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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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5 Ways to Style your House for Special Occasions

Do you panic every time you are hosting an event at your home? Do you have a lot of friends coming over for a party? Have you invited people over for a soiree and your home looks drab and boring? Well, today I am here to divulge some interesting, simple and inexpensive ways to style […]

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Steps in Interiors – Play of Levels and Heights in Interior Design

Interior Design or Interior Architecture is multi-faceted. It has many aspects to it,  aesthetically and technically. In the previous blogs, we have discussed lavish sprawling interiors, cozy and tiny spaces, grand staircases, retail, residential and restaurant interiors etc. But, what happens when you mix all the above? When you introduce steps and levels in residential […]

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How to deal with Creator’s Block!? – The recipe to generate new ideas everyday!

Creativity isn’t something you are just born with. One has to develop it and constantly work on it otherwise even the most creative people will fall into a rut with no new ideas. So how do you keep things fresh? People in the creative field, like Architects, interior designers, fashion designers, film makers or animators, writers, […]

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Breaking down Interior Design Mistakes

Getting a space, especially a home designed or renovated is a big deal for a lot of us. Everyone has their own dreams and ideas about their ideal personal space and they want to see these dreams take shape. However, many a times, people face challenges while getting their space done, and this can result […]

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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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Light and Shadow in Interiors

Can Light and Shadow govern a building design? Beautiful interior spaces boast not just of excellent use of colors, themes and materials but also on how they collectively integrate to form a useful aesthetic space. An important aspect of this integration is the light, be it natural or artificial which pours in any space. An […]

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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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Unconventional Homes for the Homeless

We have discussed Interior Design for millionaires, the wealthy, middle class, students, offices, retail spaces, schools, theatres and even the elderly. Today, let’s talk about an uncomfortable topic. Giving and improving the homes of people who already have a home, is an achievable task. However, what happens to the people who do not have a […]

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