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About

Our philosophy hinges on conceiving design methodologies that transcend the production of the obvious and the familiar, to create more pleasurable and sensorial experiences through our built environment. We seek delight through architecture and are interested in conceiving affective spaces that stage and celebrate life. Rather than imposing a particular style the studio looks to evoke latent potentials of each project specifically to weave new possibilities of organizing program, culture, climate and site.

The innovative studio was founded by Architects Smaran Mallesh, Narendra Pirgal and Vikram Rajasekaran in 2005. Since its inception, the studio has won many national and international awards for various projects and the work has extensively been published in national as well as international journals such as Dezeen, Wallpaper, Archdaily etc. The studio’s work has been showcased in prestigious international forums such as the London Biennale 2021, as part of the India pavilion.

Cadence is a collaborative studio comprising of 30 architects and interior designers handling projects across the country and abroad. The projects range from bespoke dwellings to university projects in scale.

People

Smaran Mallesh
Smaran Mallesh Co-Founder & Principal Architect
Smaran Mallesh

Co-Founder & Principal Architect

B. Arch, M. Arch, Austen E. Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State University

Spearheading design as Co–Founder/ Principal Architect of Cadence Architects, Smaran Mallesh has over 15 years of experience in architecture and interior design across diverse scales and typologies. Combining his academic experience of teaching at various schools in and around Bangalore, with his design work at the studio, Smaran facilitates the integration of the cadence ethos into the design and delivery process. Smaran lectures frequently and has been a part of various design events, in India and abroad, including Pecha Kucha and FOAID more recently. With a focus on design dialogue and deliberations, Smaran is also responsible for the global/ local connect of Cadence to empower the studio’s vision of Projective Practice.

Email: smaran@cadencearchitects.com

Smaran Mallesh
Narendra Pirgal
Narendra Pirgal Co-Founder & Principal Architect
Narendra Pirgal

Co-Founder & Principal Architect

B.Arch

Narendra Pirgal is a Co–founder/ Principal Architect of Cadence Architects, Bangalore, bringing invaluable perspective, business acumen and design expertise into the studio. Facilitating communication between the clients, team members, and consultants and ensuring design management and delivery, Narendra ensures the success of every project at the Cadence studio.

With a distinct design philosophy and a commitment to fulfill the client brief, within the cadence framework of crafting sensorial experiences through architecture, Narendra’s approach unifies a hands-on, yet deep-rooted design attitude.

Email: narendrapirgal@cadencearchitects.com

Narendra Pirgal
Vikram Rajashekar
Vikram Rajashekar Co-Founder & Principal Architect
Vikram Rajashekar

Co-Founder & Principal Architect

B.Arch

As a Co–Founder/ Principal Architect of Cadence Architects, Vikram Rajashekhar brings technological insight and domain expertise into the architectural and interior design services at Cadence Architects. Directing all stages of design and construction processes across diverse project types and scales, Vikram has been responsible for many award-winning, much –accoladed projects at the Cadence studio. Adopting an inimitable approach to address functionality, innovation, while retaining the emotional aspect of the unique cadence ethos, Vikram enables a distinctive design expression, that is contemporary yet rooted in context.

Email: vikram@cadencearchitects.com

Vikram Rajashekar
Aishani Nath Aishani Nath Aishani Nath Aishani Nath
Aishani Nath Associate Partner
Aishani Nath

Associate Partner

B.Arch

Since joining the firm in 2012, Aishani has been extensively involved in the various narratives of an architectural project and the practice. Nurturing a positive synergy between clients, colleagues and collective aspirations is one of her strengths. She has been involved in projects of various scales, ranging from healthcare and institutional to commercial and residential. The liaison between fashion, culinary art, music and architecture influences her work deeply. Aishani Is interested in her work being an immersive experience and strives to achieve the same with great discipline.

Aishani Nath
Aayushi Premal Zaveri Aayushi Premal Zaveri Aayushi Premal Zaveri Aayushi Premal Zaveri
Aayushi Premal Zaveri Associate Interior Designer
Aayushi Premal Zaveri

Associate Interior Designer

Aayushi Premal Zaveri
Himani Chawda Chouhan Himani Chawda Chouhan Himani Chawda Chouhan Himani Chawda Chouhan
Himani Chawda Chouhan Associate Interior Designer
Himani Chawda Chouhan

Associate Interior Designer

Himani Chawda Chouhan
Sonali Gupta Sonali Gupta Sonali Gupta Sonali Gupta
Sonali Gupta Associate Interior Designer
Sonali Gupta

Associate Interior Designer

Sonali Gupta
Sudharshan Iyengar Sudharshan Iyengar Sudharshan Iyengar Sudharshan Iyengar
Sudharshan Iyengar Interior Designer
Sudharshan Iyengar

Interior Designer

Sudharshan Iyengar
Lester Stephen Silveira Lester Stephen Silveira Lester Stephen Silveira Lester Stephen Silveira
Lester Stephen Silveira Architect
Lester Stephen Silveira

Architect

Lester Stephen Silveira
Shameem Banu Zakir Shameem Banu Zakir Shameem Banu Zakir Shameem Banu Zakir
Shameem Banu Zakir Architect
Shameem Banu Zakir

Architect

Shameem Banu Zakir
Sai Tejas Kaliyur Ananth Sai Tejas Kaliyur Ananth Sai Tejas Kaliyur Ananth Sai Tejas Kaliyur Ananth
Sai Tejas Kaliyur Ananth Architect
Sai Tejas Kaliyur Ananth

Architect

Sai Tejas Kaliyur Ananth
Prakruthi Prakruthi Prakruthi Prakruthi
Prakruthi Architect
Prakruthi

Architect

Prakruthi
Tanya Chowhan Tanya Chowhan Tanya Chowhan Tanya Chowhan
Tanya Chowhan Interior Designer
Tanya Chowhan

Interior Designer

Tanya Chowhan
Anush N Anush N Anush N Anush N
Anush N Architect
Anush N

Architect

Anush N
Deeksha KO Deeksha KO Deeksha KO Deeksha KO
Deeksha KO Architect
Deeksha KO

Architect

Deeksha KO
Mohammed Sarvar Umar Khan Mohammed Sarvar Umar Khan Mohammed Sarvar Umar Khan Mohammed Sarvar Umar Khan
Mohammed Sarvar Umar Khan Architect
Mohammed Sarvar Umar Khan

Architect

Mohammed Sarvar Umar Khan
M S Kavana Reddy M S Kavana Reddy M S Kavana Reddy M S Kavana Reddy
M S Kavana Reddy Architect
M S Kavana Reddy

Architect

M S Kavana Reddy
Arif Khalil Mulla Arif Khalil Mulla Arif Khalil Mulla Arif Khalil Mulla
Arif Khalil Mulla Architect
Arif Khalil Mulla

Architect

Arif Khalil Mulla
Deeksha Harish Deeksha Harish Deeksha Harish Deeksha Harish
Deeksha Harish Architect
Deeksha Harish

Architect

Deeksha Harish
Gokul Gokul Gokul Gokul
Gokul Architect
Gokul

Architect

Gokul
Sruthi Menon Sruthi Menon Sruthi Menon Sruthi Menon
Sruthi Menon Architect
Sruthi Menon

Architect

Sruthi Menon
Dhanush R Reddy Dhanush R Reddy Dhanush R Reddy Dhanush R Reddy
Dhanush R Reddy Architect
Dhanush R Reddy

Architect

Dhanush R Reddy
Nadashree Nadashree Nadashree Nadashree
Nadashree Architect
Nadashree

Architect

Nadashree
Rahul T R Rahul T R Rahul T R Rahul T R
Rahul T R 3D Visualizer
Rahul T R

3D Visualizer

Rahul T R
Ajaydas M V Ajaydas M V Ajaydas M V Ajaydas M V
Ajaydas M V 3D Visualizer
Ajaydas M V

3D Visualizer

Ajaydas M V
Saravana Rashik G K
Saravana Rashik G K Project Manager
Saravana Rashik G K

Project Manager

Saravana Rashik G K
Gunashekar A Gunashekar A Gunashekar A Gunashekar A
Gunashekar A Civil Engineer
Gunashekar A

Civil Engineer

Gunashekar A
Krishnamurthy Samban Krishnamurthy Samban Krishnamurthy Samban Krishnamurthy Samban
Krishnamurthy Samban Civil Engineer
Krishnamurthy Samban

Civil Engineer

Krishnamurthy Samban
Jagadeesh Jagadeesh Jagadeesh Jagadeesh
Jagadeesh Project Coordinator
Jagadeesh

Project Coordinator

Jagadeesh
Padmashree A
Padmashree A Practice Manager
Padmashree A

Practice Manager

Padmashree A

Awards

Cadence Awards
Cadence Awards
Cadence Awards
Cadence Awards
Cadence Awards
Cadence Awards
Cadence Awards
Cadence Awards
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2018

  • Cityscape Global Awards – Finalist,
    Community, Culture and tourism
  • Cityscape Global Awards – Finalist,
    Leisure and Hospitality
  • Trends Excellence Awards 2018 for
    architecture & design – Commendation,
    Public & Institutional buildings

2017

  • IIID Anchor Awards 2017 – Winner
    (Zone 1), Commercial Workplace (Small)
  • IIID Anchor Awards 2017 – Winner
    (Zone 1), Institutional & Public Spaces
  • IIID Anchor Awards 2017 – Winner
    (Zone 1), Residential Single Dwelling
  • IIID Anchor Awards – Runner Up
    (Zone 1), Commercial Workplace (Large)
  • ZAK Awards for Excellence in
    Fenestration & Façade – Winner,
    Commercial and Residential
  • ACE Alpha Awards 2017 – Winner,
    Architect: Hospitality Standalone

2011

  • IIID-MK Awards’11 [South Zone] –
    Runner Up, Retail Interiors
  • IIID- Anchor Awards’11 (National) –
    Commendation, Retail Interiors
  • Century Ply Awards ’11 – Winner, Best
    Residence
  • Century Ply Awards ’11 – Runner Up,
    Office Spaces
  • A+D Spectrum Awards ’11(National) –
    Special Mention, Best Residence
  • Society Interiors Awards ’11 – Design
    Firm of The Future

2010

  • IIID AVE Awards ’10 – Runner Up,
    Retail Interiors
  • IIID AVE Awards ’10 – Runner Up,
    Residential Spaces
  • A+D Spectrum Awards ’10 (National)
    – Commendation, Young Enthused
    Architect

2009

  • A+D Spectrum Awards ’09 (National) –
    Commendation, Residence Design
  • JK Cements Awards ‘09 – Winner,
    Young Architect Of The Year

2008

  • IIID MK Awards ’08 (South Zone) –
    Commendation, Retail Interiors
  • IIID MK Awards ’08 (South Zone) –
    Commendation, Residential Interiors
  • IIID MK Awards ’08 (South Zone) –
    Winner, Retail Interiors.
  • IIID MK Awards ’08 (South Zone) –
    Winner, Emerging Interior Design
    Practice.
  • IIID MK Awards ’08 (National) – Winner,
    Emerging Interior Design Practice

2007

  • A+D Spectrum Awards ’07 (National)
  • – Commendation, Young Enthused
  • Architect.

2006

  • IIID MK Awards ’06 (South Zone) –
    Winner, Office Spaces (Small)
  • IIID MK Awards ’06 (National) – Special
    Commendation, Office Spaces (Small)

Publications

Cadence Offline Publication
Cadence Offline Publication
Cadence Offline Publication
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Cadence Offline Publication
Cadence Offline Publication
Cadence Offline Publication
Cadence Offline Publication
Cadence Offline Publication
Cadence Offline Publication
Cadence Offline Publication
Cadence Offline Publication
Cadence Offline Publication
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Offline: Publications

2020

  • Archdaily – badari
  • Archdaily sunrise
  • Archdaily Gauribidanur Residence
  • Elle decor – badari
  • Living etc badari

2019

  • Archdaily – Javarain
  • Archdaily – Navyas

2018

  • Living etc, Elastica, September
  • CW Interiors, Stencil September
  • Architecture+Design, Strata, August
  • Interiors & Décor, Top 50 profiles, July
  • Architects & Interiors, India’s Hot 100, July
  • Home & Design Trends, Strata, June
  • Domus (India), B-One, June
  • Green Construction + Design, KMYF, May
  • Interiors & Décor, Cool Colors, May
  • Home & Design Trends, KMYF, May
  • Architecture + Design, KMYF, May
  • Lighting India, Strata, March – April
  • Building Giants, KMYF, November 2017 – January
  • MGS Architecture, Story on Changing
  • Facade of Indian Architecture, April
  • Construction +, Elastica, January
  • February (Singapore issue)
  • Luxury Indian Interiors Vol 1, Bagrecha
  • Residence, February
  • Architecture+Design, Elastica, February
  • HT Estates Mumbai, Elastica, 20th January
  • Offline Publications

2017

  • Windows & Façade Magazine,
  • B-One & KMYF, November-December
  • Inside Outside, Profile (Elastica & B-Two), December
  • I-Hospitality (Asia), KMYF, November
  • Society Interiors, Elastica, November
  • Insite, Elastica, La Closet, July
  • Mate (Germany), Elastica, Fall
  • Dear Magazine, KMYF, JunE
  • Building Giants, KMYF, January
  • Design Detail, KMYF, January

2016

  • Taidd (Taiwan), Elastica, November
  • Design Detail, Aikya, Bagrecha, October
  • Bob (Korea), Issue No. 146, September
  • Construction Architecture Update,
  • Bagrecha, Aikya, Splice, Out of the Box, January

2015

  • Taidd (Taiwan), Planet Kids, Summer

2014

  • Antarya
  • CW Interiors, November
  • Domus, Planet Kids, October
  • CW Interiors, Java Rain, Planet Kids,
  • September
  • Home Review, Planet Kids, June
  • CW Interiors, Planet Kids, January
  • Indian Architect & Builder, B-One, January

2012

  • CW Interiors, September
  • Indian Architect And Builders June
  • Design Today June
  • Insite February 2012

2011

  • Wallpaper Magazine [Uk] August
  • Design Today
  • Architecture + Design, Out Of The Box, June
  • AIT (Germany), Interview, June
  • Times Of India – Address, January
  • Society Interiors, April 2011

2010

  • CW Interiors, September
  • Architect + Interiors, April
  • Inside Outside, March
  • The Journal of LIA, February
  • Transform
  • Collection – Asian Architecture
  • Architecture + Design, Febraury

2009

  • Indian Architect & Builder, June
  • Insite, July
  • Better Interiors, August
  • Bob ( Korea ) Issue No. 061
  • Transform
  • Cw Interiors ( Dubai ), September
  • A + A ( China ) Vol. 29. No. 5
  • Archiworld ( Korea ) Vol. 172
  • Blank ( Panama ) Vol. 44
  • Betonart ( Turkey ), Fall

2008

  • Architecture+Design, April
  • Better Interiors, August

2007

  • Better Interiors, February
  • Society Interiors, March
  • Better Interiors, July
  • Architecture+Design, July
  • The Design Source, September

2006

  • Inside Outside, March
  • Better Interiors, April
Cadence Online Publication
Cadence Online Publication
Cadence Online Publication
Cadence Online Publication
Cadence Online Publication
Cadence Online Publication
Cadence Online Publication
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Online: Publications

2018

  • ArchDust (International), Elastica, September, 2018
  • ArchDust (International), B-One, September, 2018
  • ArchDust (International), B-Two, 20th September, 2018
  • ArchDaily (International), Navyas, September
  • Designboom(International), Java Rain, September
  • Zingy homes (National), Planet kids, September
  • The Architect’s Diary, Strata, September
  • ZingyHomes (National), Afterglow – BlackTaj, August
  • HAW Magazine (National), Planet Kids, July
  • HAW Magazine (National), KMYF, July
  • Architecture Live! (National) KMYF, July
  • Design Owl (National) Planet Kids, June
  • Building Giants (International), KMYF, June
  • AECCafe, Planet Kids, June
  • Buildofy, Strata, June
  • TV Architect (International), Planet Kids, May
  • Architecture Live! Planet Kids, May
  • Architecture Live! KMYF, April
  • World Architecture Community (WAC), Afterglow – Black Taj, April
  • Houzz.com, Strata, January

2017

  • NewzWagon, B-One, December
  • Zingy Homes, B-One, December
  • DeScroll, B-One, December
  • Architecture live, B-One, November
  • Saw Dust, B-One, November
  • DesignMENA, KMYF, 15th August

2016

  • DesignBoom, Elastica, August
  • ArchDaily, KMYF, July
  • DesignBoom, KMYF, July
  • ArchDaily, B One, June
  • DesignBoom, B One, June

2014

  • ArchDaily, Bagrecha Residence, September

2013

  • Dezeen, Planet Kids, November
  • DesignBoom, Planet Kids, November

2012

  • DesignBoom, Aikya, July

2011

  • ArchDaily, Splice, October
  • Contemporist, October
  • Contemporist, July
  • ArchDaily, B House, January

2009

  • ArchDaily, Out of the Box, July
  • Dezeen, Out of the Box, July
  • Construction Week Online, May

Events/Exhibitions

Cadence Events
Cadence Events
Cadence Events
Cadence Events
Cadence Events
Cadence Events
Cadence Events
Cadence Events
Cadence Events
Cadence Events
Cadence Events
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Lectures

  • Architecture Open, Bangalore, 2018
  • Festival of Architecture and Interior Designing, 2017
  • Pecha Kucha 20×20 by IIID FOAID Mumbai, December 2017
  • IIID Pecha Kucha Event, October 2017
  • Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, September 2017
  • Kalagodha Design Fest, Mumbai, August 2017
  • Praxis Exhibition, December 2017
  • NIT-Trichy, November 2016
  • Design Dialogue, Young Designer’s Network, September 2016
  • Avani Institute of Design, Cochin, May 2016
  • Dayanand Sagar School of Architecture, Bangalore, 2016

Exhibitions

  • London Biennale , 2021
  • Designuru Architecture – To dwell in the cosmopolis – curator ,@ Rangoli metro Art Centre
  • Incite, 080 Transform, Contemporary Architecture, 2010
  • University of Melbourne, Australia – ‘Bangalore’, 2010
  • Incite, 080 Transform, Contemporary Architecture, 2009