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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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Moulding with mud – Ar. Eugene Pandala’s tryst with sustainable architecture

Ar. Eugene Pandala has carved a niche for himself in the Architecture community with his sustainable building practices. Using one of the oldest and greenest building materials – mud; he has motivated designers every where to pursue the green dream. Ar. Pandala, a noted nature lover and cultural heritage conservation activist, designs buildings with natural materials, […]

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2019 design edition – A quick recap

2019, the last year of the decade was indeed very interesting in terms of the design trends, advancements and growth. The year went by swiftly, yet many events and design innovations made us stop and stare! Architecture, Interior Design, Fashion, Makeup and Technology were some of the design arenas which saw major changes and leaps. […]

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Dealing with corridors in interior design

Sometimes long corridors are unavoidable in a building plan. Lengthy passages inside a structure, may be due to the site’s awkward shape or even the function of the building. For instance, an apartment or hotel has many units on one side, resulting in long transition spaces on one side or in the center. Sometimes, corridors are […]

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Creating an impression – Atrium design

An Atrium is essentially an open-roofed entrance hall or central court in a structure. Typically, atriums were the entrance lobby or forecourt in churches, however, they have found an integral place in modern architecture. An indoor central hall with a double height or rising through several stories and having a glazed roof is termed as […]

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10 things India needs right now – Analyzing existing infrastructure and urgent Urban renewal

In 72 years, India has undoubtedly made great progress. We are the largest democracy in the World, we have shaped cities like Mumbai, New Delhi and Bangalore to have world class facilities, townships and infrastructure. However, there are quite a few instances, where India lacks behind the other super powers of the World. Education, job […]

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Architecture and model making : The Belgian approach

For the architect as an individual, a part of their building culture roots are established during the first crucial years of their training period. A big part of the skill set is model making. Although we live an era where there isn’t the slightest thing one is unable to generate digitally, we cannot deny the charms and quality of […]

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Space saving furniture – Function, style and storage for tight spaces

With real estate prices shooting through the skies, buying large properties in big cities in India has become a herculean task. The millennials who move to Metro cities for work or studies, find themselves living with 4-6 people in cramped conditions. Even in bigger apartments, Indian families are always in need of more storage! However, […]

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The subtle art of thematic interiors

We all love a good themed space. The feeling of getting transported somewhere while enjoying other activities in a room is priceless. Surrounding yourself with the things you love can also be a reason to opt for a themed space. However, establishing a theme in interiors can be tricky. There is a fine line between […]

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