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Debashri MukherjeeTDS |THINKTANQQ DESIGN STUDIO

1- What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture, and how has your background influenced your design philosophy?

“I have always been passionate about creating spaces that not only serve their functional purpose but also harmonize with their surroundings. My background in architecture and interior design has deeply influenced my design philosophy, which revolves around integrity, innovation, and sustainability. I believe in creating enduring architectural solutions that anticipate and adapt to future needs, while also respecting the environment, cultural context, and user experience.”

2- Can you tell us about some of your most notable projects and how they reflect your approach to sustainable design?
 One of my most notable projects is the BELAKU Residence, which seamlessly blends contemporary design with sustainable features to create a harmonious living space. Through innovative sustainability features and a blend of functionality and aesthetic appeal, the BELAKU Residence showcases my commitment to sustainable design principles. Similarly, projects like REDDY’S Villa and the KRISHNAMURTHY Residence epitomize sustainable luxury and modern living concepts within an urban context.”
3- How do you integrate functionality, sustainability, and aesthetics into your architectural solutions?
 “My design philosophy revolves around the integration of functionality, sustainability, and aesthetics. I believe in creating architectural solutions that not only meet present needs but also anticipate and adapt to future requirements. By prioritizing sustainability in all my projects and integrating principles such as passive design, energy-efficient systems, and sustainable materials, I minimize environmental impact and promote energy efficiency without compromising on aesthetics or functionality.”
4- Could you elaborate on your use of innovative techniques such as passive design, energy-efficient systems, and sustainable materials in your projects?
In my projects, I prioritize sustainability by integrating innovative techniques such as passive design, energy-efficient systems, and sustainable materials. Passive cooling techniques and rainwater harvesting systems, as seen in REDDY’S Villa, are just some examples of how I incorporate sustainable features into my designs. By using sustainable materials, energy-efficient systems, and green infrastructure, I aim to minimize environmental impact and promote energy efficiency while ensuring functionality and aesthetic appeal.”
5- What are your aspirations for the future of architecture, and how do you plan to address challenges such as affordable housing and cultural preservation?
As an architect, I aspire to continue pushing the boundaries of architecture by embracing innovation, sustainability, and community impact. I am particularly interested in addressing challenges such as affordable housing, adaptive reuse, resilient design, and cultural preservation. Through my work, I aim to leave a legacy of impactful architecture that enriches lives and contributes positively to society and the planet, while also promoting accessibility and inclusivity in the built environment.”-Debashri MukherjeeTDS || THINKTANQQ DESIGN STUDIO