How did you come up with the name of your studio?
Twoplustwo is just not a name for us, but it defines the philosophy behind the way we work. For us any project is about the Site + Client(TWO) and our Studio + the team involved on-site, be it the consultants or the masons(TWO). And this is how the name comes up.
What determined your passion for design? Tell us about the moment when you decided this is the way to go.
Coming from a background, where my father has been a civil engineer, always hunting for better details and resolving things, it acted as an inspiration for me to go ahead and work more on solutions to everyday issues which pop up due to bad design. We, therefore, believe in doing the right thing, since doing that will always help in achieving the solution, which is the purpose of any design.
What kind of projects were you doing when you first started as a designer?
I was doing a Boutique Showroom for one of the most beautiful & talented Fashion designers in Ahmedabad and further, I worked on making homes out of the 600-800 sqft segment of apartments, which was really challenging and helped to develop my skillset in working efficiently with small sizes and giving spacious results in return.
What field of design are you most interested in?
What is your favorite book/magazine on design? How about your favorite site?
My most favorite book is the Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard.
My favorite webpage is mymodernmet.com
What is your Signature Style?
I love to work with a palette of minimalism, blended with raw nature.
What inspires you to thrive in this industry? Which piece of architecture inspires you the most.
My clients and their aspirations inspire me to thrive and give the best efforts to achieve their Ideal Scenarios. Kanchenjunga Apartments by Ar. Charles Correa and Habitat 67 by Ar. Moshe Safdie keeps pushing me towards working on innovative designs.
From your point of view, is design an art or a science?
Design is the blend, where art & science cannot be separated.
If you had no limits (money, resources), what would you create?
A nature-inspired Living Quarter.
What advice do you have for young designers or architects reading this interview?
As a designer, we must remember that it’s our duty to guide the client with the correct ideology and design. Our goal should always be to keep the client satisfied and not push them, just to showcase our artistic skills. Every client is different, and thus each of our designs should be client-centric.