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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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#PoV – Our speaker for day 11: Architect, Urban designer and Senior Architectural Designer at Zaha Hadid Architects; Ar. Mariana Cabugueira

Setting a fine example of ‘Dream big and work for it’ is Ar. Mariana Cabugueira, a young designer from Portugal who joined as a Senior Architectural Designer at Zaha Hadid Architects in 2017. Mariana hails from Portugal, studied at the School of Architecture in Lisbon and the Politecnico di Milano. To pursue her design goals […]

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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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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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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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Kiara Lighting – Inside Kerala’s Foremost Designer Light Boutique

Lighting designer Anusha Vivek talks about starting Kiara Lighting, Kerala’s foremost designer light boutiques.

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How architecture can tackle mass-migration and refugee crisis

The Guardian headline on March 30 read, “India racked by greatest exodus since partition due to Corona Virus”. In any crisis, it’s the poor who suffer the most. However, recent events just showcase how fickle our world is. The possibility of everyone becoming a migrant or a refugee are ripe. The question is when. Thus, […]

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Homes you would love to quarantine in!

Quarantine amidst the Corona virus pandemic is something we are still coming to terms with. Social distancing, self isolation, stay at home are terms you would’ve heard on loop in recent times. To say it is difficult to be holed up at home with no human interaction is the understatement of the century. However, it […]

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