Disdainful and behemoth structures have the power to leave one awestruck by its magnificence. Every concrete curve and line is first weaved in designer’s head. World gets to see them after months and years of patience. And when they come up, it leaves all disenchanted. The brains behind those ornamental designs itself must be really colourful. Discussed below are the 5 best architects of India:
1. Gautam Bhatia
Ever wondered who made Country Inn Resort in Corbett Park and that Royal Devigarh Palace in Udaipur? Yes, they are by Gautam Bhatia. This Delhi based architect has made several noted buildings for which he bagged awards also of national and international recognition. He did not limit himself to designing buildings. He wrote books and has also been guest editor to magazines.
2. Brinda Somaya
Along with her sister Ranjini Kalappa, she owns a full service architectural firm. Every architect wants to be out of the box and wish to be adored for their creativity. So does Brinda but what makes her different is the fact that she keeps environment and society in mind while designing; that too by being economical. Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences in Pilani, TCS House in Mumbai, and St. Thomas Cathedral in Mumbai are few of the names that have given Brinda Somaya deserved recognition. She has also revived a village named Bhadli in Bhuj and restored IIM-A campus.
3. Nari Gandhi
Nariman (Nari) Dossabhai Gandhi known for his conventional ideas and paradigms introduced his own through his work. Residence for Asha Parekh at Juhu and Patel residence at Surat are his artwork. He developed his own unique style with a subtle influence of local climate and culture.
4. Raj Rewal
Pragati Maidan Exhibition Complex, French Embassy Staff Quarters, Asian Games Village, British High Commission Housing in New Delhi and there are many more popular establishments made by him. Having bagged lifetime achievement award, Raj Rewal is a Punjab born man famous for his problem solving skills and highly creative approach in work. He had also taught architectural skills to students in School of Planning and Architecture in Delhi as well as in London.
5. Hafeez Contractor
He lives his name perfectly. Former member of the Bombay Heritage Committee and New Delhi Lutyens Bungalow Zone Review Committee, Hafeez has a long list under his belt ranging from DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai to DLF Aralias in Gurgaon; Mumbai airport redesign to Infosys in Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore, Trivandrum and Pune. It’s his brains and ideas behind India’s tallest building; The Imperial I and II. He believes in beautifying a building just as a woman does to herself.
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