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The Contemporary Vernacular – JD College of Engineering by SHK Architects

Technological advancement and the progress made in modern building materials has led many Indian architects to ignore our age old building techniques and vernacular materials. In the race to build higher concrete structures and bigger glass cubes, designers overlook the context and the Indian climate they are building for. In an attempt to change this […]

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The importance of keeping it real!

Are you a Millennial? Generation X? In the age group of 16-35? Read on. This is for you! Most times I write about Architecture, Design, Interiors and Art. I stress the importance of good work, encourage people to have a passion, write How-to posts to transform your spaces and your homes. However, today, I want […]

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Affordable Housing and Infrastructure in India

Finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman said in her maiden Union budget speech, that the government of India will introduce a new model tenancy law to boost the rental housing market and also proposed to provide further tax incentives for Affordable housing. She also proposed that several land parcels held by Central Govt., PSUs would be used […]

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Mobile Phone Photography : Tips for getting that ‘Perfect Shot!’

The advancement in mobile phones has equipped almost everyone with high quality cameras and the power to capture moments. With portals like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, the impetus to photography has risen multi-fold in the last couple of years. From once in a lifetime events, travel stories, memories with loved ones, favorite foods, interiors, to […]

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Building for Natural Calamities

Natural calamities like earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, tsunamis cause a lot of life and property damage. In many parts of the world, including some in India, which are prone to natural disasters, designers are coming up with ideas and technology to fight situations which are just likely to get worse and worse, because of climate change […]

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Gayathri & Namith Architects – Adding New Perspectives in Bengaluru

Architects aim to make a difference in the way society lives and it is their constant effort to influence lifestyle through their design. This couldn’t be more true than in the case of Bengaluru based architecture firm ‘GNA’, Gayathri and Namith Architects. Founded in 1993 by Ar. Gayathri Shetty and Namith Varma, their experimental designs […]

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The Responsibility of an Architect

I decided to write something quite personal in this article, to write about my access to architecture and the question about the responsibility as an architect towards the society. When I started to study architecture I thought my responsibility is to design nice buildings. That was five years ago. The more I got to know […]

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Ar. Sanjay Mohe – A lesson in Architecture

Ar. Sanjay Mohe was born and brought up in Mumbai, with the seed of architecture sowed in him early in life. An enigmatic personality, he graduated in architecture from Sir JJ College of Architecture in 1976 and went on to work with the likes of Ar. Charles Correa. Mindspace, the brain child of Vauki Prakash, […]

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Bonito Designs – Survival of the Hardworking and Gutsy!

Home is where the Heart is, but the Indian mentality forces us to create homes to impress others. “When guests come to our house, they should stare in awe!” is what most clients brief their designers. However, our home is our abode, our safe haven and it should speak more about our character than just […]

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