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About us

EMPATIO- portmanteau of Empathy and Patio, "We understand, you relax"

 Empathy in architecture is when "The designer places him/herself in the role of the future dweller and tests the validity of the ideas through this imaginative exchange of roles and personalities."- Juhani Pallasmaa

True to our name, our primary motive is to provide a creative solution to a brief, tailor-made to suit every individual requirement and ideal of our clients to their utmost satisfaction.

Our team consists of architects and engineers who provide you with a holistic design that is aesthetic, comprehensive, functionally efficient, and financially viable.

Empatio's projects range from residential, commercial, retail to Institutional and Industrial

Our scope of work includes Architecture, Interiors and MEP Design Engineering Services

PROCESS

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UNDERSTANDING THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE CLIENTS

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DETAILED DEVELOPMENT OF THE DESIGN

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INTEGRATION OF DESIGN WITH ENGINEERING SERVICES

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PROJECT SUPERVISION AND EFFICIENT EXECUTION

WORK Philosophy

We shape our buildings: therefore, they shape us.

 - Winston Churchill

We in Empatio believe that the environment you inhabit is your biggest influence. The space you inhabit gives you cues that trigger certain thoughts and desires, affecting us in ways and causing behavioral effects. Our goal is to design spaces that evoke a positive impact on our lives.

There is no one size fits all.

As designers, we understand that every client has a significant story with differing contexts, cultural definitions, and financial viability, making them unique. Consequently, we do not have a singular design language. This allows us to offer originality to every project.

Sustainability as a natural reflex for the current and future 

Being sensitive professionals and citizens, we follow the principles of sustainability, and they inform the very essence of our practice. 

Our preliminary conversations and design start with looking into the climatic aspects, the orientation of the site, sun angles, wind direction, and neighborhood context. The Design strategies to encourage natural ventilation, Day-lighting, water management techniques, using sensitive materials, native plantation, etc. are primarily adopted to reduce the building's energy demands, thereby reducing the negative environmental impact. These design considerations can range from micro to macro, depending on the client's sensitivity and vision. We believe the building as a whole should meet the challenges and requirements of the future.

Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life

 We get immense pleasure in doing what we do. We get to put up an entire construct and channel all the attributes that make it a tangible, functional entity for many years to come. This also means we, together with our clients, leave a mark and display our principles and ideology. 

We feel that as creators, there should be an intuition in every project that only the mind of an artist can perceive; intuition that arises from understanding the user and their context, beyond all the paths of research, data collection and technology.

FOUNDER / Chief Architect

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Chandhana Ramesh

B.Arch, Anna University 

M.Arch Sustainable Environmental Design, AA London