India might be the next architectural hub of the world as the Indian design firm Studio Symbiosis places its foot forward to present lustrous and modern designs of times. From the sleek Punjab Kesari Headquarters in Delhi to the Athletic Ripples in Raibareilly, the architectural firm founded by husband and wife, Amit and Britta Knobel Gupta, integrates minimalism, sustainable materials and traditional Indian techniques to have their buildings come alive.
For seven years, since their founding date, the couple has built 40 modern structures like hotels, offices and even city-planning projects, 38 of them are found in India. Guptas started their vision when they were studying in London under the guidance of world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid.
Despite what people think of India, the architecture style of the country is flourishing. The improvement of the economy has set the pace of needing more modern designs which are sustainable in context. The Gupta couple may have established an international firm (headquarters in Germany), but it's India where they felt the nudge most.
"Yes, there are many international firms working out of India, but more and more Indian architects (are) coming back to the country and setting up base here," Amit told CNN News. He mentioned that in India, there is an increase in building demand, as well as there is plenty of lands. New and younger architectural practices may be integrated into this scenario.
Meanwhile, Amit also stated that while it is easy to conceptualize new buildings, the execution process might be a little different. To illustrate, materials and technology are different in India. But, he saw differently. And that puts him and his wife at an edge than anyone else in the world.
At the same time, putting all architectural efforts in the country, India has even visualized of having the world's tallest building, taller than the Burj Khalifa. The future project will be situated in Mumbai, and there have been plans for constructing this with sustainable materials, according to Travel and Leisure.