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Girish Doshi

Architect

Girish Doshi

Architect

Ar. Girish Doshi is the principal architect of Navkar Architects based in Pune. After graduating from BKPS School of Architecture, Pune University in 1980, he joined Master Architect Balkrishna Doshi’s studio ‘Sangath’ in Ahmedabad. After seven years of apprenticeship with him, he started his own studio Navkar Architects in 1987.

Girish Doshi’s construction technique is strongly influenced from his Engineer guru Vishnu Joshi who taught him the ‘Art of Ferrogami’ and concrete block technique for cost-effective construction now known as ‘Vishnu Padhat’.

Due to this Navkar Architects has had a fairly long spell of ‘Design and Build’ practice. Along with his practice, he also follows his passion for teaching. He is a former Design Chair at Brick School of Architecture. He also gives frequent talks and architecture colleges and forums.

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Navkar Architects

Studio

Navkar Architects

Studio

Navkar Architects is a studio based in Pune, Maharashtra. It was started by Ar. Girish Doshi in 1987. The studio has worked on a numerous involved in designing residential and institutional projects. Over the years Navkar Architects has won prestigious awards such as AESA Kumar Architect of the Year Award in 1995, JK Cement Award in 1996 and IIA Architect of the Year Award 2005 and also been in numerous publication. With over 30 years of experience, Navkar Architects keeps growing.                                                                             In 2007, he started a forum ‘R.O.A.D – Room Open to Art Design’, where he promotes young talent, organizes sessions inviting people from varied fields – from performing artists, educationists, conservationists to historians, cartoonists etc. for informal chats where students and professionals can have dialogs and out of class learning.

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Team

Team

Information coming soon.

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Philosophy

Philosophy

When it comes to design philosophy, “we at Navkar strongly believe that architecture is not a simple manipulation of forms, but is about the construction of space and place. Light plays a decisive role in our design. To us, authentic material, pure geometry, and nature are the essentials that make architecture. Words like Beauty, Inspiration, Joy, as well as the concept of serenity, silence, solitude all this, have nestled in our soul and though we are fully aware that we have not done them complete justice in our work, they have never ceased to be our guiding lights.”                                                                                     We have worked and hope to continue to work inspired by the faith that the aesthetic truth of these ideas will in some measure contribute toward dignifying human existence.