Ajith Andagere is an alumni of MASA having graduated as an architect in 2002.
Ar. Ajith Andagere
Ajith consciously chose to live on site for the duration of the project to gain hands on experience working with natural materials and craftsmen. These 18 months reinforced Ajith’s commitment to end-to-end design, as well as a passion for traditional craftsmen and techniques; a journey which continues today.
A multidisciplinary team of passionate architects, interns, carpenters, blacksmith, potters and other craftsmen live in the surrounding villages and attend the studio and workshop each day. The practice provides end-to-end services - design, construction, project management, research, furniture, permaculture and object development.
Today, Andagare Architects has worked all around India and their project, Jalakara, a boutique villa located on Andaman Islands was featured in several international travel and design magazines. And according to Times Travel this has rated as one in 50 best boutique hotel of the world 2017. And “Swarga” a farmhouse near Daubespet was featured in Architectural Digest. Their current focus is on using their experience and knowledge towards building community based, social welfare, redefining luxury through tourism and government projects. The practice remains committed to exploring the fusion between the contemporary and traditional, sustainable approaches, and how this contributes to India’s unique architectural voice and identity.