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Top Architects | September 2013

Manit Rastogi

Manit Rastogi, Managing Partner, Morphogenesis

Manit Rastogi, along with Sonali Rastogi – his wife, co-founder and senior partner of the firm, is working towards creating a symbiotic relationship between architecture, design, urbanism and environmental design in India. His work in sustainable architecture has won him international acclaim and as a founder member of Association for Development and Research of Sustainable Habitats (ADaRSH), has been instrumental in constructing the framework for GRIHA guidelines for green projects in India.

What does innovation in architecture mean to you?
Innovation in architecture is the symbiotic balance between sustainability, affordability, imageabilty and liveability.

The most innovative piece of architecture you have come across and why...
Innovation is a by-product of the process. It is the process that needs to be innovative.

An innovation in architecture you look forward to...
An emergence of the contemporary Indian practice- from being an architecture of 'almost anywhere' to being an architecture of 'almost somewhere'; an architecture that roots itself to the local conditions, to climate, people, materiality and society. An architecture of almost somewhere, for a people of almost somewhere.

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