Dar & Wagh

Dar & Wagh


  • Practice: Dar & Wagh
  • Website: www.darwagh.com/
  • Firm Location: Pune
  • Country: India
  • Year: 2016

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Ranjit Wagh

Associate; Indian Institute of Architects
Associate; Singapore Institute of Architects

Ranjit Wagh is a Founding Director at Dar & Wagh. 

Ranjit graduated CEPT University, Ahmedabad, with a year at the T.U. Delft, The Netherlands. He is a Gold Medalist at CEPT and an awardee of the Indian Institute of Architects Piloo Mody Award in 2002. 

He started as an Architect for the National Secretariat complex in Bhutan with Christopher Benninger. Thereafter he moved to Singapore for a prolonged engagement as a Project Architect with WOHA and Kerry Hill for over a decade. 

In 2016, in partnership with Amber Dar Wagh, Ranjit founded Dar & Wagh.

Ranjit has been a Review member on the Board of Studies at CEPT, Ahmedabad and SRM University, Chennai. He has also guided students as an external juror at CEPT Ahmedabad, RVCE Bangalore, KRVIA Mumbai and ACOA Pune.

In 2023 Ranjit was recognised by Forbes as one of India’s Top 30 Architects under the age of 45.

Dar & Wagh’s work, has been widely published, awarded and recognised at the best architecture, hospitality and travel forums worldwide

Ranjit and Amber’s global portfolio of built work with offices in Singapore and at Dar Wagh spans across Bhutan, China, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the UAE. Past and current commissions include residential, hospitality, commercial, institutional and religious projects.

Forums for recognition include 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

Amber Dar Wagh

Amber Dar Wagh is a Founding Director at Dar & Wagh. 

Amber graduated from CEPT University, Ahmedabad – First Class Honours – in 2001. She worked with SJK Architects, Mumbai from 2002-2005. 

Subsequently, she was the Senior Interior Architect at Ar+D, Singapore. In 2007, she was appointed Lead Interior Architect with WOHA Architects, Singapore, a position she held for 8 years, with many successfully completed critically acclaimed projects in South-East Asia. 

In 2016, in partnership with Ranjit Wagh, Amber founded Dar & Wagh.

She is actively involved with Academics at CEPT Ahmedabad both as a Visiting Faculty for the Masters Programme and is on the Board of Studies as a Review Member. She is also involved with other universities in India and overseas.

Practice Ideology

Schooled under Masters in the modernist architectural tradition of Ahmedabad and having honed their skills designing resorts in Singapore for a decade, 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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