The built form and the written word, both have a lot in common. Some relations are more literal – the basic building blocks, the structure, certain distinctive elements. But, both go well beyond the physical and the literal -  The ultimate purpose behind designing buildings and writing prose is to invoke feelings, to lead one through space and time, to tell stories.

While our buildings tell the specific stories of our client’s, it is through our words that are able to share our stories with you. It is through our words that we are able to visualize and create narratives that drive the process. It is these words that fuel the excitement in anything and everything that we do – whether it be about the artisans and craftsmen who work with us, simple construction processes or just the spaces that we experience.

Here is a glimpse of some of these stories.

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When you come to our office for the first time with a set of requirements for the design of your home, it is quite possible that you get surprised with the questions we ask you.


We would want to know about your lifestyle, the little habits of yours, the nature of relationship between the members who are to stay in the house. We would ask you about your profession, how you spend your spare time, how you would be using your kitchen. Do you entertain a lot or prefer having quiet evenings with a cup of coffee? What was your childhood like? What are your hobbies? Do you have habits that you wish to change? Do you read? Are you an early riser or do you prefer to burn the midnight oil?


The nature of the questions would probably remind you of the first time you visited your doctor.


But it is precisely this information that will eventually turn the house we design, into your home.


The bookshelf in the bathroom for the avid reader who spends a lot of time there in the morning hours. Or the pilot who needs his bedroom as private as possible for an undisturbed sleep after long flights. The positioning of the AV room for the movie buff who uses the space for unwinding after a long day at work. The travelers who would need space to display their travel souvenirs. The bay window meant for dogs rather than humans. The open jacuzzi, the room for the ham radio, the house with minimal number of doors - the story behind each architectural feature is unique.


This unique story of yours would be the driving factor behind the design of your home.



-Ananya