A TALK WITH AR. PANKAJ MAHANI AND AR. AVINASH PARIMOO

Updated: Dec 26, 2019



  • WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ARCHITECTURE ?

To answer this question, let us start by giving a small brief about our company. Our company was formed by Pankaj Mahani and Avinash Parimoo, both from a humble background and both were from a non architectural background based out of Delhi. As luck would have had it, we both met and had the same passion, vision and creativity. We wanted to be an asset for the society and always wanted to do something different and unique.

  • WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY?

As per our design philosophy, architecture is like a human body. You need to have a healthy body and a healthy mind. It's like making the body wear clothes as per functionality and aesthetics, so that the overall package looks beautiful and functional. This philosophy gives us the job satisfaction and client satisfaction.

  • WHAT IS THE MANTRA THAT YOU'VE RELIED ON IN BALANCING FUNCTION WITH AESTHETICS?

Our basic mantra is to get the best possible results in the most economical way. When we design and execute a project we make sure that we use the right product which fits in our design sensibility and source it from the most honest vendors.

  • TALK ABOUT THE SKILLS THAT HAVE SERVED YOU BEST IN YOUR CAREER.

Our best skill is being experimental and yet practical. We try to use new or old materials in an innovative way.

  • WHAT ARE THE THINGS A BUDDING ARCHITECT SHOULD PAY ATTENTION TO WHILE HANDLING PROJECTS? WHAT ACCORDING TO YOU ARE THE DO'S AND THE DONT'S IN THIS FIELD?

Our advice to budding architects is to have good observation skills. They should get inspired by others but follow their own paths. As said by our ex prime minister, Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, "Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career."

  • MENTION FEW OF YOUR NOTABLE PROJECTS AND WHY THEY ARE CLOSE TO YOU.

All our projects our very close to our heart and we don't differentiate among them. Here's a picture of a site we recently completed.



  • WHO HAS BEEN YOUR INSPIRATION IN DESIGN?

As architects, we have been inspired by nature. New technologies are now helping architects like us to recreate complex structures found in nature by using modern construction methods and materials.

  • WHAT ARE A FEW OF YOUR FAVOURITE ARCHITECTURAL/DESIGN PIECES AROUND THE GLOBE?

Borobudur, Indonesia

Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt

Burj Khalifa, Dubai


  • WHAT DO YOU LOVE DOING WHEN YOU'RE NOT DESIGNING?

Both of us are family oriented, so when we are not working we generally like to spend our time with our loved ones. Watching and playing cricket is also our common passion.

  • SHARE SOME OF YOUR VALUABLE ADVICE FOR OUR READERS TO GET INSPIRED OF.

Whatever you do in life do it with full determination and passion. Do things that inspire you to do more.


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