Our values

At Design Terrains, we believe in ‘Spiritual Sustainability‘ for planning and designing of urban lands and buildings. We ensure that projects and ideas that meet our values are within easy reach of our readers.

Incubated to achieve a responsive interface, Design Terrains was conceived to inspire responsibility amongst peers to understand and mitigate different factors affecting sustainability in the field of architecture and urban planning.

We adhere to a strong value system, imperative to remain focused on curating ideas and projects having a parallel thought stream. They form a baseline, which we commit to always consider and include in our posts.

To have an insight on our motive behind each post, we encourage our readers to read through our concept of ‘Spiritual Sustainability’, from which our values have stemmed out.


Communities must be included in decision making and their ideas must be respected and included in various processes of design and policy making. While respecting the privacy boundaries, architecture and urban agendas must focus on eliminating social barriers.


Global ideas must be speculated under local values before implementation. Projects and policies must consider local climatic ans social impacts and should certainly be modified to adapt.


Impartial involvement of stakeholders and ensuring support to the weaker sections of the community. Projects that bridge social connections within communities and empower them through equitable resource usage.


Giving equal opportunity to the biodiversity habitat while ensuring safe surroundings to human settlements. Projects that outline mobility, safety, ecological balance, hygiene, health and other vital issues as values, can broadly enhance livability factor.


Maintaining global standards in projects must not compromise on using vernacular ideologies that bring out a more responsive practice for the indigenous climate and species. Materials and techniques procured locally build resilient projects and thus must be considered.

We follow these values through categorising them in 3 different sectors of application. This helps us define goals and objectives during the process of curation.*


Projects that enhance liveability and promote equity in the society, while ensuring complete inclusion of the locals and stakeholders in the decision making.


Projects that focus on introducing adaptable methods to involve local resources, while sustaining ecological balance.


Projects resulting from a set of values defined at practice level of an organisation, which soulfully resonates with our idea of spiritual sustainability and its stemmed values.

* We will be soon classifying our posts under these three categories.

Image by United Nations via sdgs.un.org

In addition, we are also driven by 6 Environmental and 11 Socio-Economic goals outlined under Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by UN.

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