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Architecture Engaged

DROO will be speaking at the USC School of Architecture in Los Angeles, Monday 29h. It is an honor to open the lecture series Architecture ENGAGED.

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International Slavery Museum

We were delighted to be amongst the shortlisted firms for the future International Slavery Museum – National Museums Liverpool – in partnership with Henneghan Peng and Donald Insall. All the best to NML on this fantastic project. I was particularly touched by NML’s political and reconciliatory ambitions to both represent contemporary identity and acknowledge head on the…

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Buildings should have many lives

We see our work as a chapter in the long lives of existing buildings, they have pasts and will have futures beyond us, and like layers of urban strata, our approach is always one of layering strands of the past, present, and future into our work. As such, we are delighted that our retrofit work…

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Can architects make a difference?

“From venerable institutions to small practices, the days of architecture staying silent amidst complex societal and environmental issues are over. Or are they?” Amrita Mahindroo will join the debating panel at the Royal Academy (RA) as part of the Architecture Symposium Debate: Can architects make a difference? The joint event organised by the RA and…

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Live / Work in Pandemic times

After months of in house working and schooling, urban centres must engage with a set of new behaviours to retain their necessary importance. In the world where reuse and density should be encouraged, our City Approach project celebrates the increasing global reality of LIVE / WORK / SCHOOL / HOME. As celebrated through this latest…

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The fragility of our urban eco-systems.

The Next Space Think Tank tackled some of the biggest questions around the fragility of our urban eco-systems in the face of major environmental, social, healthcare and food security challenges. The day brought about many fantastic conversations and a strong sense of hope and responsibility as designers to be active agents of change. Here, sharing our…

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DROO’s Amrita Mahindroo contributes to THE NEXT SPACE – an exciting think-tank event on the future of spaces. The prospective format organised by FRAME to coincides with the DutchDesignWeek 2021 in Eindhoven will result in a collective white paper on the future of spatial design. The Next Space is an iterative think-tank conceived by FRAME…

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How will we live together?

DROO’s Harikleia Karamali speaks at THE PLAN event set in Venice alongside the delayed Architecture Biennale 2021. The panel discussion part of PERSPECTIVE EUROPE 2021 forum reflects on how the pandemic may have affected architecture and ways to practice it. During this long pause we have been keen to preserve the iterative quality of our…

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Our new Associate

We are delighted to announce the promotion of Harikleia Karamali to associate. Harikleia has been an integral part of our team for the last 5 years. She brings immense creativity and energy to her work and has shown strong leadership of the London office. She has led a number of significant projects including Fulham Town…

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Treehouses in house of trees

Through contemporary re-writing of the primative ‘hut’ the house in its simplest and most recognizable expression becomes the founding element of our proposal. Seeking out ways to create a sense of Individuality within the collective housing that for reasons of economy of scale often results in the loss of social appropriation. Our treehouses within the…


London’s Paper House

The renowned architecture firm, DROO Architecture, has a holistic approach to design is what has distinguished them from other firms and in this case, they present a unique structure that communicates who they are as a team. https://www.construcolor.com/post/london-s-paper-house — Read on http://www.construcolor.com/

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Interview with the University of Melbourne

Amrita Mahindroo‘s interview with the Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne reflects on her work leading to the creation of  DROO which has been been recognised for its innovation and creativity, most recently winning the Architecture Master Prize 2020 in the Residential Multi-Unit category.  Full interview here.    “The most…

DROO Architects - Michel da Costa Gonçalves - Modern Theatres


MODERN THEATRES 1950-2020 which includes a contribution by DROO Architects’ director Michel da Costa Gonçalves is a fantastic book edited by David Staples and published by Routledge. Michel explores today’s perception of the Opera Bastille in light of its very political inception and using his past experience designing cultural venues such as the Onassis Opera…

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Civic Ecosystem, Song Do Library

  Research through design, our Song Do Library proposal. Designed with both a sense of material frugality and experiential monumentality, our proposal sees the Library as a dynamic movement of ideas within an ecosystem defining by two interacting environments: the central garden and main library’s stepped agora. Symbolic and active, the engineered timber shell closes…

DROO Architects - FRAME AWARDS Amrita Mahindroo2


Thank you to FRAME Magazine for inviting DROO’s director Amrita Mahindroo to be a part of FRAME AWARD Jury. Its fantastic to see so many exciting projects coming up from across the world. After so many months of restrictions we are all itching to see an exhibition, go to a restaurant or work in collective…

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