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UNESCO Heritage Tag for Mumbai’s Art Deco Enclave: A Fraternity Victory
Aparna Rao 2 days ago
Maximum City, the city that often hits the headlines for a maximum of wrong, rather than right, reasons thanks in large measure to an inherent vitality that never allows anything to be missed, was recently feted on an international platform. Yes, Mumbai won the UNESCO Heritage tag for its enclave of b read more ›
Residential
Cushy Cocoon: Residential Interiors by Kavan Shah Design Studio
Aparna Rao 14 days ago
If interior architecture is all about creatively using an understanding of space and a knowledge of materials and colours to whip up the desired ambiance and functionality, TFOD is all about presenting that magical talent by showcasing works of talented designers on its specifically crafted stage for read more ›
At Home
Ar. Ranna Parikh’s Home in Ahmedabad: a haven of peace and tranquillity
If someone asked me to describe Ranna Parikh in one word, I would have to choose ‘passionate’. Though the lady has a multitude of talents and skills, what really sets her apart from the milieu is her passion! Whether she is at work, or entertaining guests at her home, or attending a confer read more ›
Inspiration / Innovation
Miniwiz’s Circular Model of Design and Development: High Time to Adopt it, Mumbai?
Aparna Rao June 20, 2018 at 04:54 PM
We live in the age of realisation, a renaissance of sorts in which we, as a people, have alarmingly stumbled upon our own follies of unmindful consumption, wasteful economic practices, linear development models and ecological callousness. We are now being desperately driven towards reparational steps read more ›
Inspiration / Innovation
House + Garden, Seamless and Enclosed: Inspirations from Japan & Singapore
Aparna Rao June 16, 2018 at 12:05 PM
‘A house with a garden’ is an age-old construct – something that features very fundamentally in a range of set-ups from kindergarteners’ drawings and LEGO builds to sophisticated home designs and millionaire’s mansions. There seems nothing left to think about, really, as read more ›
Inspiration / Innovation
Where there's a will, there's a Green Roof - that too, in Steel!
Aparna Rao June 02, 2018 at 10:44 AM
With every effort being made to introduce greens into the urban concrete-scape after having exploitatively consumed much of the land which used to be green to begin with, this realm of urban greening activity is turning out to be the current laboratory of the most interesting experimentation. The comp read more ›
Discovered
The Bihar Museum, Patna: by Maki and Associates, Japan + Opolis, Mumbai
Aishwarya Khurana May 29, 2018 at 02:30 PM
Proposed to be situated near the 100 year old Patna Museum and along the Bailey Road in Patna, the site for The Bihar Museum offered 13.3 acres of land along with low scale buildings and a prominence of trees around it. Observing the context around, the designers decided to create a “campus-like read more ›
Portal Peek
Golden Pillar Award for Interior Design: Goes to Shahen Mistry Architects for Amenities’ Decor
Aparna Rao May 24, 2018 at 02:12 PM
This month saw the launch of the Golden Pillar Awards conferred by the CREDAI-MCHI for excellence in contributions to the development of real estate and housing in Mumbai/ MMR area and Maharashtra at large. Dubbed the ‘Oscars of the Indian building industry’, the 36 awards, which were give read more ›
Unveiled
Knitted, Woven, Handle with Care: It’s Glass!
Aparna Rao May 18, 2018 at 01:13 PM
You begin by noticing the charming combination of various coloured yarn. Then, you appreciate the fine weave that results in such an eye-catching fabric. The knit and purl that come together to create such delicate beauties seem to be the deft work of nimble hands, And, sometimes, the hands themselves read more ›
Inspiration / Innovation
Space as a Billboard: Power of Immersive Communication
Aparna Rao May 09, 2018 at 03:16 PM
Spaces we move in during our daily lives are deceptively immersive – they surround us in more ways than we realise, grow on us, work on our psyche, play up our moods and influence our behaviour and choices. Isn’t that precisely the reason why we design and decorate our personal spaces to s read more ›
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