Approach and Philosophy

Welcome to Ocher-Kalagya, an architectural firm founded by two college mates in 2020, who share a passion for designing buildings that not only serve a purpose, but also contribute to the aesthetic and cultural fabric of the communities they serve. In the span of 2.5 years; with offices in Bastar and Nagpur, our firm has worked on a diverse range of projects, including Designing institutes of various sizes, lakefront development, Resorts, public parks, Commercial stores & showrooms; different Museums, Memorial & Interpretation Centers.  

At Ocher-Kalagya, we believe that architecture has the power to shape the world we live in. As we majority work with Government bodies in city level public spaces; our approach of the projects is quite sensitive which focus on creating meaningful and sustainable architecture that promotes local culture and utilizes local materials and craftsmanship & blends with the working style of government. . Our design philosophy is centered around the principles of practicality, user-centric, and aesthetics, with a keen eye towards modern design that contributes to the city’s aesthetics.

Our projects are characterized by a sensitivity to the unique context of each site and a commitment to creating architecture that enhances the surrounding environment. Whether we’re designing public spaces for a lakefront development, creating sustainable rural architecture, or designing a memorial that reflects the purpose of the site, we strive to create spaces that inspire, engage, and uplift the people who use them.

The two partners Ar. Nisha Bothra & Ar. Simran Sharma, who shares a passion for architecture and a deep appreciation for art, craft, and culture. Both graduated from the same school of architecture in Nagpur and have an inclination towards vernacular-contemporary architecture style. Together, Nisha & Simran bring a unique blend of modern and traditional design elements to each project, creating spaces that are both practical and aesthetically pleasing. Their partnership allows them to offer a wide range of design possibilities to their clients, ensuring that each project is truly unique.

We invite you to explore our portfolio and learn more about the projects we’ve worked on.