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Space Saving Furniture – Function, Style and Storage for Tight Spaces

With real estate prices shooting through the skies, buying large properties in big cities in India has become a herculean task. The millennials who move to Metro cities for work or studies, find themselves living with 4-6 people in cramped conditions. Even in bigger apartments, Indian families are always in need of more storage! However, […]

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The Subtle Art of Thematic Interiors

We all love a good themed space. The feeling of getting transported somewhere while enjoying other activities in a room is priceless. Surrounding yourself with the things you love can also be a reason to opt for a themed space. However, establishing a theme in interiors can be tricky. There is a fine line between […]

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Rethinking the Traditional Railing Design – 8 Interesting ideas for parapets

Haven’t we had enough of those metal railings? I am sure you can picture them, the rectangular frame with vertical balusters! The other type which has become a staple in the railing design, is glass railing. Every apartment or office, has a slightly different iteration of either the metal or the glass railing and it […]

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Kinetic Installations – Futuristic Immersive Artwork

  We as a species have always expressed ourselves through art and design. Be it cave paintings, papyrus drawings or the watercolor art of the Renaissance, every era has had its special art form. Stories, myths and legends were propogated and solidified using this art and it continues to happen. Every era has also raised […]

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Architecture Presentation Techniques – Breaking down drawing and rendering styles

Most often than not, designers get limited with their presentation styles. Students get trapped in the deadlines, architects get restricted by clients or labors who are going to read the drawings. Architectural representation of an idea is the artistic way of expressing the building. It is to resemble the concept and detail of the actual […]

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In Conversation with Ar. Habeeb Khan – Putting the Contemporary in Vernacular Architecture!

Ar. Habeeb Khan has left a distinctive impression on the skyline of many Indian cities with his signature ‘Contemporary Vernacular’ Architecture. An award winning designer, public speaker, teacher and now the Chairman of the Council of Architecture, India – he has donned many hats! In an insightful interview, Prof. Habeeb Khan reveals his motivation, his working style and […]

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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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Spiritual Architecture

Religion, an idea that struck humanity to ensure peace and well being among fellow humans, was an intangible one. Reinforcing this idea among people and affirming their belief on the concept of a higher power was a challenge. Consider the tools mankind had at that time to spread religion! Word of mouth, letters and religious […]

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