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.

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Vishwakarma Puja

On the auspicious day of Vishwarkarma Puja, we were all invited to the workshop for prayer and offerings. Vishwakarma is known as the Hindu God of architecture and also the divine carpenter. The Mahabharata describes him as "The lord of the arts, executor of a thousand handicrafts, the carpenter of the Gods, the most eminent of artisans, the fashioner of all ornaments... and a great and immortal God." On this day offerings are made to Vishwakarma himself as well as the tools and machines used on site. 


As we entered the workshop, the site staff had put up decorations to celebrate the auspicious day. We paid obeisance to the machines and tools, and then were given sweets and special food that had been prepared for the Puja. 




As we stepped out of the workshop with full bellies after all the yummy food offered to us, we made sure we got a picture to commemorate the auspicious day - a picture of everyone from office and from site!




-Mannat