Future is not a function of Time...
What truly separates “Future” from the ‘Present’ is our ability to ideate it and create it!!
Prescience enables us to create a future based on scientific and objective extrapolation.

At Studio Prescient, we thrive in a state of Flux applying our keen sense of observation, our intuitive abilities to discern the unstated dynamics of reality and our enthusiasm to push the frontiers of Possibility to present ‘The Future of Habitats’.

We strongly feel that while many futures are possible at any time, in the present it is possibilities that find resonance with the maximum forces at play in nature and communities around us that eventually become the defining characteristics of the future like automobiles, trains, electricity, X-rays, airplanes, television, health diagnostics, credit cards, mobile phones, internet, Google, Apple, WhatsApp, Facebook etc.

There are three characteristics however that are central to the success of any possibility any projection of newness which are delightfulness, usefulness and high transactablity.
  • Delightfulness is key because we aspire for built environments that are celebrative & enhance positivity.
  • Usefulness is critical because fulfilling the functional needs of the inhabitants is the primary role of any design while furthering the principles of sustainability and efficiency.
  • High quotient of transactivity is key because today’s architectural design is not about kings & palaces or monuments. It is a democratic architectural design that enhances lives of the people and therefore we strive to put forth creations that would find wide engagement.

Let’s examine one case of Newness – Credit Cards.


Came in at a time when currency notes, banker’s cheques and traveler’s cheque were the prevalent instruments.


Freedom to shop, spend anywhere, any time by just swiping a card. Delightfulness is key for finding initial traction which is critical for any innovation to find initial loft and buoyancy.


One can spend in multiple currencies, spend more than your cash flow permits as you are prequalified to a credit limit. One has full access to one’s purchasing power. Usefulness ensures ongoing traction and causes multiple forces to align & enhance the quotient of success.

High quotient of transactivity

High speed of transaction, add-on cards, impulsive shopping etc. ensure that credit cards became very convenient & high volume instruments.

Another characteristic of ‘Newness’ that is key to its success is that it ‘simplifies life’ while allowing many lateral possibilities to also flourish.

The ‘Present’ is always Simpler than the ‘Past’. E.g. Autopilot airplanes, automatic C.R.M software, on-line shopping, quarter turn faucets, power steering etc. and a corollary is that ‘The Future’ shall ‘simplify the Present’.

Studio Prescient is a center for Architectural Innovation, where the fine line between Practice and Academia is blurred where Distinctive talent finds self-expression and works in charged democratic studio environment to create cutting edge designs for our clients and concurrently invent new ‘Habital Products’ like QUB, helix & vertical ground. Products with refreshing newness, universal appeal and great geographic portability. Products that present new aspirations as opposed to fulfilling existing ones. Habital products that would enable Studio Prescient to impact habitats at a global level. Patented Habitat products that would set the tone for ‘the Future of Habitats’.