DesignAware is an international award-winning experimental architecture and interdisciplinary design studio that was born of a desire to create awareness through livable, wearable, usable, accessible, responsible design.
DesignAware is not just a business, it’s a movement.

 

 

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work

DesignAware’s portfolio cuts across a range of typologies and scales, including architecture, urbanism, interior design, furniture, lighting, lifestyle accessories, art and wearables. Below are a few selected projects. Click on WORK above for our complete portfolio.
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process

Our work is process-driven and every design is a version, which can undergo tweaks and improvements during the process, and afterward. Recognizing this allows us to see each project as exploratory design research. All our methods are open-source: we like to share techniques and concepts that allow users and other designers to understand our work process.

 

Design is an essential component of many overlapping fields, ranging from art and product design, to furniture and interiors, to architecture and urbanism. We aim to address pressing issues in the world of design by embracing all kinds of projects and delivering unique and unusual design solutions.
Click here for a backend view of the DesignAware studio!
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awareness

DesignAware focuses on a community-oriented approach to teaching. We conduct workshops not only for design and architecture students, but also aim to bring design thinking to the school level, as well as to professionals from other fields. We believe in collaboration and pluralizing the studio by creating a virtual network between individuals with different areas of expertise, no matter where they are located, rather than physical growth through accumulation of professionals concentrated in one place.
The Fractals Workshop, an introduction to 3D thinking is one step in this direction. The Fractals Workshop has been taught in 9 cities in India, the UAE and Bahrain. Click here to learn more about the Fractals Workshop series.
If you’d like to engage us to organize a workshop, click here.
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design access

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We believe in using our talent and skills to give back to the community. We regularly devote some of our time and resources on quota-basis to pro-bono or non-profit projects, based on our evaluation of the social and/or design value of a project. We welcome you to approach us regarding this if you feel your project is impactful to your community.
To know more about this initiative and projects we’ve taken up in the past, click here.

 

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“The flat is beautifully decorated and you could see that Takbir had painstakingly thought of all the aspects. It reminds you of an apartment out of a Manhattan sitcom!”

Taruna Jamalamadaka

“I never knew vaastu could be applied so creatively.”

Naheema Shahnawaz, Professor of Architecture