| by Jamila Sidhpurwala | 1 comment

Dealing with corridors in interior design

Sometimes long corridors are unavoidable in a building plan. Lengthy passages inside a structure, may be due to the site’s awkward shape or even the function of the building. For instance, an apartment or hotel has many units on one side, resulting in long transition spaces on one side or in the center. Sometimes, corridors are […]

Read More
| by Jamila Sidhpurwala | 1 comment

Creating an impression – Atrium design

An Atrium is essentially an open-roofed entrance hall or central court in a structure. Typically, atriums were the entrance lobby or forecourt in churches, however, they have found an integral place in modern architecture. An indoor central hall with a double height or rising through several stories and having a glazed roof is termed as […]

Read More
| by Team Cindrebay | 3 comments

Architecture and model making : The Belgian approach

For the architect as an individual, a part of their building culture roots are established during the first crucial years of their training period. A big part of the skill set is model making. Although we live an era where there isn’t the slightest thing one is unable to generate digitally, we cannot deny the charms and quality of […]

Read More
| by Jamila Sidhpurwala | No comments

Space saving furniture – Function, style and storage for tight spaces

With real estate prices shooting through the skies, buying large properties in big cities in India has become a herculean task. The millennials who move to Metro cities for work or studies, find themselves living with 4-6 people in cramped conditions. Even in bigger apartments, Indian families are always in need of more storage! However, […]

Read More
| by Jamila Sidhpurwala | No comments

The subtle art of thematic interiors

We all love a good themed space. The feeling of getting transported somewhere while enjoying other activities in a room is priceless. Surrounding yourself with the things you love can also be a reason to opt for a themed space. However, establishing a theme in interiors can be tricky. There is a fine line between […]

Read More
| by Jamila Sidhpurwala | No comments

Rethinking the traditional railing design – 8 interesting ideas for parapets

Haven’t we had enough of those metal railings? I am sure you can picture them, the rectangular frame with vertical balusters! The other type which has become a staple in the railing design, is glass railing. Every apartment or office, has a slightly different iteration of either the metal or the glass railing and it […]

Read More
| by Jamila Sidhpurwala | No comments

Geometry in interior design – Playing with shapes!

” There is Geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the Spheres. ”                                                                        […]

Read More
| by Jamila Sidhpurwala | No comments

Kinetic installations – Futuristic immersive artwork

  We as a species have always expressed ourselves through art and design. Be it cave paintings, papyrus drawings or the watercolor art of the Renaissance, every era has had its special art form. Stories, myths and legends were propogated and solidified using this art and it continues to happen. Every era has also raised […]

Read More
| by Jamila Sidhpurwala | No comments

Architecture presentation techniques – Breaking down drawing and rendering styles

Most often than not, designers get limited with their presentation styles. Students get trapped in the deadlines, architects get restricted by clients or labors who are going to read the drawings. Architectural representation of an idea is the artistic way of expressing the building. It is to resemble the concept and detail of the actual […]

Read More