Design thinking

Sarosh Mulla Design focuses on finding the right design solution for each unique situation. We don't believe that one size fits all, and we know that our clients want a personalised solution. So we emphasise the importance of understanding the needs of each client carefully, before considering what opportunities there are to design a truly creative solution. 

To achieve this, we practice across several design disciplines and maintain strong relationships with specialists in associated fields. Our guiding principle is that good human centred design comes from rigorous design thinking. So the one thing that is common to all of our projects is a carefully followed process. 


All projects start by creating an aspirational brief with the client. This is based on both design and academic research, as well as an in depth analysis of what the client hopes to achieve. 


Ideas are then born through an iterative process of model making and diagramming. The focus is always how can we create something new and exciting which fulfils the brief.


Rigorous professional documentation of the design allows for fabrication of the design. The process is managed throughout to ensure a smooth and efficient realisation of the idea and its communication. 

Design Approach

I approach architecture and design as way of addressing challenging issues.

It’s a way of thinking about problems and what we can do to provide considered, personal solutions. It’s about being innovative in this problem solving, without forgetting how we came to this point. Above all, it’s a way of providing better experiences for those who come in contact with the design.

I feel that the field of architecture has no boundaries and the profession is not only trained to deliver buildings of substantial quality, but also to be able to think, plan and coordinate considered strategies for complex problems. Of particular interest to me is the possibility of cross-disciplinary approaches to problem solving, in which teams of varied experience are gathered together to enable the collection of specific knowledge. The expanding scope of architectural thinking allows for novel solutions to new problems and differing approaches to ongoing problems.

My architectural practice is research. It is an opportunity to experiment and test ideas and their tectonic resolution. The ways in which architecture can facilitate social sustainability is an ongoing theme in my design research. That is not only sustainability in the sense of “green” technology, but as a more holistic approach to how we inhabit the planet and how creating well functioning communities can have a positive effect on the environments in which they exist. Design is also a way of communicating what is important to us. It can communicate our approach to work, family and the environment. It is therefore important that design comes out of conversation on these topics, so that it can accurately reflect these values. Clients are always encouraged to take an active interest in forming the framework for good design to happen. 


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