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Easy as Child’s Play: Brilliantly Simple Play-Park Designs
Aparna Rao 6 days ago
With the internet sucking us up into ever deeper into sedentary confinement, ably aided  by the increasing paucity of usable open spaces we, and importantly our young ones who make up our future, are left sadly robbed of a sufficient outdoor life. We live in times when parents find it very diffic read more ›
Sense / Sustainability
The Statue of Unity: A Show of India’s Competitive Capabilities
Aparna Rao November 13, 2018 at 02:15 PM
‘Tallest, fastest, strongest’ says the large plaque placed on the premises of The Statue of Unity – the 182 m tall and presently the world’s tallest statue of India’s first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel located on the banks of the Narmada at Kevadiya in Gujarat. read more ›
Special Features
Pools that Play Peek-a-boo: Premium Tech for Advanced Exteriors
Aparna Rao November 05, 2018 at 02:57 PM
Any conversation these days is incomplete without a discussion on the latest technology to enter the market and the aspect of our lives it’s likely to impact. Indeed, tech is so pervasive that no teeny bit of human life misses being impacted by it, and its advancements are so fast and numerous t read more ›
Documenting a Professional Journey: Kalayojan Book Release
Aparna Rao November 01, 2018 at 01:25 PM
Not every organisation invests as much in formally documenting their body of work as they do in building it up, and documents printed on paper are becoming a rarity in a fast digitising world, anyway. But, news is always made by the exceptions, as did Mumbai based Kalayojan Architects last weekend whe read more ›
Cultural Flavours
Mumbai Shilpgram: Rural Theme Park Injects Usable Open Space in Choking City
Aparna Rao October 29, 2018 at 10:40 AM
A city usually pictured as crammed with people, numbed by concrete and jammed with traffic, choking with pollution and gasping for breath, yet forever on the move with no time to stand and stare, is still looking out for fresh air to breathe and open space that supplies it. The oft repeated clamour fo read more ›
World of Art
Chad Knight and his world of Digital Art
Ar. Roopa Sabnis Pinge October 20, 2018 at 02:13 PM
The ‘Japanese fountain’ that is currently going viral and trending on most social networking sites – is indeed, a fine piece of art. The only thing is, it is neither a fountain, nor is it art in a physical form! This is 3D-artist Chad Knight flirting with the wonderful world of digit read more ›
Classic Collections
Corners Calling: Inspirations from TFOD Profiles
Aparna Rao October 20, 2018 at 12:47 PM
Once more, we go exploring the abundant TFOD galleries for treasurable design inspirations... and come loaded with ideas. This time around, we have dug into the corners of every type of space to examine what mantra the design gurus offer to use, liven up and invigorate the nooks and crannies into char read more ›
Global View
Architecture for Agriculture: Bangladeshi Project, International inputs and lessons
Aparna Rao October 15, 2018 at 01:24 PM
A supermarket is to open next month in rural Bangladesh for small local farmers to sell their produce, but interestingly, this news from the agri-business realm of a small developing nation is significant for the architecture world, and why would it not be? After all, the inputs here are as cross-cont read more ›
Inspiration / Innovation
Making Indian Architecture proud: Navrachana University, Baroda wins First Prize in international competition for redesigning the Guggenheim!
Ar. Roopa Sabnis Pinge October 09, 2018 at 05:31 PM
On 25th September 2018, a new milestone was set in the annals of Indian architecture – when a team of architects (teachers and students) from Navrachna University, Baroda was declared the First Prize Winner of a prestigious international competition for redesigning the iconic FLW monument &ndash read more ›
Eye-Popping, Head-Turning, Instagram-able: MVRDV’s Imprint Re-Defining Architectural Purpose?
Aparna Rao October 02, 2018 at 05:03 AM
Dutch firm MVRDV having completed a two-building entertainment hub near Seoul, South Korea, has created the latest stir on the global architectural scene. The gold and white bathed windowless structures called The Imprint, housing a night club and an entertainment theme park which form the first phase read more ›