Morphogenesis: The Indian Perspective. The Global Context.

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, forward-thinking 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.

  • ISBN: 9781864706628

    Dimensions: 235mm x 235mm

    Page Count: 224

    Publication Date: Jan 2017

    Colour: Full Colour

  • 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 three 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 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. The literature of ‘History and Theory’ of architecture is of profound interest to her. Sonali lectures and writes extensively. Sonali cofounded 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.

  • ‘By doing the right thing, Morphogenesis may inspire a new generation of architects, business and civic leaders to embrace its vision.’ —Michael Webb, architecture writer, co-founder Archigram

    ‘They have made a massive personal commitment to architecture as a way of life and with intelligence, determination and creativity, their approach is leading to a new architecture.’ —Prof. John Frazer, author of An Evolutionary Architecture

    Morphogenesis’ designs have evolved ingeniously over two decades as the vanguard of modern regionalism in South Asia.’ —Christopher Benninger, Architect and Founder, School of Planning CEPT University

    ‘Morphogenesis has successfully parlayed its global-local expertise into a forceful strategy for sustainable architectural design and urban development.’ —Dr Vikramaditya Prakash, University of Washington

    ‘Morphogenesis has mastered the architecture of good environments and created worthy buildings made to optimise resources.’ —Dr Simos Yannas, Director, Sustainable Environmental Design, The Architectural Association

  • We would like to advise the correction/addition of the following information concerning page 217: Architects’ House + Studio (Built): photography credits should include Jatinder Marwaha; page 217: ITC Campus (Under construction): project team credits should include Sauren Banerjee.

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