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samvad design studio


The architectural practice pursues making of the built environment as a critical discourse. The projects explore tectonic and typological inventivesness to create dignified habitats for varying users, in diverse contexts and climate, across scales - ranging from architecture, architectural interior, re-use, renovation to urban design and heritage conservation.  The studio aspires to articulate, through design as a process and outcome, sensitive built practices with a search for contemporaneity.


The co-founders of the firm, R.Ramalakshmi and Surabhi Shingarey have been honoured by the Prime Minister of India, as amongst 75 women Architects for contributing to 75 years of architecture in India  at IAADB23, with their works exhibited at the Redfort, Delhi. In 2023, the firm's work was showcased at IF:BE  as one of the 12 young 'Practices on the Horizon', "committed to creating meaningful built environment and offering hope about the future of architectural practice in India”. In an initiative by Architecture Live, the firm has been commended in its edition “Future Trajectories” for “challenging and re-interpreting tradition and building technology”.  

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