The DesignAware studio was DesignAware’s first renovation project, converted from a 30-year-old house. The house was initially in a dilapidated condition and most of the limited budget went into building repairs, which left minimal for spatial and interior design.
Because of this, almost everything in the studio was made from upcycled furniture and equipment and custom-designed and built furniture.
The studio became a playground of sorts for all kinds of fabrication experiments which gave birth to many product, furniture and lighting designs.
"We like to keep the look of the studio bare and minimalistic in black, white and gray with pops of bright orange from the DesignAware logo," shares Takbir.
The studio has grown over time and been taken over by models and prototypes of various projects. The old building with its green outdoor spaces lends a charm to the studio space, and it now serves as a walk-in portfolio of our work.
About DesignAware Studio
DesignAware is an inter-disciplinary experimental design and architecture studio that was born of a desire to create awareness through liveable, wearable, usable, accessible and responsible design. Situated in Hyderabad and Dubai, the studio focuses on process-oriented design, and their projects range from lighting to furniture, interior design to renovation, and residential, commercial and institutional architecture, as well as socially-relevant projects, such as a school for students of disadvantaged backgrounds in the heritage zone of the Golconda Fort in Hyderabad, which has been featured in various architectural magazines and portals, was awarded the Silver green building certification by the Indian Green Building Council at the Green Building Congress 2018, a Special Mention in projects Responding to the Demands of Context and Community on The Merit List 2019 among others, and is visited by architecture students from colleges across India.