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Design checklist – 10 things to confirm before finalizing a design

A design student, a new studio or a 70 year old firm can swear by a design checklist. No matter how little or how many projects one might have handled, it is important to scrutinize all of them before hitting that send button. The quality check process in a studio begins the moment the pencil […]

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#PoV – Our speaker for day 14: Founder of The Busride Studio, Ayaz Basrai

A young generation of designers want to focus on the fun aspect of the craft. Instead of being part of the rat race, they are more inclined in exploring the future built environments, creating utopian designs for films, videos or entertainment, challenge pre-existing notions of design and break away from the stereotypical. Taking this challenge […]

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#PoV – Our speaker for day 13: Author, interior stylist, Founder & former EDITOR-In-CHARGE Livingetc India, Mridula Sharma

A dazzling name in the world of Indian and international design is Ms. Mridula Sharma. With over 25 years of experience and indulgence in the field, she has reviewed and critiqued interior design from around the globe. This allows her an edge into decor and styling interiors. Having authored numerous articles in well known design […]

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Interior design world tour – Chapter 1

Culture has a significant influence on interior design which can be attested when we look at interiors from different parts of the world. The evolution of art, climate and materials also play a key role in space design which is why interiors from various countries have discernable characteristics. Maintaining a region’s identity, designing from the […]

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The vintage magic wand – tips for retro interior design

Just like in fashion and clothes, vintage style is making a come back in interior design. This means that old treasures stashed away in attics and storage units can now have a spot in your homes. Combining new age pieces with touches of antique furniture or artefacts is a fun challenge which we will discuss […]

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in remembrance

Sometimes a loss is so great, that it’s difficult to put it in words and is rather better conveyed with art, sculptures and architecture. Words play a lesser role and emotions are described in material and ambience. Memorials help us to confront our feelings and heal. They act as standing reminders to the follies of […]

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For old times sake – Cesky Krumlov

Architecture is a spectator to history. Old buildings and heritage structures tell stories of times long gone, the chronicles of our ancestors and therefore need to be respected and preserved. As an Indian architect in Europe, this has been my biggest takeaway so far. The Europeans respect their culture and heritage, not just on dinner […]

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Hospitals – life saving architecture

A lot has been spoken about the value (or lack thereof) of the Central Vista Project. Rs. 20,000 Crores meaning Rs. 2,00,00,00,00,000 is being drained on a new parliament building and the PM’s house in New Delhi in the middle of India’s deadly second Covid-19 wave. India can only become a superpower when each Indian […]

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Sustainability – DOs and DON’Ts

In the last couple of years, sustainability, in general, has gained a lot of traction in terms of research, application and this heavy realization that construction is the biggest contributor to the carbon footprint.  Before we get into the HOW, let us talk a little bit about what is sustainability? And what it means concerning construction?  […]

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