Architecture Firm Name: Urban Architectural Collaborative [UA LAB]
Firm Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Founding Year: 2014
Design Team: Ar. Bageshri Thakar, Ar. Mitul Nathwani
Vipuja received her Architecture and Urban design education from CEPT University, Ahmedabad. She has worked under Prof. Emeritus Kulbhushan Jain after completing her architectural education. She has worked on multiple urban scale projects in Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Surat while in association with design firms. She is a visiting faculty at CEPT University, Ahmedabad and IPSA, Rajkot.
Krushnakant received his Architectural education from CEPT University, Ahmedabad. He has worked with Prof. Kiran Pandya and Prof. Pratyush Shankar on different architectural projects. He has extensively worked on various projects with architect Hiren Patel. He is actively involved with academics and is a visiting faculty at CEPT University, Ahmedabad. He has inclination towards art, which he explores through paintings. His paintings have been exhibited at various exhibitions in Ahmedabad.
UA Lab is a multidisciplinary design studio headed by Krushnakant and Vipuja. Our portfolio comprises of wide scale of design projects ranging from private residential spaces to community housing and community space design. We provide design services in architecture, landscape design and interior design. Our design approach is always focused on the basic questions of scale, proportions, character, spaciousness, daylight, ventilation, and theclimatic comfort in the built environment. These aspects inform our conceptual positions and guide our design process. The design process is all about creatingsynchronization between innovation; humane spaces and ambitious requirements.
At UA Lab we hold a keen interest in design of community spaces. We try to understand people, their ways of living and their expectations. We use them as opportunities for place making. We hold equal strength in the detail design. Choice of different materials is rooted in the basic understanding of ”how” these materials will come together. Details are meticulously designed guided by the qualities and character of the material. Our design work has been recognized and published in various National and International design websites and magazines. In 2017, UA Lab has been awarded IIID Design Excellence Award at the Zonal level. In 2019, our design work has also been shortlisted at WADe Asia awards. In the same year, our manifesto has been selected to be presented at Women in Design 2020+, curated by Hecar Foundation.
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