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The Purple Ink Studio

AKSHAY HERANJAL is the Co-Founder and Principal Architect of ‘The Purple Ink Studio’, Bangalore. After having graduated from B.V.B Hubli, he has been privileged to have worked under 3 completely different ‘gurus’, Karan Grover, Sameep Padora, and Sanjay Puri, all of whom, helped him mold into what the studio stands for. Having always believed in the need to learn under a master, they would always hold a special place in his architectural journey.

Established in 2011, the Bengaluru based architecture firm THE PURPLE INK STUDIO is a multifaceted architecture practice that is Young, Experimental, and Ambitious. Conceived by Aditi Pai and Akshay Heranjal, as the Principals along with Nishita Bhatia & Arpita Pai, the Studio has grown into a Highly Collaborative Practice, with a core group of Design Associates who bring in varied skill sets to the process.

The studio passionately believes in an approach that is Layered, Contextual, and Experimental in Nature. The studio constantly exploring various scales and typologies, aspiring to engineer new ways of blurring the boundaries between architecture and landscape. With a Highly Personalized approach, every project undertaken is process-driven, typically by a close-knit team that sees the project through in its totality.

In less than a decade, the studio has gained recognition worldwide by winning numerous National & International Awards. The works of The Purple Ink Studio are also extensively published both in digital and print media. The Studio has won 7 International Awards, 16 Indian Awards, and 15 Shortlists in the last decade since its inception.


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