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Reading Grounds

Reading Grounds is a practice of Architecture, Landscape and Urban Design based in Bangalore. Reading Grounds was started as a small research platform in 2010 in London to raise queries in the field of architecture and spatial design. It was soon evolved into design studio with a multi-disciplinary and an integrated design approach. 

‘Reading Grounds’ refers to a duality in its meaning. It is the act of reading the ‘Grounds’, and the act of the ‘Grounds’ reading designed territory - once the project is completed. It is a process in continuum. The two words are come together symbolising a strong connect between the process and the product.


Preetanshi Singh

Architect | Landscape Architect


M.Arch (Landscape Architecture), CEPT University, Ahmedabad

PG Dipl. (Urban Design), Université de Cergy-Pontoise, Greater Paris

B.Arch, Government College of Architecture, Lucknow

Shantesh Kelvekar

Architect | Landscape Urbanist


MA (Landscape Urbanism), Architectural Association, London

PG Dipl. (Urban Design), Université de Cergy-Pontoise, Greater Paris

B.Arch, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum

Architect, Landscape Architect by profession, Preetanshi is a designer and land artist, and has been involved with projects of diverse scale from graffiti walls to ecological restoration.

Her interest lies in landscape conservation and management, ecology restoration and environmental planning. As a designer she is also involved in creating artwork from recycling materials. She has participated in several design competitions, written articles for Indian Society of Landscape Architects. 


She is currently working with collaboratively with people from multiple disciplines - both academically and professionally. 

Her belief is that one learns more through travel and exploration than through a mere mentorship behind the closed doors. That reflects in her design sensitivity and material understanding as well.

Architect, Landscape Urbanist/ Urban Designer by profession, Shantesh is closely associated with design and research pertaining to diverse disciplines. His works ranges from designing at architectural scale to research and design of urban intervention and ecological restoration.
His works have been published and exhibited at both international and national platforms. 

Shantesh has an experience in designing and detailing of ecological planning and mixed use masterplanning projects. He has worked with multidisciplinary teams involving urban designers, engineers, ecologists, economists and architects.


He believes that society should always co-exist with nature; sustainable development is a medium that enables us to achieve this through genuine sensitivity towards the built environment.

Ground Research

Ground Research is a reflection of Reading Grounds; a research cell that firmly believes in collaborating and working with a multi-disciplinary teams. The cell is actively engaged with practitioners, students, academicians and researchers in the discipline of art, architecture and design.

Ground Research is also the parent organisation for PULP, and online magazine.


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