Amit Khanna Design Associates
In this apartment building, the circle serves to unify the facade by sitting within a square that screens the verandahs.
We design efficient, high performance, sustainable buildings
Apartments at 17
Pale brick combines with exposed grit and FSC exterior wood cladding to create a permanent finish for an apartment building in Vasant Vihar, New Delhi.
A 5 storied multi- apartment building that extracts the maximum build-able volume, while ensuring plenty of open space, light and ventilation.
Awarded a special mention at the Kohler Bold Design Awards 2018.
A 25,000 sq.ft. factory in Noida, with a tessellated pattern made with triangular pieces of coated glass.
An office tower, standing out in the skyline of Moti Nagar as a landmark.
Central to our design ethos is the need to design buildings that perform better than the industry average and raise the bar for ethical construction standards.
These buildings have a smaller carbon footprint during construction, and use local materials and manpower.
Using passive and active strategies to reduce energy consumption, they are also more cost effective to operate and maintain in the long term.
We love building things
Luxury meets contemporary design in this house while insulating it from its urban location by creating multiple internal courtyards for tranquility and light.
The quest for absolute quality implies that we follow a unique method of design development. We imbibe the skills & experience of the people who actually make the buildings that we design.
Their involvement acknowledges them as equal stakeholders in the process, & allows us to better predict construction outcomes & quality control.
The house demonstrate the possibility of affirming some elementary yet precise rules. A series of spatial sequences are structured around minimal architectural events distributed throughout the house.
Eldrok India Architecture Summit
Amit Khanna speaker at the summit held on 29th April, 2022, Delhi
"Had a fabulous experience working with Amit and his team on a turnkey residential project.
He is not your run of the mill architect. He's trustworthy, flexible and most importantly a thorough professional."
CEO, The Education Alliance
Yellow Brick House
The house illustrates our evolving understanding about the durability of materials in a harsh climate.
Amit Khanna writes for The Economic Times.
Shape of your factory: Manufacturing in the post pandemic area.
Automated Warehousing Facility
Designed with a double skinned facade to achieve an even, cool and bright quality of light, which in the climate of Delhi is nothing short of a miracle.
Awarded under Industrial Category FuturArc, Singapore
With a unified facade, two houses joined with a balcony, looking as one.
South City Residences
he project brief was to re-examine the identity and approach to the brand through a fresh approach in interior design. The site was an empty shell within the inner circle of Connaught Place in central Delhi.
The construction of the project is now deeply integrated into our design DNA.
The complete process from concept design to project completion is now a progression of enhancements instead of a sequence of compromises.
Our unique approach is to take full responsibility for the delivery of our projects till the client moves into the building.
Linking costs to design early in the process lets the client drive the outcome within planned budgets.
Photo Essay featured in Arch Daily.
Kimbell Art Museum & Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Art Deco House
The house features two massive skylights letting in ample light on both floors. This creates a triple-height skylight on the ground floor which provided a long blank wall which has been turned into an accent wall.
Using innovative design thinking to produce a low cost building that achieves remarkable energy efficiency.
Featured in the Hinge Magazine, Hong Kong.
This project attempts to marry the two divergent approaches by combining the globally accepted standard amenities of a hotel room, with the atmosphere of Northern India pervading the public spaces.
Amit Khanna was trained at SPA & Oxford.
He is a regular speaker at industry events, committed to the idea that the Indian architectural industry needs to focus on delivering sustainable buildings.
Where box-like compositions form the skyline of this bustling industrial estate, Urban Loop, in it’s doubly curved milky white aluminum cladding, serves as visual relief.
Taking inspiration from the local colonial architecture of Shimla, Villa Ravine is a sustainable vacation home with grey slate walls and green roof.
De Stijl House
House that combines the post colonial modern architecture of Delhi while using the facade as a palette to reexamine the De Stilj Movement.
An office space fostering the values of the organisation, interaction and engagement for better productivity and efficiency.
The building is designed to be inherently sustainable, not only is it planned for minimal heat gain, it is also designed to breathe and allow natural ventilation.
Current building technology and construction practices still limit our ability to achieve net-zero, i.e. a building that manages to generate as much energy as it consumes.
However, thoughtful design can measurably reduce the amount of energy that a building needs & each tiny improvement adds up to a significant change in the overall environmental impact of our work.
India Design 2019, New Delhi
The growth of population in urban cities increases by the day. Amit Khanna discusses plans to accommodate this growing population it would be needed to manage resource consumption, design robust urban services, build efficient public transit, create spacial equity and safety and improve environmental quality.
AKDA is a part of Young Visionaries, a new book by Chris Van Uffelen about the next generation of architects that are shaping the contemporary built environment.
Central Delhi Apartment
At the heart of the design intent is to recreate the sense of spatiality so familiar to those who frequent the corridors of power in the capital.
"Great job executed by Ar. Amit Khanna and his team in executing our turnkey residential project at Vasant Vihar, New Delhi.
Well coordinated, good workmanship and timely execution with good level of perfection and professionalism. Had a good experience and appreciate his commitment and transparency.
He delivered as committed."
Breaking away from dedicated work desks and crisp white interiors, Electronic City focuses on core values of reusability.
Triveni Kala Sangam
A cultural and architectural landmark in the city of Delhi, upgraded by AKDA in 2013, to preserve the building’s façade, including the signature screen, or jaali.
Sushant Lok Residence
The house was designed with a priority to ensure unobstructed visual connectivity between these outdoor spaces and the indoor spaces as well as planning the different spaces in a way that profits from the north-south orientation.
Each floor was designed to suit individual requirements, designing a combined façade was a considerable challenge. Local granites in two shades of grey were chosen for their permanence and installed using stainless steel clamps, ensuring a thermal break between the 30mm stone and the exterior wall.
One by One
Congress 2019, Mumbai
Design Principal, Amit Khanna speaks at World Architecture Congress 2019, Mumbai on diminishing raw materials
The house contrasts a cubic granite facade with a recessed plane of fenestration allowing for unimpeded views.
We partner with our clients to deliver integrated sustainable solutions for a diverse range of building types and environmentally challenging situations.
House of 2 Wells
This project takes its name from two light wells that bring light into the inward looking building. The first is a sunken area that illuminates the subterranean level, while the second is a large central opening shared by all floors.
A large multi-apartment residence transformed into a single home. The crumbling stone facade was replaced with reflective, clean white grit that would keep the house cool and give it a clean aesthetic.
The existing house had been designed to maximise cross ventilation and embodied some of our trademark restraint in the materials and exterior form. Rather than try and upstage the existing character of the house, the attempt was to seamlessly blend the large addition required by the growing family.
"Working with Amit was a great experience. He has awesome ideas and delivers on time.
We’ve done two projects with him and we will do many more together."
CEO, Century Overseas
A commercial building where the strategy was to make a facility that was not only flexible, but also had a civic presence, that enlivens the street.
The façade had been reminiscent of colonial architecture, complete with ornately carved stone railings and creamy dholpur cladding. The colour combination was maintained, but the composition was made crisper and more contemporary.
The result is a modern family home that is quintessentially Indian, but has a contemporary outlook.
The existing house had been designed to maximize cross ventilation and embodied some of our trademark restraint in the materials and exterior form.
Thoughtful design can measurably reduce the amount of energy that a building needs & each tiny improvement adds up to a significant change in the overall environmental impact of our work.
Undertaken as a research project to introspect contemporary architectural design for a residence, the building was conceived around first principles of climate, simplicity of materials and construction, with an innovative take on what a modern spatial configuration for a home should be.
AKDA employs an holistic approach to the physical form of each building, from the massing, orientation, and the arrangement of its constituent parts, in order to ensure a responsible approach to the buildings' overall environmental performance.
Design Principal, Amit Khanna spoke at GREHA 2019 in New Delhi.
Greha 2019, New Delhi
With a client brief of a modern aesthetic, the spatial planning had to strictly adhere to vaastu principles of planning. The plot had been purchased with the same thought, which unfortunately meant a large blank wall on the south side.
Current projects include commercial & industrial buildings, corporate offices, multifamily housing and private houses.
AKDA endeavours to employ technologies that sustain rather than pollute, that are durable rather than replaceable, and that add value over time.
This project was conceived as a private estate of luxury villas on a 2½ acre site near the picturesque village of Baldeyan, Shimla.