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Historic Buildings and Contemporary Additions

With the rapid evolution of our lifestyles and the development of new technologies, it is important to find a way where old and new elements of the built environment can be represented in the future in a balanced way. What makes a design good, is it’s timelessness. However, this eternal quality evaporates when the building is […]

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In Conversation with Ar. Habeeb Khan – Putting the Contemporary in Vernacular Architecture!

Ar. Habeeb Khan has left a distinctive impression on the skyline of many Indian cities with his signature ‘Contemporary Vernacular’ Architecture. An award winning designer, public speaker, teacher and now the Chairman of the Council of Architecture, India – he has donned many hats! In an insightful interview, Prof. Habeeb Khan reveals his motivation, his working style and […]

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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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Unconventional Homes for the Homeless

We have discussed Interior Design for millionaires, the wealthy, middle class, students, offices, retail spaces, schools, theatres and even the elderly. Today, let’s talk about an uncomfortable topic. Giving and improving the homes of people who already have a home, is an achievable task. However, what happens to the people who do not have a […]

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From Shabby To Chic – Easy Home Decor DIYs!

We have time and again seen dreamy pictures of homes and houses on the internet and fantasized about having that perfect nest. A cozy bed to relax after a tiring day, a study space to fuel our creativity, an inviting dining space for Instagram worthy dinner parties, a lounge where our friend can get together […]

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