Mahesh and Reena Chavan Founders of Silhouette Architects and Interiors perceive architecture as a profound emotion, a synergy between individuals, buildings, and their environment.
Academic Qualifications: Mahesh Chavan: M. Arch; Reena Chavan: M. Arch
About the Design Firm: Founded in 2002, “Silhouette” Architects and Interior Designers epitomises 21 years of unparalleled expertise. With a commanding presence in two offices across Kolhapur and Sangli, we proudly serve as distinguished panel architects for esteemed institutions like Chhatrapati Shivaji University. Our outstanding contributions have been honoured with the prestigious Icon of Kolhapur award by Lokmat Group, solidifying our reputation for excellence in architectural and interior design services.
First Internship: Mahesh: Mahesh Chavan embarked on his first internship under the mentorship of the architect Abhik Roy Choudhary in CR Park, New Delhi. Reena: Architect Reena Chavan completed her first internship under the mentorship of renowned architect Sunil Patil.
Design Philosophy: At Silhouette Architects and Interior Designers, our ethos transcends traditional design paradigms. We perceive architecture as a profound emotion, a synergy between individuals, buildings, and their environment. Our philosophy embodies the art of translating intangible sensations into tangible designs, transforming spaces into vibrant, living narratives.
Breakthrough Project: Dattajirao Kadam Technical Education Society in Ichalkaranji, Kolhapur. His architectural brilliance is evident in the school’s unique exterior, creating a standout masterpiece. Chavan’s ingenuity has redefined school architecture, inspiring awe and admiration in a functional, appealing space.
Dream Project: The dream project unfolded as a captivating bungalow for a distinguished doctor and his wife named the “The Flowing Stones”. The primary challenge was to design interactive spaces for their small family while preserving individual privacy.
Inspiration: At the core of our design philosophy lies a deep admiration for nature, which has been a constant source of inspiration throughout my life. We closely observe nature and draw from its captivating beauty to infuse our designs with a sense of organic elegance.
Current Projects: In our current projects, we are deeply engaged in residential housing design, exploring a diverse range of fascinating materials. Additionally, we are working on a very creative institutional building using pre Engineered Building technology.
Biggest challenge: In contemporary architecture, the foremost challenge lies in crafting structures with minimal carbon footprints and seamless integration into the natural landscape. Architects are tasked with innovating eco-friendly materials, energy-efficient designs, and harmonious aesthetics that honor nature’s balance.