71, 'Rama Manor', 2nd Floor,, Shankar Mutt Road,,
Shankarpuram Bangalore, Karnataka,
Telefon +91 80 41508214
Cadence was started as a collaborative architecture practice by architects Narendra, Vikram and Smaran in the year 2005. Having studied in the same school of architecture, they shared a common design philosophy and vision. Since their practice from the outset was speculative, it was imperative to have a firm that designed as a ‘studio’. The term “studio” is extremely critical in this context. “Studio” is generally associated with architectural education i.e. academia. To use this term is extremely important as architecture as a “speculative practice” can thrive in a studio atmosphere. The design process looked to transcend the obvious and to create a more pleasurable and sensorial experience, buildings that celebrated life and thereby made strong statements, statements that created a sense of identity not only for themselves but also their users. What was critical in achieving this was to create an environment which encouraged discussion. With the average age of the office being under 25, a lot of fresh ideas are thrown onto the table, with results that create ‘new’ spaces that stimulate as well as address the core idea of architecture being experiential. The spirit of speculation manifests itself into strategic processes which enable projects to evolve from conceptual ideas to sophisticated finished products. This process based rigor can be sensed in all the projects. Regardless of the scale, the ambition for each project is the same; this ambition is laced with a certain sensibility, a sensibility that helps us achieve new spatial and formal effects.
Be it conception of a space, formation of a surface or articulating a skin, they are interested in achieving an affect of sensuality and finding beauty in the unfamiliar. Their constant search for sculptural form, poetics in light, softness in space and tactility through materials is aimed at engaging the emotive senses and spawn vibrant feelings.
This led to the firm achieving recognition with a small residential project- OUT OF THE BOX, which had them published internationally and also won them many awards the most noteworthy amongst them being IIID MK AWARDS ’08 (NATIONAL) EMERGING INTERIOR DESIGN PRACTICE and JK CEMENTS AWARDS ‘09 – WINNER – YOUNG ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR .Since then they have been involved in many large scale projects such as a school for the Jain Group of Institutions, and also a villa project at Ahmedabad.
INSIDE OUTSIDE MARCH 2006
BETTER INTERIORS APRIL 2006
BETTER INTERIORS FEBRUARY 2007
SOCIETY INTERIORS MARCH 2007
BETTER INTERIORS JULY 2007
ARCHITECTURE+DESIGN JULY 2007
THE DESIGN SOURCE SEPTEMBER 2007
ARCHITECTURE+DESIGN APRIL 2008
BETTER INTERIORS AUGUST 2008
INSITE JULY 2009
BETTER INTERIORS AUGUST 2009
BOB ( KOREA ) Issue No. 061
ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN FEBRAURY 10
CW INTERIORS ( DUBAI ) SEPTEMBER 09
ARCHITECT + INTERIORS APRIL 10
INSIDE OUTSIDE MARCH ‘10
A + A ( CHINA ) VOL.29.NO. 5
ARCHIWORLD ( KOREA ) VOL 172
BLANK ( PANAMA ) VOL 44
BETONART ( TURKEY ) FALL 2009
CW INTERIORS SEPTEMBER 2010
THE JOURNAL OF IIA FEBRUARY 2010
TIMES OF INDIA-ADDRESS JANUARY 2011
COLLECTION-ASIAN ARCHITECTURE 2010
ARCHDAILY JULY 2009
DEZEEN JULY 2009
ARCHDAILY JANUARY 2011
CONSTRUCTION WEEKONLINE MAY 2009
IIID MK AWARDS ’06 (SOUTH ZONE) – WINNER - OFFICE SPACES (SMALL)
IIID MK AWARDS ’06 (NATIONAL) - SPECIAL COMMENDATION - OFFICE SPACES (SMALL).
A+D SPECTRUM AWARDS ’07 (NATIONAL) – COMMENDATION - YOUNG ENTHUSED ARCHITECT.
IIID MK AWARDS ’08 (SOUTH ZONE) – COMMENDATION - RETAIL INTERIORS
IIID MK AWARDS ’08 (SOUTH ZONE) – COMMENDTATION - 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.
A+D SPECTRUM AWARDS ’09 (NATIONAL) – COMMENDATION – RESIDENCE DESIGN
JK CEMENTS AWARDS ‘09 – WINNER – YOUNG ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR
IID AVE AWARDS ’10 - RUNNER UP – RETAIL INTERIORS
IID AVE AWARDS ’10 – RUNNER UP – RESIDENTIAL SPACES
A+D SPECTRUM AWARDS ’10 (NATIONAL) – COMMENDATION – YOUNG ENTHUSED ARCHITECT
SOCIETY INTERIORS AWARD ’10 – ARCHITECTS OF THE FUTURE (SOUTH)
INCITE, 080 TRANSFORM, CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE 2009
INCITE, 080 TRANSFORM, CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE 2010
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – ‘BANGALORE’ 2010
RV SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2010