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scale:urbanism / architecture / objects / installations / scenography

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Dhruv Kohli is an Indian-born architect & designer based in Berlin, Tokyo, & New Delhi. Currently, he is a candidate for the M-Arch-T (M.Sc.) at Technische Universität Berlin, a research-based program directed by Prof. Rainer Hehl, to study the inherent characteristics of the Anthropocene, and to develop a design approach informed by the evolutions of the architectural typologies in a global-local context.

With a strong emphasis on natural processes, contextual regionalities, & spatial experiences, Dhruv is probing a curious investigation of theoretical thinking towards enabling architecture as a catalyst to societal re-configuration while containing the cultural heterogeneities amidst the rapid urbanization/de-urbanization, through indigenous knowledge of space, construction, and its collective identity.  

He has previously worked at NIKKEN (Tokyo), Nicolas Laisne Architectes (Paris), Sou Fujimoto Architects (Tokyo), and Kengo Kuma & Associates (Tokyo) on diverse typologies of projects ranging from Airport terminals, Hotels, High-rise Residential towers, Corporate offices to small scale Furniture and Art installations, across various regions of Asia, Middle-East, & Europe. He is also a fellow of The Royal Society of Arts and a licensed architect affiliated with the Council of Architecture, India.


2022-Present
Master of Architecture - Typology (M.Sc.)
Technische Universität Berlin 

2022
Architect - NIKKEN, Tokyo

2021
Architect - Kengo Kuma & Associates, Tokyo

2018-20
Architect - van der Architects, Tokyo

2017
Intern Architect - Sou Fujimoto Architects, Tokyo

2016
Architects’ License #CA/2016/78080
Council of Architecture India

2015
Intern Architect - Nicolas Laisne Architectes, Paris

2011-16
Bachelor of Architecture
National Institute of Technology Hamirpur, India

1992
Born in Agra, India



COLLABORATORS



Anastasia Gkoliomyti / Atelier Bow-Wow / Tokyo Institute of Technology / Japan - Greece
Eri Natsume / Tokyo Institute of Technology / Japan - US
Takéfumi Kamio / RIBA FRSA AAdip / Japan - UK
Office Shogo Onodera / Former staff of SANAA / Japan
Matthew D’Elia / Real Estate Analyst / JLL / Japan
Amanda Gunawan / OWIU Design / US - Singapore
Shan Wei / Bath University / UK - Singapore
Ayush Gangwal / Rahul Mehrotra Architects / India
Raghav Kohli / CEPT University / India



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