This wordpress blog is created by White Ant Studio (previously FOA Studio) to feature current and past architectural works and to post glimpses of the life around us and the things that keep us going. The blog is seen as a more dynamic extension of the existing website of the studio publishing not only the studio’s own work but also architectural and cultural works and news that White Ant Studio / FOA Studio finds interesting and inspiring.

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White Ant Studio is a design unit based in the International City of Auroville and headed by Fabian Ostner. Born and educated in Germany, Fabian works since several years in India and – after three years in Bangalore (where he worked with a renowned architectural firm as project architect) – has relocated to this exciting place on India’s eastern coastline, just 150km south of Chennai. Here the studio shares a beautiful structure with another Auroville design unit, Castelino Marchese Architects. From this quiet location White Ant Studio works on a range of architectural and interior works in varying configurations. Among the companies with whom the studio has collaborated in the recent past is the team of Fountainhead Design, a large and expanding architectural practice based in Hyderabad and Vijay Nambiar Design, an upcoming interior design studio based out of Bangalore.

Attached here a short CV of Fabian.

Fabian CV


26 thoughts on “About

  1. Respected sir,
    I Manikiran from Hyderabad,
    Completed my bachelors in architecture..
    I would be pleased to work with you so as to gain knowledge from you,and contribute my full effort if i get a chance to work with your organisation.
    My basic aim is to learn the real architecture.
    I would be pleased if get an opportunity to show my portfolio to you.

    will be waiting to hear from you soon
    Thank you

    1. Dear Manikiran,
      Thank you for your application. I am presently not hiring additional staff but please feel free to send me your portfolio to for future reference.
      Best regards.

  2. Respected sir,
    I have sent you my portfolio to your mail adress sir please kindly check.
    I am travelling to auroville on 2nd of feb sir,
    I would be pleased if i can get an opportunity to meet you and show you my other works and qualifications.

    will be waiting to hear from you soon
    Thank you

  3. sir i am pursuing my architecture 3rd year and i have already sent my portfolio to your mail address please kindly check, i am much interested to join as trainee in your firm. please accept my request sir.

    will be waiting to hear good news from you soon
    Thank you

  4. Dear Sir/Mam,

    As a final year student of B.arch at K.R.Mangalam School of Architecture and Planning.
    I have developed extensive experience and knowledge from my program. I would like to apply these experiences and knowledge to this internship position from July’15 to December’15.

    It is the most appropriate place for me to work at because it has a high degree level of work and standards which will allow me to provide a great opportunity to challenge myself through critical thinking, creativity and innovativeness.

    Furthermore i am a quick learner, hard working, ambitious person, motivated by goals achievements, having a multi-perspective approach towards a situation. Nothing provide me with more satisfaction that bringing contribution to the success of the project.

    Can you please guide where can i send my resume and portfolio.

    Thankyou for your time

  5. Respected Sir,
    I am currently completing my 4th year of B.arch in BMS School of Architecture, Bangalore. I have learned of your firm in my course of search and would be privileged to work as an intern at your firm from August ’15 to December ’15.

    I hope to gain some valuable insights and further learn more about your renowned architectural practise which will strengthen my career as an architect after I graduate.

    I have e-mailed my resume and portfolio to the above mentioned address.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you for your consideration.

  6. Goten Tag Herr,

    I have mailed my resume and portfolio for your kind consideration. I traveled to Auroville at the fall of spring and was drawn towards the kind of work you pursue at your esteemed firm. I am eager to learn from you.
    Waiting to hear from you.

    Ihnen zu danken
    Sudipto Barua

    1. dear sudipto,
      thank you for your application. i have already students for the next semester and cannot provide you with a position in my office. good luck with your application to other studios.
      best regards.

  7. hi sir/mam,
    im preethy currently doing M.Arch in SAP, anna univ.
    as a part of sem , we were asked to do a live case study on landscape done in beach house ..
    i wish to do case study on residence in uthandi which you have worked on..
    can you please kindly help me sir…
    i wish to know the correct location of that building…
    thank you

  8. Hello sir,
    I have gone through the works that you and your company have accomplished. They seem to be perfectly falling into the category that I am interested in. Free falling and independent designs of residences are the best part of it. My personal favorite is the House in Uthandi village.
    I would like to know if your company is available for a 21-week internship program starting January 2016.
    I am a 4th-year architecture student at School of planning and architecture, Bhopal.
    If you recommend I am ready to send my Portfolio and the CV

    hoping for a reply

    Best regards

      1. Sir,
        I have emailed you my portfolio and cv as you have asked. It shall be a pleasure to work under you supervision.

        Thank you.

      2. Hello Sir,
        I have sent my Portfolio and cv as you have asked. I am waiting for a reply about the same.
        I would be very much glad to know your opinion.

        Thank you

  9. respected sir,
    i am kannan currently pursuing 4th b.arch, i would like to do intern in your firm, from dec 2015 to may 2016 to gain some experience and well as part of our curriculum.

    i have already mailed you my portfolio for further reference. please let me know about possibility of working with you

    1. dear kannan, thank you for applying but i cannot entertain more interns in my small studio. good luck with your application to other offices. best regards. fabian

  10. Respected sir,
    I am Chippy Vijumon Varghese from College of Architecture, Trivandrum , presently in 3rd year b.arch. I would like to work as your intern from June – October 2016.
    I have mailed my CV .
    Kindly consider this as an application and looking forward for the reply.

    1. Dear Chippy,
      Thank you for your email but I am sorry to inform you that I am not able to provide you with an internship position. Good luck with your application to other offices.
      Best regards.

  11. Hi Mr.Fabian,
    I’am Shyama Nair and I completed my bachelor’s in architecture from university school of design, mysore and worked at Arya Architects,Ahmedabad as a junior architect. I have previously interned under Ar.Manu Gopalan ,Sacred Groves, Auroville. I wanted to enquire if there are any openings at your firm and the procedure for applying.I wish to come back to Pondicherry and pursue a future there and have loved your work since I was in college.
    Awaiting your reply,
    Shyama Nair

  12. Respected sir,

    Dear sir/madam

    I am Nidhi Parikh, IV year from Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. As per my curriculum, I am supposed to intern under a firm for period of six months, starting from January 2017.

    I have visited Auroville in August 2016, the architecture practice has inspired me a lot, wish to have an internship to your design studio.

    In hoping of getting your guidance and consideration. I have already mailed my resume and portfolio.

    Thank you.

  13. Respected sir,

    I am Nidhi Parikh, IV year student from Udaipur, Rajasthan. As per my curriculum, I am supposed to intern under a firm for a period of six months, starting from January 2017.

    I have visited Auroville in August 2016, the architecture practice has inspired me a lot, wish to have an internship to your studio.

    I have already mailed my portfolio and resume, kindly go through it,In hoping of getting a reply.

    Thank you.

    1. Dear Nidhi,
      I am presently not hiring additional staff or taking interns. Please feel free to stay in touch and try again at a later point of time.
      Good luck with your application to other offices.
      Best regards.

  14. Respected Sir
    I am a student of Architecture, currently in Semester 9, pursuing from National Institute of Technology Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh. We have Internship in our curriculum from January 2018 for 4-6 months in the 10th (last) Semester.
    I wish to undergo internship in your respective firm.
    The Portfolio and Curriculum Vitae are hereby attached.

    Thanking You in anticipation.

    Yours sincerely,
    Vidisha Barwal
    Semester 9, B.Arch.,
    National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur (H.P.)

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