About Kamat & Rozario Architecture:

We are a multi-disciplinary design studio offering services in architecture, interior design and furniture design, started by Smruit Kamat & Lester Rozario. We have held steadfast to the importance of concept and an investigative process of design, in an increasingly complex marketplace – a world driven by appearances and fast response time. To us, it always evolves into a study of the relation of individual buildings to the environment in comprehensive terms, with particular emphasis on the complexity that exists at the urban scale. We are a young team of architects in Bangalore, collaborating with artisans, engineers and contractors, to realise our clients’ objectives in the best way possible, working together.

As a part of this design process, we strive to segue into the realms of urban ecology, and urban design and planning through each of our projects. In effect, it is also an exploration of the importance of architectural design concepts in relation to historic and contemporary issues in a constantly evolving culture. It is this wholesome perspective on design and architecture that helps us find great synergy with our clients, ranging from individual home owners to public institutions.

Projects executed:

  • Homes- Sharma house, Stack house, House 328, Axis house, Hazel penthouse, Kumar penthose, Ulsoor penthouse, Hope farm apartments, Rao interiors, C house
  • Offices- 22 Ft, 8 bit office in Mumbai, White canvas, Ananya technologies, 22 Ft tribal worldwide
  • Institutions- School in Bangalore, Church complex, Sports club
  • Leisure & Retail- Upsouth & upsouth KRG, ESKO lounge, B silks retail outlet
  • Exhibition spaces- B silks exhibition stall & Frankfurt
  • Furniture & Objects- Works

 

Team:

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Lester Rozario
(Principal Architect)
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A period of constant exploration followed as he worked with architects in Bangalore such as Ulhas Rane at first, and then Nisha Mathew and Soumitro Ghosh. He has been honored with the MS Ramaiah Founder’s Award and the Pidilite Industries Award for Excellence in Architectural Studies. In 2007 he teamed up with Smruti Kamat to create Kamat & Rozario Architecture in Bangalore .
Smruti kamat
(Principal Architect)
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She began her professional career with Kamu Iyer of Architects’ Combine, Mumbai , where she gained exposure to projects of varied scales. This was followed by a Masters in Architecture at Virginia Tech, USA . Prior to establishing Kamat & Rozario Architecture with Lester, Smruti worked in New York city at Calvert Wright Architecture PC and then in Bangalore with Mathew & Ghosh Architects.
Awards & Services:
1. Awards
  • Reinventing Dharavi: An International Ideas Competition Shortlisted finalist
  • Architecture+Design and Cera Awards 2014 Special Mention- Young Enthused Architect Award
  • Architect & Interiors India- iGen 2014 Top 50 Young Architects (India)
  • IIID Anchor Awards 2013 – Nationals – Commendation – Workspace Large
  • IIID Anchor Awards 2013 – Southern Region – Runners Up – Affordable Interiors
  • IIID Anchor Awards 2013 – West Region – Runners Up – Workspace Large
  • Archidesign Awards 2013 – Best Design Award (Certificate of Merit) – Esko
  • Archidesign Awards 2013 – Best Design Award (Certificate of Merit) – White Canvas
  • A Celebration of Architecture Awards, Inside Outside 2011 – Best Architecture Award – Residential
  • IIID Anchor Awards- National – 2011 – Commendation- Work Space Small
  • IIID Anchor Awards- National – 2011 – Runners Up – Young Interior Designer of the Year
  • Indian Architect & Builder – 2011 – Young Designers

 

2. Publications

dm hr (1) HR inside-Outside
Home Review
April 2014
‘Architects Take- Namma Bengaluru’
Design Matrix
March-April 2014
‘Arty-Techture Beauty with Simplicity’
Inside Outside
March 2014
‘A Space Well Tailored’
Home Review
March 2014
‘The Eight Bit Wonder’
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Green-Construction-and-Design Home-review House-Life hr (1)
Green Construction + Design
March 2014 – ‘The Urban Green Pocket-Stack House
Home Review
January 2011
‘Gut Instinct’
House/Life
Artpower Creative Space –
Shenzhen, China ISBN 978-7-89437-045-7
Home Review
March 2014
‘The Eight Bit Wonder

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