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Founded by Michel Da Costa Gonçalves and Amrita Mahindroo, DROO is an award-winning practice operating worldwide from our offices in London and Paris. DROO takes a wholistic approach to design from the object to the urban. Each project is a culmination of the complex network of conditions, which are distilled into a singular poetic statement, which valorises its context – both physical and intellectual. Our projects grow rich from our research focusing on new materials, innovative typologies and advanced modes of design and production.

After graduating with honors in France, Michel went on to obtain postgraduate degree from AA Emergent Technologies & Design subsequently teaching at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London for 9 years. Amrita received her B.Arch with Honors from The University of Melbourne, in Australia and a Masters Degree in Architecture and Urban Design from the MIT in Boston before cofounding DROO with Michel.

Da Costa Mahindroo Architects brings together diverse and global experiences to rigorously deliver innovative projects.