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World of Art
Breather in the City
TFOD Editorial February 14, 2020 at 11:45 AM
Street art started off as a graffiti on bare walls. It has now evolved as a medium to portray visual creativity onto the canvas of street in the form of varied elements that symbolise user-touch points. Artists have taken it a notch higher by including not just walls but roads, structures and stairs a read more ›
The Wood House, Kolhapur: Sun-warmed, Airy Home designed by Ar. Sunil Patil
Aparna Rao January 01, 2020 at 04:57 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 ›
World of Art
Chad Knight and his world of Digital Art
Ar. Roopa Sabnis Pinge December 21, 2019 at 05:03 PM
The ‘Japanese fountain’ that is currently going viral and trending on most social networking sites – is indeed, a fine piece of art. The only thing is, it is neither a fountain, nor is it art in a physical form! This is 3D-artist Chad Knight flirting with the wonderful world of digit read more ›
Responsive Architecture: Ideas of Refuge
Aparna Rao December 10, 2019 at 05:03 PM
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 ›
Industrial Architecture: by DesignCollab, New Delhi
Aparna Rao November 29, 2019 at 05:03 PM
Architects Arnab Bannerji and Uday Wagle lead DesignCollab, a collaborative venture between their respective design practices (as the firm’s name suggests) based in New Delhi and Bangalore. Their collaboration integrates the benefits of architecture, interior design, landscape design and master-planni read more ›
Sense / Sustainability
Vertical Garden - hope for a green future
Riddhi Shah November 08, 2019 at 05:03 PM
It is said that, ‘If you have a garden and a library you have everything you need.’ We sure do have plenty of libraries, but there is a definite shortage of green spaces in our cities. Gardens help a city in numerous ways. Not only are they lungs of the city, but they also bring a lot peac read more ›
Ideas / Trends
Edible cutlery : Use it and eat it
Riddhi Shah October 29, 2019 at 05:03 PM
Historically speaking, India has been a land of creations! We have gifted the world with many key inventions like the decimal, zero, concept of atom, yoga, game of chess, so on and so forth. Adding to this list of inventions by our countrymen, is Narayana Peespati’s edible cutlery! It may not be read more ›
The Growing Market for Facades: Recent Products to Enhance Face Value
Aparna Rao September 28, 2019 at 05:36 PM
There can be no end to the quest for the ultimate beautification of our face – it is one that has transcended millennia and will continue to do so for ever. So also in architecture is the quest for innovative ways of projecting an impressive façade. Even the brutalists, with all their mat read more ›
Design Dialogues
Disruptive Dining Decor: A Periodic Check
Aparna Rao September 18, 2019 at 09:06 PM
Every once in a while, we need to check in on the latest in the list of unusual designs of diners and cafes – it seems like the hunger for new experiences of the ambience almost overtakes our eternal search for new tastes to tickle our palate. Isn’t it true, though, that conceptualising a read more ›
Sense / Sustainability
Swiss Water Purification Plant Project Redefines Creative Infrastructure Design
Aparna Rao August 29, 2019 at 01:17 PM
Infrastructure design has always been considered and treated as one of the ‘less creative, more functional’ (as though the two were mutually exclusive!) branches of the architectural profession. Designing infrastructure is perceived as having less to do with any creative purpose and more to do with pr read more ›