The Right & Wrong Reasons to Choose Architecture!

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(WARNING: In case you are afraid to get your nails chipped, or hate the pungent smell of fresh paint, your eyes burn with the smell of freshly polished wood or need 8 hours of sleep every night, don’t be an Architect. If however, the sound of metal getting cut, the sparks of welding torches, the sound of cranes, and hammering

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How to make the perfect CV for that perfect job

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CV or curriculum vitae is one of the most important document you will possess in your professional life. It comprises everything; your work experience, skills, and other important details. But more importantly a good CV is also an indicator of your design and presentation skills; an extremely important skill to have in today’s world of design. Khushboo Agarwal, Asst. Prof.

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Being dark skinned is beautiful: Mr Jovita George

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Mr Jovita George-yes you read that right- is one of the most loved Indian YouTubers today. A Malayalee residing in Kuwait, Jovita makes videos on fashion, makeup, relationships, and travel. This former Engineer has had an interesting trajectory; she was a software professional who quit her job to do what she loved; Fashion.  And, from 2010 she started making YouTube

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In conversation with Ar. Lumina Phylis Cleetus

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Ar. Lumina Phylis Cleetus, the chief architect of one of the most well-known studios in Bengaluru, Fulcrum Studio is as practical as spontaneous. She’s a beautiful culmination of the best of both worlds of architecture and literature; a trait that is abundantly displayed in hers works. In an interview with Cindrebay, this Kerala-born architect speaks about her experiences, and love for

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Architecture: Finding the right job? Remember these points

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The first job in a good architectural studio is extremely important for up and coming aspiring architects. It sets the basis for the future. But before the all-important interview, a thorough research of the firms, and their philosophy is extremely important.Khushboo Agarwal, Asst. Prof. in Jhulelal Institute of Architecture, Nagpur has some pointers to help you zero in on the right

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Join Cindrebay ‘SketchUp Marathon’ – 3 Day Workshop on SketchUp

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Technological innovations are the very backbone of the dynamic world of architecture. Those unwilling to learn the latest tech releases or are ignorant of the same will find themselves lagging far behind in the race towards creating the perfect structure. After AutoCAD 2D-3D, 3DsMax, Revit, ArchiCad and other similar tech inventions, the simplest to enter the market was the SketchUp.

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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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Expert Speak: The evolution of kitchens

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Gautam Shah looks at the evolution of kitchens through the decades. Shah is a consultant Interior Designer based at Ahmedabad, India, since 1970, and a highly respected former faculty member, School of Interior Design – Faculty of Design, CEPT University, Ahmedabad. His blogs on Interior Designing and Architecture are among the most widely read literature on these topics.  Kitchen as a space

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The common debate in the design world: Digital vs Physical?

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No, I’m not talking about intimacy but about designmacy! I regularly have dialogues with my fellows when I advocate digitalized pedagogy. Though we have abundant technological advancement, the design studios have fundamentally remained unchanged. We are not ready to change. If we simply Google these words, Architecture, Inspiring Architects or Top Architects, the students will see the corresponding images and

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