Ar. Jay Shah Access Architects

Ar. Jay Shah Access Architects
Architectural style is characterized by the feature that makes a building structure notable and visibly identifiable. Every architect has a specific style and I would call mine “form follows function” as was the thought of Architect Louis Sullivan. However, my style of architecture is not confined to one kind since every client is different, every project is unique, every plot is diverse, and every functionality brief is exclusive. So, any one style of architecture doesn’t work as the design depends on its usage and function.

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Clients usually have a budget which needs to suffice for not just the functionality but also the frills. Today, most clients want a modern structure that must also encompass all the latest amenities and infrastructure, while staying within FSI limits, with ample parking and optimal usage of spaces. But each plot comes with its own challenges. Sometimes the plot is tight but the FSI is high, and the client may want to do a fancy exterior with tall glass windows and open-air podiums, but in this case it wouldn’t work. We would have to design a lean building which is a structural challenge in itself. This said, we would try our best to comply with the brief while designing the structure and work around the obstacles within the parameters coined either by the law of the land and/or the needs of the client.

We believe in treating each project as a separate entity. This includes re-looking at design, aesthetics, as well as management styles for each project, which in turn gives each of our project its own unique style.

I believe that form and function in many ways are one and complement each other. Beginning from within, the form should be the outward appearance of the function within, and the exterior should complement the functionality within.

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