Studio
mayaPRAXIS is a design studio that looks at architecture and its landscape. Our work runs along a path of diverse scales, types and settings - architecture, urban design, interior, furniture, exhibition and art. Design is creative and collaborative at mayaPRAXIS. We like to explore the spirit of the project - something that is often hidden behind the ‘functional’ requirements and project economics.
Taking cue from the basic needs, we rethink the idea of the project, its usefullness and bring life and energy to the design. A simple footbridge becomes a public sculpture that you can walk into. A school becomes a place of learning from nature - in planning, materiality and detail. A large development of duplex apartments is designed as stack of houses with gardens and double heights around a community garden. This way of reading of the type of place expands the possibilities and lends energy to the design. After reviewing the needs and possibilities, our approach brings new ideas, new materials, new technology and new collaborations to the work. We bring the maya to PRAXIS.
Team
Vijay Narnapatti
Director & Design Principal
Vijay likes to work on design creatively with structure, materials and space . He works with an intutitive, inspired spirit and likes to rationalise it to practical matters of the project. He has a Masters in History and Theory of architecture from U of Cincinnatti [USA] and a Bachelor of Architecture from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. The past 25 years have seen him work on design projects, academics, research and professional practice initiatives with different collaborations.
Dimple Mittal
Director & Design Principal
Dimple is a strong and passionate designer who leads with experience and intuition. She is technically driven, creative in design and inspired to think critically and in detail. She has a Masters in History and Theory of architecture from U of Cincinnatti [USA] and a Bachelor of Architecture from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. In her 24 years of experience, she has worked in Delhi, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and USA on a wide variety of design projects and research.
MR. P K MANJUNATH CIVIL ENGINEER
VINAY CHANDRA ARCHITECT
ANIRUDH GOVIND ARCHITECT
REEMA GUPTA ARCHITECT
PRIYANKA THAKUR ARCHITECT
SANJANA RAJU ARCHITECT
JAVEED RASHEED ARCHITECT
DHARYA PRAJAPATI ARCHITECT
APARNA PRASAD RECEPTIONIST
BASWANTH KUMAR INTERN
N. CHIDAMBARAM INTERN
AMRUTA PATIL INTERN
CHITRANG JARIWALA INTERN
DIXITA MANIYAR INTERN
ADITI AGARWAL INTERN
EESHA ITHADI INTERN

Recognition
mayaPRAXIS has won recognition for its work in the form of awards and publications for its out-of-the-box but balanced design approach. It is now seen as one of India’s emerging and talented architectural design firms. mayaPRAXIS was identified as one of the 25 Practices of Consequence by the Indian Architect & Builder.
Awards
ARCASIA Gold Medal 2017 - Sustainability - for Place Mayapraxis
ARCASIA [Architects Council of Asia] Forum Jaipur 2017
Shortlist 100 - 2017, The MERIT LIST
For Place Mayapraixis, Foot-over bridge at Forum Mall, Aditi Mallya School Poolhouse
Matter Foundation, Goa
National Commendation Award for the Best Wellness Spaces
For Vriddhi Spa
IIID Awards 2013 By Indian Institute of Interior Design
Regional Winner Award for the Best Wellness Spaces
For Vriddhi Spa
IIID Awards 2013 By Indian Institute of Interior Design
Regional Runner-up, Commercial Workplace - Large
For Octavium Music Academy
IIID Awards 2013 By Indian Institute of Interior Design
Nominated for the International Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2012
For Yoga Nikaya Retraet and Observatory
Nominated for the International Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2012 - Along with Dr. Ken Yeang
For Soma Masterplan, Bangalore
Commendation Award for Public Building
For Yoga Nikaya Retraet and Observatory
21st Architect of the Year Awards, JK Cement Awards Foundation 2012
Runner Up – Sustainable Design of the Year Award
For Yoga Nikaya Retraet and Observatory
Aces of Space Design Awards, Architect and Interiors India Awards 2011
National Runner up Award for the Residential Multi Dwelling
Interiors for Mr. Nandi - Apartment interior
IID Awards 2011 By Indian Institute of Interior Design
Regional Winner Award for the Residential Multi Dwelling
Interiors for Mr. Nandi - Apartment interior
IIID Awards 2011 By Indian Institute of Interior Design
Designing Windows Asia Winner Award
Interiors for Mr. Nandi - Apartment interior
By Hunter Douglas in 2010
Zonal Winner - Best Architecture+ Interior Design
Binocular House
IIID Awards 2008, By Indian Institute of Interior Design
Young Designer 2007, India
Indian Architect & Builder Magazine
Young Architects Award India
For House Triangle
16th Architect of the Year Awards, JK Cement Awards Foundation 2006
Young Architects Award India
For Yoga Nikaya Retraet and Observatory
21st Architect of the Year Awards, JK Cement Awards Foundation 2006
Commendation Award for Best Private Residence in India
For House Triangle
Hindware ARCHIDESIGN Awards for Excellence, 2006
Zonal Award - Best Interior Design Project, 2006, South Zone India
For Den for Mr. Bhateja
Hindware ARCHIDESIGN Awards for Excellence
The Young Enthused Architect Award
A+D Spectrum Foundation Architecture Awards 2006
Publications
Many professional journals and magazines have published our work. Last year we were featured as one of the 20 "Practices of Consequence" in India's foremost magazine for architecture and design, Indian Architect & Builder. We bear this honor with great price and determination to do better. Some of the noteable publications are:
Idecorama
Recoup, Reuse, Survive
Written By, Vikas Bhadra | www.idecorama.com
Steel Structure & Metal Building
Steel Construction Summit 2017 - Banglore Chapter
Written By, Avneet Singh
Steel Structure & Metal Building
Mallya Aditi International School Pool Complex Banglore
Written By, Avneet Singh
Architecture Update
Walk Across a Public Sculpture
Written By, Harish Rao
Steel Structure & Metal Building
Think of Steel As Detail Based
Written By, Avneet Singh
Steel Structure & Metal Building
Steel Structure & Metal Building
Written By, Avneet Singh
In Steel
Steel Structure & Metal Building
Written By, Avneet Singh
The Journal of the Indian Institute of Architect
Written By, Vijay Narnapatti
Transcribe
Firm, Fame and Urban Form
Written By, Shiraz
Earth Matters [Yoga Nikaya]
25th Anniversary commemorative publication, Indian Architect & Builder
JK AYA Abodes 25 Years of Award winning houses
Written By, Vijay Narnapatti
Architects on Architecture: MayaPRAXIS
Practice of Consequence
Indian Architecture & Builder
Written By, VIjay Narnapatti & Dimple Mittal
Young’ 11 Designers
Indian Architecture & Builder
Indian Architecture & Builder
Emerging Practice in India : mayaPRAXIS
‘Kachra Mane’, The Bangalore Home Built Entirely Out of Trash
Tansha Vohra, Homegrown.co.in, March 13, 2017
Want to Build an Eco-Friendly Home? These 5 Awesome Bengaluru Houses Will Show You How!, Sanchari Pal, The Better India
www.thebetterindia.com, February 2017
Banglore Exhibition
House Triangle: mayaPRAXIS
www.issuu.com
Living in Trash
Jayanthi Madhukar, Bangalore Mirror, Aug 4, 2013
Bangalore’s Greenest Homes, : Kachra Mane, House of Scrap
Lavanya Keshavamurthy, the alternative.in, June 27, 2013
Inside Outside
Illusions to Reality – PROFILE (mayaPRAXIS)
Multi Media
Architects on Architecture: MayaPRAXIS
www.thinkmatter.in
‘Kachra Mane’ OMG Yeh hai India
History Channel, August 2017
Breathe Clean, Do you care about the air quality inside your home
TV program, NDTV