The Indian Perspective | The Global Context
The Master Architect Series
Celebrating 20 years of being at the forefront of Indian Architecture, Morphogenesis becomes the first Indian practice to feature in Images’ Master Architect Series. Launched globally at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October 2016, the firm’s first monograph- Morphogenesis: The Indian Perspective | The Global Context, releases in India early March 2017.
About the Book | Images Publishing
This outstanding monograph delves into an exciting selection of esteemed works by Morphogenesis, one of India’s most creative architecture and design firms and a world-leader in net zero energy and sustainable design. Another successful addition to IMAGES’ Master Architect Series, this richly illustrated book combines stunning imagery with comprehensive studies outlining the firm’s strong philosophical discourse across a vast range of typologies: residential; institutional; commercial; hospitality; offices; interiors; public; and master planning. Morphogenesis reinterprets India’s architectural roots and consistently employs passive design solutions for a unique contextual language.
The Morphogenesis journey is a reflection of a contemporary Indian perspective within the global context, incorporating an inspired, forwardthinking vision while respectfully referencing the spirit of traditional Indian subcontinental architecture in innovative forms. This is a must-have book for those looking to understand work at the vanguard of sustainable architecture.
With being India’s first WAF award winners and Laureates of the Singapore Institute of Architects Getz Award, plus with 5 IIA Awards to their credit, Sonali and Manit Rastogi have over two decades, grown Morphogenesis into one of India’s most respected architectural firms. Manit lectures extensively in Asia and has published several research papers with respect to zero energy buildings. Sonali is passionately interested in the materiality and craft in architecture, and is deeply invested in the detail of building.
The first Indian practice to feature in Images’ Master Architect Series, Morphogenesis successfully parlays their global-local expertise into a forceful strategy for sustainable architectural design and urban development of the region.
• 26 projects presented in stunning imagery, that embody and express the firm’s
strong philosophical discourse on Sustainability, seen through the lens of
Passive Design, Resource Optimization and Contextual Identity.
• The projects document the firm’s interpretation of India’s architectural roots
and consistent usage of passive design solutions for a unique contextual
• Includes narratives from stalwarts in the field- Michael Webb, Christopher
Benninger, John Frazer and Dr Vikramāditya Prakāsh.