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All About Columns – Interior Column Treatments

Interior spaces are a reflection of the architectural planning and civil engineering required to erect a building. In modern day construction, the column beam method is used for creating structures, and as a result we see many pillars, columns, beams etc. in interior spaces. In ancient times, these supporting members were embellished with beautiful carvings, […]

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Interior Partitions

In recent years, there’s been a paradigm shift in the design typology of interior Partitions. We have surely come a long way from plain and simple brick plastered partitions or POP / cement sheet partitions. In modern homes these days, partitions aren’t merely space dividers, but also features in the space design.  The development in architecture and […]

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Wardrobes – Crafting the perfect World for your belongings!

Wardrobe, Almirah, Closet, Cupboard, call it what you will, a home is incomplete without good storage. A well designed home or space, has ample storage area, and allows proper stocking of everything you own. Back in the days, storage was limited to a single door almirah in the bedroom, and some shelves in the living […]

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Building for Natural Calamities

Natural calamities like earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, tsunamis cause a lot of life and property damage. In many parts of the world, including some in India, which are prone to natural disasters, designers are coming up with ideas and technology to fight situations which are just likely to get worse and worse, because of climate change […]

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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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Statement of Purpose – Architecture Edition

    How do you convey your entire life story, your ambitions, your life plans and your motive to join the college of your dreams in just a few words? What exactly is the selection committee looking for when they read your letter of motivation? How should you make it more creative and interesting so […]

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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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The Future of Interior Design

Designers have always been instrumental in pushing the boundaries in technological innovations. For many years, we have seen the design industry evolve, and never before has it been at a faster pace. Each of these innovations have been key in transforming the design world and given interior designers, architects and fashion designers new opportunities to further […]

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Luxurious Living – Indoor Pools in Residences

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 […]

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