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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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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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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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