Project Terra

Project Terra


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Rutvi Patel

Rutvi Patel, co-founder and principal architect, brings enchantment to every project, drawing from her global design journey. With experience at the Renzo Piano Building Workshop and collaborations with conservationists like Minakshi Jain, she transcends mere functionality. Her interactions with architects such as Popo Danes in Bali during her CEPT bachelor’s program have shaped her approach. 

Rutvi’s designs are expressions of love and happiness, intricately tailored to embrace each individual’s essence. What sets her work apart is its ability to evoke emotions and create connections. Each project reflects her commitment to sustainability and cultural diversity, resonating deeply with clients and communities. Rutvi Patel’s architecture is not just about buildings; it’s about storytelling, inviting people into spaces that inspire beauty, harmony, and joy.

Jay Patel

Jay Patel, co-founder and design director at Project Terra, seamlessly merges rural charm and sustainability. With a background in organic farming and a deep connection to village landscapes, Jay brings a holistic perspective to design. His post-bachelor experience in Auroville further enriched his understanding of sustainable living and community-centric design principles. 

Each Project Terra project reflects a vibrant palette and timeless narratives, blending materials and craftsmanship to push creative boundaries. Jay’s designs capture clients’ essence, creating enduring spaces that harmonise modern aesthetics with traditional allure. Sustainability is paramount, ensuring projects not only fulfil clients’ visions but also respect the environment. Jay Patel’s approach strikes a balance between innovation and tradition, resulting in spaces that inspire and endure.

Practice Ideology

At Project Terra, the designers believe in creating immersive experiences. Their philosophy goes beyond the physical aspects of buildings, aiming to weave a unique narrative for each project. Clients are invited to embark on a journey where emotions, experiences, and purpose converge to shape environments that deeply resonate with their essence. Each space is viewed as an enchanting adventure, with every design carefully crafted to tell a compelling story, reflecting Project Terra’s dedication to creating meaningful and engaging spaces.

Their approach extends to projects of various scales and types, including village houses, urban luxury residences, and social responsibility initiatives. They meticulously consider details such as private gardens or regular farms, ensuring that each element contributes to the overall narrative of the space.

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