At the studio we work towards necessity, simplicity and beauty. Be it in process of work or in the outcomes. Pooja and Meghana have been practicing for a decade and they are joined by young architects and interns from different parts of the country. We have a small office space which is convenient to approach by public transport from the city centre. We use legal software and we like to keep abreast with the technology of the times. We are intense workers who follow studio timings and avoid working overtime.
About Pooja (Joshi) Chaphalkar
My work as a partner/proprietor at M+P is personified by my passion and love for design, the wish to make all things right, and the spirit to work hard towards achieving those goals.
I graduated from Sinhgad College of Architecture (Pune) in 2007 as a first ranker. A reluctant student initially, photography and travel increased my interest in Architecture. I have been most thankful to get mentors like Sanjay Mohe , Rahul Gore, Chitra & Vishwanath Srikantiah and Sanjeev & Mita Joshi (Pune). With this rich experience across 4 offices I started my independent practice in 2010. Resource conservation and ecological restoration has been a steering factor of my practice instilled by the precious teachings of late Professor Gole. I believe it has translated into our designs which are practical, beautiful and socially as well as economically just.
About Meghana Kulkarni
I am an architect based in Pune working on residential, institutional and commercial architecture and interior projects across the country. I have formerly worked with The Auroville earth institute, Abhijit De and Associates, and Narandra Dengle and Associates before starting my independent practice in 2009. My belief is that Architecture is a social art. It’s not just utilitarian, but a combination of aesthetics, function and craft. It is as much participatory as it is interactive and intuitive. Ingenuity is integral to design. We need to keep finding better solutions to creative sensitive environments for the ever evolving world. I’m also a visiting faculty in PVP college of Architecture, Pune. My other interests include photography and lens building, product design, crafts, drawing comics, sports and gadgets.
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