Situated in the heart of New Delhi, Rug Republic is brand of rugs and accessories that serves globally. Architecture Discipline was responsible for refurbishing of 20,000 sq.ft space to tailor an office building that holds a significant architectonic value, apart from functionality and efficiency.
The brief presented by the client was to make the existing dilapidated building usable again, within a limited budget and with minimal interventions. Hence, a great emphasis has been placed on reclaiming the usable spaces, by undoing ad-hoc alterations in the building’s spatial layout and removing layers of the flooring that was done by its previous occupants.
Instead of hiding under a veil of glass and granite, the design aims to make a post-industrial statement that would intrigue the visitor. The design, a weeping transformer, is a reinterpretation of an expression of warehouses that emerges out of the architect’s understanding of the physical context and the challenges it posed.
By equating Okhla to a war zone, a metal shell has been enveloped around the structure to protect the interiors from the hostile and acrid environment. An inward-looking building, therefore, finds its justification in the site’s industrial skyline that offers nothing of visual interest at eye levels. Furthermore, acrid air quality and ruckus created by the monkeys in the neighbourhood demanded a deviation from the conventional glass architecture and prevented large openings on the facade.
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Radisson Blu - A Blissful Mélange Of Style And Serenity
The Radisson Blu Resort At Visakhapatnam By Upalghosh Associates Serves A Blissful Mélange Of Style And Serenity.
TWO PATHS ONE WAY
GOING BEHIND THE SCENES OF TWO OF INDIA’S MOST UNIQUE DESIGN PRACTICES THAT ARE DRIVEN WITH PASSION AND SHARED BELIEFS BUT TREAD DIFFERENT PATHS.
MERGING CLASSICAL DESIGN ELEMENTS WITH A MODERN LOOK AND FEEL, THIS PERFUME SHOWROOM IN DUBAI BY SDA ARCHITECTS BRINGS ABOUT A WHIFF OF FRESHNESS.
MOHAN AND ASSOCIATES CREATES A PLAY OF INDOOR AND OUTDOOR, WARM TONES AND COOL ACCENTS, ALONGWITH DESIGN ELEMENTS THAT CASCADE ACROSS SURFACES AND BREAK BOUNDARIES IN ITS MEERUT OFFICE.
POETRY OF HUES
CHRISTENED ‘BEHIND THE BLUE DOOR’, A SPECTRUM OF COLOURS AND A HOST OF GEOMETRY UNFOLDS IN THIS HOME BY KEA DESIGN LABS.
TALKING URBAN DESIGN
THE CERAMIC ART AVENUE IN CHINA BY DAVID CHIPPERFIELD ARCHITECTS BERLIN PAYS HOMAGE TO THE ANCIENT PORCELAIN CAPITAL.
LIFT IT UP
THE LIFTS AND ELEVATORS SPACE IS ABUZZ WITH NEW LAUNCHES, TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES AND GREEN CONSIDERATIONS.
THE GLASS HEAVYWEIGHT SAINT GOBAIN HAS MADE INROADS INTO THE RETAIL SEGMENT, MUCH TO THE CHEER OF TODAY'S DISCERNING CONSUMERS.
LEAD BY LED
LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (LED) LIGHTS ARE CHANGING THE DIMENSIONS OF LIGHTINGS IN INTERIOR SPACES BOTH AESTHETICALLY AND ECOLOGICALLY.
IN CONVERSATION WITH ULRIKE EBERHARDT
SUMISHA GILOTRA SPEAKS TO THE LEAD ARCHITECT ON THE PROJECT, ULRIKE EBERHARDT, ASSOCIATE, DAVID CHIPPERFIELD ARCHITECTS BERLIN, WHO SHARES INSIGHTS ON THE PROJECT AND HER DESIGN SENSIBILITIES. BESIDES THIS STUNNING MASTERPLAN, SHE HAS LED PROMINENT PROJECTS, INCLUDING THE NEW MUSEUM FOLKWANG IN ESSEN AND THE RENOVATION AND EXTENSION OF THE STADTHÖFE IN HAMBURG. IN THIS CONVERSATION, SHE THROWS LIGHT ON THE CHALLENGES SHE FACED ON DESIGNING SUCH A SPACE IN CHINA IN THE MIDST OF THE PANDEMIC.
NCB busts global drug cartel, seizes ₹350-crore heroin
A major international drug cartel operating out of Shaheen Bagh in southeast Delhi's Jamia Nagar was busted by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and grade-A Afghan heroin worth Rs 350 crore was seized during a raid on Wednesday. The drug ring was being run in the garb of a printing press in a flat.
ON A POWER-PACKED RIDE
This Delhi-based female biker, who sports a headscarf, is proof that a go-getter mindset and the will to achieve your goals are what one needs to succeed
Excise licence extended but liquor shops say end to offers is hurting business
THE DELHI government has decided to extend the excise licence of liquor shops, bars, clubs and other establishments for two more months, until May 31.
Hand to mouth, domestic workers now staring at no pay for two days a week
Rinku, a domestic worker, has been struggling to make ends meet after her husband lost his job as a driver in 2020 after the Covid outbreak.
Cloth traders protest GST hike, Sisodia says his govt with them
DY CM TO BRING UP ISSUE IN TODAY’S GST COUNCIL MEETING
Metro travellers deal with long queues, heavy rush
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Pollution watchdog to survey Yamuna
IN a first-of-its-kind survey by a government body in the city, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) will conduct a study to ascertain the concentration, distribution and composition of microplastics in River Yamuna, besides soil, vegetables and other edible products.
Ensuring Proper Flow Key To Revive Yamuna: Experts
Say Also Focus On Industrial Effluents, Floodplain Revival
दिल्ली अनलॉक में विनिर्माताओं को दिक्कतें
दिल्ली सरकार ने आज से राजधानी में विनिर्माण और निर्माण गतिविधियों को मंजूरी तो दे दी मगर बंदिशें कम होने यानी अनलॉक के शुरुआती घंटों में जमीनी हालात हौसला बढ़ाते नजर नहीं आए।
Small Scale, Mega Mess
The government needs to take steps beyond the relief package for the revival of the pandemic-battered MSME sector