Total Projects from Morphogenesis: 6
Morphogenesis is one of India's most creative architecture and design firms and a world-leader in net zero energy and sustainable design. The Morphogenesis journey is a reflection of a contemporary Indian perspective within the global context, incorporating an inspired, forward-thinking vision while respectfully referencing the spirit of traditional Indian subcontinental architecture. The firm achieves a significant milestone this year, of having completing two decades of an approach that looks at Sustainability through the lens of Passive Design, Resource Optimization and Contextual Identity. The two decades of learning are captured in an upcoming monograph by Images Publishing Australia, under their Master Architect Series. Named ‘Morphogenesis: The Indian Perspective, The Global Context’, the book is due to be released early 2017.
Manit Rastogi, Founder Partner
Manit Rastogi commenced his Architecture studies at the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi then went on to the Architectural Association where he graduated with distinction from the Sustainable Environmental Design program under Simos Yannas, and subsequently, the AA Diploma with Honours, under John Frazer. The influence of all 3 programs have formulated and influenced his thinking to date, to create a sustainable architecture through the framework of an evolutionary practice inspired by nature, with an emphasis on passive design.
Known as an Architect who consistently pushes the boundaries of Sustainable design, he lectures extensively in Asia and has published several research papers with respect to Zero Energy Buildings. Manit has been the Director of the Sushant School of Art and Architecture, and continues to serve on its board.
Manit’s commitment to sustainable environments goes beyond the realm of architecture practice through his work on GRIHA, India’s green rating system, as a founder member of The GRIHA Council.
Sonali Rastogi, Founder Partner
Sonali Rastogi was born into a family of architects, which was her initiation into design. She studied at the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi and the Architectural Association, London. There, she studied Housing and Urbanism under Jorge Fiori and Graduate Design (DRL) under Jeff Kipnis. Her time at the AA exposed Sonali to the literature of ‘History and Theory’ of architecture, which continues to be of profound interest to her. Sonali lectures and writes extensively.
Sonali co-founded Morphogenesis in 1996, working across a diverse canvas ranging from architecture to urban design, landscape and Interior design. She is passionately interested in the materiality and craft in Architecture, and is deeply invested in the detail of building. A strong proponent of the arts and crafts, Sonali is a founder member of Manthan, a platform for creative individuals who seek to share, discuss, engage with and evolve concepts and ideologies. She also extends her impact on the built environment as a council member of the Delhi Urban Arts Commission.