Sangath departs from the usual architectual office insofar as it includes a resarch centre and community related facilities. Architecturally, it is an attempt to evolve structures an forms which are suited to the local climate and which evoke a local ethos.

The principle design element is the vaulted roofing and the building is sunk into the ground to make the vaults more prominent and to create a stepped outdoor space for lectures and slide shows. These steps lead to the terrace and the main studios.

Low-technology construction methods and energy-related elements are incorporated in the design and decoration of the building, and recycled materials are used in both an energy-related and decorative way.