Three Step House Features in Dwell by Apurva Pande

Excited to see our first ground-up residential project on a unique site in Silverlake get this nice feature from Dwell

Apurva Pande and Chinmaya Misra, the husband-and-wife duo behind CHA:COL, responded to the owners’ needs with a three-step dwelling, where each level precisely addresses the topography to avoid the need for elevators or excessive switchback stairs.
— Dwell Magazine


So happy to see one of our really special loft projects — Toy Loft — get a feature from the Los Angeles Times. Loved vicariously revisiting the design process while reading the story.

After purchasing, Terence and Yu crafted their vision for the loft on several Pinterest boards and scoured the internet for Los Angeles loft conversions. There they found CHA:COL, the firm of award-winning husband-and-wife architecture team Apurva Pande and Chinmaya Misra, who have a reputation for innovative loft design.
— LA Times

Enjoy reading here


CHA:COL's Loft Projects Feature in LA Times by Apurva Pande

Loved the feature by the Los Angeles Times covering the complexity and nuances of renovating and designing live-work lofts in urban, historic buildings. They described two of our special projects -- Twin Lofts and Writer's Block -- to help explain issues to the lay public. Thanks for featuring a design perspective on this issue LA Times!

Read here


Design Feature: Roger TV Animation Warehouse Conversion by Apurva Pande

We're thrilled to share our creative warehouse conversion project for the spectacularly unique motion graphics and animation studio, Roger TV.

Quite a complex process, inserting a second floor and editing suites within a former garment manufacturing 'shop' with dubious code compliance prior.

Do read the story at Design Milk here


Writer's Block: Vivre et Travailler A La Maison by Apurva Pande

Looking forward to seeing Writer's Block in print with the French magazine Architectures A Avivre. Thank you for the thoughtful piece. And yes, we maximized our rudimentary reading skills in French successfully :)

Pour remedier au probleme et sublimer le potentiel de sa nouvelle residence secondaire, le couple fait appel aux architectes Chinmaya Misra et Apurva Pande de l’agence CHA:COL
— Mathieu Fumex, Architectures A Avivre