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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…


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. — Read on

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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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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…

DROO Architects in International Panorama by THE PLAN

DROO in International Panorama

We are delighted for DROO Architects to be featured in, International Panorama, Vol. 1 a book curated and designed by THE PLAN.“First volume of a journey into international architecture, in order to interrogate the experimentations, the forms of the project that intertwine innovation, compositional, and building technique needs” Publisher Gruppo Maggioli S.p.A. Designed THE PLAN…

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DROO at The Perspective: Winter program 

Amrita Mahindroo to speak at The Perspective: Winter program  The Perspective Virtual is a think tank on Architecture and Interior Design. This virtual forum, organized by international architecture magazine THE PLAN, will bring together the design supply chain, offering a busy and varied program of panel discussions on highly topical architecture and design issues. The stars…

DROO Architects - FAIRE 2020 Finalist

DROO finalist for FAIRE 2020

DROO is a finalist for FAIRE 2020, the Paris accelerator for innovative architectural and urban projects.  We are delighted to be selected for the final round for our post-pandemic urban revitalisation project.  “FAIRE platform invites multidisciplinary teams to propose innovative research and experimentation in the face of major urban challenges: climate, materials crisis, new technologies,…

Les lauréats du prix Architecture Master Prise 2020 !

DROO are Architecture Master Prize Winners!

We are delighted for DROO Architects to be amongst the winners of this year Architecture MasterPrize Winners in the Residential Multi-Unit category. The Architecture MasterPrize celebrates the very best in design excellence and innovation from the worlds of Architectural, Interior, and Landscape Design. The awards program is dedicated to showcasing and promoting exceptional talent, and…

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Amrita Mahindroo guest host for Parlour

DROO’s director Amrita Mahindroo will be guest hosting the Parlour (@parlour) instagram this week and will be sharing thoughts, musings and our work on some of the bigger questions we have been asking ourselves as a practice in 2020. Parlour is a fantastic platform giving a voice to women working in the built environment. “PARLOUR:…

DROO published in MINI book

DROO in MINI book

Paintworks by DROO published in MINI book. DROO is delighted to see its Paintworks project to appear in forthcoming the new instance of the MINI BUILDING series, issue #10. Thanks  and congrats to A&C publishing for the overall publication and series +. The Paintworks is a former artists workshop in the Kingsland Road conservation area, which…

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Dezeen Emerging Practice Awards

DROO is delighted to be nominated for the Emerging Pratice Award 2020. Thanks to everyone at Da Costa Mahindroo Architects.


Architect of the year Award.

Da Costa Mahindroo Architects are delighted to be shortlisted as finalist for the Architect of the year Award. Finalist DROO architecture


The Plan Magazine,

Italian Magazine, The Plan features on DROO’s Paintworks project. The Plan. The Paintworks is a former artists workshop in the Kingsland Road conservation area, which was converted mixed use residential and commercial building. Structurally complex, the extensive extension covers both the basement of the existing building and the rear carpark with a distinct inhabitable facade. The…


AJ – Architect’s Journal

DROO’s ‘crumpled paper’ project in east London featured in AJ. Architect’s Journal. The Paintworks is a former artists workshop in the Kingsland Road conservation area, which was converted mixed use residential and commercial building. Structurally complex, the extensive extension covers both the basement of the existing building and the rear carpark with a distinct inhabitable facade.…


DROO architects on Dezeen

Dezeen features DROO’s Castel lane project. Curved bow windows animate the facades of VI Castle Lane, a housing block in London designed by architecture studios Da Costa Mahindroo Architects.


Wallpaper* features DROO architecture

A glass prism has appeared in an East London back garden. Geometric, transparent and glistening, it is the work of emerging London studio DROO – Da Costa Mahindroo Architects. More



DOMUS magazine features DROO architect’s VI Castle Lane in Westminster, London.  “While following strict constraints to respect the historical heritage, London studio Droo has created an apartment building with markedly contemporary forms.” For this project, Da Costa Mahindroo architects “carefully examined the composition and details of the surrounding facades and interpret a classic element of…



Portuguese Attitude magazine features DROO’s Harrington project “Pure Tranquility”.  For this project, Michel Da Costa Goncalves and Amrita Mahindroo created a “spaces of meditative calm”, characterised by “the chiaroscuro effect of light and shade”. More … 


RUE Magazine

DROO Architects’ Harrington Garden project is featured on RUE Magazine June 2018. Exuding a quiet strength of character, this West London Townhouse, play with the chiaroscuro effect of light and shade to create spaces of meditative calm. More


ARCHICREE European listing

ARCHICREE European listing, DROO (formerly RARE) selected amongst the 16 best architectural offices in Europe.  


Mark Magazine

January 2015 Netherlands Featuring RARE’s Destination Mall in Bangkok a semi-outdoor 120,000 sqm sustainable commercial complex.


A+U Magazine

May 2015 Japan RARE on the Map! A+U magazine features the office’s Town Hall 5* Hotel in London’s ultimate architecture landmarks list.

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