Ar Anika Mittal Dhawan

Founder- Director, Mold Design Studio


An Architect and an Urban Designer with over 15 years of experience across all facets of the design and construction industry in India and the UK. My experience varies over the entire spectrum of design projects ranging from residential, hospitality, and interiors to large-scale urban interventions. My style of working expresses strong design intent along with attention to detail and quality through all the stages of a project. Anika Dhawan is a founding director?of the mold design studio, a multidisciplinary design practice based out of New Delhi, providing comprehensive design services across all stages of design and construction across Northern India. Driven by the philosophy that any design solution-city, building, space, or product must be sculpted to conform and address all requirements from the specified to the unstated; mold approaches each project as a unique challenge. An in-depth design process coupled with the structured involvement of the client and consultants results in optimized dynamic solutions. We strive to consistently deliver high-quality standards driven by strong design, rigorous processes, and extensive collective dialogue. Our approach to every project is utilitarian while being modest with a key emphasis on establishing an integral relationship of the Built with nature and context. An integrated approach is adopted to achieve a blend of programmatic requirements/ideas together with traditional ideologies, craftsmanship, and contemporary aesthetics.  Completed projects include, office and residential interiors in NCR and a holiday home in Uttarakhand, and constructed using only locally sourced stone, wood, and artisanal labor. We have been consulting with Archohm/Design Factory India on various projects since 2013? • Development plan reports for Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Qutub Minar & Red fort for Ministry of tourism.? • External consultant on urban design proposals for the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, India.? • Kanpur development project, Uttar Pradesh, India – Identifying and designing for key problem areas that need urgent design intervention at an urban scale.? • Saifai development project, Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, India – Creating a distinct identity/ role model for a small village in UP.? • urban guidelines for chak-gangeria development, Lucknow, UP - The aim has also been to tie the entire development through a common form language, where each element is designed on the same underlying concept. Working out a detailed urban guideline package for the development that included guidelines for circulation & services, streetscape & edge pattern, landscape & street furnishings, elevation treatment, signage, lighting & material palette. Anika Dhawan is also a founding partner at Amalgam. It is a design studio specializing in using the traditional Indian craft of inlay to redefine the contemporary Indian modern aesthetic as a blend of convention and modernity. Amalgam produces furniture, and various home and lifestyle accessories in wood, stone, and inlay in MOP and semi-precious stone.

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