SPAN Architects was established on 15th July 2016 at Indore, India with the ideas of three college friends who strongly believed in their respective design concepts and had nurtured the feeling over the past couple of years.
SPAN was recognized with Special mention Award under the Private Residence Category at Times Of India - Architects Conclave 2019, for Architecture & Design of 'The Courtyard House'. They have also been listed by Rethinking The Future as the Top 25 Architectural Firms of Indore.
Considering that Anand, Arpit and Pratik came from similar Architectural backgrounds, as three of them are NIT, Bhopal Graduates (Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal) and belong to same city Indore. They have similar background yet, have different style of works. One of them is based on strong responses to nature and inclusion of natural and cultural elements in design, other being rational, aesthetic yet responsive and the third being extremely good in logistics and large scale projects.
SPAN essentially reflects a new-age vision that is dynamic and sincere in its application of knowledge, diving into the depths of a subject, discovering and sharing its beauty, finding inspiration in forms, spaces, relations, tangibles and intangibles, searching for hidden resources within and without celebrating nature in every nuance, respecting people, practices, science, services and above all, the cradle called environment that nurtures us.
The core team at SPAN consists of qualified and knowledge driven professionals comprising of Architects, Interior Designers and Engineers who create versatile body of work ranging from Architecture, Interior, Landscape and Product Design. The firm strives to maintain a balance between aesthetics and functionality in all its designs. There is a constant search of exploring the uncharted and concluding beyond the conventional.
At SPAN, we maintain trust and a close working relationship between the designer and the client for the success and smooth functioning of any project. Each of the projects is addressed through project teams, where our clients and consultants form an active part of the collaborative process towards realizing the potential of the idea.
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Name of the firm, SPAN is inspired by a thought i.e.
In particular, a single geometric point does not have any length, area, volume or any other dimensional attribute. It has no significance until any other point is introduced in the same space. Now, there will be a certain kind of relationship between these two points which can be measured and thus, a span will be generated automatically.
It means a single entity has no significance, until and unless there is someone to appraise or comment on it. SPAN generates where more than one entity comes together in existence. The firm is founded by a team and it's ethos are always towards team work hence, the name 'SPAN' Architects was derived.
SPAN Logo is inspired from the idea of Swastika or Conducive to well being. The design of Swastika essentially contains 4 bended lines and 4 dots. We imagined the 4 dots as the built structures and Lines representing the voids, from where the nature can penetrate inside.
This has been a very important aspect and turning point in the design philosophy of SPAN. There has always been a deliberate attempt to bring nature into the building. The 4 Letters of SPAN are represented as 4 dots with lines differentiating them from each other. For an onlooker all the alphabets of the logo SPAN are perceived as similar. The logo alphabets are in indigo blue, reflecting its rootedness to India, and in general, blue is associated with its functioning as a corporate entity. The white colored lines representing purity and honesty.
Team SPAN enables to service clients closely and gives the flexibility to adapt the changing scenarios in design world. Each designer in the office works through all phases of a design venture. The process of working on every project involves multiple possibilities on design development, which is followed by rigorous decisions on technology, climate, relevance on site, materials and so on. A systematic work pattern is followed, which helps the projects to move with its pace.