Building in Context | A Chat with DCOOP | Part 2


Posted on: June 7th, 2021

In this talk Quaid Doongerwala and Shilpa Ranade Talk about their practice, DCOOP

DCOOP is a Mumbai based architecture practice established in 2003 by Quaid Doongerwala and Shilpa Ranade. The firm has worked on a diverse range of projects including individual houses, retail stores, offices, institutional projects and master planning in different parts of the country. Their projects have won awards and been published in leading national magazines and international platforms. DCOOP has been shortlisted or won competitions throughout their 15-year career. DCOOP was recipient of “Best Institutional Project, 2009” at the A+D Spectrum Awards. Also, the projects have been chosen to be exhibited at the State of Architecture in 2016 and State of Housing in 2018. Quaid and Shilpa have lectured and shown the work of DCOOP at several prestigious platforms.

DCOOP aims towards bridging the gap that exists between concerns of ‘pure’ design, the contingencies of execution, and sensitivity to the requirements of the user, to produce an environment that is at once contemporary and sustainable. Pragmatically planned, meticulously put together, subtly fine-tuned to stimulate the senses; our projects are characterized by their refined proportions and a sense of balanced restfulness.

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