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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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Interiors of Live performance spaces : Auditorium design

Drama theaters and live performance spaces celebrate the cultural and social tradition of India. Cultural shows, music performances, dramas, plays, one act shows, stand up acts and fashion shows are all events which are enjoyed by a large audience. Designing spaces for the same has to be done after taking into account, total capacity of […]

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Fashion at home – the Corona effect

For the last few months, people around the globe are in lock-down owing to the deadly Corona virus pandemic. Yet, that hasn’t stopped us from igniting our creative genius everyday. Collectively, we have found new ways to work, to keep ourselves busy, to pursue our hobbies and passions and to keep the World running. There […]

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Mixing materials in interior design with panache

Young design firms are breaking stereotypes by mixing interior styles, building techniques and materials in interior design. Bold patterns, colors and inventive material palettes are being used to achieve more futuristic interiors which make a statement. The usual material combinations of brick and plaster, cement and wood, glass and steel are being challenged. Be it […]

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Furniture Fashion – Exceptional chair designs

Design is such a fun medium to express and create. Ideas take center stage in the form of spaces, facades, furniture and products. Functionality and aesthetic go hand in hand when it comes to usable art – statement pieces which trigger conversations. Art comes alive in the form of these exceptional chair designs from furniture […]

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Co-existence – Efficient shared spaces

For many years now, humans have been encroaching on the planet, claiming for themselves the biggest chunk of Earth. Differentiation has become the practice wherein everyone wants to disregard the needs of the ‘others’. This other category encompasses people from other places, nationalities, color or caste, nature, wildlife, ageing population, disabled or poor. However, co-existence […]

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Architecture which heals – The influence of spaces on mental health

“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us”, Winston Churchill’s famous quote rings true for so many of our structures. Architecture is an important tool which heals, evolves and spreads cheer. Mental health and stress need to be openly spoken about and designers should take into account how the spaces they create dictate a person’s mental health […]

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Vital Architecture – Planning for the next 100 years

Frank Gehry, one of the greatest architects of our time has rightly said, ‘Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.’ A building is a big economical, social and cultural investment. A piece of structure which adorns the city streets and stands there for an average 60-80 years, needs to be […]

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