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Swanzal Kak Kapoor 

Principal Architect | Founder 

Swanzal Kak Kapoor is the design principal and co-founder at Saka studio, based in Gurgaon. She has 19 years of experience of working in a diversity of contexts and scales and believes in an architecture of resonance and a culture of social responsibility.


Her architectural and interior work celebrates cultural specificity, craft, embodied emotions, ecological consciousness and collaborative synergy.


She has spoken at a variety of forums across the country and been a juror at SPA Bhopal and SSAA Gurgaon. Her interest in civic action and the environment led to her co-founding iamgurgaon in 2009, a platform to enable change through community participation.


She also volunteers her time as a member of the IIID Delhi Regional Chapter Managing Committee. SAKA studio was established in 1999 and we have created a reputation for design excellence, uniqueness, fine detailing and the use of materials in their natural form. We have a design approach that is deeply responsive to site context and client needs. At the heart of our practice is a deep belief in thoughtfulness, sensitivity, innovation, playfulness and passion: the springboard for great ideas. Recent awards include the IIID National Award 2016 for residence and the World Architecture Community Award 27th cycle in March 2018 for Tree House.

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