The built form and the written word, both have a lot in common. Some relations are more literal – the basic building blocks, the structure, certain distinctive elements. But, both go well beyond the physical and the literal -  The ultimate purpose behind designing buildings and writing prose is to invoke feelings, to lead one through space and time, to tell stories.

While our buildings tell the specific stories of our client’s, it is through our words that are able to share our stories with you. It is through our words that we are able to visualize and create narratives that drive the process. It is these words that fuel the excitement in anything and everything that we do – whether it be about the artisans and craftsmen who work with us, simple construction processes or just the spaces that we experience.

Here is a glimpse of some of these stories.

If you'd like to read more, you can find all of our stories on our Blogspot.

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Good Endings and Better Beginnings



I wanted to start this blog without having to say what a year 2018 has been and how quickly it has come to an end. But the kind of year its been for Sandarbh, I will have to start with those exact same words!


What a year 2018 has been!! 

So much excitement! Everything from interesting new projects and innovative design solutions to solving glitches and running against timelines. 


Our 3 Musketeers held the fortress strong. Making sure that work culture and processes ran seamlessly, rallying Sai and I when we needed it and making sure that all of us had enough fun and laughter as we went along. 


Rambo decided to take his sabbatical finally and threw us all a fantastic farewell party! So glad though that you have decided to be a part of Sandarbh albeit remotely!


We've had a pretty large iteration this year. Lots having to leave and lots of new faces. A total of more than 800 applications for internship and at least 300 from architects looking to join us! We are overwhelmed! We've had to streamline our intake process just to accommodate the sheer numbers. Keep them coming though, we always have place for awesome, talented professionals! 


Our clients have been fantastic this year. Working with us to give them the best and being amazingly understanding and patient through the process. Will miss working with so many of you and looking forward to continuing into the new year with some of you. Thank you all for being there and trusting us as you do! 



The projects! What fun we have had in the studio debating about and coming up with solutions for projects as varied as homes in hill stations and multi dwelling units to designing kennels for 20 doggies in a farm and units to be used as hostels! We're doing projects in Pune, Trivandrum, Hyderabad and Thallasery apart from the ones in Bangalore. Its been a year of interesting detailing and brain storming sessions on structure and form. Residences, schools, store interiors, farm houses, hostels and renovations - We're as eager and enthusiastic as ever to get more diverse and unique projects! 



This year also saw us take in more interns than we usually do. Its been a fantastic decisions! Super charged, super-multi talented and super enthusiastic a bunch, they have all helped recharge and bring in a fabulous vibe and renewed energy in the studio. Miss all of you who have  gone back and looking forward to this atmosphere continuing .... 


Finally to all our people behind the scenes. Our team who makes all these designs come alive on site. They've been with us for years not and are possibly mini architects themselves! Seen us through thick and thin and stuck by. Thank you all! 


A loooong post. But I was sitting and reminiscing about how 2018 has flown by and could not help but be overwhelmed with gratitude! 


Here's to a whole new year of designing and executing, new friendships and stories, lots of ideas, innovations and most importantly, here's to more laughter, happiness and strength to the bond we all share .... 




I know it will be a super 2019!



-Leena