Architect Rahul Kadri Aims to Restore Our Connection with Nature

Date: 22 August 2021.

Architect Rahul Kadri is a force to be reckoned with, and his buildings are even more so. Innovative and unique, his design ideas have literally bought a change in architecture.

As with most globally-renowned architects, Mr. Rahul Kadri’s organic connection with nature can be traced to his initial formative years. Although architecture had an overarching presence during his childhood, he never truly considered pursuing it until his teenage years, when his father introduced him to his buildings on drives around the city of Mumbai. This, coupled with his education at Sherwood College in Nainital, that was surrounded by vibrant landscapes, towering mountains, and lush forests. All of this infused within him a deep passion to create buildings and spaces that are in harmony with their natural context. To enhance this newfound passion, Rahul got a graduate diploma in architecture from the Academy of Architecture, Mumbai, and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Michigan, USA.

In the 1990s, in the newly liberalized Indian economy, Rahul took over the reins of his father’s practice. At the time, modern technology was making inroads into the architecture and construction industry, and concerns about climate change were arising. At a time when sustainability was an incipient idea, Mr. Rahul Kadri along with his firm was already developing green building concepts that would last generations.

From his first independent project, which was an engineering college in Salem, to the biophilic, site-sensitive Symbiosis International University in Pune, to his ongoing educational, residential, and hospitality projects around the country, Rahul has remained steadfast in his focus on social consciousness, urban ecological sensitivity, climate change awareness, innovative social models, etc. Whether it’s standalone buildings or city masterplans, he hasn’t wavered from his attempts to rope nature into his designs.

Today IMK Architects is one of the top architecture firms in India. The firm’s focus and commitment is to provide designs that are site-sensitive and in harmony with nature. IMK ensures designs provide vibrant and warm spaces, which are socially responsive where people thrive and activities flourish.

This urban design firm in Mumbai is widely acclaimed by clients from all over the globe. Today, after over 53 years of experience and 85 executed projects across India and overseas, the firm has a host of repeat clients like the Taj Group, JSW, Symbiosis, and Club Mahindra. To know more about this building architect get in touch with the team today!