Ar. Akshay Heranjal

The purple ink studio

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Ar. Akshay Heranjal

Akshay Heranjal is the Co-Founder and Principal Architect at ‘The Purple Ink Studio’. He graduated with honors from BVBCET, Hubli. He later trained as an apprentice with Architect Karan Grover in Baroda and had the opportunity to work on various Green Buildings and LEED/IGBC projects. Post internship, he joined a young practice in Mumbai, sP+a headed by Architect Sameep Padora, where he stretched his repertoire into core designing. Before venturing into his own practice, Akshay worked with Sanjay Puri Architects, Mumbai where he worked on several large scale projects of different magnitudes and typologies

The Purple Ink Studio’ is a young architectural practice which believes in constantly exploring the parameters of design and blurring the boundaries between architecture, landscape and sustainability. The studio works closely on each program and situates its projects within a wider research context. We believe in an integrated approach, which is complex, generative and moves beyond the digital techniques. We are constantly engaging in the practices of ‘Regenerative Architecture’ that focuses on conservation and performance through a focused reduction on the environmental impacts of a built structure.

The Studio is working on experiments which are based in the present day scenario (as prototypes) which when multiplied, would breed into a series of ‘Eco-cities’, set in the future. These experiments focus on the ‘Kilometer Zero’ concept, which strives to generate locally everything that is necessary for our living."

The underlying focus is to integrate the ideas of our architectural theories using a series of integrated/hybrid techniques to develop a new breed of regenerative architecture.
The Studio was started in 2011 by Akshay Heranjal and AditiPai Heranjal and is based out of Bengaluru, India.

Awards & Publication
The Purple Ink Studio since its inception in 2011 has won 3 International Awards, 3 Indian Awards and have been nominated in 5 Indian Awards.

Their works have also been published widely both in print & online media in India, and internationally.