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DesignAware is an experimental architecture and interdisciplinary design studio Takbir Fatima
Abeer Fatima

Longlisted for emerging architect of the year at Dezeen Awards 2020, DesignAware is an architecture studio based in Hyderabad and Dubai, founded by Takbir Fatima  in 2011.

DesignAware is an experimental architecture and interdisciplinary design studio that was born of a desire to create awareness through liveable, wearable, accessible and responsible design.

The studio has worked on projects across different scales and disciplines, and outside the bounds of geographical location. In parallel to architecture and design projects, DesignAware runs education initiatives and self-initiated passion projects.

A portion of its time, expertise and resources are devoted to pro-bono projects that serve communities and create a lasting social impact.

The firm's approach to practice is to question existing norms and reformulate design systems and methods.

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