Pino Marchese and
Sheril Castelino –
© C&M Architects
Holistic approach towards design involving functionality, aesthetics & resource conservation. Sustainability and climate responsive design form the basis of our work. Use of alternative, traditional & modern building technology as appropriate to the context and brief. Search for timeless architecture that is beyond 'trends' and doesn't struggle to be 'new' or 'inventive' for the sake of it. The search is for 'egoless' architecture in the present ego driven contemporary architectural trend the world over.
C&M Architects is led by Pino Marchese and Sheril Castelino.
Graduated in architecture from University of Florence in 1990.
- Worked in studios of architecture in South Italy and Florence doing projects for housing, commercial and public buildings. 1990-1998
- Independent Practice in India, 1998-present, including innovative urban planning, sustainable architecture, landscape, interiors, product design and photography.
- Part of team in Auroville's Future - Town Planning & Centre for Urban Research, 1998-2005
- Worked in close association with Auroville's chief architect Roger Anger on various planning and architectural projects. 1998-2007.
- Coordinator of Architecture and Urban design, L'avenir d'Auroville, 2007-2009
Nature of work:
- Innovative Urban Planning
- Sustainable Architecture
- Interior &Product design
- Internships offered to students in architecture related design fields
- Set up Photography Archive Bank of over 50000 pictures on all areas of interest on Auroville 1968-present & partly on India
Graduated in architecture from K.R.V.I.A. in 1997, Bombay.
- Independent practice in Architecture and Design Consultancy 2001-present
- Part of the innovative Urban Planning team for Auroville's Future - Centre for Urban research & assisted Auroville's chief architect Roger Anger 2001-2006
- Worked with Paolo Soleri, Arcosanti, Arizona, USA, 2003
- Member of Auroville Industrial Zone Group 2002-2006
- Member of Auroville Planning Group 2003-2006
- Member of Auroville Planning & Development Council 2004-2005
Nature of work:
- City networking-project under Asia-Urbs of Auroville's Future connecting Indian cities to European cities for "Best Practices in Sustainable Urban Development" 2002-2004
- Interior and product design
- Landscape design
- Freelance architectural journalism
- Internship provided to Indian and international students in all design fields
- Organising Seminars and Workshops for students and professionals in sustainable development practices.
- Technology transfer of alternative building technology outside of Auroville
Berdah House by Castelino & Marchese Architects
This house is the result of research and experimentation in areas of eco-friendly building materials and technology alternatives to the current building...
Maggie’s House in Pillaichavady by Castelino & Marchese Architects
An eco-friendly approach: This residential building is the result of extensive research and experimentation in three main areas; eco-friendly building...
Maroma Storeroom at Douceur by Castelino & Marchese Architects
The concept of a storeroom was re-defined in this project. The client Maroma had no further room for expansion on their factory premises and was compelled to...
Administrative Building for Auroville Papers by Castelino & Marchese Architects
A new building within an existing campus which principally housed the production unit of Auroville Papers that manufactures handmade paper & related products...
Duplex Apartment in Auroville by Castelino & Marchese Architects
The groundwork for this project was mainly powered by the predilection that homes with tranquil living spaces allow room for personal growth. An open plan...
Murugappa House by Castelino & Marchese Architects
This large colonial home has been recently renovated and remodelled in keeping with its heritage style. Large open spaces - perfect for entertaining guests -...
Batmanabane House by C&M Architects
Client brief: ‘Understated elegance’, vastu compliance, eco-friendly principles, sustainable architecture, well-lit, ventilated and transparency as some of...
Timber Beach House by C&M Architects
The Tsunami in December 2004 wrecked havoc on the houses along the eastern coast. Ensuing this, a safe shelter was a prime concern in the region. Trying to...
Douceur House by C&M Architects
The client wanted a house in sync with nature,where the inside and outside flowed into each other. The house had be have a zen spirit with clean lines and in...