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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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Back to Basics – 7 Principles of Interior Design!

Often we see gorgeous images of interior spaces on the internet but can’t really pinpoint what makes the space so attractive! Want to be in on the secret? There are some tricks of the trade which Designers use, to come up with stunning designs, graphics, spaces or buildings every single time. What are these thumb […]

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Light it Up: 8 Styling Tips with Modern Light Fixtures

Mounting those plain tube lights and bulbs in living spaces is now a thing of the past. Lighting fixtures, like most other elements in an interior design, are now a feature rather than being a mere necessity. People invest a lot of money in getting the suitable light fixture for any space, and rightly so. Imagine […]

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Amaravati Vs. Kedarnath – A look at the Up and coming cities in India

The new state capital of Andhra Pradesh, Amaravati, is being planned as one of the most modern up and coming cities of India. The project is being spearheaded by Mr. Chandrababu Naidu, the first chief minister of the now divided state. As Hyderabad became the new capital of Telangana, discussions erupted about the state capital […]

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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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Interior Design – Premium potential career for aspiring students

Choosing a career after High School or after 12th Board Exams in India is tricky business. Most students fall in the trap of herd mentality and end up choosing a stream for which they don’t have aptitude. The old career choosing formula in India; If it’s a boy – Engineer, if it’s a girl – […]

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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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