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TFOD Profile Of The Week: The Purple Ink Studio, Bengaluru

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on November 27, 2015 at 08:36 PM

Co-founded by Akshay Heranjal and Aditi Pai Heranjal, Bengaluru-based The Purple Ink Studio is a young architectural practice which believes in constantly exploring the parameters of design and blurring the boundaries between architecture, landscape and sustainability. The underlying focus of the studio is to integrate architectural theories using hybrid techniques to develop a new breed of regenerative architecture. The studio’s significant presence and frequent participation on TFOD helps them clinch the Profile Of The Week!

© Courtesy of The Purple Ink Studio, Bengaluru

The Purple Ink Studio is a multidisciplinary practice that believes in an integrated approach to design - which while being complex, stems from an innate focus on regenerative theories and moves beyond digital techniques. 

Akshay Heranjal is the Principal Architect at The Purple Ink Studio. He graduated with honors from BVBCET, Hubli. Training as an apprentice with Ar. Karan Grover in Baroda gave him an opportunity to understand green technologies at close quarters, and gave him adequate exposure to LEED/IGBC certified projects. After the internship, he joined sP+a, a young practice headed by Ar. Sameep Padora, where he stretched his repertoire into core designing. He later worked with Sanjay Puri Architects, and got experience in handling several large scale projects of different magnitudes and typologies.

Aditi Pai Heranjal heads the Landscape + Sustainability division at ‘The Purple Ink Studio’. She took her Bachelor’s degree from Gogte Institute of Technology, Belgaum and followed it up with a Masters in Landscape Architecture from CEPT University, Ahmedabad. She trained as an intern with Integrated Design (InDe), Bengaluru headed by Landscape architect, Mohan Rao. She later continued working with him as an Associate Architect and worked on various environmental design projects involving landscape design and sustainability.

Akshay and Aditi’s cumulative educational background and diverse professional experience lends the practice an emphatic edge.  Adding value to the practice is Associate Architect Nishita Bhatia, and a young, enthusiastic team comprising architects, interior designers and allied professionals! 

Cover Pic, Pics: 4, 5, 6 - Luxurious Living in apartments in Kings House; Pics: 7-8. Kings House; Pics: 9-10. Courtyard House

The constant effort to engage in ‘regenerative architecture’ focused on conservation and performance through a conscious reduction of the environmental impacts of a built structure, kindles their commitment to sustainability. The studio is working on prototypes which when multiplied, would breed into a series of ‘Eco-cities’ set in the future. These experiments focus on the ‘Kilometer Zero’ concept, which strives to generate locally everything that is necessary for living.

Pics: 11, 12. Upcoming Housing Project; Pic: 13. Spa; Pic: 14,15. R World Big Cinemas, Rajkot

Living by the maxim – “The will to live differently needs to start somewhere. There is a constant need to re-look at growth that affects the social and regional patterns of a city. It is imperative to look at strategies that help us use less and produce more. It’s crucial to be Sustainable by Design.... by Life!” – The Purple Ink Studio has spread its presence across varied project typologies, in the four major verticals – Architecture, Interiors, Landscape and Sustainability. 

From the refurbishment of a single-screen theatre in Rajkot, Gujarat to a luxury apartment for a Dubai-based businessman; from a school in Hubli to a spa in Bengaluru the practice reinvents its ideology wonderfully well, across diverse projects - to suit the context and brief! 

The Future Of Design commends the practice’s sensitive approach to architecture and its ‘zero kilometer’ philosophy, that empowers their commitment to sustainability; and wishes the studio much luck in the journey ahead!

Designer : The Purple Ink Studio, Bengaluru
Photography :Courtesy the architects

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