Sustainability and Resilience
Headquartered in Mumbai, Architecture Brio is the professional union of Shefali Balwani, born in India, and Robert Verrijt, born and educated in The Netherlands.
This meeting of Indian and European culture is reflected in their numerous projects, built for the most part in India.
The country’s extraordinary variety of landscapes, climates, materials, cultures, economic and social conditions makes design an always-unique experience difficult to synthesize in a formula or design method. For those able to grasp its rich complexity, Indian territory offers countless solutions and potential.
Architecture Brio’s design for the Mumbai Artist Retreat is the firm’s response not just to contingent demand and place, but to cross-cutting issues about building and practicing architecture in India and elsewhere. Issues concerning the future of an...