Luxurious Living – Indoor Pools in Residences

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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 becoming quite the sought after

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A New Year’s Resolution for Designers

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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 climate change, micro plastics and

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Light and Shadow in Interiors

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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 effect of light is shadow,

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Gayathri & Namith Architects – Adding New Perspectives in Bengaluru

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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 has created a benchmark for

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Italy – Art and Architecture

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Italy. A small country in Europe packed with amazing experiences, art, architecture and design. Design in terms of Interiors, design in sculptures, clothes and even food! With so many artists, painters, sculptors, designers and scholars, Italy is a haven for exploring medieval as well as modern art and design. As an architect, it was my dream to go to Italy and

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Unconventional Homes for the Homeless

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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 home? People for whom the

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Designing for Elderly and Handicapped

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We tend to take everyday living for granted. Simple tasks such as walking to your kitchen to grab a snack, getting comfortable on the couch for a movie or going to the toilet, are never given attention to. But, what if, you are unable to do these tasks? What if your house and your space isn’t favourableto help you in

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Visual Communication for Designers

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If I ask you what this is, the majority of you will answer, ‘It’s a Car.’ Some might call it an orange car, a few may say it’s a car on the road, some might even tell me it’s a Lamborghini. However, there is something very basic wrong with that answer. Think harder, think diagonally. The answer is simple, really.

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Ar. Sanjay Mohe – A lesson in Architecture

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Ar. Sanjay Mohe was born and brought up in Mumbai, with the seed of architecture sowed in him early in life. An enigmatic personality, he graduated in architecture from Sir JJ College of Architecture in 1976 and went on to work with the likes of Ar. Charles Correa. Mindspace, the brain child of Vauki Prakash, Suryanarayanan and Sanjay Mohe was

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