To share news and press kits: [email protected] --- Pranati is an architect, artist, writer and researcher with a Masters degree in Situated Practice from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Public housing and the housing market are central to her research, demonstrated through site-specific practices, specifically in and around Vauxhall, Elephant & Castle and Nine Elms in South London and Canary Wharf, Hackney and Stratford in East London. She has mapped out a series of audio-visual walking tours collectively called, Live the Life you have Always Imagined, and collaborated on installations such as Nothing to Hear Here in Hackney Wick and Bradenham. She also writes and edits articles and essays for architecture schools and companies and is part of an architecture and design collective, The Standardist.
Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London
India - Since Nov 28, 2022
Twin villas, made of rammed earth, feature "strongly minimalist and simple" touches in contrast to the messy jungle in Costa Rica.
Designed by the Czech Republic and Costa Rica-based studio Formafatal, the twin villas are situated on a hillside in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica, featuring floor-to-ceiling glass and three solid exterior walls - made from rammed earth - to grasp mesmerizing views from the jungle.
The sharp lines and minimalist layout of the villas create a strong contrast with its surrounding where they are situated in. The variation of colors complements the natural beauty of the site.
Named Achioté, the two minimalist-shaped villas were designed for short-term rent partially and levitate above the edge (...)