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 deeply involved with built and natural environments, and with real and virtual worlds via investigative design research across discipline / method / scale / context / interface
DesignAware sparks discourse on the relevance of an open-ended approach to education and awareness through community engagement. Taking an entrepreneurial route, DesignAware has worked on various self-initiated projects, with a particularly strong focus on socially-relevant work. we continue to question methodological and pedagogical norms through our design research and practice.
DesignAware is not just a practice, it’s a movement.
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work

DesignAware’s portfolio cuts across a range of typologies, scales and contexts, including architecture, urbanism, interior and spatial design, object, furniture and lighting, and wearable design.
DesignAware is highly-selective of work, and each new project is seen as a puzzle to be solved with an exploratory, inquisitive and adventurous approach.
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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.
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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 unconventional 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 schools and 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.
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.
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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Start Here!

Tooling up is the first step to becoming Design Aware! Choose from the options below to prepare yourself before getting started on your project


Do you have an idea for a project in the works?

Whether it’s still in the idea stage or if you’re looking to engage our design services, filling out Your Project Form allows us to understand your requirement and prepare for our first call or meeting. It expedites the information collection process. Better yet, it increases the chances of us taking up your project!

Once Your Project Form is submitted, we will reach out to you for a Project Feasibility Call with Architect Takbir Fatima.


Apply for a Project Feasibility Call

DesignAware is currently offering a limited number of Project Feasibility Calls for property owners or companies with plans for initiating an architecture, interior design or construction project in the next 12 months.

On this free 30 minute Zoom call, you’ll speak directly with Architect Takbir Fatima about your project. By the end of your call you’ll learn:

  • The steps you need to take to get started on your project today
  • How our proven design process works to deliver successful projects by creating customized, innovative, sustainable spaces
  • How to get the best out of engaging DesignAware for your project

Before applying, please fill out Your Project Form to help us prepare for the meeting.


GET YOUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT


The #1 Factor mini training to get it right


As part of our DesignAwareness initiative, we provide open-source educational resources to get started the right way before planning an architecture or interior design project. These valuable and actionable learnings can ensure a smooth and successful project from studio to site.

What you learn in this video training can help you make the transition from an ordinary to an exceptional (and potentially award-winning) project. This training is the #1 factor for making sure a project comes in on time and on budget.


DREAM TEAM DIRECTORY

It’s not just about what you know, but who you know.

What makes an amazing design possible is flawless execution by experts who are able to understand and execute the design. We’d like to share with you our free Dream Team Directory, a list of the professionals we’ve partnered with for different projects. This will help you build an execution team that can help make dream designs a reality.


Project Planning Pack

“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail,”
~Benjamin Franklin

If you’re wondering how to get started with planning for your upcoming project, the earlier you begin the better. The most successful projects are those that have started preparation and research months or even years in advance.

The free Instant Project Planning Pack is an immensely powerful resource that will help you take control to instantly kickstart your project to gear it up for success from day one. It gives you a roadmap to help plan your timeline, budget and team, and apply for a Project Feasibility Call with Architect Takbir Fatima to discuss your project and answer your questions.


Book an Online Design Consultation

This is a paid online design consultation about your project. When you’re ready to get started on your project, you can receive an online consultation specific to your project and site.

In the Architectural Design Consultation you’ll speak with Architect Takbir Fatima. In the Interior Design Consultation you’ll speak with Lead Interior Designer Abeer Fatima.

In this verbal consultation, you will receive:

  • The steps you need to take to get started on your project today
  • Advice on site selection, budget, and possible timelines
  • Information on the data required before the design process
  • Answers to general questions about your project
  • A roadmap of the next steps to take to make your project a reality

The best part is that you can meet with us no matter where you are in the world!

Before booking, please fill out Your Project Form to help us prepare for the meeting.