zero space architects & planners is a multidisciplinary team of young & enthusiast designers founded in 2015 by Amol Kumtolikar, Jyoti & Pradhumn Ghugare and based in Pune and Kolhapur, India. With a belief that “Design is a complex process of transforming a thought into an identity through art & architecture; it is indeed a metaphor of a state of mind. Our motive is to extend significant efforts to every stratum of society with an expression of harmony between climate, culture, materials and function. The spirit of a design is inherent in its context & character and that is our ultimate aim to achieve in the process of transformation, from the first sketch to the built identity”….
Amol Kumtolikar graduated from S.P.S.M.B.H’s College of Architecture, Kolhapur in 2010. He worked with Ar. Sachin Patil and TKS design firm in Kolhapur & Pune respectively before setting up his partnership studio in 2015. His experience working on group housing & space renovation is pivotal. He also has been a part of team of architects who have won the national architectural competition project for ‘International Memorial for Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj’ at Kolhapur in 2013.
Jyoti Ghugare graduated from S.P.S.M.B.H’s College of Architecture, Kolhapur in 2009. Before becoming the integral part of zero space, she worked with architectural firms in Kolhapur, Mumbai and thereafter in Pune. She has worked extensively on residential & institutional projects at Venkatraman Architects in Pune.
Pradhumn Ghugare graduated from S. P. S. M. B. H’s College of Architecture, Kolhapur in 2009 and completed his Masters in Urban & Regional Planning from Rachana Sansad, Academy of Architecture, Mumbai in 2011. He worked with Ar. Sachin Agshikar, Mumbai and STUP Consultants, Pune for several years before starting up his partnership studio. His work experience ranges from residential, civic to transit oriented projects. Being a passionate in art & photography, has won him various national & International recognitions, especially in the competitions organized by ‘361° design conference’, Mumbai and ‘Pondy Art’ international photography festival, Pondicherry. His photo documentary on Panchaganga temple complex, Kolhapur has covered various architectural & social aspects. He also has been a part of team of architects who have won the national architectural competition project for ‘International Memorial for Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj’ at Kolhapur in 2013.