Date With A Designer : Ar. Sonal Birdi (Villa 55)

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Cafes and restaurants, irrespective of where they’re situated in the world, always have something in common. They exude charm, create a relaxing ambience and call you in. Villa 55, the newest addition to Nagpur’s social scene, triumphs all the three qualities. Designed in the modern contemporary style by Ar. Sonal Birdi, the restaurant boasts of three main spaces, a small

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“THE VOID” presents : Pottery Workshop

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Materials have a huge a role in the way any design shapes up. Be it in fashion, or interiors, materials can make or break a design. Understanding the way different materials behave under different circumstances can give a design that extra edge. Every material has its own unique characteristics, key features and qualities. It also has its drawbacks. At Cindrebay

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THE VOID – Bridging the Gap, One Conclave at a Time!!

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“Power is gained by sharing knowledge, not hoarding it.” When was the last time you listened without interrupting? Spoke without being judged? Heard not to reply but to truly register information? Shared anything without expecting validation? Honestly expressed something without any ulterior motives? Put forth your ideas without the fear of it being nitpicked by your own friends or relatives?

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Takbir Fatima gets NDTV’s Emerging Architect of the Year award

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Takbir Fatima, the 32-year-old London-educated founder of DesignAware, a company that creates awareness through liveable, wearable, usable, accessible and responsible design, has been awarded the Emerging Architect of the Year 2016 by the NDTV Design & Architecture Awards. Takbir is the only woman to have received this award. The ceremony took place on Friday, 20 January, in Mumbai.  NDTV launched its

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The ARCASIA Awards: recognising the best in Asia

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The prestigious Arcasia awards (Architects Regional Council Asia) are back! And, for the first time, the same is being hosted by the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA). The award, rebranded as AAA in 2013, was initiated to acknowledge the inspirational and exemplary work done by architects in Asia.  It also recognises the efforts undertaken by architects to implement important architectural

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Space can be a healer: Dr AnilKumar

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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 an emotional bond and play

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Vernacular architecture is the flag bearer of a culture: Dr. AnilKumar

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Postmodern structures have often been burdened with numerous skewed expectations. Stylish, trendy, international appeal, different, are just some of the many objectives that these structures are forced to fulfill. The pressure to look distinct has compelled architects to opt for more international themes for the buildings, rejecting the indigenous for good! Thus, postmodern architectures have not only started looking similar

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In the heart of Bangalore lies Mecca of sustainable living

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In the midst of a city that has become a juggernaut of sorts crushing the tradition of sustainability while thriving on mindless consumption of natural resources, there lies a house, almost like an oasis that not only preaches but also vociferously practices an ecological model of living. Meet Vishala Padmanabhan, former Chartered Accountant, whose stint with the corporate world taught

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Living the Eco-Friendly way!

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The human race, since time immemorial, has been in a persistent state of battle.  From fighting fearful, wild animals to waging war against one another, the fight for survival has been the only constant aspect in an ever-changing world. At the turn of this century, we started yet another battle; that against time running out. Increasing population and the proportional

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