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National Memorial for Peace and Justice – Narrative Architecture

In a bid to start a clear dialogue about the racial injustices in America and as repentance for the mass atrocities committed, EJI proposed building a memorial which recognizes this dark past. A fitting tribute to the injustices faced and remembrance of their lives could be the beginning of recovery and rehabilitation. The National Memorial […]

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Design flexibility – keeping up with a user’s changing world

When it comes to interior design – styling, layout and additions need to be flexible for a generation which thrives on everyday changes. A rigid design allows change at a higher expense and can be time consuming. In a world where trends, products, technology change everyday, a design should be quickly and easily adaptable. Design […]

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Decoding hotel room interiors – an insight into hospitality design

Hotel rooms are an interesting typology in interior design as they strike a balance between comfort, luxury, style and novelty. Even though the requirements in a suite remain more or less the same throughout hotels, there is immense scope for experimentation. The allure of hotels comes from their location, views, service, rating and choice of […]

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Biomimicry in architecture

Design stems from nature and here man can find the solutions to many of his problems. The careful construct or imitation of the systems, typologies and features of flora and fauna for arriving at complex design solutions is called Biomimicry. Aping the design of trees, animal abodes or naturally formed structures like stalactites or even […]

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Positive energy spaces – decor that brings good vibes

The last few months have been very hard for the whole World. Dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, being away from friends and loved ones, losing jobs and staying indoors for months on end has taken a heavy toll on our physical and mental peace. The long hours at home can also be challenging especially in […]

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Experiments with Bamboo – sustainable design initiatives with green building materials

Bamboo has been the material of choice in many parts of the World since ancient times. This fast growing plant has all the qualities of a sustainable green building material. It is sturdy, resilient, low-cost and natural. Moreover, bamboo looks extremely attractive, is easy and effective in use, can be grown anywhere and used without […]

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Kozhikode’s design vibe – a look at 3 exceptional design projects in Calicut, Kerala

Kozhikode in Kerala, earlier and commonly known as Calicut is famous for its Malabar cuisine and spices. This coastal city has been a tourist attraction owing to its natural landscape, heritage architecture, art and food. More recently, Kozhikode has also been grabbing attention for exceptional design ventures by seasoned architects and interior designers. Be it […]

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Placing theory and philosophy in design

Theory and philosophy can be interlinked with Design, not as a direct translation but in the context of a few underlying principles. Ethics which are ingrained in everyone, dictate how we design whether we know it or not. When philosophical concepts and explorations are addressed from within a disciplinary boundary, their discussion tends to be […]

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Participatory design – hand crafted details by designers

The hands on involvement in every aspect of design right from the first conceptual sketch to the very last decorative feature in a space is a quality of the best designers. Design is a participatory process – for the professionals envisioning the space, the clients who will use it and for the skilled people building […]

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