Indian architecture is racing to keep pace with the country’s economic growth, thrusting skywards and drawing upon a unique history, from the millennia-long story of traditional subcontinental architecture, through to the Raj’s adoption of gothic style, to the concrete modernity that shaped the newly independent country in the 1950s and 1960s.
While big foreign practices are often brought in for their prestige value, leaving local firms to execute, a new generation of architects is emerging, backed up by pan-global educations and experience. Here, we’ve selected ten practices - some utterly fresh, others dynastic and still evolving - that illustrate the country’s design diversity and architectural ambition.