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Architecture which heals – The influence of spaces on mental health

“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us”, Winston Churchill’s famous quote rings true for so many of our structures. Architecture is an important tool which heals, evolves and spreads cheer. Mental health and stress need to be openly spoken about and designers should take into account how the spaces they create dictate a person’s mental health […]

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Vishnu M Nair: Illustrations that evoke myriad emotions

A man falling through paper planes against an azure sky, moldable orange pencils, bright coloured tangerines, a giant skull on a small cross-legged body, a coy moustachioed man, Vishnu M Nair’s art, like a pirouetting ballerina, moves gracefully between the goofy and the sombre. The illustrator and graphic designer who has been in love with […]

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Vital Architecture – Planning for the next 100 years

Frank Gehry, one of the greatest architects of our time has rightly said, ‘Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.’ A building is a big economical, social and cultural investment. A piece of structure which adorns the city streets and stands there for an average 60-80 years, needs to be […]

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Kajal Deth: Artfully balancing the socio-political with the metaphorical

Affable, instantly warm and an impassioned conversationalist; Kajal Deth doesn’t understand the mores of formal interactions. The painter, photographer and graffiti artist is not one for small talks, instead – often at the first meeting – sets the ground for a more intimate discussion on life, art and philosophies; sharing artwork and seeking more in […]

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Earth Architecture – sustainable construction materials and practices

In olden days, buildings were born out of the materials and skill available nearby. However, globalization and advancements in technology made it possible for materials and construction techniques to spread. The result was similar looking architecture worldwide, without a thought to context and environment. With the ongoing discussion over climate crisis and man’s impact on […]

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Interior architecture – generating interior design concepts

Interior designers need to generate new design concepts for each unique project. Translating this concept into the final design which also aligns to the client’s need is the designer’s challenge. Quite often, designers and students succumb to copying or re-using ideas. Be it their own in a previous project or an image of another project, […]

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Top 10 interior designers in Bangalore

Bangalore’s cosmopolitan vibe and vivid art and culture scene resonate strongly in the city’s architecture and design front. Bold, experimental designs, fresh approach towards forms and fascinating precise details set apart interior designers in Bangalore. The intelligent play of materials, minimalist and sustainable thinking, modern contemporary touches and aesthetic fused with function are underlying features […]

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Kiara Lighting – Inside Kerala’s Foremost Designer Light Boutique

Lighting designer Anusha Vivek talks about starting Kiara Lighting, Kerala’s foremost designer light boutiques.

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Steps to become a Fashion Designer in India

Fashion design is the premium choice of many young creative aspirants, who want to delve into the garment industry and make their mark on India’s fashion circuit. The clothes, outfits and fancy dresses in India depict our vibrant culture and progress. Designers today are reaching out to bigger and better platforms, some making their niche […]

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