Interview with Architect Ashish Kesurvala, SAK Designs
What inspires you to Design?
When you have a passion for designing, you don’t need Inspiration, you simply have a thought in mind, you pick up a pencil and start sketching, it is as simple as breathing! When we decide to create something for betterment of human environment we simply get Inspired!
Please tell us something about your design philosophy.
I am not sure that we should call it design philosophy. It is just an approach. We at SAK, design a lot of custom designed houses, some corporate offices, some educational facilities, etc., so whenever we start a new project we always want the user to experience the environment in a way which uplifts their mood and changes their vision of life. Our approach is to create a better utility with aesthetics and changing the approach from conventional to new improved lifestyle or work style. When we design we tend to get carried away by standard approaches, instead we redefine their approach and in turn help them improve the standards. We do have to convince them for new approach but over the period same clients do thank us for bringing such pleasant change in their lifestyle due to new design approach of their environment. Modern is what we love and practice the same modern design.
What kind of projects do you like doing the most?
A designers we love everything that comes our way. Right from designing a small piece of furniture, or interiors to a large building to a landscape to a farm house to a card, we put in lot of effort to go into small details and are conscious that we are contributing in whatever smaller way to bettering the lives of our clients. In the past, I got a chance to work a lot on ocean front properties when I was working under a senior Architect in Mumbai and I loved it. Also Hills are where I would love to do some such creation personally in the future. But we do make sure that nature plays a big role in all our creations. It is impossible for me, as an architect, to imagine a house designed without enjoying the nature around it.