CCBA is one of the most awarded design firm in India bringing timeless architecture to the sub continent over the past two decades. With a portfoilio of projects ranging from urban planning, master plans, public buildings, civic and cultural buildings, offices and workplaces to private houses and books. Located in Pune amongst the salubrious surroundings of the Sahayadri Mountains, the practice has an gained an international reputation of being thinking architects who go beyond the brief and commercials in bringing the most appropriate contextual sustainable solutions to the built environment.As an internationally known ‘design house’ Christopher Charles Benninger Architects create products ranging from capital cities and new towns; educational campuses and corporate headquarters; housing estates and complexes; hotels and resorts; down to the design of individual chairs and art works. The entire range of materiality plays a role in our search for beauty. In the end, it is not the “things” that we design, but the transcendental experience of the people using them, looking at them, or just being in them, which is the essence. For our studio, the good life exists just a step outside of materiality, in a mystic twilight zone, which we call architecture.