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Perforations Pervading Décor Trends Inside Out
Aparna Rao 2 days ago
Trends rule décor, and become the talk of the town and the object of desire as long as they last. So, we are here to talk about a trend that is currently doing the rounds internationally, and lends itself decoratively and functionally in equal measure. Holes or perforations are being used on a read more ›
Profile Of The Week
TFOD Profile Of The Week: Mayur Shah & Associates, Baroda
A graduate of the B. Arch Program from the M. S. University of Baroda, Mayur Shah has been a successful practicing architect-interior designer in Baroda since 1996. His studio Mayur Shah & Associates offers consultancy services and turnkey execution of architectural and interior design projects.&n read more ›
Solar Egg, Sweden: sauna conceived as an escape for displaced residents of Kiruna
Displacement of a community is never easy or painless. The town of Kiruna in Sweden is undergoing a relocation process because decades of iron ore mining have caused irreparable damage, and yet the mining needs to continue as it is an important source of income for Sweden. The "devastating transf read more ›
Responsive Architecture: Ideas of Refuge
Aparna Rao 11 days ago
We live in times of increasing events of strife today, in a world where development almost always has accidents and disasters trailing it, where progress that is unmindful of surrounding ecological balances tends to throw life out of gear at the slightest trigger. These are mere additions to factors l read more ›
Profile Of The Week
TFOD Profile Of The Week: Arch-Aid, Mumbai
Some architects/designers arrive on the scene with a splash straight out of college; some see a meteoric rise to fame through a stroke of luck; and others mature like fine wine. Neilesh and Bhavya Kenkare of Arch-Aid are among those who have quietly scaled the ladder of success, and patiently waited f read more ›
World of Art
Melissa McCracken: See Music, Paint Music!
Melissa McCracken was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1990. She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from William Jewell College in 2013. Growing up with Synaesthesia, Melissa ultimately veered towards a career in the arts – translating the sounds she hears into colours and forms on canvas! Her read more ›
Sound Garden, Bengaluru: Urban Design that’s Musically Yours
Aparna Rao 25 days ago
‘ Music is an Experience’ – the very concept that drove Jimmy Hendrix fan and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen to team up with iconic architect Frank Gehry to create in Seattle a high tech, immersive edifice to music for all to visit and experience,  the Experience Music Project read more ›
Profile Of The Week
TFOD Profile Of The Week: Vibrant Homes, Chennai
Ar. Roopa Sabnis Pinge August 24, 2017 at 04:45 PM
Established in 2010, Chennai-based Vibrant Homes is a company providing complete interior solutions. Their commitment to sustainability is as laudable as the pride they take in being Indian; most visibly expressed in their effort to employ specialized craftsmanship skills from various parts of the cou read more ›
House under a Pool: Radical Rejuvenation by SHROFFLEoN
Aparna Rao August 22, 2017 at 03:23 PM
After winning the ‘Emerging Architect of the Year' at a prestigious awards program in 2016, Mumbai based (though New York incepted) SHROFFLEoN (Kayzad Shroff and Maria Isabel Jimenez Leon) have been under the special spotlight. The fact that their works have always been treats to watch out f read more ›
Art in Architecture: Bungalow by Usine Studio, Vadodara
Aparna Rao August 16, 2017 at 12:06 PM
A youthful and vibrant Usine Studio, led by designer duo Yatin Kavaiya and Jiten Tosar, has been creating significant ripples in and around Vadodara city. Not only have they created an enviable portfolio of interior design as well as architectural works within a short span of time, but have also garne read more ›