur, Maharashtra, is an epitome of organic architecture in the present date. The sense of a house and home was deeply rooted in this project that he drew from his disciple Nariiman Gandhi.

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Greenfingers School, Akluj ©

2. Ar.Prashant Dupare, Ar. Shriya Parasrampuria, Ar. Amit Patil

Firm: Istudio Architecture, Mumbai

iStudio Architecture is the consequence of an idea, a conviction, a thought of architecture and design between accomplices Prashant Dupare, Shriya Parasrampuria, and Amit Patil-batchmates from Sir J.J school of design, Mumbai. With three unique characters, the accomplices accept that examination and discussion make a superior plan consistently.

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Ar.Prashant Dupare, Ar. Shriya Parasrampuria, Ar. Amit Patil ©


Each partner, having a foundation of elective advancements and study of customary techniques and materials, adds to the firm’s belief system and plan with their understanding. Experimentation in consolidating conventional techniques for development with advancements in innovation gives our structures a rootedness in the neighborhood setting, yet shows a contemporary soul in its understanding.

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The Brick House ©

The Brick House, arranged amid country settlements in Wada, close to Mumbai, is a contemporarily-natural farmhouse set inside slopes and ranches. The effect of the design of the structure is solid, driving the watcher to another perception, not permitting one to be careless about the space which one possesses. The natural structure rises out of the ground and streams into the horizon, following bent plunges and pinnacles.

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The Brick House ©

Each space flows into another along curved lines, leading into a seamless space held by the central courtyard. The observer begins his journey along the curved jali brick wall offering tantalizing glimpses of the interior, thus drawing him into dramatic compositions of light and shadows.

3. Bogadhi Sandeep

Firm: Earthling Ladakh

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The Dune, Ladakh ©

Earthling Ladakh is a Design firm that practices promoting an inventive architecture, which is rooted in the place and projects a contemporary character. It is quite prominent in their projects that the traditional ways are blended in a way to create a contemporary style. The use of mud-plaster, earth, wood, and all other locally available materials, can be witnessed in all of their projects. In a place like Ladakh, where transportation is very tough, Earthling Ladakh is aimed towards building minimalist designs and sustainable edifices.

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The object in the Landscape, Nubra Valley ©

This is a Project in Nubra Valley to place a perfect object in a perfect landscape, with the timeless tools of Material and Craft. Been entirely composed of stones and rammed earth, this is a sustainable and profoundly aesthetic project.

4. Stanzin Phuntsog, Ar. Samyuktha S

Firm: Earth Building

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Ar. Stanzin (left), Ar. Samyuktha (right) ©

Even though Stanzin Phuntsog (24), a self-educated eco-engineer from the Ayee town in Ladakh’s Nubra Valley, and his practiced associate Samyuktha S (29) from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, are from the furthest edges of the nation, what they share is a dream for the design that is manageable, regular, eco-accommodating, network-driven and hands-on.

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Adobe Farmhouse, Tamil Nadu ©
Desih Technology ©

They fabricate organic houses with various procedures. They use the Cob Adobe Rammed earth (passive solar house), Straw clay, Earthbags, and Reciprocal roof.

In 2017, they set up Earth Building, a one of a kind undertaking that is attempting to represent regular structure as a technique for development. Through their work, they have investigated numerous earthen methods like cob, earth-pack, adobe, stone brickwork, smashed earth, cob broiler, and rocket oven. Their goal is to keep their plans eco-friendly, aesthetical, useful, unordinary, and thermally agreeable.

5. Revathi Sekhar Kamath, Ar. Vasant V. Kamath

Firm: Kamath Design Studio – Delhi

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Ar. Revathi ©World Architecture Community
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Ar. Vasant ©Sir World

Kamath Design Studio was set up in 1981 as an organization, by Revathi Sekhar Kamath and Vasant V. Kamath. They are situated in Delhi and have kept up their studio at the cutting edge of a natural and socially reasonable building in India for as far back as thirty years. This is made credible by their spearheading work in the utilization of logical structure materials and methods. They feel that citizens are the nation’s most prominent resource. With this way of thinking, they have over 150 undertakings amazingly, three of which have been named for the Aga Khan Award.

Mudhouse, Faridabad ©

The design of the house depends on the idea that the objective of human culture is to regard all living things and the earth and to esteem its regenerative and self-mending frontiers. The construction procedure was effectively guided towards the advancement of an ecological and organic jargon, that was propelled by indigenous structure rehearses. A broad utilization was made of characteristic materials found on the site and nearby environment.

Tribal Museum, Bhopal ©

This was meant to make a constructed texture, enlivened by their rich culture, with which the networks could distinguish, and create it as a space for the outflow of their thoughts. Its design is motivated by the rhythms, geometries, materials, structures, style, and spatial attention to the clans, hence permitting it to coordinate agreeably into its specific circumstance.

6. Biju Bhaskar

Firm: Thannal Hand Sculpted Homes

Ar. Biju ©

His foundations were from a conventional rancher’s family. He stopped his studies from a regular design school and voyaged widely in various portions of Indian towns. In the wake of stopping his school one and a half years, he worked under an ancestral ace creating driftwood forms in Khajuraho. In his excursion, he met and worked with ace stone workers, painters, profound instructors, and picture takers to elevate his insight in making covers. In 2009 he was allowed a degree in design from the Indian Institute of Architecture. The same year he proffered himself to nature. He also began living under the foot slopes of Arunachala. He established Thannal Hand Sculpted Homes in 2011 and proceeded with his excursion in self-study and earthen safe house.

A Hand Sculpted Home ©

Thannal signifies shading. Situated in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, Thannal Hand Sculpted Homes is a Natural Building Awareness Group. Thannal puts stock in the Indian method of Learning. Indigenous information in the cover making, which was drilled in India from the Vedic ages, is the thing that we investigate and inspect. Depictions about pozzolanic responses of soda (lime) and surkhi (consumed mud) are found in Vishnudharmottara’s Chitrasutra. The ways to utilize characteristic subordinates from plants and creatures adequately in development are also mentioned. India needs real documentation of indigenous information in each field now; the same number of such sources has been either devastated by remote attacks, and the current sources are without logical clarifications.

A Hand Sculpted Home ©

7. Dean D’ Cruz

Firm: MOZAIC, Goa

Ar. Dean ©

In 1985, Dean joined the architect Gerard Da Cunha as a right hand in Goa, just a couple of years after graduating from Sir J.J. School of Architecture, Bombay. Enchanted by the delicate Goa’s architecture and way of life, he chose to stay there itself. In 1986 he turned into an accomplice in a firm called Natural Architecture, serving on cost-effective housing, utilizing waste structure materials, and inventive plan. In 1994, he extended the base of configuration work. He started taking on little inns, huge houses, and institutional work as head designer of Dean D’Cruz and Associates. In 2001, he established Mozaic, with a comprehensive and coordinated effort between disciplines as the center ethic. Having been a piece of the State Level Committee for the creation of the Regional Plan 2021 for Goa, his present accentuation is on urban intercessions, supportable standards, and preservation.

Mozaic endeavors to give all-encompassing answers for its supporters, hence their commitment frequently rises above the limits of task briefs and enters the domains of new encounters. They investigate the possibilities of cooperative development of their customers with nature and support reasonable practices in design.

A Residence in Goa ©

The structure itself is straightforward. The house embraces the incline of the slope, and in a discreetly sensational counter-gesture, a nonstop slanting rooftop clears over its ventured floor profile.


Shanika Nishi is currently majoring in architecture. With avid interest in reading and research, she has been regularly penning down her ideas into poems. She has a vision of contributing vivaciously to the profession &further while honing her knowledge. She also believes that ‘We must do what little we can.’