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Promising Architectural Practices of India

The Purple Ink Studio, Bangalore


Established in 2011 in Bengaluru, The Purple Ink Studio is a multifaceted architecture practice that is Young, Experimental and Ambitious. Conceived by Aditi Pai and Akshay Heranjal, as the Principals along with Nishita Bhatia and Arpita Pai, the Studio has now grown into a Highly Collaborative Practice, with a core group of Design Associates who come from different Architectural backgrounds.

The Practice passionately believes in an approach that is Layered, Contextual and Experimental in Nature. The studio is exploring various scales and typologies with a constant search to engineer new ways of blurring the boundaries between architecture and landscape.

In less than a decade, the studio has gained recognition worldwide by winning numerous National & International Awards. The works of The Purple Ink Studio have also been published both in digital and print media. The Studio has won 8 International Awards, 16 Indian Awards and 16 Shortlists in the last decade since its inception.

In 2017, the Studio was listed by PERSPECTIVE 40under40 ASIA in Hongkong- as one of the 40 creative architects in Asia under the age of 40 who will shape the design world in the decades to come and by iGEN as the Top 50 Next Gen Architects who will shape Indi. In 2016, the Studio won the ‘Best Practice in India’ award from TRENDS EXCELLENCE AWARDS and in 2017, the WADE Asia Young Architect of the Year award, amongst other numerous National & International Honors.

Key works by The Purple Ink Studio


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