Mumbai , 2001

Residential | Educational Campus | exhibitions | Hospitality | Architectural / Urban Design | Interior Design | Health care

Mobile offices focus on  architecture and design studio that engages with socially relevant and environmentally responsive design. The firm has anticipated research areas that have raised curiosity with diverse subjects and ushered the practice towards an unsolicited architectural realm. The belief is that a repository of design knowledge is available to each member of the team working towards growth within the firm’s life cycle.

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PARTNERS

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Shantanu Poredi

Founding Partner

 

B.Arch., CEPT, Ahmedabad.

M.Arch., Urban Design, Architectural Association , London

He worked as an assistant architect at Terry Farrell and Partners, London.


In 2001, he founded MO-OF along with his partner Manisha Agarwal in Mumbai. He is currently visiting faculty at Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture, Mumbai where he has been teaching since the past 18 years.

 

His areas of interest and concern are design of offices environments, healthcare institutions, educational institutions, exhibition design and art collaborations.

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Manisha Agarwal

Founding Partner

 

B.Arch., CEPT, Ahmedabad.

M.Arch., Urban Design, Cornell university, New York

she worked as a project architect at Rafael Vinoly Architects in New York.
 

 She is also currently visiting faculty at Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture, Mumbai where she has been teaching since the past 8 years.


Her areas of interest and concern are community housing, educational institutions, hospitality and environmental aspects of design.

 

IDEOLOGY

MO-OF’s interest in architecture and design stems from the debate on the evolving cities and the potential it offers a designer.

The engagements with communities, the context the works are situated in, create design frameworks for the architectural rhetoric. The primary issues that the practice engages with are social, cultural, environmental sustainability – these issues usher explorations that transform building types and typologies.

Any design should primarily be a derivative of its context and end user, and MO-OF with their experiential designs orchestrate a perfect symphony of the two. the ability to evolve and unabashedly choose what their instincts dictate allows them to articulate hybrid interpretations.

All information (text/ image) is sourced from the practice.

KEY PROJECTS

Residential | Educational Campus | Exhibitions | Hospitality | Urban Design|

 

 Interior Design |  Health Care

SPACE OF PRACTICE

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MOBILE OFFICES TEAM

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STUDIO NOTES

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REFLECTIONS

INTERVIEW

Design factors that derive the foundation of MO-OF design

Environmental sustainability

Engage with first principles of environmental sustainability rather than it being a technologically driven vision. One of the advantages of it is that the users can get actively involved in the design process and its progressive upgrade and maintenance.

Social sustainability 

Focusing on the diversity of individuals and the vastness of a community creates opportunities of variation and thereby living. Interdependent programs offer a multitude of interactive spaces that are beneficial for a community experience.

 

Interpretation of context

The presence of everything that has existed prior to our visit to the site is a potential resource. This could be seen in organizational structures, cultural frameworks and existing work/learning/living cultures. Our endeavor is to either enhance these patterns and integrate them into the designed environment or re-interpret these frameworks through newer forms of design.

In today’s context social relationships are constantly evolving allowing for newer patterns of organizations. We map and study these evolving patterns that results in questioning program, context and its diverse manifestations. This process allows us to create hybrid organizations that register change – we believe evolving to this change is the constant in our thought process.