AD100 2018 Architectural Digest India Architecture BRIO was one of the awardees at the recently concluded AD100 awards. AD100 is the annual architecture and interior design awards of Architectural Digest (AD) India, the ultimate design bible published by Condé Nast India. This year, the awards evolved from AD50 to AD100, recognizing 100 of the most influential names in architecture and interior design in the Indian subcontinent. This was done to account for the exponential increase in the standard of design in the region. Since 1990, Architectural Digest (US) has been naming the world’s finest architects and designers to a select group known as the AD100. An arbiter of excellence, this exclusive list recognizes established icons and innovative pioneers, whose work is as inspiring as it is influential.  This concept was brought to India in 2014. SHEFALI BALWANI, ROBERT VERRIJT Current Projects: An artists’ centre along the coast and a weekend retreat in Alibag;
a retreat in Uttarakhand; a Buddhist-cave- inspired space on a hilltop along the Konkan coast, in Maharashtra. Collaborations: The duo joined forces with billionBricks, a Singapore-based non-profit organization, to launch the WeatherHYDE initiative, a reversible, all-season tent, in several north Indian cities to help the homeless survive chilly temperatures. Project in Focus:Subtle sophistication meets urban luxury and a modern French aesthetic in this duplex (pictured) in the heart of Mumbai. The pristine decor, evidenced by white-panelled interiors, is lavished with understated accents—sharp blue wall panels in the entrance foyer, the unique use of materials, a bespoke furniture collection, and elegant details.