Sol.ACE is a design practice set up in Kampala, Uganda which focuses on Architectural, Interior and product design services. The studio is led by Batul Tinwala (UPenn, USA; NMIMS University, India)
The firm has been elaborately working on Affordable Housing projects in Kampala. Our idea is to realize dream of a common man to own a house in their lifetimes. The design provides all amenities required for luxury living in affordable settings.
We believe in contrasting ideas.Firstly, our vision is to create contemporary futuristic designs to give a high-tech identity to the cities. We believe its time for us to look beyond the horizon and join hands in transforming the face of the city and emerge into a new metropolis of tomorrow!
Simultaneously, we have also been researching and collaborating with locals to learn more about the adobe houses which are vernacular form of architecture in East Africa.
Together we would like to develop contemporary-vernacular designs that are true to the place and have a potential to emerge into a new style altogether. We are very excited and are looking forward on contributing to the development of Uganda and East Africa as a whole.
(Director & Principal Architect), CoA
Architect and founder of Sol.ACE in Kampala, she studied at NMIMS University at Mumbai, India (2012) after which she worked for Larsen & Toubro Ltd. in Mumbai where she successfully completed a commercial project of Sanofi.
She further pursued her Masters in Architecture at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia in 2014 and worked in United States for short duration before starting her own practice in East Africa.
In 2016 she founded Sol.ACE in Kampala, Uganda. Her areas of interest and concerns are affordable housing, contemporary-vernacular architecture and environmental aspects to design.
She has keen interest in art and have successful designed and displayed her installations in Kalaghoda Art Festival in Mumbai in 2011 & 2013. She has also won 'Most playful award' in 72 Hour Urban Action competition in Stuttgart, Germany. Her hobby lies in sketching and writing. In 2010 she contributed to Mumbai Reader and also won prize for article writing in Build Today Journalism competition.