DESIGN LAB FOR EXPERIMENTING

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WELCOME WE ARE DLEA

Experimentation thrives in man’s blood;without it ,no progress or evolution can ever be perceivable. Man has experimented incessantly since his evolution in the quest for the perfection and to fulfill his visions of a Utopian world. Design Lab for Experimenting Architecture was born with an intent of advancing experimentation and research in the field of Architecture, in response to changing socio-economic, political, cultural conditions in the contemporary world.

DLEA is a Chennai based architecture firm concentrating on projects leading from individual houses to urban scale.Our practice provides clients with professional services in Architecture and Interior design. The goal of the firm is to practice architecture as a relevant and responsive medium that can accommodate theoretically significant design while integrating the latest methodologies of architectural design and theory with the realities of construction, real estate and building codes.

Our process

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Our team takes over everything, from an idea and concept development to realization. We believe in traditions and incorporate them within our innovations. All our projects incorporate a unique artistic image and functional solutions. Client is the soul of the project. Our main goal is to illustrate his/hers values and individuality through design.

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How We Work

1. Client Study + Site Study

We understand our client requirements, Ideas wishes and goals. A detailed study of the site location, orientation, context climatic conditions, wind direction to do climate responsive contextual Architecture.

2. Concept+Scheme Design

We come up with a unique design Concept that can fit the client ideas and needs. Preparing schematic sketches 3d drawings and models to understand the built and unbuilt spaces. Preparation of corporation drawings.

3. Space Planning

We listen to clients feedback and interact with the client to fine-tune the Floor plans and spaces. Preparation of furniture drawings to understand the circulation spaces and landscape spaces etc.

4. Exterior Design

Understanding the exterior facade and play with windows, ventilator, balcony positions to get a unique Elevation Design. Preparing three dimensional (3D) Photo realistic views of the buildings and spaces with actual colors and material finishes.

5. Finishes and Detailing

Listening to clients feed back and fine tune the elevation . Finalizing the colour combinations and material finishes of the building.

6. Construction Drawings

Preparation of Working Drawings, Structural Drawings, Electrical and plumbing drawings.

7. Cost Control

Preparation of BIll of Quantities (BOQ). Forecast of the total Project Budget. Identifying the material suppliers. Selection of vendors and brands to fit the materials for construction in the stipulated Budget.

8. Team Organising

Identifying the Qualified and experienced Contractors, site supervisors, painters, carpenters, electricians, fabricators etc.

9. Quality Control

Periodic Site visits with site photographs showing the Construction progress. Checking the drawings and site conditions. Checking the contractor’s material quality. Photographs of the site progress.

OUR FEATURED WORKS

INTERIOR DESIGN

RESTAURANT DESIGN IN THANJAVUR

ARCHITECTURE DESIGN

SPANISH STYLED TWIN HOUSES

RESIDENTIAL DESIGN

APARTMENT DESIGN IN CHENNAI

OUR SKILLS

Our team takes over everything, from an idea and concept development to realization. We believe in traditions and incorporate them within our innovations. All our projects incorporate a unique artistic image and functional solutions. Client is the soul of the project. Our main goal is to illustrate his/hers values and individuality through design.

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OUR FANTASTIC TEAM

AR. G. DHAYANANTH, M.ARCH

AR. G. DHAYANANTH, M.ARCH

PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT

About Dhaya

Born and brought up in the earthiness of the down south, at Thanjavur, the city of temples, the land of tradition and cultural glory, he grew up watching this tradition, detailing, and simply, the way of life. His childhood experiences are etched in his memory as special and memorable characters.With a cultural foothold as this, his fascination for sports transformed him into an aspiring athlete, instilling within the qualities of a true sportsman, punctuality, sportsmanship, discipline and speed.Moving forward with this substance, academics offered a graduation from School of Architecture and Planning ,Anna university ,a post-graduation, in collaboration with Germany, which gave him international exposure.This was where the roots of thought DLEA began, from experiencing diverse cultures and background, experimenting on the culturally evolved Indian built spaces and planning ahead of the present, to evolve contextual yet internationally competitive structures on a global scale, and performing this experimentation constantly. His professional training at Third Space Architecture Studio, experience as a Junior Architect at SPA Designs and project architect at Oasis Design Inc. ,New Delhi has transformed him into a successful practicing architect. He has vast experience in designing individual house to urban design projects. His experience in wide range of projects is indeed an asset to DLEA.

AR. K. SAKTHI ABILASHA, M.ARCH

AR. K. SAKTHI ABILASHA, M.ARCH

PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT

About Sakthi

A very soft-spoken and polite person, she was turned out by one of the best schools of ICSE standards. She owes the very Capricorn inbuilt sense of social grace and conservative, conventional appearances. She has a deep philosophical base and a strong vocabulary. She is a great listener, a sound documenter and a very hard worker. Being comfortable with text work has allowed her time flow into the precincts of reading and writing. She is good at the rulebook owing to her disciplinary attitude. Her inclination to the academic side of architecture is an asset to the firm in terms of updating the firm with current news, trends and fads. Her work experience at Larsen and Toubro after graduation has added to her portfolio an experience in projects on large scale, wherein she was trained not only in the architectural drawing and detailing aspects but also on quality control and standardization. This knowledge is of great value when implemented in the firm’s structure. Her post graduate thesis was also research – oriented, on how older buildings that are facing the threat of demolition can actually revive themselves and be assets to the society, where she was the topper in her international exchange program with Germany. From then on she continues to delve into writing and reading.

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