Can architecture be regarded in a manner that stirs the soul, appease the vision and delights the senses? Can the eternal nature of the soul be asserted physically through architecture? Does a structure, much like a human body, carry a soul within it?
Architecture, much like music, art, poetry and culinary science, is the melding of eclectic elements in desired proportions that, if considered in isolation seems to induce a lot of vibrations, whereas their effective conglomeration shuns all the disturbance thus evoking a surreal sense of celebration and serenity. What appears to the eye as a calm sentinal, having gulped the history while swaying effortlessly in the moment, conceals beneath it the enormous impact of multiple layers combining social, economical and engineering paradigms distorted at will.
Manifestation of Fluid Architecture (abbreviated M:OFA) is realisation of a design theory that redefine and reinvent architectural manifolds, moving beyond the clichéd world of regularised grids, dimensions, standards and principles. Here, the walls bend and column grids twist responding to the ever changing energy fields created by the life forms it houses.Every project brings along it an idea or a beautiful thought that gets nurtured through the journey of its manifestation, to take the form of a discernibly stronger foothold. At M:OFA, Architecture is deemed to be a more fluid expression that shares a profound symbiosis with the life form that dwell in and around it. It is a celebration of lines, tectonics, flow, nature, and everything that forms a part of the continuum.The designs with their broad sinuous bands of spaces, ever varying voids and effortless expanses are suggestive of freedom and unconformity. Here the landscapes rise and fall intermittently with melting voids prompting an amorphous interconnected succession of spaces.Fluidity, when regarded in terms of movement and intermolecular proximity open doors for various possibilities while the container/contained relationship divest it of the harmony that architecture shares with inside-outside world.Each architectural manifestation with its eccentricities and type of fluidity differs from the other in terms of the way the various forces conjoins. The structure is believed to be a receptive body that, more like a living organism, shares energies with the life forms in its proximity, and reciprocate in an adaptive gesture to the multiple changes that take place in its milieu. An amorphous body that dabbles in a field where the ever pulsating vibrations of life incessantly permeates through supercharging the entire structure with positive energies.
Our Constant inspiration comes out from the ever-inspiring life and nature. The various instances that life throws in the pace of everyday life has so much in store to look, introspect, contemplate and extract. Our designs are an interpretation of these very snippets where we meticulously work to turn a beautiful image of a thought from the virtual canvas to reality.
We started our practice in 2002 but it was through the practice and realization of what we as Architects would like to stand for and contribute towards was when Manifestation of Fluid Architecture (MOFA studios Pvt Ltd) was formalized in 2007.The Vision of the Company is the vision of every Individual in the company - to give a holistic approach to every project in the field of Architecture, Interiors & Urbanism.
The design processes is supported by the studio’s International & Holistic approach towards Architecture in terms of Exhaustive & Constant Research, Resolution, Analysis, Reports, Case studies & project discussions on design, functionality, Technology, inventive concepts and sustainability issues. Starting from a sketch of an idea, to stamp size plans, Physical models, parametric exploration & simulations & seeing various layers grow over it, a project is a labour of love.
Every project throughout its lifecycle undergoes multiple layers of planning, design & realization. At M:OFA take every project through these processes of backwards & forward through various simulations, case studies, exhaustive research, discussions & application. We see various faculties of Architecture, Planning, Engineering, Management and Finance as not individual components but as various expertise/ sciences needed to manifest a project. The influx of these sciences is fluid at multiple levels, stages times & sequence. We explore Programme, Design Concepts, Technology, and Engineering Issues, Project cycle, Sustainable & Green Architecture, Deliverance and supervision.
Green Philosophy: As a firm we are committed to providing green Architecture and usage of green power extensively. The basics of a green design are an integral part of any MOFA design.