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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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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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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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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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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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Reuse the Idea of Reuse – Adaptive Reuse Architecture and Reusing Building Materials

Building sustainable, with as less resources as possible and designing greener and more ecological structures is the call of the day. Adaptive reuse and the idea of reuse has taken root in Architecture around the World. Upcycling and reusing structures, building materials, furniture etc. is the future. Adaptive reuse is an ingenious idea of repurposing or […]

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Reclaiming Bricks – Distinguished brick architecture & brick vaults

A red rectangular building block, the first ever building technique to have been mastered by humans – Brick has time and again proven that it is indeed one of the most reliable, durable and sustainable building material ever. These handmade, wire cut or machine made clay blocks are either furnace fired or kiln fired to […]

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