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.
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 through architecture and design, and by embracing all kinds of projects and delivering unique and unusual design solutions.
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 is a generative and computational design workshop that combines logic, geometry, natural systems and structure. Since 2011, the Fractals Workshop has been taught to people of all ages, backgrounds and skill sets across the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East.
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 support us in self-initiating more community-oriented pro bono projects, become a Patron of Design on our Patreon page.
“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!”
“This workshop is a great way to learn how seemingly complex computer algorithms work, how a simple basic unit can be combined using rules to form a complex structure that goes on indefinitely. The workshop gives great insight into the design process. Looking forward to more similar workshops!”