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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  • Sandarbh Architects

Of Antiques and Intricacies

Updated: Oct 10, 2018

Somewhere in the beginning of my internship, a site visit brought back the excitement towards architecture that I had lost somewhere along the way in the course of my education (Read more about that experience here).


The house itself is very interesting. It is an of an extension of one of Sai's previous projects called Saravan (Find out more about Saravan here) . As of now the house is in the penultimate stages of the first phase. It is an interesting amalgamation of antique doors and windows, intricate cast iron pieces, colourful tiles in all sizes and colours sourced from various places. All of this may sound like a bit of a mish-mash coming together in one place, but trust me the result is anything but that. It's quirky and fun in the right ways. It is a bit much and yet perfectly balanced. Take a look for yourself and you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. 






We anticipate the second phase to be more modern with a steel A-frame structure crowning the home, but that's a conversation for another day...


-Mannat