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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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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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| by Jamila Sidhpurwala | 12 comments

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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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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Story of a Designer : Manish Malhotra

Manish Malhotra, a man who needs no introduction and one of the bigwigs of the Indian Fashion Industry. A brand, well renowned for eccentric Bollywood costumes as well as elegant regal contour, The Manish Malhotra brand is as diverse as they come! From the humble beginnings of a small time boutique owner, to the top […]

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LULU FASHION FORUM – Fashion in Tier 2 Cities

Small towns and cities in India, have a culture and niche of their own, which they flaunt unabashedly and in fact, with pride. People have more time, deeper connections with friends, relatives and neighbours, meaningful places and favourite spots, colorful festivals and a fashion sense unlike any mega cities. Fashion in Tier 2 cities, is […]

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50 Mid-Century Interior Design Ideas

Mid-Century interior design has made a sensational come back in the market in recent years. Interior styles and trends have a way of repeating themselves every few decades and the mid-century movement is no different. A design style, which originated in the post World War II scenario, the mid century furniture, accessories, lamps and other […]

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50 Contemporary Interior Design Ideas!

The month of June, is already upon us and it Spring feels are in the air! There are rains pouring in different parts of India, the wet mud smells magical and the atmosphere is suddenly a bit more colorful. Driven by this happy feeling and all the shades and hues around me, I have been […]

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