Architecture plays a very important role in the construction process of a building. We find many amazing architectural features in various shapes and sizes. Examples of manmade architectural wonders include the Taj Mahal, Big Ben, the Empire State Building, the Burj Khalifa, Sydney Opera House, PETRONAS Towers, Lloyds Building, etc. The Taj Mahal, in particular, is considered to be one of the best architects in India. All these marvelous buildings were the outcome of the wonderful efforts of the architect who designed the building’s structure.
An architect is the person who plans the entire design, including the shapes and sizes of the planning and structure of the layout of the building. Every minute detail of a building is planned by an architect. There are various new architectural projects in India which are considered to be examples for pure architectural excellence. There has been a rise in the demands for extravagant and luxurious designs in the building structures in recent times. Moreover, Indian architecture is also in great demand in foreign countries. Many Indian architects are being invited to foreign countries to design buildings.
Top Architects in India
Some of the top architects in India have been listed below:
- Prem Nath & Associates – This is a Mumbai-based full design organization, practicing architecture and interior designing and other engineering services. It was established in the year 1967, and covers a wide range of architectural and interior designing projects of commercial complexes and home architecture and malls, institutions, hospitals, 3- to 5-star hotels, etc. They have in-house 3D Computer Aided Design & allied computer-oriented facilities to manage Total Design Services for Architectural & Interior Design, Structural, MEP, and Project Management (PMC) including all the associated services of the client’s requirements. They build eco-friendly & energy-efficient Building Architecture and are members of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).
- Sanjay Puri Architects – Sanjay Puri Architects have many projects in India and other parts of the world like Mauritius, Montenegro, Spain and U.A.E. They have won 3 MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Awards in Cannes in 2013, and also the A+Architizer Award in New York in the same year. They specialize in evolving innovative design solutions which are contextual, sustainable and create space which revolutionize the way in which they are experienced. This is the main design philosophy of this firm. They have a diverse portfolio of urban planning, residential, hospitality, commercial, and retail and office projects.
- Charles Correa – Charles Correa is an urban architect, an activist and a planner. He is considered to be India’s greatest architect and is also well-known for his modern architecture in post-independent India. His very famous and very first important project was the ‘Mahatma Gandhi Sanghralaya’ at Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad (1958-1963). He was the main architect for New Mumbai (Navi Mumbai), which was an urban growth centre of over 2 million people across the harbor of the existing Mumbai city. He has also done pioneering work in low-cost shelters and urban issues of the third world in the last few decades. Some of his major projects include National Crafts Museum, Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly, Bharat Bhavan, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, etc.
- Sheila Sri Prakash – She is an urban architect and designer and is the founder of Shilpa Architects in Chennai. She is the first woman in India to have started her own architectural firm. She has the credit of designing more than 1000 projects in Indian and other foreign nations in the past 35 years and has been a major part of establishing the Indian Green Building Council. She is also considered to be one of the pioneers of Indian architecture because of her usage of a combination of principles of Classical Indian music, Bharathanatyam, architecture and sculpture in many of her award-winning projects.
- Nitin Shrimali Associates – They are a team of dedicated architectural professionals involved in the execution of architectural, structural and interior designing projects in various fields. They provide complete architectural solutions including complete CAD solutions, 3D-Modelling, turnkey projects and project management, etc. They provide designs for both commercial and residential complexes. Some of their best home architecture includes Navbharat Kuteer in Panchmari, Bungalows in Indore, and Kalindi Kunj in Indore, etc.