Architecture Brio

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Architecture BRIO
Practice information
Key architects Robert Verrijt
Shefali Balwani
Location Mumbai, India
Founded 2006
Projects Europan 8, Enschede
Magic Bus Dormitory, Mumbai
House on a Stream, Alibag
Himalayan Biodiversity Training Institute, Sikkim
Sikkim Butterfly Reserve
Laureus Learning Pavilion
Awards Archiprix 2004

Architecture Brio is an Indian architecture firm set up in Mumbai in 2006 by Robert Verrijt (Technical University Delft, the Netherlands) and Shefali Balwani (Center for Environmental Planning and Technology, India).


Architecture BRIO is a design-based practice focusing primarily on the fields of architecture, interior and sustainable design. Their first commission was a clubhouse in a dense suburban neighborhood of Mumbai. Herafter a series of other commissions followed such as private houses, institutional and hospitality projects. The work of Architecture BRIO is characterized by a conceptual approach towards understanding and reinterpreting the specific context in which it is located. The design proposal for a Dormitory at the Magic Bus Campus received critically acclaim[1] and was featured in the publication Architecture of Change 2[2]


Architecture Brio has been the recipient of several prestigious awards. Robert Verrijt was awarded the second prize in the Dutch Archiprix 2004 [3] for his design of an Asylum Seekers Centre in Maastricht. Together with Floris Cornelisse he won the first prize for the entry Triade in the Europan 8 Competition 2005. Besides this he has been awarded thrice a grant from The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture.[4]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Inhabitat Article on Architecture BRIO's sustainable design [1]
  2. ^ Architecture of Change 2, Sustainability and Humanity in the Built Environment [2]
  3. ^ Dutch Archiprix 2004 [3]
  4. ^ The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, FBKVB [4]