Idea behind design

Our design is a response to the idea that “a dwelling should always be for the person”.

It will make you happy, it will make you smile.

Our designs are for you aim to put that smile in your face. The layout design squeezes every centimetre out of the square feet’s enabling you an optimal space utilization and surprisingly bigger homes and dwellings for the same square feet’s. The high ceilings will give you enough head room to think bigger. Service lines (electrical, plumbing, fire, communication} tucked away from exposed areas will bring in calm and organised living. Warm and ethnic touches in common areas rooted in bharatiya culture in the form of mud plastered walls mural paintings, lights, statues and artefacts will speak to you and relate to you in their own unique and distinctive ways. Elevation design which will be warm, simple and yet powerful will be designed to stay in vogue for the next decade or more, it will put a smile into your face after you come back home from a day’s work every time, Landscaping which helps you stay natural, tells you to relax and really relax when you are back home or not working, it will bring back your equilibrium and composure so that you see the whole picture when you are back at work. Green ideas in design are the STP’s, WTP’s, Organic waste convertors solar energy, water meters, use of eco – friendly and recyclable materials. Functional features like business centres, drivers rest area, guest rooms, separate access corridors and lifts for club house guest enhance the quality of life in our residential dwellings along with standard features like Gym, clubhouse, swimming pool, party decks, Meditation zones, kids play areas. Balconies, terrace and corridors with green areas and earthen flooring would invite you to step out, with a smile in your face and bare feet’s more often. Cross ventilation and adequate lighting are ensured in all our dwellings to enable you draw maximum energy from nature, with a great deal of acre and attention.

Vibrant Clarity

Vibrant clarity design, a unique fusion of both emotional and rational factors. New value is obtained through integration of contradictory elements in harmony. We do not compromise nor give up the opposing elements.

Colour Design

A colour designer is not an artist. Because it is about developing a building, we have to think with in fixed parameters. It’s also important to develop the optimal idea with in the time available and above all its essential to respond to customer’s needs. What is required so to think from the perspective of a customer and then to use the skills of a professional to realize your vision without compromising. Thinking from a customer perspective enables on to grasp customer sensibilities from contemporary trends, in vogue colours, and the mood of the times using professional skills means that you can work on colour design while at the same time making clear headed appraisals of marketing data and past sales trends to meet the unique requirements of the building. You can be outstanding at one of these, but unless you have both abilities, we dout think really good colour design is possible. Is this really the style of colour and finish that customers are looking for?

Is this really the home they want? We always make sure to run these questions through the filter of our own experience and then go back to work again on the design.

We are striving for exciting designs that makes customers say ‘’ I want this! I want to live here’’.

Our designs are in anticipation of each customers needs and by appealing to their heart and mind.

The joy of achieving something as a team

Building development is like a team sport. There is no good having a group of skilled people who are all good at exactly the same thing. More than individual’s ability, team work is the important thing. In football which I was very been as a student, everyone wants to play in the attacking position. But if everyone was an attacker the team would not get anywhere. No matter how many great attackers you have, if you have not got players who can pass and serve, you will never win. It’s like that when you are making buildings, too. Everyone just needs to concentrate their individual skills on the job they are assigned to. The architect conceives the idea, the structural designers makes it inti a concrete shape, the MEP designer brings it into a usable state. Even though there may be times when a model does not seem to be progressing, as long as you are all working towards the same goal, then the moment will come when you think ‘’ this is definitely going to work’’ The team spirit you feel from then on is fantastic. It’s the great feeling of winning through by all working together as a team. Of course, that makes sure we turn out the very best building design, too.

Clearing one hurdle at a time

Building design how it works? First you have an idea. Then you create an appealing three-dimensional form. At the same time, you have meet fundamental design requirements that allow a building to perform as it is intended. For every stage of the idea, there are a whole bunch of things that you have to think about, such as measuring it against the original concept and customers need. When we have cleared each of these hurdles, the original idea takes concrete shape. It’s been 5 years since I have been leading our building design, but the feeling of achievement when I cleared a hurdle is still the same.

Design – the starting point for thinking green

Since I have started living in Bangalore over a period of last 13 years I have become very aware of the weather charts and seen them change. Recently, it has been quite warm. Especially in summer, I have noticed that it does not feel as comfortable as it used to when I had come over to Bangalore a decade ago. It’s not a direct parallel, but when I am thinking about a building design, in one corner of my mind I am always aware of one question. What can we do for the natural environment at design stage? Reducing carbon foot print with a design that emphasise on conservation of water, electricity, and using re – cyclable materials is one measure. From the perspective of design, thinking of environment also means designing buildings that people can sue over a long period of time trouble free that’s the conclusion I have come to my efforts may not have an immediate effect, but I intend to go on thinking about it. It is important to keep on trying new ideas. Giving up part way through can only result in status quo.

A Decade – Time to fade or to mature

My thoughts on what makes a good idea have changed since I was younger, in those days I was been and full of original ideas on how to make a smart building. After all, a building in not just another bargain commodity. So recently, I have begun to think of a truly good idea as being one that does not fade after 10 years. When we were working on rain dance, a designer had an original idea that impressed me because it was incredibly dynamic and powerful. But to my logic mind, it was a little disconcerting. Perhaps you could say it was too direct. I wanted to give the styling more depth. A building should reflect an inner power, in the profile of the elevation and the character lines. All the elements of the styling should be fresh and vital so that energy raliates out from the internal and common areas of the building.

Ideas need nurturing

After the designer has made what I have conveyed, I take a step back and appraise it coolly without being taken over by my idea and regain from fiddling with the outcome, Ideas are like human personalities, they turn out best when the entire team helps to nurture them. It’s all about working together to nurture an idea until it blossoms.

Taking time to shapeup

At initial stage we don’t have a clear picture of the final image or the goal we want to achieve. We have to give our best effort at each stage and until we have completed it we count see what the next step is going to be. Through repetition of their process, the final outcome gradually takes shape. This process is about refining the outcome to a purer form than missing with the idea. At the same time, we invest it with quality and depth. I suppose it is a process of adding some and taking some away. One of countryside’s strength is careful attention. We want to make over buildings better and better. We watch it over and nurture it like devoted parents, even though that may sound difficult with a construction product. The process goes from sketch to model, to blueprints and then post approval production. Our job starts with quality blueprints, unless it is done properly it cannot be passed on to the executive team.

Staying Natural

When you are young you are filled with the desire to see your own ideas through. In every aspect of your work you are full of aspirations. As you mature with age things change. You are not bothered about what fashion is doing on what looks good. You are more interested in making a product that is more comfortable and reliable. I you spend all your time thinking about work, though you get stressed out. If you are always having to stop and listen to the people around you, you become short sighted and your ability to make good decisions diminishes. When that happens you can’t see the way forward and lose direction. So recently, I have been trying to make sure that at work when I concentrate, I really concentrate, and when I am not at work and relaxing, I really relax. For me meditation is the time when I really wind down. It seems to set my mental equilibrium and makes me take things easier. It gives me a kind of mental space and so when I go back to work, because I have that composure, I can see the whole picture again Perhaps staying natural is the best way to be.

Yoga and Meditation now an indelible part of my being

A curiously initiated contact with many facts of yoga and meditation has been there with me for last 5 years before I knew and it now I an indelible part of my being. The movements of yoga are beautiful, but at the same time they are very boldly executed. Great power is released with care. When we were working on the concept of countryside design, I thought about yoga beautiful, but transmitting sense of power. Presented in natural form with no forced elements. A calm and composed appearance which holds an inner strength. Yoga and design at first appearance the two seem completely unconnected. But the human movements and power that can be seen in this practice stimulate the character and form of our buildings.

The ‘B’ Factor – An approach created by bharatiya and non bharatiya together

The ‘B’ of B-factor of course stands for bharat. It is not about superficially copying the forms of old, rather it’s about understanding the factors and sensibility that lead to those creations. Often successful bharatiya design is based on the synergy of seemingly competing aims, size and functionality, simple and intriguing. Globally I believe that people have come to expect this ‘’ Magic’’ from bharatiya products and it is essential that we work to convey this value through our design. That, from an outside vantage point potential value of bharatiya design, aesthetics and values much higher than that of bharatiya designers, should be making them much more confident into looking inwards for creative inspiration.

Don’t waste Bharat

True design’s originality is more often than not based on one’s heritage and culture. I honestly believe that designers should draw more actively. On their own cultural background to act as a trigger for new creativity. The result of this approach is one that greater depth and authenticity and as a result cannot be reproduced or copied by others. Over the years I have had many discussions with our architects and designers on this subject, and I always convince them to be more confident and aggressive in looking inward to find new ways to approach design. It is important that they realise that the global community has a great respect for bharatiya culture and aesthetics. How we convert this know how in to tangible and unique building design is critical to the future of countryside design. The logical extension of this way of thinking is the B-factor concept promoted now by countryside design.