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World of Art
Art in Stone: Stefano Furlani, Italy
Often, seemingly inane forwarded messages lead to beautiful discoveries. Stefano Furlani was one such, for me. When I received on my cell phone a series of images of stone art - without due credits,  mind you – I went online to ‘search’ their source. Stefano Furlani was the name read more ›
Industry Focus
Towards Net 0: Foster + Partners Show Lead, Will Others Follow?
Aparna Rao 4 days ago
It is 2019, and right around the corner is 2020. Climate change due to unchecked fossil carbon emissions and its consequential threat to life as we know it on our planet is proven, accepted and looming large, notwithstanding the naysayers. According to the Global Alliance for Buildings and Constructio read more ›
Icons
Master Architect I M Pei: The Gently Arching Bridge between Tradition and Modernity
Aparna Rao 8 days ago
Ieoh Ming Pei, an ideal  life and an ideal architect of the century gone by, breathed his last earlier this month after a brilliant life of 102 years. Personally, this funny looking, gentle, affable 1930s Chinese import to the land of promise and opportunity, USA, was no less than a God ever sinc read more ›
World of Art
Lisa Perry: Living Confluence of Art, Fashion and Interior Design
Aparna Rao 21 days ago
If there’s art inside you, it finds a way of coming out and expressing itself. We designers give vent to our inner art on the spaces that surround us. Fashion designers express their art through apparel, sculptors do it through the forms they give to materials, and painters simply let it spread read more ›
Showcase
Michael Jantzen: Fantasy Innovations for Sustainable Solutions
Aparna Rao May 09, 2019 at 03:33 PM

Based in Los Angeles, Jantzen’s innovative creations have been well publicised since the early 1970s, yet the visual posers or questions regarding the built environment he continues to put up through his creations remain relevant even today. Did you come across pic... read more ›

Hospitality
New Age Diner Designed for All Ages: City Heights Bistro, Jaipur by VBDS
Aparna Rao April 30, 2019 at 12:40 PM
Vipin Bakiwala Design Studio turns out work that simply can’t escape attention. It lures, like a well-stocked peppy candy store would a child, with its temptingly saucy, vibrant design products which present the grandeur of the ethnic heritage received from their home city of Jaipur in the most read more ›
Discovered
Veiled Sophistication in Health Care Design: The New Sulaibikhat Clinic, Kuwait
Aparna Rao April 30, 2019 at 12:40 PM
The design of hospitals or health care facilities is dealt with primarily as a technical poser in most endeavours by architects worldwide. Creativity in these usually gets reserved for the treatment, material and massing of the façade, or for the deployment of ingenuity in getting natural light read more ›
Globetrotting
Disruptive Brew: Radical Coffee Shop Designs
Aparna Rao April 18, 2019 at 02:12 PM

Located in Kavala, Northern Greece and designed by Ark4lab of Architecture, this café is a happening place because it gives an impression of being simply that – happening, going on, in process. Surfaces of contrasting materials like a ceramic mosaic, wood, e... read more ›

Ideas / Trends
The Red Studio: by Prof. Percy Adil Pithawala
Ar. Roopa Sabnis Pinge April 03, 2019 at 01:12 PM
Sometimes, even the best of ideas die an untimely death; either due to lack of commitment, or half-hearted pursuit or then, paucity of funds. The Red Studio by Prof. Percy Adil Pithawala from Baroda, is a spectacular example of an unusual idea coming to life – as an integrated home-cum-studio-cu read more ›
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The 2019 Pritzker Award Conferred upon International Avant-Garde Ar. Isozaki
Aparna Rao April 01, 2019 at 12:53 PM

Born in 1931 in the Oita town of Japan’s Kyushu Island, he graduated from Tokyo University’s Faculty of Architecture and Engineering in 1954, following which he pursued a PhD from the same institute. But, a more important influence on his work was an impressi... read more ›

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