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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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Top 10 Architecture Colleges in Central India

The creation of a built structure, keeping in mind its function, aesthetic and performance is Architecture. Architects are responsible for designing buildings for  private residences, offices, hospitals, institutes, public buildings, hotels, resorts, laboratories, industries etc. The scope of their work also includes designing apartments, townships, IT parks, landscapes, gardens and even cities. Town planning, Urban Design, […]

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The importance of keeping it real!

Are you a Millennial? Generation X? In the age group of 16-35? Read on. This is for you! Most times I write about Architecture, Design, Interiors and Art. I stress the importance of good work, encourage people to have a passion, write How-to posts to transform your spaces and your homes. However, today, I want […]

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Notre Dame – Then, Now and What’s Next?

Notre Dame – What can be said about this magnificent structure, which hasn’t been said before? Every Architect is fascinated by it’s grand facades, every writer finds inspiration in it’s form, every poet romanticizes its rose windows and every sculptor marvels at it’s flying buttresses. This world-renowned Cathedral, is France’s most famous landmark, an 856 […]

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Affordable Housing and Infrastructure in India

Finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman said in her maiden Union budget speech, that the government of India will introduce a new model tenancy law to boost the rental housing market and also proposed to provide further tax incentives for Affordable housing. She also proposed that several land parcels held by Central Govt., PSUs would be used […]

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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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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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All About Saunas – The most incredible saunas in the World!

Saunas have been popular for quite some time now, 2000 years to be exact! Especially in cold countries, Saunas are a part of the everyday lifestyle. Invented in Finland, the ‘Sauna’ started out as just an underground room to keep warm and it was later improved to be a a proper structure of wood. Owing to […]

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