1. What is the inspiration behind your design firm’s name?
The name “Basics Architects” reflects our belief in fundamental architectural principles of strong foundations, simplicity, and functionality.
2. What is that one design book/movie you found inspiring?
“The Architecture of Happiness” by Alain de Botton is a book that inspired me. It explores how architecture influences our emotions and well-being. It emphasizes the importance of well-designed spaces and provides valuable insights into how architecture shapes our lives.
3. In what ways does your personality reflect in your designs?
In my designs, simplicity and an organized nature reflect my personality. I prefer clean, minimalistic designs without unnecessary complexity. I prioritize understanding clients’ needs and preferences, ensuring their vision is incorporated into the design. My structured approach to planning, execution, and delivery, along with attention to detail, contributes to the success and quality of my designs.
4. What inspires you in your day-to-day architectural practice?
My studio and team are my main sources of inspiration in my daily architectural practice. The collaborative environment stimulates creativity and generates fresh ideas. Being surrounded by talented and passionate individuals motivates me to push the limits of design. The shared vision and collective energy of the team inspire me to consistently pursue excellence in my architectural work.
5. Who is your favourite architect?
I have immense admiration for the works of Frank Lloyd Wright. His organic architecture, which harmonizes with its natural surroundings, is truly inspirational. His ability to blend nature, form, and function in his designs is something I greatly admire.
6. Do you have a signature style?
Our firm is known for its Nature-integrated designs. NID is a holistic approach that fosters a connection between humans and nature. It emphasizes the health and well-being of individuals while minimizing the environmental impact of buildings and developments.
7. The one design philosophy you swear by?
The one design philosophy I swear by is that architecture should be responsive to its context. Each project is unique, with its own set of challenges and opportunities. By understanding the site, its history, culture, and the needs of the users, we can create designs that are deeply rooted in their surroundings and contribute positively to the built environment.
8. The one design quote you find timeless?
A quote that inspires me is “Less is more” by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. It highlights the value of simplicity, elegance, and removing unnecessary elements in design. It encourages us to focus on the essential aspects, letting the natural beauty and functionality take center stage.
9. A hobby that sets you apart?
A hobby that sets me apart is my recent interest in learning the guitar. Playing the guitar allows me to relax, express myself, and find inspiration in music.
10. A message to those few young practising Architects out there?
My Message to young architects is to Work hard, be consistent, and stay committed. Architecture demands dedication and perseverance. Focus on improving your skills, push yourself consistently, and stay committed to your goals. Hard work and dedication will pave the way for success in your architectural career.
11. Which design blog/page/handle do you follow avidly?
I avidly follow the design blog and page “ArchDaily.” It provides a wealth of architectural inspiration, news, and insights from around the world. Their diverse range of projects, interviews, and articles keeps me updated with the latest trends and developments in the field of architecture.