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Landscapes – The inter relationship of Greens and Built

The popular notion when someone says landscape is gardens and parks, however as metropolitan cities spread wider and wider and become more fragmented, it is time to ask ourselves whether trees and lawns are the only landscapes, or do they comprise of something more? Landscape is officially defined as “all the visible features of an […]

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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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Amphitheaters – New Public Forums?

Conventionally, Amphitheaters have been an open air theater, freestanding, usually circular, steps leading down to a stage or arena. Amphitheaters, historically were designed for spectator events, such as gladiator fights in Early Rome. They were also used for other sports, public events and performances, like plays and music. Amphitheaters now, have become a new public […]

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Statement of Purpose – Architecture Edition

    How do you convey your entire life story, your ambitions, your life plans and your motive to join the college of your dreams in just a few words? What exactly is the selection committee looking for when they read your letter of motivation? How should you make it more creative and interesting so […]

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Cindrebay Nurture : FRACTALS Workshop with Ar. Takbir Fatima

  An initiative by Cindrebay School of Design, Cindrebay Nurture aims to open up out of the box and creative thinking in students to embed imagination, state of the art knowledge and skills that would guide them to different careers. In order to introduce students to the computational and parametric form of design, Cindrebay Nurture […]

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Bangalore Lakes – Their Neglect Vs. Their Potential

This city is known by many names – IT Hub, Beer Capital of India, India’s Silicon Valley, or the city of gardens. The city known for it’s innovative architecture, it’s nightlife and culture, the amazing weather and also the wildlife and greenery! Bangalore! The cosmopolitan city offers loads of potential to youngsters in terms of education, […]

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Graphic Design – Expressing through Design and Imagery!

The art of communication is what led humanity to greatness. The simple fact that we can express ourselves, paved the way for great successes and is the key for human survival. However, speech isn’t the only way we communicate, there are several factors such as expressions, gestures, body language, art and artistic expression. One such […]

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Luxurious Living – Indoor Pools in Residences

Lately, incorporating a private gym or an indoor exercise or yoga room has become a trend in interior design in India. An exclusive space to exercise and keep fit has obvious health benefits but also allows the owner to have flexible timing to exercise. To take it one step further, indoor pools in residences are […]

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A New Year’s Resolution for Designers

In 1962, biologist Rachel Carson published ‘Silent Spring’ – arguably the first rather convincing book about environmental damage. In the decades since, unprecedented scientific research and discourse revealed how homo sapiens’ numbers and modern lives are affecting planet Earth. Relentlessly, the consequences of our disruptions of environmental cycles and processes are making themselves felt. As […]

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