Total Projects from Morphogenesis: 5
Morphogenesis is a design practice engaging in a critical dialogue towards bridging the boundaries of art, architecture, urbanism and environmental design in India. Founded in 1996, Morphogenesis is an association of architects, designers, urbanists and environmentalists. The Morphogenesis approach to creativity is inspired by the evolutionary processes in nature to create built form which is optimized for the built environment and the community. Design is viewed as a result of different stimuli, ranging from climatic conditions, urban fabric, local traditions, and human activity. At Morphogenesis, sustainability is a core creative value and is practiced in the evolution of the design. The practice considers the widening scope of sustainability to be all inclusive; to include social, cultural, financial, technological and environmental sustainability. It is this inclusive nature of design that, Morphogenesis believes, will define the new emergent Indian architecture.
Issues within the architectural realm of Morphology and Sustainability are investigated and tested within the research laboratory to re-define the conceptual and the contemporary framework of design practice. The think-tank delves deeply into socio-economics, culture and identity, exploring new models and approaches to architecture and design, whilst operating in the factual domain simultaneously.
The work of the practice has been exhibited at several venues internationally including the Gallerie ROM in Norway and the Royal Institute of British Architects in London in an exhibition titled ‘Critical Projects’. The practice has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades including the Best Learning Building, World Architecture Festival Awards 2009, The Economic Times ACETECH Award 2009, Green Good Design™ Award-The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum 2009, The Architectural Review Cityscape Awards for the Best Environmental Design internationally and the Residential (Built) category, Project of the Year in The AIQ Awards (Israel), The A+D Spectrum Award for ‘The Young Enthused Architect’, Indian Institute of Interior Designers- MK Award and the JIIA (Indian Institute of Architects) Award for excellence in architecture amongst others. The work has also been extensively published in both national as well as international publications including Architectural Design, Domus (Italy), Architecture Record, Spaces (UK), The Atlas of Global Architecture (Spain), Art 4D (Thailand), Contemporary Indian Architecture, The Guardian (UK) and 10+1 (Japan).
Graduated from the Architectural Association with honours (diploma school) and distinction (graduate school) in Energy and Environmental Studies and has been Managing Director in morphogenesis since 1996. He has taught at the Architectural Association, London, School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, and the Hong Kong Polytechnic Institute; and is presently the Director at Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon. He is also a member of the Technical Advisory Committee to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India and is the Founder member of Association for Development and Research of Sustainable Habitats (ADaRSH), New Delhi.
Manit has also been invited as a speaker to various events like, International Green Building Conference (IGBC), (Singapore), Urban Islands (Australia), Green Building Conference (Hongkong), the first International Summit on Corporate Social Responsibility (New Delhi) and the World Architecture Congress (Dubai and Singapore) etc. He has also been a member of the jury panels of many design awards such as Young Design Entrepreneur award- The British Council, The Urban Reader Connect Initiative- Times Foundation etc.
Sonali is a co-founder of morphogenesis, which is recognized internationally as the leading Indian contemporary design firm. Graduated from the Architectural Association, London with a graduate diploma in Housing and a second graduate diploma in Graduate Design(Now design Research lab), Sonali has been a director in the practice since 1996. Her experience and expertise in Architectural and Interior design has been recognized by way of numerous awards and accolades including the YFLO Woman Achiever of the Year Award in 2006, recognition as one of the 10 leading women architects in India by A+D 2007 and India Today magazine features her as pre-eminent Indian woman architect.
Graduated from the School of Planning and Architecture and has been a Director in Morphogenesis since 2002. He has 19 years of extensive experience in master planning, design and execution of projects and has been on several design juries. His forte is delivering cutting edge Urban Planning, Mixed Use developments and Housing which are sustainable environmentally as well as financially within the given local constraints of controls, time and cost. He has also taught Conservation Architecture at the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi.
Vijay Dahiya graduated from DYPCET Maharashtra and has been a part of Morphogenesis since December 2000. Vijay has had tremendous knowledge and experience across complex typologies ranging from Mixed Use Developments, Hospitality, Office Complexes and IT facilities across the country with a special emphasis on Emergent Technologies which is Vijay’s forte.