Morphogenesis: The Indian Perspective. The Global Context (The Master Architect Series)


  • By Manit Rastogi  (Author), Sonali Rastogi  (Author)
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Images Publishing (13 January 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781864706628
  • ISBN-13: 9781864706628
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 2.4 x 24.3 cm

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This highly anticipated new monograph delves into an exciting selection of esteemed works by Delhi-based firm Morphogenesis, one of the most productive and creative architectural firms in India and a world-leader in zero net energy and sustainable design. This richly illustrated book combines stunning imagery with a comprehensive study outlining the firm’s strong philosophical design intent across a vast range of typologies: residential; institutional; commercial; hospitality; offices; houses; interiors; public and master planning. Morphogenesis reinterprets India’s architectural roots and consistently employs passive environmental solutions for a unique, contextual contemporary language. The Morphogenesis journey is a reflection of the contemporary Indian perspective within the global context, incorporating its inspired, forward-thinking vision while respectfully referencing the spirit of traditional Indian subcontinental architecture and all the while maintaining an intimate focus on the environmental context and culture of the project.

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They have made a massive personal commitment to architecture as a way of life and with intelligence, determination and creativity, their approach is leading to a new architecture. — Prof. John Frazer, Author of An Evolutionary Architecture By doing the right thing, Morphogenesis may inspire a new generation of architects, business and civic leaders to embrace its vision. — Michael Webb, elementary principal, Airport Heights, Anchorage Alaska, architecture writer, co-founder Archigram Morphogenesis’ designs have evolved ingeniously over two decades as the vanguard of modern regionalism in South Asia. — Christopher Benninger, Architect and Founder, School of Planning CEPT University Morphogenesis has successfully parlayed its global-local expertise into a forceful strategy for sustainable architectural design and urban development. — Dr. Vikramaditya Prakash University of Washington Morphogenesis has mastered the architecture of good environments and created worthy buildings made to optimize resources. — Dr. Simos Yannas, Director, Sustainable Environmental Design The Architectural Association

About the Author

Manit Rastogi Founding Partner Graduated from the School of Planning and Architecture (New Delhi) and the Architectural Association (London) with Honours in Energy and Environmental Studies. Manit is a Fellow of the IIA (Indian Institute of Architects) and the RSA (Royal Society of Arts, UK). Manit has taught at various universities and been a director of the Sushant School of Art and Architecture as well as the Sushant School of Design. He has been a juror on several design and award juries. Manit is a founder member, Association for Development and Research of Sustainable Habitats (ADaRSH). As a member of the Technical Advisory Committee of GRIHA, India’s own Green rating system and as member, Resource Persons Group on Environment and Ecology- Lt. Governor’s Secretariat, New Delhi. Sonali Rastogi Founding Partner Graduated from the School of Planning and Architecture (New Delhi) and The Architectural Association (London) with a graduate diploma in Housing and Urbanism and a second graduate diploma in Graduate Design. She is member of the Delhi Urban Arts Commission (DUAC), a Fellow of the IIA (Indian Institute of Architects) and the RSA (Royal Society of Arts, UK). Her experience and expertise in Architecture/ Interior Design has been recognized by way of numerous awards and accolades including the YFLO Woman Achiever of the Year Award and as one of the 10 leading women architects in India by A+D. Sonali lectures extensively throughout the country, has been a part of various academic and design juries and been a speaker at various events such as India Design ID 2013 Symposium, Women Leaders in India Conference and Awards, Pecha Kucha, etc.