Collage Architecture Studio

Collage Architecture Studio


  • Practice: Collage Architecture Studio
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  • Firm Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • Country: India
  • Year: NA

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“Architecture has to be experienced by all the senses as it has the power to evoke emotions”

COLLAGE is a young and enthusiastic firm founded in 2008. Being a multi – disciplinary organisation it engages in creative and contemporary design solutions with a wide range of projects including architectural and interior services. At Collage, we believe that each project has its own peculiarity and cultural interpretation and should be approached with a unique and integrated vision.

Swapnil Valvatkar

Swapnil Valvatkar is the founder partner and studio head of Collage – Architecture Studio. Born in 1979 in Goa, he completed his Bachelor of Architecture in 2001. He worked as a trainee in Chandavarkar and Thacker Architects Pvt. Ltd and later joined the same firm as an architect in Ar. Suryanarayan’s team. In 2004 he joined Mindscape architects along with Ar. Sanjay Mohe

During his stint with C&T and mindspace, Swapnill was associated with various large scale projects like Aditi Technologies office, Unilever Research Center, Vaishnavi villas. He was adjudged the promising architect of the year at Nerolac Style Icon Awards – 2007. He has also won the best Interior residential award at the Archi-Design award 2007.

Arun Kumar TD

Ar Arun Kumar TD is the founder partner and studio head of Collage- Architecture Studio. He completed his Bachelor of Architecture in 2001 from Goa College of Architecture. After interning at Chandavarkar and Thacker Architects Pvt. Ltd, he continued at the same firm as an Architect and worked under Ar Sanjay Mohe. He joined Mindscape architects in 2004 as project architect and is associated with projects like RBI office, TERI Institute and ILS research center.

Adwitha Suvarna

Adwitha Suvarna is the founder partner and studio head of COLLAGE- Architecture Studio. Born in Bangalore, she completed her Bachelor of Architecture from BIT, Bangalore in 2002. She worked as a trainee in Chandavarkar and Thacker Architects pvt.Ltd and later joined Architect Sanjay Mohe’s team on completion of her training. In 2004 she joined Mindscape along with mohe and was part of the same till march 2011. During her tenure in Mindscape, she was involved in Residential and institutional projects. In Mindscape, she has worked on Care Engineering College, Trichy and shreenidhi International School, Hyderabad.

Practice Ideology

A good design is not when there is nothing more to add but when there is nothing left to take away. Architecture is usually mystified and full of theories but COLLAGE strives to keep it extremely simple by responding to the context and integrating nature into the built environment. Through our work, we attempt to create a vocabulary that is contemporary and suffused with innovation. We have an eye for detailing as it is our belief that the soul of a building lies in the details. Every project regardless of its size is approached with same enthusiasm and the client’s requirements are considered of utmost importance. Our intention is to evolve contextually responsive, culturally rooted and resource efficient spaces that encourage an interaction between the users and the surrounding.

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