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Experimenting to survive

Suvrita Bhardwaj, 26, Architect, Loop Design Studio, Chandigarh

The Trust Factor: Contrary to popular perception, Bhardwaj feels that in today's time, more people are stepping forward to give youngsters a chance. "This also has to do with the fact that clients realise that people like us have a fresh approach and are not averse to experimentation. Someone like me does not want to be slotted in a particular kind of an architectural style, thereby making me more open," admits Bhardwaj, who completed her bachelor's degree in architecture from Sushant School of Art and Architecture in 2014.

Evolution of the Client: Bhardwaj, who along with her partner Nikhil Pratap Singh, has handled prestigious projects such as Karim's in Chandigarh, says that clients now demand subtle design. "I mostly believe in practicability but seldom forgo elements that ensure an intuitive emotional response," says the young architect.

Earthworm Bhardwaj: is of the view that the contemporary client is open to sustainable design, as she/he understands that this is bound to save money in the

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