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Morphogenesis Architecture

Profile of the Indian architecture firm Morphogenesis Architecture, led by Manit Rastogi, Sonali Rastogi, Sanjay Bhardwaj and Vijay Dahiya.

Architecture-Page | N-85 by Morphogenesis Architecture


"The house as a platform has been used to investigate two issues central to design today: the family as a social unit and the environment." says Morphogenesis Architecture on N-85 More

Architecture-Page | Kumar Residence by Morphogenesis Architecture

Kumar Residence

"The fortress-like entrance wall is punctuated by a large opening which allows a glimpse of the entry courtyard. This forecourt, shaded by a tree in bed of white pebbles, establishes the minimalist mood of the residence." says Morphogenesis on Kumar Residence. More

Architecture-Page | Jindal Corporate Office by Morphogenesis Architecture

Jindal Corporate Office

"The project entailed taking a completed building and designing the interiors for it with obvious constraints imposed on the interior architecture as the building design was done independently and with little provision for the intended and eventual use of the building." says Morphogenesis on Jindal Corporate Office. More

Profile of Morphogenesis Architecture

Business Name
Morphogenesis Architecture
Architecture, Interior Design

Architecture-Page | Morphogenesis Architecture, India
Manit Rastogi

Architecture-Page | Morphogenesis Architecture, India
Sanjay Bhardwaj

Architecture-Page | Morphogenesis Architecture, India
Sonali Rastogi

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Vijay Dahiya


Manit Rastogi (1969), Sonali Rastogi (1967), Sanjay Bhardwaj (1968) and Vijay Dahiya (1975)


Morphogenesis: the process of development of form, structure and organization in nature.

We, at Morphogenesis, view our practice as an architectural laboratory, constantly trying to expand the boundaries of design and building. Aiming to engage and materialize the paradigm shift in an increasingly connected world, we approach design by defining the project context afresh and examine the dissolution of physical context, incorporating local, non-local, physical, and non-physical issues.

We believe that the pervasiveness of design requires that no distinction be made between building types. Hence, all Morphogenesis projects follow an extensive theoretical examination. Our endeavor is to design in a non-deterministic and democratic manner, viewing all buildings as products of the constantly evolving process.

Working across widely divergent project scales, typologies and environmental conditions is our constant endeavour. Variety being an enrichment of our own cross-referencing system, we approach all projects with the same zeal and enthusiasm and the same passion for detail. Strongly believing in the progress of architectural technology and engineering and its widening scope of operation, Morphogenesis considers existing and emergent technologies and systems design as its core competency. Our research oriented approach to building engineering, materials and construction technology allows us to continuously experiment with new architectures in search for tectonic perfection.

All through the evolution of our design process, sustainability has always been at its core. We, at Morphogenesis, consider the widening scope of sustainability to be all inclusive; to include social, cultural, financial and environmental sustainability. It is this all inclusive nature of our design process that we believe, will define the new emergent architecture.


  • Founded: 1996
  • Offices: 2
  • Design team: 100

Key projects

  • Apollo House, Corporate Office, Gurgaon, India, 2001
  • Pearl Academy of Fashion, Institute, Jaipur, India, 2008
  • Kumar Residence, House, New Delhi, India, 2001
  • Uttarayon, Integrated Township, Siliguri, India, 2007
  • C & C, Corporate Office, Gurgaon, India, 2007
  • The Qube, IT Offices, Gurgaon, India
  • Ernst and Young Building, Corporate Office, Gurgaon, India
  • Hotel and Convention Centre, Mixed Use, Dehradun, India
  • Taksashila, Hotel and Cultural Centre, Kolkatta, India
  • Jindal Stainless, Corporate Office, Gurgaon, India

Key publications

  • Guardian (UK), Cool and green in an Indian architectural desert, March 2008
  • Design Diffusion News (Italy), Sustainable Projects, March 2008
  • Atlas of Global Architecture (Spain), Global Productions, 2008
  • Attitude (Portugal), Ernst and Young Building, Dec 2007
  • Mark Magazine (Netherlands), Notice Board, IT Park for Jagatjit Industries, Dec 2007
  • World Architecture News (UK), An Elliptical Illusion, Sep 2007
  • Business Today More (India), The Design Challenge, March 2007
  • RFP Magazine(Hongkong), Design Matters, August 2007
  • Business Standard (India), A firm with a Formula, May 2007
  • The Times of India, Fine Designs, June 2005

Key awards

  • CARA Special Award for Environmental Design, Cityscape and Architecture Review, UAE, 2007
  • CARA Award in the Residential (Built) Category, Cityscape and Architecture Review, UAE, 2007
  • Best Urban Design and Master Planning Award, Cityscape, India, 2007
  • JIIA Award for Excellence in Public Architecture, 2001
  • IIID - MK Award in the Recreation and Hospitality Category, 2006
  • A+D Spectrum Award for the "The Habitat Award for Single Residence Design", 2007
  • Stainless Innovation Awards for the "Innovation in Application of Stainless Steel Building Architecture", 2004
  • Archi Design Award for the 'Best Commercial Project' (Northern Region) 2007
  • A+D Spectrum Award for Office Architecture, 2001
  • A+D Spectrum Award for "Young Enthused Architect", 2004

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