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Sense / Sustainability
Smartflower solar technology
Riddhi Shah 3 days ago
If there is one thing we can all agree upon is that the world is facing an energy crisis. The only ray of hope left for earth is extensive use of renewable and clean energy sources. There are no two ways about it. At some level, the entire world understands this and has made progress towards a shift f read more ›
Profile Of The Week
TFOD Profile Of The Week: Vinita Vasu, New Delhi
Vinita Vasu is an exceptionally talented ‘visual artist and designer’ - as her Profile on TFOD suggests! Replete with stunning artwork, rich in variety, and exploring diverse media – Vasu’s portfolio is vast and impressive. The Delhi-based artist explores her inner consciousnes read more ›
Talent Show
Landscapes as Funscapes: Studio Dror’s Parkorman Forest, Istanbul
Aparna Rao 7 days ago
Engaging human interest in any cause requires it to be packaged in ample amount of attractive fun. The ‘play way‘ method of teaching and ‘fun learning’ as tools to engage kids in education hold true even after we grow up to be adults. We are naturally drawn towards something we read more ›
Ar. Nari Gandhi (1934 - 1993): A Maverick, A Legend
Riddhi Shah 15 days ago
The architectural community has seen the rise and fall of countless architects over the years. Many evolve over time, achieving a level of finesse with every practice. There are some architects remembered for a particularly successful project while others have their names etched into history for etern read more ›
McCullough Mulvin Architects: Proposed Plan for University campus extension in Patiala, India
Ar. Mansi Biyani 15 days ago
Architecture is the constant fight between man and nature, the fight to overwhelm nature, to possess it. The first act of architecture is to put a stone on the ground. That act transforms a condition of nature into a condition of culture; it’s a holy act - Mario Botta Irish firm McCullo read more ›
Profile Of The Week
TFOD Profile Of The Week: Prarthit Shah Architects, Rajkot
Prarthit Shah Architects is an architectural firm based in Rajkot and working on projects all over Gujarat. Armed with a degree in architecture, and a vision to improve quality of life through spatial design interventions, Prarthit has garnered experience of working on large scale housing project read more ›
Inspiration / Innovation
Wind turbines get an Aesthetic makeover
Riddhi Shah 18 days ago
What comes to mind when we say Wind Turbines? Typically, the image is that of a massive, noisy, fan-shaped, white tower. There is a preconceived notion about aesthetics, as far as wind turbines are concerned. But there is a company in France, by the name of NewWind, that is trying to change this. NewW read more ›
Talent Show
Adaptive Re-Use: O-Office Architects studio atop Silo Towers
Aparna Rao 19 days ago
Re-purposing is a popular tool today, applied to find new uses for old, unused or redundant structures by refurbishing them to serve a different current requirement, either for the same or a new user. The motive may be any ranging from preservation of heritage to saving on land and construction costs, read more ›
Profile Of The Week
TFOD Profile Of The Week: Spasm Design, Mumbai
Spasm Design India – one of the most reputed Indian architectural practices, was founded in 1995 by principals Sanjeev Panjabi and Sangeeta Merchant. Both alumni of the Academy of Architecture, Mumbai, their design ethos manifests as a symphony of earth, tree, stone, water, wind, and built form. read more ›
The Hall Of Nations Falls: The Plea to save it fell on Deaf Ears...
Aparna Rao 26 days ago
Last week was a painful one for the architectural fraternity in India and the world over, when the news broke, on Monday morning, of the iconic Hall of Nations and Hall of Industries complex at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, having been demolished and razed to the ground in the dead of Sunday night. The t read more ›