We are a modern design firm; minimalists at heart.
Our mission is to enrich lives through the beauty of simplicity and the freedom of thoughtful space. Our goal is to promote the virtues of living consciously and authentically. We believe in quality over quantity, function over decoration, architecture over building, home over house. Our work helps people live abundantly and deliberately.
Contemporary is a style, but modern is a mode of thinking and a way of being.
Rafiq Azam is the principal architect of Shattoto, an architecture firm based in Dhaka with a focus on “architecture for green living”. Formed in 1995, Shatotto intends to unearth the lost history and heritage of Bengal and recreate the missing link of its urban and rural culture. Shatotto also tries to bridge the gaps between architectural values and the current crisis of a responsible architecture, in order to generate conversation among people, communities and nature for a healthy society. Rafiq Azam graduated in 1989 from Bangladesh Engineering University (BUET), Dhaka.
His many awards in both art and architectural work include: three-time recipient of World Architecture Community Award 2008-09, short listed in Leading European Architects Forum Award 09, Emerging Architect of the world by Urban Land USA 08, AR Emerging Award London 07, finalist for Aga Khan Awards for Architecture 04 and 07, Berger Award for Excellence 07, Kenneth F. Brown Asia Pacific Culture and Design Award USA 07, four- time recipient of South Asian Awards for Architecture. Azam is also a visiting faculty at Dept. of Architecture-The National University of Singapore, NED University Pakistan, North South University, University of Asia Pacific, Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology, and Brac University Dhaka. Azam has also lectured extensively around the world at numerous institutions and seminars.
Diego Pacheco Design Practice is a San Francisco-based architectural design firm, specializing in high-end residential work. Diego was born in Colombia, and studied architecture in Berkeley, Barcelona and London before receiving his Masters of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. Over the course of his career, Diego has worked on architectural projects across the country, several of which have been featured in Elle Décor, California Home & Design, and Dwell Magazine. Diego began his career at Karl G. Smith Associates, followed by tenure at Gemmill Design, Aidlin Darling Design and MAK Studio, prior to starting his own firm in 2012. Diego’s design work is informed by a close collaboration with the client, and strives to achieve crisp simplicity and graceful elegance.
Mitchell Wall Architecture and Design is a full service boutique firm providing architecture and design services on a global scale. Since our inception in 1976, we have had but one goal, and that is to collaborate with the client in order to create the best solution to their needs.
We maintain a strong focus on the client and in doing so, never lose sight of what it is we are here to do: create a second skin.
Residential, commercial, renovation, new construction: we have experience in all fields. And with our interiors staff and landscaping experience, we offer a complete design service from start to finish.
Design Indaba is a multifaceted platform committed to a better world through creativity, established in 1995. Our editorial focus is African and global creativity, through the lens of the work and ideas of leading thinkers and doers, opinion formers, trendsetters and industry experts. Since 2014, Design Indaba has taken on the endeavour to become the leading voice on African design, creativity and innovation.
The company &design was launched in 2005 by product design and interface design professionals each boasting a different experience and skill set. The designers at &design don't pigeonhole design work in terms of category and genre, but rather, they pursue designs that enable new possibilities that can be shared by many. The firm designs homewares, decorative items, and personal accessories.
Simon is a former food editor and senior writer for Metro. After an eating tour that stretched from Ho Chi Minh City to Sansepolcro, Tuscany, he settled in London where he worked for Esquire and lived in a council flat two minutes’ walk from the Borough Market. He now freelances from Auckland for the likes of KiaOra (the Air New Zealand magazine), Monocle, Cuisine, Home New Zealand and Metro, where you’ll find columns on eating and drinking, as well as the occasional feature on topics as varied as bread and the politics of waste. His first book, Food Heroes, was published by Penguin in October 2012.
From the scale of the city to the detail, CODA designs unique, site-responsive, and sustainable solutions that balance function and desire. Our award-winning work is known for its use of an innovative material palette, as well as for our commitment to a dynamic interaction between the architecture and its inhabitants over time.
Since 2008, CODA has designed clever solutions for a range of programs, from art installations to houses, from religious and public buildings to housing, and from furniture to entire city design. Despite this range, all of the projects have a specific approach in common: a serious investigation of the programmatic needs of the user at the same time as an expanded analysis of what the site has to offer, including materials, energy, artisanal techniques, etc. This approach leads to solutions that are at once novel and sustainable.
Our designs are often not one thing, but exist in different states in response to different seasons or programs. CODA has in-house expertise in both urban design, master planning, building design, and product design. CODA also collaborates with a variety of artists, fabricators, landscape designers, and engineers.
Formway is an internationally respected designer of high performance office seating and furniture. Formway manufactures and markets products throughout New Zealand and Australia as well as licensing products globally.
VIBIA’s mission is to make it easier for every individual to identify with the space in which they live through our unique range of lighting products. Used by consumers and design professionals alike, VIBIA understands how lighting can transform and inspire any contemporary space.
Bild Design is an assembly of independent architects, designers and fabricators—each with their own portfolio of experience and talent—that come together to collaborate on built form. Bild projects are a combination of ideas and explorations that focus on ground: how form receives and reacts to its context and surrounds; space: ways to configure and construct layered spatial experiences; and assembly: means and methods for joining various parts.
Recent Bild work includes a variety of new construction and renovation, residential and commercial projects that often investigate an approach towards regional remediation. This work represents Pre-Hurricane Katrina concerns related to domestic vertical growth, the relationship of the occupant to the ground, and post-storm responses to extended contextual relationships with the water. To varying degree, each project is influenced by and aims to address the needs of a culture struggling with issues of decay, economic shortage, and preservation within a framework of the issues of salvage, integration and progress.