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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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Dealing with Corridors in Interior Design

Sometimes long corridors are unavoidable in a building plan. Lengthy passages inside a structure, may be due to the site’s awkward shape or even the function of the building. For instance, an apartment or hotel has many units on one side, resulting in long transition spaces on one side or in the center. Sometimes, corridors are […]

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Creating an Impression – Atrium Design

An Atrium is essentially an open-roofed entrance hall or central court in a structure. Typically, atriums were the entrance lobby or forecourt in churches, however, they have found an integral place in modern architecture. An indoor central hall with a double height or rising through several stories and having a glazed roof is termed as […]

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10 things India needs right now – Analyzing Existing Infrastructure and Urgent Urban Renewal

In 72 years, India has undoubtedly made great progress. We are the largest democracy in the World, we have shaped cities like Mumbai, New Delhi and Bangalore to have world class facilities, townships and infrastructure. However, there are quite a few instances, where India lacks behind the other super powers of the World. Education, job […]

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Geometry in Interior Design – Playing with shapes!

” There is Geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the Spheres. ”                                                                        […]

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Circular Economy – The Designer’s Approach

The Earth is in fact, a finite resource. However, the smartest species on the planet is gradually depleting it owing to wasteful ways. Throughout centuries, we have had a very take-make-waste form of living, with little focus on recycling and reusing which has led to accumulation of waste. Circular Economy is a concept which rethinks […]

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Rebuilding a Cause – Modern Temple Interiors

After the bloodshed in 1992 surrounding the Babri Masjid, the verdict has finally been declared after a long wait of 27 years. The Ayodhya verdict grants Hindus possession of the highly controversial and contested site, while also granting 5 acres to Muslims to build a Mosque. The question now arises, what will the new temple […]

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Paris – A recurring Palimpsest!

A city rich with stories, Paris stores within it, a treasure of history. One of the largest cities in Europe during the Middle ages, Paris was the epicenter of religion and trade. The birthplace of Gothic Architecture and home to several architectural treasures of the ancient and modern World, Paris was struck by catastrophe when […]

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