One of the founding members of Design Forum International (DFI), Ar Goonmeet Singh Chauhan is a noted architect, designer, urbanist and now a published author. He studied architecture at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and has since worked on numerous high-profile projects across the country. Known for designing the notable Select Citywalk mall, a one-of-a-kind shopping destination way back in 2005, Chauhan has now published a book called, INVERTONOMICS, which could easily be called as a crux of his learning throughout his career. The book put forth the idea of ‘Dream for India’, a dream steeped in idealism, borne of inclusivity, and tempered with pragmatism. Additionally, the book offers eight transformative ideas to solve some of India’s most fundamental and chronic problems like Social Inequity, Air Pollution, Sanitation, Women Safety, Education, and Decadent rural economy and Governance deficit. In an in-depth conversation with Madhurima Chowdhury, Executive Editor, SURFACES REPORTER MAGAZINE, he has spoken about his life as an architect, his works and dream for a better India.
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CANTILEVER HOUSE GHAZIABAD
Regional Vernacular to Reimagine Contemporary Living, Zero Energy Design (ZED) Lab
NETFLIX UNVEILS ITS FIRST GLOBAL LIVE-ACTION POST-PRODUCTION FACILITY IN MUMBAI IN 2022
Mumbai is set to be the Global-first for Netflix- the world’s biggest subscription-based streaming service. The video streaming company will be unveiling its first fully-owned post-production facility in Mumbai in 2022 for live-action movies and TV series worldwide. According to the streamer, “the facility will have 40 offline editing rooms designed as a flexible, collaborative and inspiring environment for showrunners, directors, editors and sound designers to create their best work.”
IMPORTANCE OF CREATING SAFE SPACES IN TODAY'S HOMES
Greenply’s Session with Design & Health Experts in association with ABID FOCUS: KOLKATA
SETTING NEW TRENDS IN THE LAMINATE WORLD
Manilam Decorative Panel is one of India’s fastest-growing manufacturer of Decorative Laminates that offers an exotic range of diverse surface ideas to beautify your interiors and decorate your dream spaces. The brand has been constantly innovating and moving forward to create a niche for itself in the laminate industry, SURFACES REPORTER (SR) recently spoke with the Next Gen Leader, Namrata Agrawal, Director, Manilam Industries Ltd. Here are a few things that you must know about Manilam:
Remember India in all that you do!
As one of India’s leading lifestyle designers of India, Raseel Gujral Ansal is ceaselessly valued for her outstanding ability in leading architecture and interior design over the past 30 years. She is a Doctor of Philosophy in architecture and has a well-celebrated work portfolio in product design, architecture, and interior decoration. She founded her flagship company, Raseel Gujral Ansal Design in 1990 and followed it up with two more fabulous companies, Casa Paradox and Casa Pop, in 1995 and 2014, respectively. Raseel Gujral Ansal carries a mammoth legacy of creative excellence combined with a fearless compulsion to evolve. This mantle has been handed to her by her father, the legendary maestro of all arts, Satish Gujral. A true exemplification of the Renaissance ethos, & the guru-shishya tradition, Raseel was schooled in her creative career within the crucible of the architectural firm led by her father & her brother Mohit Gujral and as in the renaissance has disregarded all compartmentalization between creative fields. Hence, she calls herself the accidental artist/ architect.
SEGU RESIDENCE, BANGALORE
The Segu Residence is a home in Bangalore that belongs to an expatriate family transitioning to the process of acclimatizing to a renewed style of dwelling in urban condominium abodes. Nestled in the heart of South Bangalore, this home is an honest collaboration between the design studio and the homeowners — the client brought hands-on expertise to the forefront with his honed experience in the sphere of project management and execution. The focused brief emphasized the curation of a minimalistic home that is modern and elegant in its demeanor — a coherent brief that enabled the home to become a literal extrapolation of the conceptual sketches that manifested themselves as devices of design.
BUILDING STRUCTURES - CRACKS & SEEPAGES IN CONCRETE
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AR CHRISTOPHER BENNINGER CREATES RS 700 CR SASSOON HOSPITAL PLAN | PUNE
Veteran architect Christopher Benninger has created an ambitious Rs 700 Cr plan for the redevelopment of Sassoon Hospital, Pune out of which Rs 100 Cr has already been sanctioned by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar for the initial phase. According to the hospital authorities, the Master Plan is created to develop the hospital for the next hundred years. The plan was submitted to the state and the phase-wise development will commence with the construction of hostels for postgraduate doctors and nurses.
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JK House Delhi by Conarch Architects
Hospitals Under Fire - How Ready Are We?
Recently, we have seen many incidents of fire, particularly happening in the hospitals that are already overburdened with a pandemic raging at hand. A fire has no face and no regret while destroying everything that comes in its way. It becomes even more heart-wrenching when patients who cannot save themselves come under its wrath. SURFACES REPORTER spoke to the experts and tried to ascertain, why the fire incidents rose and what should be done so that in case of the third wave the mistakes are not repeated. An indepth report by SURFACES REPORTER (SR).
Awe and Wonder
As a child living in central Illinois, Bruce Cascia was given a Brownie camera by his father. The simple cameras were barely more than a box with a lens and a shutter release. They held film—“Two and-quarter by two-and-a-quarter,” Cascia recalls—but there was little room for bells and whistles.
Throughout her three-decade career artist, Carrie Pearce has become recognized for painting odd objects or out-of-the-ordinary scenarios that have a touch of whimsy and sentimentality.
John Tarahteeff’s paintings take you somewhere new, yet familiar. You don’t entirely know where it is, but it feels like you’ve been there before.
The Eagle Valley Land Trust, located in Eagle County, Colorado, is dedicated to preserving 2,000 acres of land every year.
Daniel Bilmes’ first New York solo exhibition opens September 18 at Arcadia Contemporary with new work that shows his growth and development.
Beginning September 10, Erin Currier of Santa Fe, New Mexico, will be showcasing a large collection of new works at Blue Rain Gallery. This includes about 12 collage paintings on panel, as well as over 20 framed, mixed media pen, marker and china marker works on archival paper.
THE POWER CLEAN (Discover this dirty little secret for better functional fitness.)
OLYMPIC LIFTS ARE A VALUABLE TOOL FOR IMPROVING STRENGTH and athletic performance — and as a side bonus, they also help develop crazy-good muscle shape, size, and definition. In fact, one could argue that the power-clean portion of the clean-and-jerk is the best exercise ever devised. “The clean is a functional movement used [routinely] in everyday activities,” says Aaron Viscounte, CSCS, head coach and manager at Summer’s Fitness Inc. in North Canton, Ohio. “We use aspects of the clean to pick up a box and put it on a shelf, move furniture or even go grocery shopping.” During a power clean, the barbell travels from the floor to the “racked” position at shoulder level and back down again. We tapped some elite trainers for their step-by-step expert advice on making the most of every rep.
Inside Their Worlds
Lawes was the Grand Prize award winner in International Artist magazine’s Challenge No. 123, Wildlife.
Does this ‘80s staple still have a place in modern workouts? Our experts weigh in.
Happy 40th anniversary, Entertainment Tonight! The history-making news magazine didn’t just talk about the stars … they were right there with them.