Stories by Shabnam Noor is co-authored by the creative and curious minds of Shabnam Noor and Rizwan Ahmad. Rizwan keeps the pages turning on every project, drawing from a background of engineering and management. Shabnam has a true love for the world of architecture, fusing the foundations of the practice with contemporary values. Shabnam grew up analysing every detail of the built environment around her and has never stopped dreaming on the possibilities of physical space.
Every element of a building from its form to its scale and presence, its very idea, should be the result of an understanding of its place in history and how that may develop to the contemporary. In our designs every detail has a purpose. The choice of the local materials we integrate anchor the building to a place, and the form it is used in identifies the building in time. Contemporary and innovative forms will define it in the now.
Materials can also have a deep emotional connection with the inhabitant’s story. The smell of a particular wood or the texture of stone could instigate a particular memory in our mind. The story of the way we live is told by the way the spaces are laid out. Our lifestyles are reflected in the design of the space – a deep window seat for a lover of literature, a framed view of the garden for the green thumbed owner, or a water feature that flows eternally both inside and out for the client who longs for the sound of the sea – none of these ideas are synonymous with the cookie-cutter, mass produced, or quick turnover refurbished homes.
The design of any home should be so personal to the people living there and should tell your personal story. It is therefore the deep conversations that we have with you, the client, that form one of the core foundations that Stories by Shabnam Noor is built upon. so that we can create a unique and tailored home which is designed around your needs, and reflects your personality and tastes. When a deep emotional connection can be established with the structure one lives or works in, the building materials and specific designs transcend from a mere structure, to a physical extension of those who inhabit the space.
Stories by Shabnam Noor pulls the client to centre stage, allowing YOU to become an integral element of the design process, instead of pursuing superficial design ideas for the sake of design. We believe in design led co-creation, where each design idea solves a problem for the client and every detail is designed to delight and enhance the experience of the space.