atArchitecture is a Mumbai based practice founded by Avneesh Tiwari and Neha Rane in 2013. Encompassing architecture, product-design, and urban-design, the firm focuses on providing creative solutions, by maintaining an optimum balance between a rational approach and intuitive thinking.
Over the past six years the team has built up a portfolio of highly commended projects across various sectors. In 2018, the practice won the prestigious ‘Affordable Housing Design Challenge’ organised by the BTI, United Nations (UNDP Cambodia). Their winning entry, to skilfully accommodate 3000 residential units for factory workers in Phnom Penh, is currently underway.
In the same year, the firm was awarded winners of a highly competitive two stage international design competition organized by the Ministry of Russia to provide ‘Alternative Layouts in Standard Housing’ and help create more comfortable living environments for all by redefining the form of Russian housing.
In 2017, their project 'Home for marginalised children’ in Thane, Maharashtra won the renowned 'Lafarge Holcim Awards Gold, Asia Pacific'. This awards foundation, established in Switzerland, promotes innovative sustainable projects from around the globe.
Avneesh Tiwari is an architect, designer and educator who studied at Sir J J College of Architecture, Mumbai. He founded atArchitecture in 2013, after working as an Associate Architect with Matharoo Associates in Ahmedabad. He is also a visiting professor at the Rachana Academy of Architecture and Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture, Mumbai.
Neha Rane graduated with a bachelor's in architecture from Sir J J College of Architecture, Mumbai. She has further specialised in ‘Architecture for Landscape’ through an intensive workshop at Yacademy Bologna, Italy in 2018.
Neha has worked with reputed firms like HCPDPM and Vastu Shilpa Consultancy and is currently the design head at her co-founded practice atArchitecture.