When you think of Paris, what pops up in your mind first? ‘Love’ or the ‘Eiffel Tower’? And when you think of your hometown, do you remember your ancestral home or the food your grandmother lovingly fed you?
We invariably associate places and spaces to how they make us feel. And then that emotion shapes our perception of that space. A space is not just a physical attribute. It is a part of our identity. Visual appeal, then, can be found even in the old chawl in shambles.
When designed thoughtfully, a space can evoke a particular emotion and trigger certain memories. That is what I try to achieve in my work. Without compromising on the aesthetics, I design spaces which are not only functional but also have a profound impact on all the senses of the user. I want the people populating the space feel like they belong there. By consciously incorporating elements that bring people together and banishing dysfunctional designs which isolate individuals from one another, my aim is to garner smiles from people.
I like to explore beyond the set boundaries of architectural norms by bridging the gap of what is and what can be. I believe that spatial design should be detailed but not distracting. I don’t want my design to trespass into your life. Subtlety is an art that I swear by.