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Fighting a pandemic with Design – designers’ contribution in 2020

After having faced immense challenges, the final month of 2020 is here. This year has truly been a testing time for us all. Yet, having said that, the handling of the Covid 19 pandemic has strengthened our resilience and once again proved that human creativity knows no bounds. Apart from doctors, front line health care […]

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Elements of Bohemian fashion – revisiting Boho Chic

Tassels, dream catchers and that soft romantic look – yes we are gushing about the Bohemian fashion trend! The Coachella concerts would surely be a little less dramatic hadn’t it been for this gorgeous style. The Boho chic look is one of my favorite, as it’s easy to create, wearable, glamorous and so romantic. It […]

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Cargotecture – Why chose shipping containers for architecture?

In the quest towards sustainable architecture and green building design, shipping containers are becoming the next big choice. The idea of using shipping containers for architecture, popularly referred to as ‘Cargotecture’ has promise. They are available in plenty and are littered across the globe on shipping docks and railway lines. In most instances, sending back […]

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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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