Newsletter | Volume VIII | August 2019



The best architecture is a result of the fusion of all the elements that are different but are harmoniously united. The structure, the services, the ecology and the building’s ability to lift the spirits informs the character of its architecture as well as of the nation.

We recently celebrated our 73rd Independence Day, with a vision to develop bespoke strategies that would drive our urbanization agenda. As per the report titled India 2030 – Exploring the Future, by the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India and global property consultant CBRE, India’s future is largely urban. Urbanization is an opportunity for the nation to design a fresh approach to mitigate the strains that will develop as cities expand.

While the nation has its own pace of development, DFI celebrates its integrated design approach and innovative strategies to focus on Nation Building — infusing fresh values and solutions towards the nurturing of our cities.

Guwahati City Centre 

Among the largest retail complexes in Assam’s capital, the new Guwahati City Centre redefines entertainment and shopping experiences under one mammoth roof. The planning capitalizes on its prime location, spanning the block between two arterial roads — combining the bustling commercial character of GS Road and the significant frontage offered by the Zoo Road.

Asha City, Bahadurgarh

The Deen Dayal Jan Awaas Yojna policy now extends across Haryanaencouraging the development of high density plotted colonies through a liberal framework. Seen here is a bird's eye view of Asha City, Bahadurgarh, an upcoming DDJAY housing project. 

Vanijya Bhawan, New Delhi

Vanijya Bhawan, the new office of the Department of Commerce is designed according to the architecture of Lutyens’ Delhi, using materials like Dholpur and Agra sandstones. Grand stone columns akin to ones in the Rashtrapati Bhawan have been designed in deference to the historic context of the site.
The new building sits in perfect harmony with nearby icons and is intended to be yet another monumental addition to the vast and expansive fabric of the Central Secretariat.

DFI in the News
e-architect | Gulf Adiba | July 2019
Journal of AIA | Gulf Adiba | July 2019
Archello | Gulf Adiba | July 2019
Awards and Events
IndeXcellence Awards | Excellence in Architecture Award
The award was instituted by Universal Media Group to felicitate and appreciate the great work done by our architecture and design community, and has an interesting process of selection, being a sort of ‘Reader’s Choice’ by the readers of IFJ magazine.
Our Principals, Architect Anand Sharma and Architect Goonmeet Singh Chauhan
were felicitated by Padma Bhushan Shri Rajeev Sethi at the IndeXcellence Awards. Speaking on the current architectural climate of Delhi, Goonmeet urged the fraternity to include contextuality, materiality and walkability into design, making architecture more convivial, safe, and inclusive for the citizens.
Our Founder and Principal, Architect Anoj Tevatia shared his insights on the Real Estate story of India  at the Agni Event, IndeXcellence Awards. He was felicitated and recognized for his contribution to the field of affordable housing in Delhi NCR, most importantly, his projects under the PMAY and DDJAY scheme that target middle-income households.
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