Andblack Design Studio
If Anandham was all about clean, user-friendly spaces, for their Vikas Dang Apartment project, it was all about getting creative with customised fittings and décor. “Every project is an exploration in a new design style,” say Jwalant, 35, and Kanika Mahadevwala, 34, architects and founders of Andblack Design Studio. Alumni of the Architects Association in London, the couple worked with a leading architects firm in London before moving to Ahmedabad to set up their studio.
DREAM PROJECT For them, a project that stands out is Anandham, a residential facility for the mentally challenged in Ahmedabad. It’s designed as a self sufficient campus with ample recreational and meeting areas for the residents to mingle unlike a hostel set-up.
THE INSPIRATION The architect duo draws inspiration from the “complex interactions present in nature”. They use parametric tools and physical modelling to evolve their designs and work extensively with materials like metal, wood, bamboo and paper.