With the belief that "simple and honest" design is the answer to the many complex challenges we face, Diwakar has designed projects in the United States, the Middle-East, China and India over the past 18 years. His design process involves challenging preconceived notions about buildings and typologies and starting with a “clean-slate” and developing concepts based on logic, context and the aspirations of the users.
"Style and aesthetics" are purely a consequence of this creative process. From designing high-rise buildings, to developing the $1,500 House, his work has acknowledged the impact of the built-environment on human behavior often offering a minimalist approach to design. Diwakar's work spans designs for several products, a furniture line, graphic design, video documentaries and User Experience.
Short Talk (15min)
A discussion that asks and attempts to answer the questions "what makes good design", "should all design respond to context"? Is there such a thing as "Indian Design"? When does "cultural identity" become a design requirement.