who are we?
Our immediate environment is a space that we subconsciously create and inhabit. We can make this space very familiar, or we can expose ourselves to unfamiliar elements that provoke our response and re-evaluation. There are many sources of inspiration: one only has to observe closely. It is possible to have set ideas of what architecture should be, but first we need to understand why things are a certain way. Founded by Ar. Manish K Thakur, Studio[bloom] is a human infrastructure of skilled craftsmen and architects who design and build the work directly. Gathered through time, this group shares an environment created from an iterative process, where ideas are explored through the production of large-scale mock-ups, models, material studies, sketches and drawings. Here projects are developed through careful consideration of place and a practice that draws from traditional skills, local building techniques, materials, and an ingenuity arising from limited resources. The essence of our work lies in the relationship between land and architecture, it requires coming to terms with the presence of the environment through the succession of seasons. Inspired by real life conditions, we observe the complexity of relationships within each project without any assumption or prejudice. Our attempt is to remain intuitive, and look for a space to initiate a dialogue. It is through this practice that the matter being observed naturally reveals itself. The endeavor is to show the genuine possibility in creating buildings that emerge through a process of collective dialog, a face-to-face sharing of knowledge through imagination, intimacy, and modesty
What are we working on?
Well, we work on everything that is interesting to us and we work on nothing that doesn’t fit this description. That means that we are not doing projects because they pay well. We do them because we share a vision with our clients. We are still in a stage where we ask ‘What is possible?’ and not ‘What is profitable?’ We even kick-start and fund projects by ourselves, because we believe in a vision. I am fully aware that this might sound idealistic, but we try to structure our team in a way that we can afford to say ‘No’ to projects that don’t fit our ecological vision. We chose our projects very carefully and develop those with our uttermost dedication.
We work on a wide scope of projects that range from ecological High-rises to Bamboo-buildings to Interior Designs, Product Design or Visual Identity.