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Fifth Column

About Us

Diversity Fifth Column is a multidisciplinary design studio based in Vadodara, India. The studio was established by Abhay Panchasara in 2014 primarily as an Architecture and Interior Design firm and a year later, Furniture and Product design discipline was co-founded by Jaymin Panchasara. Over the years the studio has thrived with an energetic team of architects lead by both brothers along with Ashna Patel, the senior Architect at the studio. The distinctiveness of the studio is its focus on diverse scale of projects ranging from a single piece of furniture, its series, to architectural and urban design projects, spanning variety of cultures, landscapes and climates. Simultaneously the studio is engaged with diverse range of clients including governmental and non-governmental bodies, corporates, builders, private clients as well as furniture and product manufacturers. Approach Each project is seen as a challenge and an opportunity that runs across rigorous analytical exercises and intense process which results in a comprehensive design result. The studio strongly believes not getting into a style or a language, while each design problem is examined at a fundamental level, the studio aims to address characters and the potentials of the project and embracing it into the design. All the projects are worked highly on a participatory level with the clients, engineers, specialist consultants and not the least the local craftsmen, taking everyone’s contribution on the journey of the design process. Collaborative Practice The philosophy of the studio firmly believes and highly advocates in team work and collaboration with experts of various respective fields. While at the same time the team at Fifth Column is blessed to have mentorship of seniors, colleagues as well as the design fraternity which continuously makes everyone at the studio as learners and listeners. Amongst all the soul of the studio, Prof. Gurdev Singh, an architect and a maestro academician, awarded ‘lifetime teaching Award’ by the Institute of Architects provides senior leadership to the practice. His immeasurable valuable inputs in all the design process takes the studio a notch above in the learning and understanding of profession.

Services Provided

3D Rendering, Architectural Design, Basement Design, Basement Remodeling, Bathroom Design, Building Design, Custom Home, Eco Homes, Green Building, Handicap-Accessible Design, Historic Building Conservation, Home Extensions, Home Renovation & Remodeling, Home Restoration, House Plans, Landscape Plans, Living Room Design, Sustainable Design, Universal Design, Custom Furniture, Architecture Consultancy, Bespoke Furniture Design services, Residential Interior design, Interior Design Consultancy and Turnkey Projects, Landscape Design Consultancy, Architecture Design Consultancy

Areas Served

Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Surat, Rajkot, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore Urban


Urban Design–Occupational Competition–2014 Indian National War Museum–2016 Prime Ministers Museum, Delhi–2018 International School, Pondicherry–2013 Godrej Design Lab–2016 Madan Mahal Eco-Tourism Project, Jabalpur–2018 World Environment School, Coorg–2018 Nominee German Design Award 2019

Professional Information

Approved by Council of Architecture (COA) India

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12 Projects

New Delhi, Delhi

National War Memorial

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