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Sonali Rastogi delivers a Keynote Address on 'Evolution leads to Innovation' at the Festival of Architecture and Interior Design 2018 (FOAID) at New Delhi.
21st September 2018: Keynote address at FOAID 2018

Sonali Rastogi delivers a Keynote Address on 'Evolution leads to Innovation' at the Festival of Architecture and Interior Design 2018 (FOAID) at New Delhi.

CWAB India's Top Architects
11th September 2018: CWAB ‘India’s Top Archit ...

Morphogenesis awarded 'India's Top Architects' at the recent CW Architect and Builder Awards in Mumbai.

Sonali Rastogi Role Model of the Year 2018
1st September 2018: Role Model of the Year

Sonali Rastogi wins the 'Role Model of the Year' at the recent WADe Asia Awards 2018 in New Delhi.

Sonali Rastogi at WADe Asia 2018
1st September 2018: Sonali Rastogi at WADe Asia

Sonali Rastogi speaks at the 'Masterclass with Mentors' at the recent WADe Asia in New Delhi.

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PLEA 2017 Edinburgh: The Practice of Architecture in the Tropics

 Integrated Design Approach Architecture in some of the densest cities in India (and the world) demands highly conscious spatial consumption with office design standards reaching efficiencies as low as 50sq.ft./person. Consequently, high internal gains and stress on available resources have led to innovative developme ...
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By Rahat Varma
The modern workplace is undergoing a paradigm shift of changes in usage patterns and longevity of working hours. We as architects and interior designers need to design space such that the users are more comfortably integrated with their physical surroundings at the workplace. A big contributing factor towards indoor comfort, are the lighting levels. Le Corbusier identified the significance of light in architecture best when he ...
phenomenon of experiential space
By Shruti Gupta
“Like the spider with its web, so every subject weaves relationship between itself and particular properties of objects; the many strands are then woven together and finally form the basis of the subject’s very existence.”                       -- Jakob von Uexkull Man tends to weave relationships with his surroundings; he grasps vital relations to bring order into his world, adapting physiologica ...
Aarushi
By Aarushi Juneja
“Well planned play, both indoor and outdoor is a key way in which children learn with enjoyment and challenge.” [1]. Interest in improving not only the school building but also the outdoor spaces is becoming significantly important as they play an important role in the school curriculum. Research has also highlighted that outdoor learning experiences are more effective in developing intellectual skills than indoor (clas ...
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By Anisha Chakrabarty
We all must have come across a beehive hanging on a building, tree or a rock. Even the smallest sight of it must have immediately triggered a sense of fear of getting stung, followed by generation of innumerable ideas on how to remove it from our vicinity. But have you ever wondered how these complex structures are constructed and inhabited by such tiny creatures, which by the virtue of naturally inherited wisdom and construct ...
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By Susan M Thomas
Sustainability has been the core concept in most well-conceived, upcoming projects in India. In the modern context, the methods to achieve it are validated by computer simulations to optimize the atmosphere in buildings. Vernacular architecture in India built sustainably by incorporating socio-cultural activities in its built form. This response provided a positive environment for the inhabitants. Interestingly, in Kerala, ...
Inside Outside
By Rahat Varma
We, as users of the built environment, spend most of our days in heavily cordoned off spaces, attempting to both be productive during our work day and to turn-off the hustle and relax after work hours. The unpleasant truth is that we do not have enough time to be outdoors and experience what nature has to offer. With the prevalent introverted construction style being applied to most new developments, it is essential for us as ...
The Network: Architecture and Urbanism
By Rahat Varma
Connectivity is essential for any development to thrive and potentially grow. With passage of time, the cities that we now live in have lost their walk-ability. Perhaps this change can be attributed to population explosion, which has caused the demise of transition and congregation spaces. Things as they stand today in most developments, especially in the residential sector, are to ‘pave paradise and put up a parking lot’. ...
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By Aabhas Maldahiyar
The doors of the past always lead one to a treasure. A treasure, that transcendentally holds worth for each one living in a particular time. And very often, the treasures of the past remain fossilized under layers of time. Catalhöyük is one such door to the past, a civilisation that had an architecture that we might call peculiar today. It existed approximately amid 7500 BC to 5700 BC, and flourished around 7000 BC. It is on ...