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#PoV – Our speaker for day 2: Prof. Mookesh Patel, Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University

With more than 3 decades of far-reaching experience as a leading teaching and research faculty at ASU (Arizona State University), Mookesh Patel is a stellar name in the domain of design, with deep expertise in a diverse array of fields ranging from experience design to semiotics to visual branding among others.  As former Dean of […]

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#PoV – Our Speaker for Day 1 – Dr. Anuradha Chatterjee, Dean, Faculty of Design, Manipal University Jaipur

Anuradha Chatterjee is an Indian-born Australian feminist academic practitioner in architecture and design based in Australia and India. She is the Dean of the Faculty of Design, Manipal University Jaipur. A renowned author with several publications in the arena of architecture, art, and design, Professor Chatterjee is the one of the esteemed speakers gracing our […]

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Cindrebay School of Design presents PoV (Point of View) Design talks

“Gaining knowledge is the first step to wisdom. Sharing knowledge is the first step to humanity”  – Anonymous  The true spirit of Cindrebay School of Design Our onus as Cindrebay School of Design has always been to share the knowledge, wisdom, & expertise that we gain in our journey with the entirety of the 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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