KSM was formed in the year 1990 with a team of highly professional and experienced architects and engineers with exposure to international standards of design and detailing. Recent years have seen immense change in technology and lifestyle in India. Changes that have had a profound effect on the buildings in which we live, work and play. Today’s designs must be innovative and the buildings, practical and viable. We are sensitive to these issues and it has been the objective of the firm to maintain a high standard of design and technical competence with a great emphasis on climatically relevant and sustainable design.

In recent years, KSM is being recognized as one of the leading firms that design sustainable and eco-friendly buildings. A leading architectural magazine, Indian Architect and Builder has listed KSM as one among 50 leading architectural firms in the country, that have made a difference to architecture in India.

Design Philosophy

The architectural practice of KSM over the last twenty years, evolved from a single project practice to more than fifty successfully completed projects. The rationale of the company has always been simplicity in design approach. Functional requirements remain the main focus with due regard to climatic parameters, especially the indoor climate, ventilation and natural light are of paramount importance.

Our design approach has followed a similar guideline whether we design a factory building, a residence, a commercial space or an interior facility. The climatic parameters have always been the starting point. Our philosophy, especially in residential design (primarily in hot and humid Indian conditions), has increasingly been governed by improving the indoor comfort condition through natural means. The plan forms are developed with ample scope for cross ventilation. In addition, we also advocate the use of appropriate technology in building practices and material coupled with traditional vernacular wisdom with the hope that the resultant design solution is sustainable and Eco-friendly.

Going forward, looking at the immense urbanisation of the world, the inevitable depletion of energy resources, we are looking towards holistic design in urban centres. Our design inputs, apart from just the building, are towards looking at the reuse of water, possible utilisation of gray water for irrigation, looking for opportunities for urban farming, alternative energy resources and so on.

We are aware that our responsibilities are far greater than just putting up architectural buildings and spaces. We need to find new ways by possibly looking into our more sustainable past and by using the technology available at hand today, to be able to redefine the society around us into a sustainable one.

Personal Details
Location:
11/53D, Sripuram Colony 1st street, Saint Thomas Mount, (Opp. Bank of Baroda), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India - 600016

ksmindia.com

Phone:+91 44 22333587

Owner: K.S Money

Founded: 1990

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