Tenets of Architecture

  • Architecture is more than a building, it is a total spatial experience.
  • Architecture shapes experience for people.
  • A great experience is one where people are encouraged by their environment to be at their best.
  • Great experience requires a smart design.
  • A smart design is founded upon informed strategy and creative intuition.
  • The dutiful application of these tenets to the concept, design and ultimate execution of every space is our definition of strategy, which we believe is inseparable from a great design.


"Chaay" in Sanskrit stands for 'colors'. Colors clubbed with the lighting patterns determine the mood and character of the structure and also define the visual impact it has. Colors reflect the character of a structure by representing the various moods of a structure, thus playing an important role in representing the personality of a Structure. Chaay creates the ambience in any structure since it has been known to have significant impact on behavior as well and has even been significant historically, in Vastu Shastra, colors signify the flow of energy in the structure and have to be accordingly chosen for maximum benefit to the structure.

"Chaay" is an intrinsic part of architecture, which not only serves the purpose of utility but also those more closely related to human behavior, it makes structures delightful.

"Khand" in Sanskrit stands for 'Volume'. It is a representation of Mass and combinations to derive out of materials and textures the Structure envisaged by the architect Khand is often the measuring unit for geometric three dimensional spaces and also the individual materials that go in the making in specific proportions. Composition of a structure can only be perfected when the quantities are in proper proportions and balanced to support the utility and purpose.

"Khand" is one of the most important and core elements of architecture and determines the successful execution of magnitude and scalability of the structure.

"Prapatra" in Sanskrit stands for 'Form'. Each shape has its own importance and characteristics, defining the significance of structure by providing details, specifications and finishing. The form is the visual interpretation of an idea or thought which starts with the concept, takes into account the utility and purpose and then with the finesse of an artist merges lines, plains, curves & surfaces, to create the silhouette – Prapatra.

Prapatra is the identity of a structure, its physical form.

"Upadana" in Sanskrit stands for 'Material'. Great structures over the history of humanity have been known as much for their material composition as for their structural forms. From the Marble columns of Rome, the Sandstones of Egypt, the Mosaics of Central Asia, to the use of Metals and Concrete in the current times, material is not just the facilitator but also the definitive definer of the magnitude, functionality and orientation of the buildings. The blend of proportion and quantity with the material is one of the most significant factors taken into consideration when envisaging a structure.

Upadana makes the structure stand out and blend with the environment, makes it beautiful while being eco-friendly, not just in utility and performance but also the merging with the current surroundings.


"Samnivesha" in Sanskrit stands for 'Composition'. Composition emphasizes the flow, the process of taking the concept from the introduction into a well bodied creation to the final conclusion. In architecture Samnivesha is the blending of horizontal lines, vertical lines, angled lines & curved lines, whereas lines add affection and can make it look more detailed and challenging. Horizontal, vertical, and angled lines often contribute to creating different moods of a structure, whereas Curved lines are generally used to create a sense of flow within the design thus resulting in a very harmonious line, structure to come to a conclusive structure as envisaged by its creator, the Architect.

As is required of any great work of creation, in architecture as well, the art requires the story to unfold in such a way that the structure stands a testimony to the Samnivesha of a great thought executed into an edifice.


"Riktak" in Sanskrit stands for 'Void'. A void is one of the most important elements of architecture. Riktak signifies an empty space or vacuum and is the point of beginning for any form of creation from there on.

Riktak or void is also known as the Brahmasthan in the Indian Architectural connotation, Brahma being the God of Creation.