We are a New York based practice that is engaged in solving architectural problems at various scales. Working in and out of the city, we strive to create environments that evoke myriad possibilities of occupation. Working with available materials and simple forms we explore how the ephemeral aspects of nature, soil, air, light and water can generate an architecture that is both inventive and responsible. In order to test the relationship between building, nature and society, we approach each project differently and envision new possibilities in close collaboration with our clients and other partners. In the past few years, our studio has been involved in different aspects of residential, institutional and installation work. In addition, the practice is interested in civic architecture and has worked with social justice organizations in New York to do feasibility studies and develop strategies for a sustainable existence.
Nandini Bagchee, founded this practice in 2005. She is licensed to practice architecture in New York State. Prior to starting her own firm, Nandini worked with architectural firms in New York and with the international practice of Herzog and De Meuron on the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis. Her architectural work has been exhibited in galleries such as the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York. In 2009, she received grants from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council to coordinate an architectural competition for the project, “Peace Pentagon: A Call to Action”. This project, intended to garner community support was presented to a public audience in the form of an exhibition in four different venues in April 2010. Nandini Bagchee is a Full Time Assistant Professor at the Spitzer School of Architecture in New York. She coordinates and teaches undergraduate design studios and seminars on Urbanism in the Middle East and Asia. She has presented her work and lectured at the Bauhaus University in Weimar and the BNCC Architecture College in Pune. Nandini Bagchee holds a Bachelors degree from the Cooper Union and a Masters degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.