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
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 University 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.

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 University 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.

PRIYANKA THAKUR
ARCHITECT
REEMA GUPTA
ARCHITECT
ANIRUDH GOVIND
ARCHITECT
VINAY CHANDRA
ARCHITECT
MR. P K MANJUNATH
CIVIL ENGINEER

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
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
Want to Build an Eco-Friendly Home? These 5 Awesome Bengaluru Houses Will Show You How!, Sanchari Pal, The Better India
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)
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
Want to Build an Eco-Friendly Home? These 5 Awesome Bengaluru Houses Will Show You How!, Sanchari Pal, The Better India
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