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About Midori Architects 2017-09-29T15:51:30+00:00

WHAT WE DO

Midori Architects delivers exciting, modern spaces that align our clients’ creative visions to their fundamental values.

Forward thinkers inspire us, and that spark of ingenuity is at the heart of what we do. Midori Architects is dedicated to providing contemporary design solutions for more efficient, healthier environments in which to work, play and live. Each space is tailored to every client’s unique

vision by our custom-assembled team of trusted experts, and through a transparent process of open communication.

Midori Architects adheres to environmentally responsible construction practices while incorporating healthier building materials, and taking advantage of innovative technologies. Our design approach lies in our aim to create profitable projects for our clients that are energy efficient and thermally comfortable for occupants but also serve their communities while reducing the negative impacts on the environment caused by the use of finite natural resources.

OUR
VALUES

Whatever it takes, our team tirelessly and passionately work towards upholding our values in every task we take on. By harnessing the local topography, climate and vegetation, we strive to naturally create a comfortable indoor climate that reduces dependence on air-conditioning.

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OUR
PROCESS

We are problem solvers, Midori Architects follows a comprehensive approach combined with an organizational systematic platform. Our qualified and innovative research complements a whole new creative side of an integrative design process that enhances our design & decision making.

Our skilled professionals innovate and create at every stage of a project keeping our sustainability agenda and environmental responsibility in mind. Our commitment to producing architecturally pleasing work while pushing the boundaries of sustainable design has encouraged Midori Architects to become involved with a number of sustainable design initiatives. Each of these initiatives seek to improve the built environment and to preserve, and even restore, the natural environment for future generations. We believe in time management of design and deliverable which manifests in our projects to utmost perfection.

OUR
COMMITMENT

The Midori Architects design approach lies in our aim to create profitable projects for our clients that are energy efficient and thermally comfortable for occupants but also serve their communities while reducing the negative impacts on the environment caused by the use of finite natural resources.

We believe in design which aims to protect the environment and natural resources, recreating urban areas and buildings that are designed in order to fully cover their energy requirements without induce environmental damage. Natural cooling, compared to air conditioning, not only provides energy saving, economic and environmental benefits, but also constitutes a different approach, having as its goal, human comfort and well-being. We try to avoid big glass facades facing east or west, because that would make the building like an oven in a tropical climate.

Protection of the buildings from the summer sun, primarily by shading but also by the appropriate treatment of the building envelope (i.e. use of reflective colours and surfaces). Covered open-air corridors, ventilated roofs, fiber-glass insulation and the use of natural materials are some low impact measures that help the building stay cool in tropical & bring in both natural light and ventilation. All of us affect the energy performance of the buildings we live in. If we are aware of proper design, materials and use of technologies, we can have reap massive energy savings for the buildings of the future.

OUR LEADERSHIP

Midori Architects is an award winning firm, established in the year 2015 under the leadership of Suraksha Bhatla, a cognitive member of the sustainable architecture field in India championing the need to build better and more environment friendly structures.

Suraksha Bhatla
Principal Architect

I have been fascinated with buildings ever since I started playing with my brother’s Lego sets as a child. This spark eventually turned into a lifelong passion that would shape my career.  My path started out in trying to balance my flair for engineering and passion for design and the arts, which led me to secure a place at the School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University, Chennai. An area of international research which caught my attention in my final year of undergrad school was the frontier field of sustainability and the much-discussed ‘green revolution’. From there on, there was no turning back, my passion for all things sustainable, drove me to practice at T. R Hamzah & Yeang Sdn, Bhd in Kuala Lumpur. In 2009, I chose to return to academics and pursued my Masters in Sustainable Environmental Design at the Architectural Association, London, UK. Post-Graduation, my focus shifted to broadening my knowledge in Green building certification and worked as a green analyst with Design Partner Architects Singapore & with Environmental Design Solutions Pvt Ltd India. I am a LEED® Accredited Professional with a specialty in Building Design & Construction, a certified GRIHA Evaluator & Trainer, and a Green Mark Manager (GMM) from the BCA Academy Singapore. Starting Midori Architects was a natural step in my journey. As an innovator, I wanted to approach design challenges with a fresh, unique, modern sustainable perspective that crafts spaces for a life well lived.

STAGES OF
DESIGN

Although we tend to have an integrated design approach, this is a guide to the stages of design development we offer to our clients.

CONCEPT DESIGN

  • Project brief discussion
  • Contextual analysis
  • Design strategies
  • Sketches and visualization
  • Preliminary cost estimate

SCHEMATIC DESIGN

  • Concept development
  • Initiating drawings
  • Compiling renderings
  • Material studies & selection
  • Updates cost estimate

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

  • Initiating working drawings
  • Cross referencing with consultants
  • Finishes & fixture selection
  • Detailed drawing study
  • Final cost estimate review

CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION

  • Finalize design intent details
  • Coordination with supply chain
  • Examine & evaluate tenders
  • Review & update drawings
  • Site coordination

CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION

  • Partnering sessions with clients and contractors
  • Design advisory to client
  • Developing snag list
  • Determining substantial completion
  • Coordinating final completion activities
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