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Design Dialogues
Fluidity in spaces - Adaptive trends in architecture
TFOD Correspondent May 13, 2020 at 05:16 PM
Throttling at full speed into the 21st century, with technological advancements in the world of architecture and construction going far and beyond all expectations and imaginations, we turned a Utopic world into pragmatic reality. Right from the skyscrapers soaring high, to converting a desert into a dens... 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 new ... read more ›
Michael Jantzen: Fantasy Innovations for Sustainable Solutions
Aparna Rao May 09, 2019 at 03:33 PM

Based in Los Angeles, Jantzen’s innovative creations have been well publicised since the early 1970s, yet the visual posers or questions regarding the built environment he continues to put up through his creations remain relevant even today. Did you come across pic... read more ›

Disruptive Brew: Radical Coffee Shop Designs
Aparna Rao April 18, 2019 at 02:12 PM

Located in Kavala, Northern Greece and designed by Ark4lab of Architecture, this café is a happening place because it gives an impression of being simply that – happening, going on, in process. Surfaces of contrasting materials like a ceramic mosaic, wood, e... read more ›

Talent Show
Ar. Paola Navone Breathes Image-altering Freshness into Parisian McDonald’s Restaurant!
Aparna Rao March 20, 2019 at 07:40 PM
Italian architect Paola Navone has carved out a niche for herself in the world of international décor with her ability to infuse an uncanny, magnetic stylistic freshness into every space she deigns to design. She was recently commissioned to work her magic on an old outlet of the McDonald’s f... read more ›
Easy as Child’s Play: Brilliantly Simple Play-Park Designs
Aparna Rao December 06, 2018 at 10:24 AM
With the internet sucking us up into ever deeper into sedentary confinement, ably aided  by the increasing paucity of usable open spaces we, and importantly our young ones who make up our future, are left sadly robbed of a sufficient outdoor life. We live in times when parents find it very difficult ... read more ›
Designing Spaces within Spaces: Articulating the Interaction
Aparna Rao August 13, 2018 at 03:03 PM
At a certain level, all of interior architecture is about designing spaces within spaces. But, most of this is about creating something totally new on the given canvas, about transforming the given/ available space in the entirety of its body and spirit to accommodate the new programme, to put up a fresh ... read more ›
Public Parking Spaces: Amazing Urban Interventions
Aparna Rao August 07, 2018 at 01:55 PM
As urban agglomerations grow in size, population and complexity, as metropolis put on more and more in girth and weight, one of the foremost concerns of their administrations is, undoubtedly, the adequate upgrade of transportation services and their associated infrastructure. Public parking spaces for all... read more ›
Talent Show
Shikiri – Ar. Emmanuelle Moureaux’s COLOURS that Work
Aparna Rao May 02, 2018 at 12:05 PM
The works of Japanese French architect Emmanuelle Moureaux are a burst of peppy pretty colours – not a wild burst, mind you, but a well-orchestrated symphony of the most pleasing colours arranged in studied compositions that are maddening in their variety of forms, concepts and usages. For, she is t... read more ›
Heilan Horse Museum, China: palatial dwelling for elite equines
Ar. Roopa Sabnis Pinge March 05, 2018 at 04:15 PM
Luxurious marble floors, handsome detailing on walls and ceilings, sweeping carpeted staircases, glittering chandeliers, sprawling gardens, lavish pools, sparkling fountains, fine statues – all sound like elements of a palace, or a museum. And that is what it is! The only difference here, is that it... read more ›