mayaPRAXIS is a design studio that looks at architecture and its landscape. Our work runs along a path of diverse scales, types and settings – architecture, urban design, interior, furniture, exhibition and art. Design is creative and collaborative at mayaPRAXIS. We like to explore the spirit of the project – something that is often hidden behind the ‘functional’ requirements and project economics.
Taking cue from the basic needs, we rethink the idea of the project, its usefullness and bring life and energy to the design. A simple footbridge becomes a public sculpture that you can walk into. A school becomes a place of learning from nature – in planning, materiality and detail. A large development of duplex apartments is designed as stack of houses with gardens and double heights around a community garden. This way of reading of the type of place expands the possibilities and lends energy to the design. After reviewing the needs and possibilities, our approach brings new ideas, new materials, new technology and new collaborations to the work. We bring the maya to PRAXIS.
Dimple is a strong and passionate designer who leads with experience and intuition. She is technically driven, creative in design and inspired to think critically and in detail. She has a Masters in History and Theory of architecture from University of Cincinnatti [USA] and a Bachelor of Architecture from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. In her 24 years of experience, she has worked in Delhi, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and USA on a wide variety of design projects and research.
Vijay likes to work on design creatively with structure, materials and space . He works with an intutitive, inspired spirit and likes to rationalise it to practical matters of the project. He has a Masters in History and Theory of architecture from University of Cincinnatti [USA] and a Bachelor of Architecture from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. The past 25 years have seen him work on design projects, academics, research and professional practice initiatives with different collaborations.
mayaPRAXIS has won recognition for its work in the form of awards and publications for its out-of-the-box but balanced design approach. It is now seen as one of India’s emerging and talented architectural design firms. mayaPRAXIS was identified as one of the 25 Practices of Consequence by the Indian Architect & Builder