Architecture Firm Name: Dar & Wagh
Firm Location: Pune, India
Founding Year: 2015
Design Team: Ashes Das, Pooja Mehere, Gayathry Mohan
Others: Senior Associate:- Deepak Kaw
Ranjit Wagh is an Architect, and Founding Director at Dar & Wagh. Ranjit graduated with a Bachelor in Architecture from the Center for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT), Ahmedabad, with a visiting fellowship to the Technical University Delft, The Netherlands in 2002. He was a Gold Medalist at CEPT and was also awarded the Piloo Mody Award by the Indian Institute of Architects in 2002. Upon graduation, he was a Lead Designer for the National Secretariat complex in Bhutan with BAUSA Architects. Thereafter he moved to Singapore for a prolonged engagement as a Project Architect with WOHA and Kerry Hill for 10 years. In 2015, in partnership with Amber Dar Wagh, Ranjit founded Dar & Wagh, an Architecture and Interior Design practice in Pune and Singapore. He is also actively involved with Academic Reviews at CEPT Ahmedabad, KRVIA Mumbai, RVCA Bengaluru and Allana College of Architecture in Pune.
Amber Dar Wagh is an Interior Architect, and Founding Director at Dar & Wagh. Amber graduated with a Bachelor in Interior Design from CEPT University Ahmedabad – First Class Honours- in 2001. Amber worked with SJK Architects, Mumbai from 2002-2005. Subsequently, she was the Senior Interior Architect at Ar+D, Singapore. In 2007, she was appointed Senior Lead Interior Designer with WOHA Architects, Singapore, a position she held for 8 years, with many successfully completed award winning projects. In 2015, in partnership with Ranjit Wagh, Amber founded Dar & Wagh, an Architecture and Interior Design practice in Pune and Singapore. She is actively involved with Academics at CEPT Ahmedabad as a Visiting Faculty for the Masters Programme and in the capacity of an external juror.
Amber and Ranjit’s built work spans India, Bhutan, Bali, China, Maldives, Malaysia and Singapore. They have worked with clients that include Panchshil, Serum Institute of India, Aman Resorts, Alila Hotels, the Royal Government of Bhutan and the Housing and Development Board of Singapore.
Their work, at Dar & Wagh as well as with firms in Singapore, has been widely published, awarded and recognised at the best architecture, hospitality and travel forums worldwide including the Architectural Review, London, Forbes, Royal Institute of British Architects, Singapore Institute of Architects, Australian Institute of Architects, Indian Institute of Architects, World Architecture Festival and Condé Nast
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Schooled in the modernist architectural tradition of Ahmedabad and having honed their skills designing resorts in tropical Asia, Dar & Wagh sees Architecture and Interiors as a cohesive and integrated experience. Plans and Sections are clear diagrams that generate structural and spatial order. They often resemble poetically well-proportioned rectangles like De Stijl paintings. These abstract postage-stamp sized sketches clarify thought and give individual projects their unique fit. The diagram is layered with materials and details that embody it with a response to character of place, idiosyncrasies of clients, climatic and financial constraints. The design generated consciously strives to go beyond gimmicky imagery and material gymnastics to create seemingly effortless, sophisticated and meaningful spaces that are finely balanced with a sense of rest.
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