Lead DesignerAijaz Hakim
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Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

The panoramic lake + plateau views and the topography heavily influenced the design. The entire house embraces technology, to enhance its environmental performance, and all active systems run on automation making the use of lighting and appliances efficient.
Open plan living allows for great flexibility and amazing generous spaces.
Carpentry and mill-work were executed by the office itself along with skilled local craftsmen, allowing the exploration of cladding elements, working tones and textures of the materials.
Products utilized to make the design more efficient 1. Pex plumbing 2. Led technology 3. Solar Water Heating 4. Photo Voltaic Electricity Generation. 5. Heat Insulating Exterior Cladding. 6. Use Of Natural Materials. 7. Smart Home Technology. 8. Low Smoke Fire Retardant Wiring.


AHA [aijaz hakim architect] was founded in Pune, India IN 1994. It is a proprietary owned multi disciplinary firm that has completed a broad range of projects in architecture, landscape and interior design. The firm believes in taking selected projects.
Our studio is made up of experienced professionals from a range of disciplines. We design to express the aspirations of a proud community and achieve spaces to please the spirit of citizens and the city. Our clients appreciate our commitment, the technology, the depth of design and detail, the value we bring to our projects and above all they understand our ability to stand and deliver.
Aijaz returned to India after working with Cabell Childress Architects, Colorado; Johannes Van Tilburg + Partners, Los Angeles & Altoon + Porter Architects, Los Angeles.
Aijaz, brings his vast experience in International and Domestic design, which includes dealing with timely deliverables, and exacting international quality standards in an effective framework along with hands on project experience.
Aijaz is responsible to provide leadership on local knowledge and adaptation for architecture, and interior design. Together with his team, he delivers cost effective construction and design solutions.
He travels extensively, his interests are diverse and is unapologetic about his love for heavy metal and his collection of electric guitars.