Pan India Travel Studio - Your Architectural Pitstop

A 4 week rigorous architectural design studio in 3 diverse locations in India culminating in the POOL*, Ahmedabad.



Landscapes and Cities

In the middle of a cold desert landscape of the Himalayan region is Ladakh; the highest urban system of the world. The participants will be oriented to the cities of this unique landscape condition.

The participant will engage in a design exercise that will interrogate the very notion of a place through design interventions.


Fabricating Architecture

Auroville, 8 kms north of Pondicherry, is an international project for an idealistic city initiated 50 years ago, with late Parisian architect Roger Anger as chief architect.

Participants will investigate fabric structures that can plug into today’s urban fabric of mega-cities where temporary structures can continue to extend the quantity and quality of outdoor public spaces, while enriching them with contemporary design and fabrication.


Unabashed Modernism

Set amidst the Aravalli and dotted with lakes is Udaipur; an important historical city in Southern part of Rajasthan. It has a dense urban fabric and like many cities in India witnessed rapid growth and changes in the old city which is continuing.
The design program will include an urban insert addressing the rich historical context while imagining the future.


  • Leh


    Ladakh is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and culture. It is sometimes called "Little Tibet" ...


    An experimental township founded in 1968 by Mirra Alfassa (also known as "The mother") and designe ...


    Founded in 1553 by Maharana Udai Singh II as the final capital of the Mewar kingdom Mean sea le ...

Master studio, Pool, Ahmedabad-

Culmination week at Matharoo Associates / MEDI studio, Ahmedabad.




Gurjit Singh Matharoo
Unabashed Modernism

Conferred International Fellow RIBA 2012, Winner Chicago Athenaeum International Architectural Award 2011, Winner AR house award 2010, Winner AR Emerging Architecture Award 2009. Runs his practice in the name and style of Matharoo Associates at Ahmedabad. Is a visiting faculty at his alma mater, CEPT University, Ahmedabad since 1990 and rides his naked Ducati to work.

Anupama Kundoo
Fabricating Architecture

Material research and socio-economically beneficial architecture of low environmental impact. Researched and taught at TU Berlin, AA London, TU Darmstadt, Parsons New School of Design New York, UQ Brisbane, Cornell University, currently Professor at UCJC Madrid. Graduated from Sir JJ College of Architecture Mumbai; Ph.D. from TU Berlin. Exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2012 and 2016. Believes in ‘thinking with the hands’.

Pratyush Shankar
Landscapes and Cities

Author of the book "Himalayan Cities" and presently Alexander Humboldt Fellow in University of Bonn, Germany. Was the Dean of Architecture at CEPT University. His research interest in Indian Urbanism and Himalayan Architecture, Recipient of Ford Asia Fellowship in 2008 and Winner J.K.Cement Architects AYA Award 2013. An avid hiker who is presently writing the Indian Urban History.



Open to all Architecture students worldwide and young Architects with a passion and drive for design.

Application deadline

As there are only limited seats, we encourage you to enroll at the earliest  possible. The PIT crew will evaluate applications every week and handpick participants till all seats are filled.


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Bonafide students of
Architecture / Architects: 

2500 USD (1,70,000 INR - approx);  

including travel, stay and food.


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PITStudio 2015

A small compilation of PITS2015 - the people involved, participants’ projects and places traveled during the period. The Studio was mentored by Mona-Doctor Pingel, Rajesh Renganathan and Gurjit Singh Matharoo in Auroville, Silvepura and Udaipur from August 1st-28th, culminating with the Master Jury at 'Pool", Ahmedabad.


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PITStudio 2016

A small compilation of PITS2016 - the people involved, participants’ projects and places traveled during the period. The Studio was mentored by Mona-Doctor Pingel, Pratyush Shankar and Gurjit Singh Matharoo in Auroville, Leh and Udaipur from July 29th-August 26th, culminating with the Master Jury at 'Pool", Ahmedabad.


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Pan India Travel Studio

Pool. 19, Pleasure Ville II,
Nandoli, G'ngr - 382721 (Near Kalhaar, Shilaj, Ahmedabad) Gujarat, India. : +919879543504/05