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Conversations in Architecture: exploring the work of Goa based Studio Matter

The Goa Podcast is all about sharing the stories of interesting & inspiring individuals in Goa. Capturing our guests' experiences and the surrounding sounds of their day to day life as well. However from time to time, the work of said individuals simply has to be shared visually as well!

This week's podcast and interview with Ruturaj Parikh & Maanasi Hattangadi of Matter, an architecture, design & publishing studio based in the village of Sangolda is a prime example of exactly that.

For as much as we can discuss the ins & outs of their daily practice, the important learnings of years in the making as well as the charms & challenges of doing business in Goa, one truly needs to see their work to fully appreciate the studio's accomplishments.

So in addition to our usual show notes & suggested links, we wanted to share a few photos from several of our favourite Matter projects mentioned in Episode 08 of the Goa Podcast.

Click the link in the title of each project for more information on the design process & build. All images & information kindly provided by


1. The Kokum House | Aldona, Goa

Private Residence with Borrowed Garden designed in collaboration with Pradeep Kodikara and Jineshi Samaraweera; ZOWA Architects, Sri Lanka.


2. Thinkering | Nachinola, Goa

Design of a 'Learning by Making' Campus led by Furniture & Industrial Designer Avik Sarkar


3. The Waste Wagon | GWMC

Upcycled vehicle for collecting waste designed for the Goa Waste Management Corporation


Additional Studio Matter projects, publications & events we suggest you check out:

Seraulim House - Restoration and refurbishment of a Goan House

[IN]SIDE - Biannual journal on Contemporary Architecture

FRAME - an independent Biennial Conclave on contemporary architecture in India organised in partnership with H & R Johnson (India) and Takshila Educational Society - Matter’s digital journal on contemporary architecture

Plus, don't forget to listen to Episode 08 of the Goa Podcast with Maanasi & Ruturaj here!



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