Alok Kothari Architects is a young, Pune based architectural practice founded by Ar. Alok Kothari. Established in 2012, the firm strongly believes in creating spaces which are context driven using simple, minimalist, innovative and sustainable design ideas. With sharp focus on research experimentation and a keen eye for details, it specializes in designing interior, architecture, landscape and urban spaces.
Alok Kothari received his under-graduate (bachelor’s) degree in architecture from Pune University’s Marathwada Mitra Mandal’s College of Architecture in 2010. While pursuing his bachelor’s, he interned with Mozaic Design, Goa (Ar. Dean D’Cruz) for a period of six months. Alok has worked with a notable architectural practice – Design Edge, Pune – for a period of two years (2010 – 2012) before starting with his own architectural practice and simultaneously moving to the UK for his graduate (master’s) education. He received his Master of Arts degree in Housing & Urbanism from the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London in 2013. Post-graduation, Alok has also devoted time to teaching at a renowned architectural college – PVPCOA, Pune – to highlight the importance of academic discourse & research within the larger framework of professional practice. He is extremely passionate about urbanism/architecture and is perpetual about his research on various issues/ aspects of Indian cities and urbanization in general.