Uday Andhare is design principal at indigo architects since 1998. He steers the studio with a belief in a technically appropriate and ecologically sensitive approach that weaves together, threads of traditional wisdom into design. He is a visiting faculty in architecture, urban design and the masters program in design at his alma mater, CEPT University Ahmedabad since 1998.
indigo architects is an Ahmedabad based studio practice founded in 1998, led by Mausami and Uday Andhare. Their projects address several facets of a consious eco- sensitive approach to architecture. A process oriented practice, their work elucidates primacy of ‘place’ over ‘form’, exploring many overlapping layers of the formal and informal, to bring about a rich spatial experience in seemingly simple gestures.
Strategies for thermal comfort such as using stored rain water for cooling, use of lime in construction, local materials and seeking clues from vernacular traditions have become cornerstones of their practice. They believe that ‘architectural expression’ rooted in these sensibilities, can define a language that belongs to its time and place.