Three young architects from IIT Kharagpur in 1995 christened an architecture practice which specialized and excelled in developing individual family homes. Initially called Tevatia Chauhan & Sharma Architects, the practice rechristened as Design Forum International (DFI) in 2003 with a clear intention of fostering an egalitarian organizational ethos where distinctive architectural talent finds self-expression and can contribute in a democratic and collaborative work environment.
The practice has since grown from strength to strength and is currently marching ahead with a vibrant team of over 100 professionals, each pursuing a distinctive value based architectural spirit. We execute each piece of work undertaken with a deep sense of optimism, excellence, and integrity keeping in mind that each project is a legacy for our future generations.
Architecture, at its core, combines art and science to enhance the human experience. Beyond aesthetic appeal, its true essence is fostering belonging, connection, and inclusivity. It’s more than tangible structures; inclusive architecture is a philosophy celebrating diversity and individuality and
India, a nation developing under the vision of housing for all, is experiencing a revival in luxury housing. The demand for luxury residences has surged due to rapid urbanisation and a burgeoning economy. Despite the expected recessionary trends in the
Lutyens Delhi, a masterpiece of urban planning and architectural brilliance, stands as a testament to India’s rich cultural diversity and historical legacy despite the vast scale the country operates at. Named after the British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, the cityscape
As Noida paves into becoming a prominent commercial hub in India, the role of architecture takes centre stage in shaping its urban landscape. Design Forum International, with its successful commercial and IT building projects in Noida, focuses on the vital
Over the past two centuries, industrialisation and urbanisation have shaped our world. Despite that, the effects of climate change, deforestation, and water depletion remind us that we have neglected nature for too long. It’s time for nature to reclaim its
Earthquakes can have devastating effects on cities and their inhabitants. The risk of an earthquake is especially high in areas along fault lines, such as the Himalayan region and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. However, even cities not located in
As humans, we have an innate need to feel connected and acquire a sense of belonging. Intrinsically, we all crave to be part of a community that shares our values, interests, and lifestyles. At DFI, our people-first approach applies to
The retail landscape in India and other regions is poised for a transformation as brick-and-mortar stores and online shopping channels come together to offer customers a seamless shopping experience. The growing popularity of online shopping has given consumers the convenience