aBUILDING LAB (aBL) is a leading firm practicing contemporary architecture, urbanism, and cultural analysis based in Mangalore, India. aBL is led by partners – Ar.Mohammad Nissar (M.arch advanced designed) and Mr.Pushparaj (Civil Engineer) founded in 2008.
Ar.Mohammed Nissar, Dean at Bearys Enviro Architecture Design School, VT University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India, is also an educationist who specializes in teaching architecture and design and also an external examiner for VTU, NITTE University & Manipal University.
aBL employs a team of sixteen and more professionals from different backgrounds like Architecture, Interior designing, model making, industrial designing, graphic designing and civil engineering who work in close collaboration. Expert consultants are intimately involved from the conception of the design process. Since 2008 aBL has completed numerous projects including Institutional, public spaces like convention centre’s, health club, hospitals, master plans, individual residences, group housing, mixed-use projects, commercial and industrial projects. The work of aBL and its projects have been recognized through many nominations and awards.
At aBL we believe that architecture should engage the user, heighten their sense of awareness, and bring a deeper understanding and vitality to their experience. We strive to create environments that stimulate their occupants and leave lasting impressions. We encourage a culture of ingenuity and exploration that enables us to maintain a fresh approach to every project we undertake. This is true regardless of the scale – big or small, whether for public or private use. This is an approach that has often led us to reinvent established building types.
aBL approaches each project as the continuation of an ongoing inquiry. This belief has produced a constant stream of inventive work leaving each client with a building which is solely their own, non-formulaic, and yet facilitates even the most mundane requisites. Fulfilling this model of place-making drives our firm to continually explore and create new possibilities for materials, form, construction, even financing, in order to suit the organic characteristics of each commission. It also produces new incarnations of formerly common materials, which reveals extraordinary beauty from within ordinary materials. This resourceful creativity provokes thought and creates lasting connections for all who encounter our buildings.
aBL is committed to conserving the environment and making intelligent use of our natural and cultural resources. We believe that societies across the globe are experiencing a shift in attitude from one merely concerned with surviving on earth to one concerned with changing how we live so that the earth can survive. We embrace this shift and seek to enhance the impact of sustainable design and development as a basic tenet of our practice. Rather than diminishing in meaning, the ideas of sustainability have the potential and power to enrich and broaden our culture as well as our architectural language.