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Globetrotting
Disruptive Brew: Radical Coffee Shop Designs
Aparna Rao 12 hours ago

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
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 ›
Icons
The 2019 Pritzker Award Conferred upon International Avant-Garde Ar. Isozaki
Aparna Rao 17 days ago

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 ›

Talent Show
Ar. Paola Navone Breathes Image-altering Freshness into Parisian McDonald’s Restaurant!
Aparna Rao March 20, 2019 at 07:40 PM
Italian architect Paola Navone has carved out a niche for herself in the world of international décor with her ability to infuse an uncanny, magnetic stylistic freshness into every space she deigns to design. She was recently commissioned to work her magic on an old outlet of the McDonald&rsquo read more ›
Inspiration / Innovation
Zaryadye Park: Ar. Elizabeth Diller’s Spectacular Contribution to Moscow’s Urban Design
Aparna Rao March 08, 2019 at 11:46 AM
It’s that time of the year, again.. oh no, it’s neither Diwali, nor Christmas! It’s International Women’s Day - the time to celebrate womanhood. AT TFOD – The Future Of Design, we focus on the contributions of women designers, artists and architects, that make our world b read more ›
Global View
High Density Development that’s Green? Singapore shows how it’s done...
Aparna Rao March 06, 2019 at 01:34 PM
Tackling the contemporary problem of balancing green cover with the high density built forms that urban agglomerations necessitate has become one of urban planning’s core concerns. Building high to leave sufficient green spaces free on the ground was an initial architectural response to the prob read more ›
Residential
The Wood House, Kolhapur: Sun-warmed, Airy Home designed by Ar. Sunil Patil
Aparna Rao March 05, 2019 at 01:32 PM
Continuing in the series of showcasing the talent and penchant for aesthetic articulation that Indian architects, designers and artists possess and nurture in abundance, we present a residential design project by Ar. Sunil Patil. An internationally acclaimed architect, Sunil Patil has carved out a spe read more ›
Ideas / Trends
Taking Workplaces beyond the New Age Office Cliché
Aparna Rao February 25, 2019 at 01:16 PM
Yes, the new age office has also come to be a cliché in the design world. It boils down to a mere rearrangement of  hackneyed elements like the breakout area with beanbags and foosball table, swings and slides, pop coloured comfy daybeds, quaint shaped privy cabins. These and such others f read more ›
Discovered
Museum of Troy: A Magnificent Box Full of Mysterious History
Aparna Rao February 23, 2019 at 02:19 PM

The Museum of Troy, as it is called, has been seen in recent news after its formal inauguration in October 2018, pictures of its unusual structure evoking varied reactions. To an unprepared eye, it may appear as a huge shipping container languishing unused in a yard! But... read more ›

Bytes
3D Construction Printing: Real Option(s)!
Aparna Rao February 06, 2019 at 11:36 AM
3D printed construction became a tangible and realised option in the year gone by, i.e. 2018, with the first ever 3D printed home being occupied in August 2018 in Nantes, France. This family of 5 moving from their crowded apartment to a detached home of 1700 sq feet of their own marked, not just their read more ›
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