WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ARCHITECTURE ?
As a teenager I always enjoyed to decor my house and loved to keep it presentable. For this I took inspiration from interior designing magazines that I sponsored from my pocket money. Designing homes with new concept always use to fascinate me and here is me taking up architecture as a career. My father belongs to the same field and that acted as an upper hand for me. He always supported me in my decision and motivated me to become the person I am today.
WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY?
Designers must stand the test of time. When it comes to creating spaces, timelessness is key. I like to design in such a way that decor should never out date. So I make sure I’m not a slave to trends. Instead I aim for classic yet chic, elegant and refined decors were each and every space shows reflection of it's users.
WHAT IS THE MANTRA THAT YOU'VE RELIED ON IN BALANCING FUNCTION WITH AESTHETICS?
We keep our design simple,straight and creative. We take utmost care for space planning of the area, which gives utilisation of space while taking care of clients usage and comfort. Free flow to use each and every nook of the space with adding aesthetic and trendy look to house.
TALK ABOUT THE SKILLS THAT HAVE SERVED YOU BEST IN YOUR CAREER.
Never turn down to your client's idea. Pay proper attention to the client's requirements as that's the major rule of designing. Always try and share the ideas with your clients and be with them in process of design. While in the designing stage indulge in more communication over there likes and dislikes. Both the designer and the client has to be on the same page as it makes client's & designer's relation strong and helps in designing the space better.
MENTION FEW OF YOUR NOTABLE PROJECTS AND WHY THEY ARE CLOSE TO YOU.
Ahmedabad House –
The site is in Ahmedabad and is a holiday home for the client. You rarely get a client who gives you 100% free hand in designing. They showed blind trust on us which made us put more efforts to the project. We just did one meeting, two visits, ten days of conceptualisation and forty five days of execution in completing the entire site. They were was surprised about how it all turned out. Their heart full smile was biggest achievement of our team.
While designing we have kept in mind there roots of a Gujarati background and matched it with style modern touch. As you enter the house it gives the feel of warmth and cosiness. We spent two days for the set up and the other, the final day we were attached with vibes of place that it was hard to bid adieu to the site.
WHO HAS BEEN YOUR INSPIRATION IN DESIGN?
WHAT ARE A FEW OF YOUR FAVOURITE ARCHITECTURAL/DESIGN PIECES AROUND THE GLOBE?
Sigiriya is one of the most valuable historical monuments of Sri Lanka. The buildings and gardens of Sigiriya reflects about the creator's amazing ideas about architecture. The architectural monument's space planning, using of such unique and creative technical skills and technologies during the period when facilities were limited inspires me.
SHARE SOME OF YOUR VALUABLE ADVICE FOR OUR READERS TO GET INSPIRED OF.
In any design, details is very important as it makes look good any expensive or chip any material look good be it a very expensive or not so expensive. The internet is always at your rescue. Take inspiration from internet but always create your own design. Don’t try to just copy it without understanding that what your clients needs and what space you have. Lastly, never say no to your client. Try to understand what they want and if it's possible also incorporate it in your design.