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Subtractive is an award-winning boutique interdisciplinary studio that provides architecture, interior, environmental, industrial design and LEED® consultancy services with a conscientious vision towards incorporating sustainable features into the built environment. It was started by Ahmed Mian in 2011 with Seher Aziz joining in 2012 as partner. At Studio Subtractive we are committed to creating holistic, edgy, dynamic, and environmentally sound design solutions specific for each individual project. We take into consideration the client’s needs and requirements, as well as the restrictions or opportunities provided by the site context, all the while forwarding our own design investigations and convictions. As one of the only LEED® accredited practices in Pakistan, we pay particular attention to sustainable design and are constantly striving to apply international standards of “green” architecture to all our designs.

WHY SUBTRACTIVE

“We strive to make objects and environments both meaningful and beautiful. A perfect balance for product or spatial development requires conscientious design and a commitment to fabrication ideals. We understand the importance of providing our clients with a unique and holistic approach, catered to their specific requirements, so that they may celebrate their own individual validity. ”

Ahmed I . Mian
leed® AP, PCATP, IAP, ASSOC. AIA, IDSA

Ahmed Mian received his Bachelors of Architecture from Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi in1996, and a Masters of Industrial Design from Pratt Institute, New York in October 2002. Ahmed started his professional experience at the leading Karachi based firm, The Architects where he was quickly exposed to a large variety of residential, commercial, institution, retail and mixed-use projects. He collaborated in the winning entry schematic design proposal for a 250 acre DHA housing development, on reclaimed land along Karachi’s seashore. In 1999 he relocated to New York to gain professional experience abroad. In the ten years he spent practicing in the US, he had the opportunity to work on high end single and multi-family residences, as well as retail and commercial developments all over the United States. Working at firms like S.J.Fenwick Associates, Kaestle Boos Associates and BL Companies. He gained expertise in large scale public projects and educational institutions(K-12) in both interiors and architecture. He returned to Karachi in 2009 as one of the few LEED® accredited practitioners in the country.

Ahmed was Executive Committee Member of the Institute of Architects, Pakistan– Karachi Chapter (IAP-KC) for the years 2011-2013. He collaborated with the IAP in developing a Green Building Manual for sustainable design construction and practices for the emerging Pakistan Green Building Council. He also helped develop recommendations for the Government Of Sind in formulating Handicap Accessibility Standards for built environments. He has also been a part-time design studio faculty at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in Karachi.

SEHER R . A Z I Z
M’ARCH, YSOA

Seher Aziz completed her Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Bennington College, Vermont in 2001 and a Masters of Architecture from Yale School of Architecture in 2006. After competing her education she moved to New York City to join the internationally renowned firm, Robert A. M. Stern Architects, where she had the opportunity to work on various high profile projects of different scales, including the Bush Presidential Library, and the American Revolution Museum in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. She was subsequently invited to work in Stuttgart, Germany where she joined Behnisch Architekten where she worked on the new state of the art 100,000m2 science complex for Harvard University in Massachusetts. The project was designed with an emphasis on sustainable design, aiming to achieve a LEED-Gold rating.

Seher first returned to Pakistan in October of 2009 and joined Studio Tariq Hasan (The Architects) as a senior designer, where she gained experience of the local market and building strategies, working on several large scale affordable housing and educational projects in different parts of Pakistan. In 2011 she was invited to be part of the team to design the new training facility for Manchester City Football Club in Manchester, UK, led by the New York based firm Rafael Vinoly Architects. She saw this project through from schematic design to design development. She returned to Pakistan in June 2012 to team up with Ahmed, sharing his commitment to providing contemporary, edgy, and moreover, intelligent and sustainable design solutions to spatial and formal concerns.

Seher also maintains a painting studio and has been a production designer for movies and television. She has also been a part-time design studio faculty at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in Karachi, and has been part of final year juries at Karachi University and NED University.
 

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Studio Subtractive
1st Floor, 18C - Lane 4, Nishat Commercial
Corner of Bukhari and Nishat
Phase 6, D.H.A
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (92-21) 3-585-1652
 
Services: Architecture & Design Firm
Official Website: www.subtractive.pk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/StudioSubtractive
E-mail: info@subtractive.pk
 
 

Business Hours: 9:30am-7pm

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Architectural & Planning

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Interiors

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Furniture

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Industrial Design

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Environments and LEED certification

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Eco Friendly Design

View our Capability Statement >>

Ambiance:
Professional, Contemporary, Creative & Passionate

Special Services: We provide LEED certification consultancy services for any type of project ranging from commercial, retail, industrial or residential.

Our Style:
We aim to create pleasant environments for our clients that are exciting, thinking out of the box, energy efficient and enhance environmental quality of the spaces.

Eco Friendly:
We believe in eco-friendly and minimum wastage materials usage for our projects. We also plan our projects in such a way as to get maximum natural light and ventilation in our projects and greatly consider water and energy conservation.

Clients:
BOSE, HOBO, DAWOOD HERCULES, TISSOT, RADO, GON PACCI, ARPATECH, HUM-FM, THE ETIQUETTE SCHOOL, DEEPAK PERWANI

What's New? MEWS cafe and Flagship Store for Feeha Jamshed. We are also in the planning stage for providing consultancy to a multinational company for LEED certification, which would be the first of its kind certification in Pakistan.

Recently won first prize for an IAP sponsored design competition for a sustainable and handicap access toilet.


 

 

 

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