How did you come up with the name of your studio?
I always wanted something of my own, with my name. Thereby formed a name that will have a piece of my name too. Hence, BDAA i.e Bhardwaj Design And Associates.
What determined your passion for design? Tell us about the moment when you decided this is the way to go.
Since my school days only, I was very much fascinated with the buildings and how the spaces looked bigger and smaller within the same areas. Since then I started researching about the people who design and build these buildings and thereby joined Architecture.
What kind of projects were you doing when you first started as a designer?
Without any background experience of any family member in this field, I started with a small Commercial Shop. Then a few residential Interior projects. But right after a Year, we started getting Architecture projects for Residential and Industrial Projects.
What field of design are you most interested in?
The Architecture part of any project interests us, for us the play of built masses to form any volume is more interesting rather than decorating it from inside.
What is your favourite book/magazine on design? How about your favourite site?
Architecture Digest, Domus, Archdaily, Design Milk, Design boom.
What is your Signature Style?
What inspires you to thrive in this industry? Which piece of architecture inspires you the most.
The architecture style of B.V Doshi, Charles corea, Le Corbuiser, tadao Ando. though their Styles were very different their understanding and their manipulations for the spaces was very much similar.
Only Patience is the key to excel in this field. All of these great Architects took years to become what they are today.
From your point of view, is design an art or a science?
Design is an amalgamation of art and science. Science is the tool to bring art into existence.
If you had no limits (money, resources), what would you create?
Colonization on Mars or some other planet or ET body.
What advice do you have for young designers or architects reading this interview?
Have patience, do not fall for short term benefits, never compromise with the situations, never be exploited, learn to say NO and work with Integrity.