Area of expertise: Development, Built Environment
- Higher Education Institution/University
- Non-governmental Organisation
AwAwDe stands for Awesome Awesome Designs. It started in the midst of an “elite architecture” culture, in which majority of the field is focused on providing services to the elites and the authorities. While the mainstream design magazines are filled with the next state-of-the-art buildings, the general population is largely left living in conditions lagged decades behind. One starts to question if the profession has deviated from our humble roots as creators of spaces or have we never escaped from the pigeonhole as the creators of monuments. AwAwDe defies the “elite architecture” culture, old or new. We believe the making of buildings and spaces must seek the roots and desires of the people; that architecture is not fashion and should not suit to a certain style nor trend; that great buildings are never created by single figures but a collective wisdom of a whole; and that awesome designs are deserved by everyone.