Interview with Architect Vinod Mehra, Mumbai
Tell us something about your approach to your projects?
From initial meetings, programming to developing design concepts through sketches drawings, execution and final handover, we at Vinod Mehra and Associates recognize the clients requirements and likings thereby providing long term and sensitized solutions. The pursuit for excellence in client service is to deliver quality design implementation & building long term relations with clients.
What defines your style?
I strongly believe in these words by Javed Akhtar- “Your life is designed by 3 designers- circumstances, coincidences and you yourself.” Any one of these can be a chief designer of your life at any particular moment. Grabbing the right opportunities, hard work, discipline and sincerity have helped me progress in life. Architecture and interiors are service oriented fields. It requires a thorough understanding of the environment desired by the end users and then carving out a space within it while creating striking and functional spaces within the specified budget.
Which kind of projects do you enjoy the most?
Any project which is design oriented, involves research and which creates some value to the society. All these factors make a project interesting. To add some newness to everything I do from design to the technique in execution, I strongly feel one must travel. Exploring various countries and their architectural heritage as well as newer projects adds to my knowledge. Also the space utilization, space integration, volume, lighting of spaces etc are points I keep in mind while admiring an interesting building.