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Passive Houses: What, Why and Where?
Aishwarya Khurana 9 days ago
"Passivhaus" or "Passive House" is a  philosophy that provides standards, which ensure the energy efficiency of a building by reducing its ecological footprint and utilizing measures that don’t require much external energy for heating or cooling of spaces. These structur read more ›
Inside Outside Spaces
Green Coffee... Served at Some Groovy Garden Cafes
Aparna Rao 12 days ago
One would wonder at the eternal charm of garden cafes, of picking up your evening coffee and sandwiches with a wholesome dollop of green surrounds and fresh air! But, the attraction is all too visibly evident, and the reasons why it is thus can go find themselves out as garden cafes get ever more happ read more ›
Industry Focus
The Future Of Chairs: 3D Printed Furniture
Aparna Rao 21 days ago
The future of design and production has more or less been hijacked by 3D printing technology. This method of additive manufacturing (as it is also called) is proving to be so hugely advantageous on so many counts that it is getting adapted into a variety of industries ranging from construction and roc read more ›
Elegant Office Premises: by AVN Architects, Ahmedabad
Aparna Rao 27 days ago
AVN Architecture, a design and project management practice of 18 years based in Ahmedabad, is led by the dynamic duo of architects Hitesh Chhadva and Purvi Bhat. While Hitesh, an alumnus of M.S.University, Baroda, brings to the table his special competence at project management over and above his inhe read more ›
Sense / Sustainability
Prominence of Pause Places
Ar. Heli Haribhakti March 20, 2018 at 02:03 PM
In the busy lives we lead, we hardly get any time to pause. In the architectural sense, though, there are several spatial breaks such as porches, corridors, courtyards, and staircase landings; which subconsciously give us an opportunity to 'pause' - to breathe freely, relax our minds, and get read more ›
World of Art
No Corners: Continuing Season of Art at Tao, Mumbai
Aparna Rao March 16, 2018 at 04:26 PM
Limitless, boundless, self-directed and free-flowing – such is the very nature of art, be it expressed through any language or medium. The celebration of this inherent fulsome extravagance of art is the theme for the ongoing show ‘No Corners’ at Tao Art Gallery, Worli in Mumbai. The read more ›
Global View
Aishwarya Khurana March 16, 2018 at 03:35 PM
The evolution of architecture from the Medieval era to the Modern times has seen varied design styles and construction techniques. The differences in detailing of elements led to differences in the visual appeal of the structures.While the Gothic era cathedrals were extravagant, grand and awe-inspirin read more ›
Guest Column
Evolution of Work Spaces – Part II
Ar. Ninad Tipnis, JCTPL Designs March 15, 2018 at 03:40 PM
And this is Part Two of ‘Evolution of Workspaces’ (the third blog from the series slated to be published on TFOD) by architect Ninad Tipnis of JTCPL Designs. Here, Ninad shares his observations and opinions about how the conventional office has metamorphosed into a wondrous workspace! Taki read more ›
Guest Column
Evolution of Workspaces – Part 1
Ar. Ninad Tipnis, JCTPL Designs March 13, 2018 at 05:01 PM
So, it's time for another blog (the second from the series slated to be published on TFOD) penned by the very talented architect Ninad Tipnis, of JTCPL Designs! In the first of a 2-part feature on the ‘Evolution of Workspaces’, Ninad traces the origins of workplaces from ancient Roman read more ›
Resplendent Residential Interiors: by Shahen Mistry Architects, Mumbai
Aparna Rao March 10, 2018 at 02:17 PM
Shahen Mistry Architects is a new age design studio which started practice in 2003 in Mumbai, where enthusiastic youthful minds apply themselves in a vibrant, democratic environment.  Never losing their grip over the basic tenets of design, yet ever sharply and artfully incorporating refreshing i read more ›