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Fashioned with wood – infused with love

Wood ranks high in the list of sustainable, regenerative building materials. Our fascination with it has been constant for generations and till today (exterior or interior) wooden constructions remain highly sought after. Wood is one of the few materials which can be used for the construction of all parts of a structure – right from […]

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Seeing spaces through a child’s eyes

Kids perceive the world differently. They have a more innocent and have an acute sense of imagination. It becomes crucial thus, to design kids spaces in a way that speak more to them, enhance their ideas and give them avenues to explore. Kindergartens, play areas, day care centers, reading spaces and their rooms should cater […]

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Exploring temporary interior design – décor and set-up

One thing which I frequently come across as an architect and interior designer is people’s fear of making permanent changes to their living environment. Often, parents and elders are scared to make radical alterations to their homes or offices. Perhaps they are afraid of expensive redesign, losing familiarity with their space or are just too […]

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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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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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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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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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Kozhikode’s design vibe – a look at 3 exceptional design projects in Calicut, Kerala

Kozhikode in Kerala, earlier and commonly known as Calicut is famous for its Malabar cuisine and spices. This coastal city has been a tourist attraction owing to its natural landscape, heritage architecture, art and food. More recently, Kozhikode has also been grabbing attention for exceptional design ventures by seasoned architects and interior designers. Be it […]

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