A Crafted, Contextual, A D Contemporary Practice
Insite|March 2019

SJK Architects, set up and led by Ar. Shimul Javeri Kadri, is soon about to complete its third decade of practice. It strives to create architecture that is meaningful and exciting for the contemporary Indian built landscape, while drawing from historical wisdom.

Reflecting back, we have identified phases of our practice. Our first phase in the 90s generated Ayushakti, an Ayurvedic Health Centre and Synergy Lifestyles Office, both, diverse solutions created by connecting history, climate, and the aspirations of contemporary entrepreneurship. The Ayurvedic Health Centre is a four-storey building in a crowded Mumbai suburb; the Synergy Lifestyles Office is a warehouse burnt during the Mumbai riots, and reconstructed almost entirely to respect the industrial neighbourhood of the textile mills in Mumbai.

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