| by Ar.Khushboo Agarwal | 4 comments

Guest Writer: Bad standards of drawing are unpardonable

Drawing is as important to an architect as the right ingredients for a chef. It is an integral part of any architectural blueprint. And flimsy drawing standards inevitably showcases the callous attitude of the firm, opines Khushboo Agarwal, Asst. Prof. in Jhulelal Institute of Architecture, Nagpur. Bad standards of drawing is a strict no-no for […]

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| by Gayatri Nair | 2 comments

Space can be a healer: Dr AnilKumar

Are structures just merely the sum of their building materials? Or do they, at some point, transcend from being an inactive object to an emotional experience? How do some structures evoke a sense of excitement within us, while others make an impact only at a superficial level? And do spaces have the capacity to forge […]

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| by Gayatri Nair | 2 comments

Design should be democratic, not discriminatory: Takbir Fatima, DesignAware

In the extremely dynamic world of Design, a company like DesignAware that dabbles in 3D and digital fabrication, and employs technology to create futuristic designs takes the game a notch higher. DesignAware believes in the democratization of design. In other words, designs should be created in a way that would impact and be accessible to […]

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| by Team Cindrebay | 5 comments

How are trends created in the fashion world?

Ever wondered how trends come into being? Trends, an amalgamation of colours and moods, end up dictating the style for every season. But what maketh these trends? A simple mechanism; the Trend Mood Boards. Every new season collection is often forecasted by a group that studies the current market and styles in detail, and the […]

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| by Team Cindrebay | 2 comments

Cindrebay students capture the various moods of Calicut

Alfred Stieglitz, the American photojournalist internationally recognized as the pioneer of modern photography had this to say about the art of taking pictures, “In photography, there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” As young, up and coming Architecture and Design students, it becomes imperative to grasp that subtle reality […]

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| by Nimi Sanjith | No comments

Eclecticism –A Mismatch solution

Eclecticism is a fairly new term to most of us. But unbeknown to the beautiful space seekers, we have all been treading this path since long. We have encountered eclecticism while doing up our homes and while attempting to mix and match furniture, furnishings, and accessories. We have unconsciously employed eclecticism when decorating our homes […]

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| by Gayatri Nair | 2 comments

Prasanth Mohan: an ardent architect, a passionate photographer

It is hard not to take an instant liking to Prasanth Mohan. Armed with a disarming smile, and a humble persona, this lanky, bearded Kollam resident is a hesitant architect but a passionate photographer. However, behind that unassuming façade lies a sharp, creative mind that is trying hard to make architectural photography, still in its […]

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| by Nimi Sanjith | 3 comments

Courtyards and the life within

A courtyard can be described in many ways; an open relaxation spot, a meeting-place, or a common ground. But if pushed to define, then a courtyard is an open space within the interiors that is partially or completely supported by walls. Many a time both designers and residents are forced to deal with challenges that […]

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