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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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Design Culture and Arts in Nagpur

NAGPUR – The exact center of India, the city of oranges is all set to become the next smart city of the country. Not only does the city have beautiful lakes, hills, woods, but also has all modern amenities like good schools, top notch hospitals, malls, restaurants etc. The city boasts also of a lively […]

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Notre Dame – Then, Now and What’s Next?

Notre Dame – What can be said about this magnificent structure, which hasn’t been said before? Every Architect is fascinated by it’s grand facades, every writer finds inspiration in it’s form, every poet romanticizes its rose windows and every sculptor marvels at it’s flying buttresses. This world-renowned Cathedral, is France’s most famous landmark, an 856 […]

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White Interiors – What makes them so Special?

Different moods and different personalities call for different styles and colors. Some shades speak to us at a psychological level and affect our daily lives. Red brings energy, blue brings calm and yellow brings positive vibes! However, at the very top of this color chart is the eternal color White, the shade every other color […]

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15 Interior Decor Trends

The upsurge in Interior Decor stores and brands in the last decade proves how far we have come in terms of experimenting with designs and details. Today, I bring you the currently ruling top 15 Interior decor trends to feast your eyes. These distinct, daring and damn right ingenious decor are ones we keep seeing […]

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Quaint Boutique Hotels

With Wanderlust surging high among everyone, the hospitality industry is on an all time high. Restaurants popping up every day, the hotels are also not far behind. Using innovative techniques, new and fresh experiences, delectable food or great deals, every hotel strives to offer something different to attract tourists. Boutique Hotels are one of those age-old […]

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All About Saunas – The most incredible saunas in the World!

Saunas have been popular for quite some time now, 2000 years to be exact! Especially in cold countries, Saunas are a part of the everyday lifestyle. Invented in Finland, the ‘Sauna’ started out as just an underground room to keep warm and it was later improved to be a a proper structure of wood. Owing to […]

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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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Experiments with Pavilion Designs – Innovative Architecture Elements in Urban Spaces

Taken from the old Latin word “Papilio”, which means ‘butterfly’ or ‘tent’, and the eventual French word “Pavillon”, the word we now know as “Pavilion” in English was born. Defined as ‘a summer house or other decorative building used as a shelter in a park or large garden’ or more broadly as ‘a large tent […]

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