studio

banduksmithstudio is an architecture practice based in Ahmedabad, India, founded by architects Sachin Bandukwala and Melissa Smith, that mainly makes (or remakes) buildings, and also takes up projects in graphic design, urban planning and research.
 
 
Our practice is a mode through which we can explore multiple queries simultaneously. In each project there is an opportunity to search, discover, answer. Our questions are linked by the way we see the world, but the variety of scale, of place, of material, lets us explore the uncharted, discover the unexpected, and surprise ourselves with what we make. 
 
We combine a materially sensitive approach to design with respect for the context into which each project is placed. Each celebrates its context through a considered relationship with the physical and social condition of its surroundings. We look at design as a series of systems; of pieces working together whose addition and combination adds to a whole that works in conjunction with human created, urban or rural networks, and with the natural systems of sun, wind, rain, growth and decay that permeate our lives. 
 
We work at any scale we can, taking on projects of furniture and object design, interiors, renovations, additions, residential, institutional and commercial architecture. In each we look at how to transform the existing through introduction of the new, attempting to redefine the context and rediscover possibilities.
 

a h m e d a b a d,  g u j a r a t   I N D I A

write us at:
d e s i g n @ b a n d u k s m i t h s t u d i o . i n

 

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sachin bandukwala  
b.arch, cept university, ahmedabad
has been practicing architecture since 2001. he completed a five-year course at cept, internship in Darjeeling, and a thesis that compared the structure of natural and manmade elements through the lens of perception and formation. He began practice with 4 friends, and in 2005 started on his own, and has developed projects throughout western India since. 
   
melissa smith 
m.arch, m.c.p, university of california, berkeley
officially joined sachin in June 2011, but has been participating laterally in projects since 2008. she is currently teaching as a visiting professor in the faculty of planning at cept university. her research follows how inhabitants tend to restructure the built environment over time. 
   
sam stalker
ba honors in architecture, leeds school of architecture, yorkshire, england
joined banduksmithstudio in november 2013.
   
hitesh purohit 
project manager
has been collaborating with banduksmithstudio since 2005. he officially joined the team in march 2014. 
   
mihir vasani 
student, kamla raheja vidyanidhi institute for architecture, mumbai
joined banduksmithstudio in july 2014. 

if you are interested in joining our team, please write with your cv and portfolio.