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Earth Architecture – sustainable construction materials and practices

In olden days, buildings were born out of the materials and skill available nearby. However, globalization and advancements in technology made it possible for materials and construction techniques to spread. The result was similar looking architecture worldwide, without a thought to context and environment. With the ongoing discussion over climate crisis and man’s impact on […]

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Interior architecture – generating interior design concepts

Interior designers need to generate new design concepts for each unique project. Translating this concept into the final design which also aligns to the client’s need is the designer’s challenge. Quite often, designers and students succumb to copying or re-using ideas. Be it their own in a previous project or an image of another project, […]

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Street food stalls – Rethinking the quintessential Indian street cart

With the Corona lock-down in place, the one thing that Indians are missing is the eclectic Indian street food. There is no doubt that India has one of the most vibrant, delicious and affordable street food options in the World. Be it the simple ‘Chaat’, junk/fast food, to tea or ice lollies to complex food dishes […]

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How architecture can tackle mass-migration and refugee crisis

The Guardian headline on March 30 read, “India racked by greatest exodus since partition due to Corona Virus”. In any crisis, it’s the poor who suffer the most. However, recent events just showcase how fickle our world is. The possibility of everyone becoming a migrant or a refugee are ripe. The question is when. Thus, […]

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Homes you would love to quarantine in!

Quarantine amidst the Corona virus pandemic is something we are still coming to terms with. Social distancing, self isolation, stay at home are terms you would’ve heard on loop in recent times. To say it is difficult to be holed up at home with no human interaction is the understatement of the century. However, it […]

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Home schooling for young designers – Enriching activities for Quarantine

Never seen before times are here. All the climate crisis discussions, dialogue’s about India’s infrastructure, topics on space design and sustainability – the time has come to actually put those in practice. Humanity is facing a quarantine challenge which will test our mental, physical and emotional thresholds as well as our ability to discipline and adjust […]

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Make your home livelier – preparing for the isolation in times of Covid19

COVID19 or the Corona Virus threat is looming all over the World. Countries everywhere are preparing to fight the novel disease and advisories have been issued for people to stay indoors. Self-isolation, social distancing and staying at home has been strictly advised to fight this deadly outbreak. It is important for everyone’s safety that these […]

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Globalization of interior design – preserving identity in the Instagram age

Did you think I am about to appreciate the way we are adapting the same designs everywhere in the World because of globalization? Sorry, but no. Don’t get me wrong, I love that we live in a world where it’s possible to get the same materials, technology and love for spaces, be it in India […]

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Sustainable interior design

Sustainability is a widely discussed topic in today’s times. It is a concept which resonates with everyone, regardless of their age or profession. However, for architects, designers and builders, the aspect of sustainability is even more important as we are responsible for creating spaces which last for a long time on our planet and have major […]

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