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Founded  2006
Location  Mumbai, India
Key architects  Robert Verrijt Shefali Balwani
Projects  House on a Stream, Alibag Himalayan Biodiversity Training Institute, Sikkim Sikkim Butterfly Reserve Laureus Learning Pavilion the Riparian House, Karjat
Awards  Archiprix 2004 for House on a Stream: NDTV Design and Architecture of the Year Awards - 2013 Trends Excellence Awards - 2014 24th Architecture of the Year Award - 2014 for Casa BRIO NDTV Design and Architecture of the Year Awards - 2015 AD50 Most influential names in Indian Architecture and Design 2014 AD50 Most influential names in Indian Architecture and Design 2016

Architecture Brio is an Indian design studio set up in Mumbai in 2006. The team of architects is led by Shefali Balwani (Center for Environmental Planning and Technology, India) and Robert Verrijt (Technical University Delft, the Netherlands).



Architecture BRIO is a design studio focusing primarily on the fields of architecture, interior and sustainable design. Their first commission was a clubhouse in a dense suburban neighborhood of Mumbai. Herafter a series of other commissions followed such as private houses, institutional and hospitality projects. The work of Architecture BRIO is characterized by a conceptual approach towards understanding and reinterpreting the specific context in which it is located. The design proposal for a Dormitory at the Magic Bus Campus received critically acclaim and was featured in the publication Architecture of Change 2


Architecture Brio has been the recipient of several prestigious awards. Robert Verrijt was awarded the second prize in the Dutch Archiprix 2004 for his design of an Asylum Seekers Centre in Maastricht. Together with Floris Cornelisse he won the first prize for the entry Triade in the Europan 8 Competition 2005. Besides this he has been awarded thrice a grant from The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture. The project House on a Stream which was completed in 2013 won the award for the best residential design at the NDTV Design and Architecture of the Year Awards 2013, the Trends Excellence Awards 2014, and the JKC Architecture of the Year Award 2014. The studio was selected amongst the AD50, the Architectural Digest India list of the most influential designers in India. In 2014 the practice won the award for Best Practice in India at the Trends Excellence Awards 2014.


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