Guru Prasanna was a speaker in a webinar session conducted by Urban Design Forum, on the topic "City Life after Coronavirus" representing UIDI Karnataka Chapter, along with Mriganka Saxena(HTAU,Delhi), Puneet Khanna(HTAU,Delhi) and Soumini Jain( Mayor, Kochi).
Short listed for the 2018-19 cycle for "The Merit List" for the project Navgati, Bangalore.
Deepa Suriyaprakash presented a lecture on the topic "Alternating Materials" for the COA-TRC Program "People-centric Built Environments" at RV college of Architecture, Bangalore.
Guru Prasanna presented a lecture on the topic "Wicked Problems - Simple solutions" at SAP Labs.
Deepa Suriyaprakash presented a lecture on the topic "Re-searching Design in Architecture" at the Journey Shared event in RV college of Architecture, Bangalore.
Deepa Suriyaprakash presented a lecture on the topic "Re-searching Design- Research in Architecture" at Dayanand Sagar College of Architecture, Bangalore.
Deepa Suriyaprakash and her colleague Prof. Nandita presented a lecture workshop on Typography in architectural design under the topic "Form in Font" at RV College of Architecture, Bangalore, as part of their annual exhibition - ZEITGEIST 2017
Deepa Suriyaprakash and her colleague Prof. Nandita presented a lecture workshop on Typography in architectural design under the topic "Form in Font" at School of Planning and Architecture, Chennai, as part of their annual student's event at Saint Gobain TRANSPARENCE' 17
Guru Prasanna conducted a lecture workshop on Material and systems detailing for the 6th semester designs studio on campus planning at the RV college of Architecture, Bangalore, Karnataka.
Deepa Suriyaprakash presented a lecture on - Redefining the civic and social spaces in campus plans for the 6th semester designs studio on campus planning at the RV college of Architecture, Bangalore, Karnataka.
Deepa Suriyaprakash presented a lecture workshop on -”Diagram Diaries-Creative methods to think through data” at the biannual event Confluence of Kalasalingam school of Architecture, krishnankoil, Madurai, Tamilnadu.
Deepa Suriyaprakash and her colleague Prof.Nandita Srinivas presented a lecture workshop on Typography in architectural design under the topic "Font in form and Form in font" at Cheran School of Architecture, Karur, Tamilnadu.
The Isolation Wards
Industry Outlook Magazine,featured us in the chosen list of top Urban Planning and Designing companies,2020. We took this opportunity to talk about our interest areas and the work we are doing, in the area of Urban and Social Design. Our Principal Ar Guru Prasanna has a curious mind and sees every facet of life and work through an urban lens. We are a small firm and don't excel in social media updates and presence. A sudden booster like this feature, makes us do more of what we do.Read the complete article Read more
The Brick House
MGS Architecture, has published the tale of a retirement home designed for a 57 year old matron, in the suburbs of Chennai,
The Brick House
Rethinking The Future (RTF), has published the tale of a retirement home designed for a 57 year old matron, in the suburbs of Chennai,
Home and studio of Raghu Dixit gets published in the Rolling Stone.com
That's a scary space to think about because I really don't know if musicians are driven enough to go the long haul. Very few people I've met are patient enough to say, 'Okay, 10 years from now, I'm going to make it big'. I took 20 years to become whatever I am today [laughs] but I don't know if youngsters I meet these days are ready for that..... Read more
Lego house gets published, again with Vasu dixit and Bindhumalini, this time in the e-design magazine, housify.com
Some homes are special because of who lives in them, some thanks to a unique way in which they were built, and some more still by virtue of a distinctive lifestyle reflected through design. Rarely does one come across all three in the same space, but the combination of architects Guru Prasanna & Deepa Suriyaprakash and home owners Bindhumalini Narayanaswamy & Vasu Dixit gave us exactly that!.... Read more
Interlock house is published in the e-design magazine homify.com.
The cottage-style Interlock House, designed by Betweenlines, architects in Bangalore, is a celebration of the bohemian spirit coupled with the simple charm of a rustic setting... Read more
Lego House and its modern yet eclectic vocabulary gets discussed in this article, published in the e-magazine homify.com
The modern design wave has made a huge impact in India over the last few years. Countless designers and architects are now taking on the modern challenge by adding their own twist to their designs. Modern houses, usually, focus on structural simplicity, order and functionality..... Read more
An article on urban inserts at the terrace level of multi dwelling units, throwing light at the Bottle House Project, was published in the yearly magazine INK of SRM University, Ramapuram campus, Chennai. Read the complete article here
Wedding wows magazine covered musician couple Vasu Dixit and Bindhumalini Narayanaswamy, at the Lego House, The author and the users were generous to dedicate a large part of the write up describing the house and its indelible presence in their nuptial life. Read the complete article here
Working with Deepa Suriyaprakash and the Betweenlines team has been a joyful home-creation experience for me. Right from my first meeting with Deepa, when I was exploring options for two home interior projects, I got excellent vibes and instinctively I knew that I had got the right person. Deepa gets the essence of what you are trying to achieve with every single corner of the house and executes it beautifully. No idea that you throw at her is discarded without being given due consideration. However outlandish our scheme, she always heard us out and gave us her view on it with details of technical and financial feasability, and practical pros and cons. I would gladly take another journey with this team should the opportunity arise in the future. Deepa came up with excellent ideas on how to integrate many of our existing pieces into a new domain, and thanks to that we are happily in a new place that will always be reminiscent of our past.
Suchitra J Y
We have been very lucky to have had Deepa and team design our store in Jayanagar. They take deep interest in knowing their clients and translating their ideas into something beautiful despite the limitations of the site. More than that its also their professionalism, keen attention to detail and adherence to timely completion of projects that sets them apart
Co-founder, Hands of India
I worked with Deepa to convert a row type house in Jeevan Bima Nagar to an aesthetic, simple office. Given all the constraints we placed on her, she did a remarkable job. What I deeply appreciated about Deepa was her principles of work: it was important for her to not randomly break down walls without considering alternatives. She would find opportunities to recycle every piece of waste. She very creatively maximised the space with minimal breakdown of the current structure. She was also keen to ensure that while our building was aesthetic, it blended with the neighbourhood since all houses were similar. I admired the trusting partnerships she had built over the years with her various contractors - they seemed to be willing to go out of their way to do things for her. Her willingness to be involved in minute details, and some unpleasant tasks like appeasing unhappy neighbours or arguing with KEB staff, made a big difference to me. Our project was really small - but Deepa treated it as a project of significant importance as I believe she would treat any project she handles. The potent combination of ethics, environmental sensitivity and artistic ability, make her an unbeatable architect. The proof of her work is our aesthetic, well-lit, well-ventilated office, with a riot of earthy colours and homely charm.
When we were looking for architects for our house, we were worried if we would find someone who could realise our dream home. In Shri Guru Prasanna, we found an Urban Designer & Architect with right temperament and vision.
He understood our requirements very well as we are talking in layman’s language. He puts those ideas in drawings and sketches and shown to us without any hesitation. We were also talking about the vastu details of our house, and to our luck he knows the vastu very well. His patience and attention to detail amazed us.
He listened to our ideas along with suggesting the latest trends to add beauty to every aspect of the house. His unwavering focus and open mind to create, design and re-design helped us sail through when the times were tough. He introduced us to a good contractor and coordinated with the contractor who was taking up the building works as per his directions. Shri Guru Prasanna ensured that the specifications given in the drawings were met starting from foundation, up to completion of the house.
We are thankful to him for making several visits to the site in Bangalore traffic. He was always conscious about the natural light which should be present in a house. He also introduced us to an interior designer and fabricator who have completed the work with utmost care.
Mrs Deepa, who is also an expert in designing was an able aide and a pillar of support, always cheerful and brimming with new ideas. We are truly indebted to Deepa Madam.
We are also thankful to the Shri Chandrakanth, Ms. Sushma Pramod and other staff of Betweenlines for coordinating with us and contractor from time to time.
Thank you Mr & Mrs. Guru Prasanna.
You built the home of our dreams.
Mrs. Rekha and Mr. Nagesh
Deepa designed and executed our farmhouse at a remote hamlet near Thally village, 65 kilometres from Bengaluru city. From the start what was heart-warming was her patience to ‘listen” to our needs (and we were not always sure of what exactly we wanted) and the ability to translate all of that into a very good plan. She showed excellent skills and a great work ethic right through the various stages from start to completion and was a rock solid pillar of confidence to us during some of the difficult stages of the project. She also gave a number of excellent suggestions that helped in a creative utilization of space, excellent visual appeal while also maintaining harmony. Through the many challenges from start to completion, what also stood out was her eye for detail in planning and execution, her commitment to schedules and timing, her willingness to consider inputs at any stage of the project and her capacity to keep the whole construction team cohesive and in good humour.
As a person, Deepa is warm and friendly and today we look at her more as a friend than a professional who designed and helped build our farm-house. We wholeheartedly vouch for her very high work ethic, passion, dedication, sincerity and honesty. We have no hesitation at all in endorsing her professional skills which are of the highest order.
Pediatrician, St. Johns Hospital, Bangalore
Saint-Gobain Sekurit India LTD, Chennai