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The Sole Sisters: Let’s discuss shoes, sister!

It is hard to believe that shoes- a necessity for all, a status symbol for some, and an obsession for many- had an extremely humble origin.  From being an object with the sole functional use of covering the feet, the metamorphosis of the innocuous looking shoe has been nothing short of dramatic. Till the 1800s […]

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HundredHands – Selected works of Bangalore’s famous architecture and interior design firm

Established in 2003 by architect duo Sunitha Kondur and Bijoy Ramachandran, Bangalore based architecture firm Hundred Hands has acquired quite a name for themselves. In the field of Architecture and sustainable design, HundredHands focuses on the urban context and measures which could be taken to improve the same. The inspiration for every design is derived […]

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Unique architecture – 4 distinct international designs

Architecture and design around the world is constantly evolving. Use of modern materials, bold design, more and more complex geometries and challenging environments are being taken up by designers. It is imperative to continuously compare and contrast international design with that of contemporary Indian Architecture to keep the learning process alive and thriving. Here are […]

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Residential architecture in South India – 5 best contemporary houses

Simple living and high thinking is a mantra Indians live by. This reflects in their personality, their dressing sense and their choices. It is obvious then, that this mantra is also the inspiration for their spaces. Contemporary architecture in India is a fusion of functional and modern spaces, designed in a minimalistic and simple style. […]

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Historic buildings and contemporary additions

With the rapid evolution of our lifestyles and the development of new technologies, it is important to find a way where old and new elements of the built environment can be represented in the future in a balanced way. What makes a design good, is it’s timelessness. However, this eternal quality evaporates when the building is […]

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Moulding with mud – Ar. Eugene Pandala’s tryst with sustainable architecture

Ar. Eugene Pandala has carved a niche for himself in the Architecture community with his sustainable building practices. Using one of the oldest and greenest building materials – mud; he has motivated designers every where to pursue the green dream. Ar. Pandala, a noted nature lover and cultural heritage conservation activist, designs buildings with natural materials, […]

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2019 design edition – A quick recap

2019, the last year of the decade was indeed very interesting in terms of the design trends, advancements and growth. The year went by swiftly, yet many events and design innovations made us stop and stare! Architecture, Interior Design, Fashion, Makeup and Technology were some of the design arenas which saw major changes and leaps. […]

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