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Paris – A recurring palimpsest!

A city rich with stories, Paris stores within it, a treasure of history. One of the largest cities in Europe during the Middle ages, Paris was the epicenter of religion and trade. The birthplace of Gothic Architecture and home to several architectural treasures of the ancient and modern World, Paris was struck by catastrophe when […]

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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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The contemporary vernacular – JD college of engineering by SHK Architects

Technological advancement and the progress made in modern building materials has led many Indian architects to ignore our age old building techniques and vernacular materials. In the race to build higher concrete structures and bigger glass cubes, designers overlook the context and the Indian climate they are building for. In an attempt to change this […]

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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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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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15 Interior decor trends

The upsurge in Interior Decor stores and brands in the last decade proves how far we have come in terms of experimenting with designs and details. Today, I bring you the currently ruling top 15 Interior decor trends to feast your eyes. These distinct, daring and damn right ingenious decor are ones we keep seeing […]

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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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