Established by Sonali and Manit Rastogi in 1996, Morphogenesis is globally recognized for its diverse work that encompasses a range of specialised practice areas – Master Planning, Residential, Commercial, Workplace, Institutional, Hospitality and Houses, through in-house integrated project delivery in Sustainability, Interiors, Landscape, Digital Technologies and Design Management. The practice operates in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Afghanistan and the UAE.
All projects at Morphogenesis are examined, based on its first principles on how to passively provide the fundamentals of comfort, safety, liveability and yet sustainably respond to the local climate and ecology while remaining economically viable and globally pertinent. We have pioneered this approach by operating beyond the traditional precincts whilst addressing the user brief and aspiration and building to perfection.
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All our design solutions are rooted in Sustainability, Optimisation, Uniqueness and Liveability. These parameters define the enquiry process that shapes the architecture of Morphogenesis.
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Our belief in sustainability shapes all our projects. It is not treated as a layer of applied technology on building systems but forms the very basis of our design. Each project is conceived through a research-oriented approach to policy, planning, design, technology, passive and low energy design. Our endeavour is to design in a manner that reduces consumption of resources and energy resulting in buildings consuming upto 50% lesser energy than certified Green building benchmarks through passive design and microclimate creation, proven through post-occupancy evaluation.
We understand that we are often working in an environment with limited resources hence, we deploy passive strategies by responding to the local climate and ecology and address comfort, safety, livability parameters and are mindful that projects remain economically viable and globally pertinent. With a socio-cultural response to design, our works reduce energy and water dependence by increasing the number of comfortable habitable hours with minimum reliance on mechanical means.
Architecturally we celebrate identity and diversity versus visual homogeneity. We think of our buildings and cities as Bazaars, places of human interaction along with being places of human habitation. This ensures all our projects are unique, whilst responding to the client, climate, context and the end-users.
The end-user always sits at the centre of our design process in our approach to building smart environments. We consider mobility, security, outdoor comfort, technology, health and well-being, ease of facility management and disaster readiness to create spaces that work equally well for all users.