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10 things India needs right now – Analyzing existing infrastructure and urgent Urban renewal

In 72 years, India has undoubtedly made great progress. We are the largest democracy in the World, we have shaped cities like Mumbai, New Delhi and Bangalore to have world class facilities, townships and infrastructure. However, there are quite a few instances, where India lacks behind the other super powers of the World. Education, job […]

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Architecture and model making : The Belgian approach

For the architect as an individual, a part of their building culture roots are established during the first crucial years of their training period. A big part of the skill set is model making. Although we live an era where there isn’t the slightest thing one is unable to generate digitally, we cannot deny the charms and quality of […]

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Space saving furniture – Function, style and storage for tight spaces

With real estate prices shooting through the skies, buying large properties in big cities in India has become a herculean task. The millennials who move to Metro cities for work or studies, find themselves living with 4-6 people in cramped conditions. Even in bigger apartments, Indian families are always in need of more storage! However, […]

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The subtle art of thematic interiors

We all love a good themed space. The feeling of getting transported somewhere while enjoying other activities in a room is priceless. Surrounding yourself with the things you love can also be a reason to opt for a themed space. However, establishing a theme in interiors can be tricky. There is a fine line between […]

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Rethinking the traditional railing design – 8 interesting ideas for parapets

Haven’t we had enough of those metal railings? I am sure you can picture them, the rectangular frame with vertical balusters! The other type which has become a staple in the railing design, is glass railing. Every apartment or office, has a slightly different iteration of either the metal or the glass railing and it […]

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Geometry in interior design – Playing with shapes!

There is Geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the Spheres. – Pythagoras It is high time designers breaking the mould of the solids and voids which make a space. Take the recent CyberTruck launch by Tesla. A shape, so unique in the automobile industry, the World had […]

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Kinetic installations – Futuristic immersive artwork

We as a species have always expressed ourselves through art and design. Be it cave paintings, papyrus drawings or the watercolor art of the Renaissance, every era has had its special art form. Stories, myths and legends were propogated and solidified using this art and it continues to happen. Every era has also raised the […]

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Architecture presentation techniques – Breaking down drawing and rendering styles

Most often than not, designers get limited with their presentation styles. Students get trapped in the deadlines, architects get restricted by clients or labors who are going to read the drawings. Architectural representation of an idea is the artistic way of expressing the building. It is to resemble the concept and detail of the actual […]

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In conversation with Ar. Habeeb Khan – Putting the contemporary in vernacular architecture!

Architect Habeeb Khan has left a distinctive impression on the skyline of many Indian cities with his signature ‘Contemporary Vernacular’ Architecture. An award winning designer, public speaker, teacher and now the Chairman of the Council of Architecture, India – he has donned many hats! In an insightful interview, Professor Habeeb Khan reveals his motivation, his working style and […]

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