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Circular Economy – The Designer’s Approach

The Earth is in fact, a finite resource. However, the smartest species on the planet is gradually depleting it owing to wasteful ways. Throughout centuries, we have had a very take-make-waste form of living, with little focus on recycling and reusing which has led to accumulation of waste. Circular Economy is a concept which rethinks […]

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Rebuilding a Cause – Modern Temple Interiors

After the bloodshed in 1992 surrounding the Babri Masjid, the verdict has finally been declared after a long wait of 27 years. The Ayodhya verdict grants Hindus possession of the highly controversial and contested site, while also granting 5 acres to Muslims to build a Mosque. The question now arises, what will the new temple […]

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Spiritual Architecture

Religion, an idea that struck humanity to ensure peace and well being among fellow humans, was an intangible one. Reinforcing this idea among people and affirming their belief on the concept of a higher power was a challenge. Consider the tools mankind had at that time to spread religion! Word of mouth, letters and religious […]

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Reuse the Idea of Reuse – Adaptive Reuse Architecture and Reusing Building Materials

Building sustainable, with as less resources as possible and designing greener and more ecological structures is the call of the day. Adaptive reuse and the idea of reuse has taken root in Architecture around the World. Upcycling and reusing structures, building materials, furniture etc. is the future. Adaptive reuse is an ingenious idea of repurposing or […]

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Reclaiming Bricks – Distinguished brick architecture & brick vaults

A red rectangular building block, the first ever building technique to have been mastered by humans – Brick has time and again proven that it is indeed one of the most reliable, durable and sustainable building material ever. These handmade, wire cut or machine made clay blocks are either furnace fired or kiln fired to […]

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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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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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