RD Design Atrium
How did you come up with the name of your studio?
We wanted our firm name to not just represent the name of partners but also to have a link with architecture. “RD” represents the initials of our founding partners. We strongly believe that a building is incomplete without open spaces, so Atrium came into the picture.
That’s how we came up with “RD Design Atrium”.
What determined your passion for design? Tell us about the moment when you decided this is the way to go.
We were fascinated by the idea of a building being a brainchild of an architect.
What kind of projects were you doing when you first started as a designer?
From the very beginning, we were doing all kinds of projects ranging from residential, commercial, institutional etc. We consider ourselves lucky enough to work on all kinds of building projects.
What field of design are you most interested in?
Residential, group-housing are our forte.
What is your favourite book/magazine on design? How about your favourite site?
Garden cities of tomorrow by Ebenezer Howard.
What is your Signature Style?
The style which fulfils the requirement of our client. A happy and satisfied client is all a designer/architect can wish for. We are a bit inclined towards modern architecture, but we never shy away from experimenting with contemporary as well as traditional styles.
What inspires you to thrive in this industry? Which piece of architecture inspires you the most.
The positive impact of our projects, not only on our clients but also on society is our biggest inspiration.
The international style of architecture pioneered by Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe inspires us the most.
From your point of view, is design an art or a science?
We strongly believe that design is a harmonious blend of art and science. It is a fusion of art and science.
If you had no limits (money, resources), what would you create?
We would love to create a Utopia city, which will fulfil the desires of everyone. Moreover, we would love to design a self-sustaining interplanetary city.
What advice do you have for young designers or architects reading this interview?
We are well aware of the fact that the pandemic has impacted designers/architects badly. The only advice we have for the budding designers/architects is to just stick by, hang onto it because nothing can overpower your desire to achieve something you are destined to achieve. Hard work and patience is what defines your destiny.