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 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 the 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. Current projects include residences and offices across NCR and Kumaon, where mold is providing comprehensive services across all stages of design and construction.
mold’s design philosophy is that all objects, from large cities, spaces to products can be sculpted and molded, as per the needs and requirements of the users. mold works with the principle of the user being the most significant aspect of any design exercise.
Each project is a unique challenge, and hence, a result of an in-depth design process that involves the user, to create an optimized and dynamic solution.
India has a rich culture of art and crafts, which are a beneficial dividend that we like to, explore and adapt to our advantage. We recognize the significance of context and the vast tradition that needs to persist in Indian design, and therefore, work towards adapting it to global solutions. At mold, we understand the needs and requirements of our clients, their aspirations, to produce design-led solutions that are specifically personalized to individual needs. Through our projects, we explore and innovate with traditional prototypes, blending them with contemporary techniques and technology to conceive pragmatic design that fits well within the global, multi-cultural design agenda, with sustainability as a core, inherent value.
1999 - 2004 Bachelors of Architecture
Sushant School of Art & Architecture, Gurgaon
2005 - 2006 M.Sc Urban Design
University College London, The Bartlett School
Anika Mittal Dhawan
B.Arch | M.Sc Urban Design (London)
Member, Council of Architecture
Founder Director, mold design studio
Founding Partner, amalgam
Anika Mittal Dhawan is an Architect and an Urban Designer with over 14 years of experience across all facets of the design and construction industry in Indian and the UK. She is the Founding Director of mold design studio, a multidisciplinary architecture and urban design practice based out of New Delhi and founding Partner of Amalgam, a design studio that specializes in using the traditional Indian craft of inlay to redefine the contemporary Indian modern aesthetic as a blend of convention and modernity.
Leveraging her past experiences gained across a multitude of projects ranging from boutique residences to commercial complexes and hospitality to master planning projects; Anika is providing comprehensive solutions across all stages of design and construction through mold design studios. We, at mold design studio are also consulting for urban design projects in India.
Anika has also been a visiting faculty at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. She is a keen photographer, and her design and photographic work has been published in journals in India and abroad.