Interview with designer Lovekar Design Associates Architects (LA), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Rai House Residential Interiors.

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Interview with Lovekar Design Associates Architects at Saturday 27th of February 2016: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
LA : This project is designed for an urban couple living in a city with tropical climate in Contemporary India. The concept and wish was to provide a comfortable , smart residence which would blend with the surroundings and adapt to the climate

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
LA : We wanted to achieve a warm, cozy, yet smart design for an urban setting.

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
LA : It took us about 6 months to design and get this project ready on site.

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
LA : The design was commissioned to us by the client

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
LA : It was dictated by the requirements, the climate and the settings.

DI: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
LA : Other designers from my organization Lovekar design Associates helped me with this project.

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
LA : Rai is the name of the client

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
LA : The unique aspect is its openness, its urban, yet local flavor achieved by use of local materials and Indian colors.

DI: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
LA : We had to study climate of this region and the client lifestyle

DI: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
LA : The main challenge was to work with tight spaces and create a roomy feeling in-spite of the tight spaces

DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
LA : On the basis of the revives we got from our international designer friends

DI: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
LA : Each day was a day of learning during this project...