Design Pendulum is a spatial design firm providing housing, architecture, interior design and exhibition design consultancy. The firm is also engaged in related design disciplines at the ends of the scale spectrum, namely landscape urbanism and furniture design.
Principal Architect Sukhmani Brar and Partner Architect Siddharth Singh, are both graduates of the School of Architecture, CEPT Ahmedabad.
Together, the pair also brings apparently contrasting dualities into design processes: meticulousness and rawness, flair and subtlety, newness and familiarity, openness and enclosure. However, the built environments that they create are not binary, but diverse in character.
Given the breadth of experience and interests of its principals, rather than specializing, Design Pendulum finds strength in locating the conceptual roots across a variety of type, scale and nature of projects.
The architects soak joy from every moment of the design process, particularly the representation of ideas in drawings & models, their development through construction drawings and their materialization on and off site. Collaboration with inhabitants, engineers & craftspersons is yet another thrill.
The practice amalgamates passion for design with curiosity for material & construction and the need for contextual appropriateness and relevance to inhabitation. Materials, light and aeration are retained natural as far as possible. These components are integrated with the structure, services and construction to give distinct identities to the elements of space and form. Play of proportions and scales, rhythm & tempo and colors & textures are vital.
The resulting exuberant spaces and elements are imbued with numerous subtleties that are particularly experienced in the gradual pace of inhabitation. While the aesthetic experience offers some necessary surprises to get inhabitants to emotionally engage with the place, it largely plays out as an accommodating frame for the theater of its inhabitants’ lives.